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Richard White

Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University, is author, most recently, of Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America.


A new biography of Andrew Jackson recounts a bloody history and reveals disturbing parallels with Trump.

Richard White

Despite what Steve King says, the U.S. was never a Christian nation.

Richard White

In The Heathen School, John Demos locates the early history of American exceptionalism in a small New England missionary school. 

Richard White

There was a time when Americans valued "competency" over riches and saw wealth as the cause of poverty.

Richard White

Antimonopolists thought employees should have a say in the conditions of working life.

Richard White