The history of this place that we call the United States encompasses a collection of histories that extend back to time immemorial and forward to the present. They are histories of individuals, of groups of people, of events, of places, of landscapes, of objects, and of these histories themselves.
Together, they make up the tapestry of where we come from and how we got here, and they shape our understanding of who we are, who we want to be, and how to get there.
Some of these histories may be familiar; some you will read about here for the first time. Some will inspire you; some will challenge you; some will make you laugh; some will move you to act. But I hope above all else, they make you curious about this place we live, about each other, and about what it is that makes us Americans.
Welcome to the “Histories Of…” series. We are so glad you are here.
“Histories of…”; introduction