History

Explore the land-grab universities data
Explore the land-grab universities data
Reconstruct the ties between Indigenous dispossession and the funding of land-grant universities.
Stolen lands and living stories: A photographer reimagines reality
Stolen lands and living stories: A photographer reimagines reality
Jeremy Dennis confronts historical narratives by composing digital illustrations.
Further reading on HCN’s land-grants university investigation
Further reading on HCN’s land-grants university investigation
Dive deep into our bibliography.
How we investigated the land-grant university system
How we investigated the land-grant university system
A methodology of our two-year inquiry into the origin of wealth that undergirds the nation’s system of higher education.
Lost and found: The story of land-grant universities
Lost and found: The story of land-grant universities
Mythology is powerful, but so is journalism.
Land-grab universities
Land-grab universities
Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system.
How the U.S. immigration system has grown increasingly cruel
How the U.S. immigration system has grown increasingly cruel
The roots of the nation’s migration deterrence.
‘Men like you weren’t meant to own land’
‘Men like you weren’t meant to own land’
Rural Colorado has a history of discriminatory lending.
The wildness is in me, too
The wildness is in me, too
People were excluded from the wild, historically, and in today’s rapidly digitizing West.
Western states widely support refugee resettlement
Western states widely support refugee resettlement
The president’s executive order meant to limit resettlement, but the West is opting for more.
Boeing’s history reveals connections and disconnections in the West’s economy
Boeing’s history reveals connections and disconnections in the West’s economy
The placelessness of corporations today can imperil communities.
The two castles of Austin, Nevada
The two castles of Austin, Nevada
Tycoons, turrets and the hidden history of a tiny desert town.
How Andy Warhol painted the West
How Andy Warhol painted the West
The artist challenged ideas of masculinity but fell short of addressing racism.
What the cowboy hat says about ‘Americanism’
What the cowboy hat says about ‘Americanism’
A problematic symbol of the West gets a reboot.
Where does ‘the West’ begin?
Where does ‘the West’ begin?
When it comes to the myths and images of the West, Fort Worth, Texas, has created a cottage industry.
NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short
NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short
A look back at the ground-breaking legislation on its 50th anniversary.
California’s Dream has turned into water nightmares
California’s Dream has turned into water nightmares
A new book looks at the Golden State’s history to understand its current water crisis.
Economic giants drive income inequality in a second Gilded Age
Economic giants drive income inequality in a second Gilded Age
Can we look to history for reform ideas in the age of big tech robber barons?
A Western author wades into murky political waters
A Western author wades into murky political waters
The blind spots, omissions and caricatures of ‘Deep River’ fail to contend with the historical realities of the Northwest or the current political climate.
Joy Harjo’s singing trees and trickster saxophones
Joy Harjo’s singing trees and trickster saxophones
The U.S. poet laureate’s new collection of poems incorporates history and breaks time.
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