Historians on the Insurrection

Megan Kate Nelson compiles historians' reactions to the Capitol Insurrection:

On January 6, 2021, a white-supremacist mob, incited by the President of the United States, attacked the U.S. Capitol building. . . . Historians immediately went to work, writing newsletters, columns, and OpEds to contextualize this event in the history of politics, white supremacy, law enforcement, and racist violence.

A list of their publications is below, in alphabetical order by author’s last name. These pieces use extended historical analysis to understand the events of January 6. This is a dynamic document, and will change as historians publish more pieces.