Welcome to the Daily Context and thanks for stopping by. The goal of this site is to inject some much needed historical context and critical thinking into contemporary events. What do we mean by that? Here’s an example: President Trump has promoted an “America First” foreign policy “focused on American interests and American national security.” But what does “America First” mean? What are its historical roots? And how can this historical context help us understand Trump’s current policies? These are the questions that we seek to answer in a short and accessible manner. Our first post about Frederick Douglass is available to read right now, so enjoy!

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