James Thornton Harris is an independent historian, essayist and journalist.
He began his career as a daily newspaper reporter and worked at The Sacramento Bee, The Press Democrat, the Santa Cruz Sentinel and The Ukiah Daily Journal.
He is a regular contributor to the History News Network and his work has appeared in many publications including Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Heirs, New West and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Latest Published Articles & Essays
The Troubled Legacy of the CIA’s Top Counter-SpyRead more.
The Life and Death of Marie ColvinRead more.
Beschloss’ Presidents of War Overlooks Jackson’s Indian GenocideRead more.
Identity and the Politics of ResentmentRead more.
California: State of ResistanceRead more.
How The Blue Wall CrumbledRead more.
Woodrow Wilson and the World He MadeRead more.
Looking at World War 1 With a Contemporary LensRead more.
When Mexico Feared U.S. ImmigrantsRead more.
How Charlottesville, S.C., Whitewashed its History of SlaveryRead more.
Who Qualifies as a Founding Father?Read more.
What do North Korea and Colonial Virginia Have in Common?Read more.