History is a teacher, not a leader. You don’t ask it to give you the answer. You have to find it. You have to be comfortable doing your research, because rarely are things as black and white as we would like them to be.
My chosen research area is prison history. You can dissect where a society was politically, socially, and economically by examining its prison systems. I emphasize the American Prison Industrial Complex in my research and in doing so address her fractured immigration system, too.
History is not contained. Literally anything could be of historical significance, could offer answers a book could not, could be a primary reference of a significant event.
Here history cannot be tricked, only glossed over.
We cannot gloss over the travesty of mass incarceration in America any longer.