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Bloodiest Day

ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1862, General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s Army...

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Book Review: Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Biography, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill, South Dakota State...

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American History

President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes hands with Dr. Martin Luther King after signing the Voting Rights Act. (LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto)

1965 Voting Rights Act Gallery

On August 6th, 1965 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, claiming, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice.”

Adventurers

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Thinking Outside the Gondola

A little more than two years after Felix Baumgartner’s highly publicized parachute jump from the Red Bull Stratos...

Social History

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The Story of the POW/MIA Flag

Conceived in 1971 as part of a small group's effort to help spread awareness of the mistreatment of POWs, the POW/MIA flag has become a national symbol

The Wild West

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Lone Star Hit Man Felix Jones

Convicted killer Felix Robert Jones hailed from the same Texas county and worked with the same partners in crime as paid assassin par excellence ‘Killin’ Jim’ Miller

Aviation History

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived in time to change the course of the air war during the Spanish Civil War and continually improved to become a top-notch German fighter during World War II. (Illustration by Adam Tooby. From "Air Vanguard No. 18 Messerschmitt Bf 109 A–D Series," by Robert Jackson © Osprey Publishing, Ltd.)

Messerschmitt Bf 109D-1

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived in time to change the course of the air war during the Spanish Civil War