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The American experience comes alive through writing, outstanding photography & artwork. American History is the leading popular magazine that explores the rich texture of the American experience through engaging writing and outstanding photography and artwork. The magazine’s lively storytelling, thought-provoking essays and more bring America’s past alive in every issue.

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Encounter: Lead Belly Wows the Lomaxes

Peter Carlson | Published: August 05, 2014 at 2:47 pm
Lead Belly wows John and Alan Lomax.

Interview: Ken Burns, A 'Deep Dive' Into the Lives of the Roosevelts

Richard Ernsberger Jr. | Published: July 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm
A 'deep dive' into the lives of the Roosevelts

Reviews: The Mob and the City; The Longest Day; D-Day, June 6, 1944

American History magazine | Published: July 29, 2014 at 1:37 pm
Reviews: The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York, The Longest Day, D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

Last Call: Celebrity Soldier

Sarah Richardson | Published: July 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm
General Winfield Scott - military hero, political flop

'Our Good Frank's Patriotic Song'

Marc Leepson | Published: July 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Francis Scott Key, the Battle of Baltimore and 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

Table of Contents - October 2014 American History magazine

American History magazine | Published: July 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm
The October 2014 issue features stories on Francis Scott Key's patriotic song, Theresa Bernstein's art, Stonewall Jackson, Lady Bird's 1964 southern tour and the War of 1812.

In the Valley of Secrets

Peter Carlson | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:14 pm
Virginia Mennonites helped Unionists escape the Confederacy on an underground railroad. Now their modern-day kin reveal the long hidden story

Here is Where: Penicillin Comes to Peoria

Andrew Carroll | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:12 pm
Penicillin helped win World War II. Peoria made it possible.

Letters from Our Readers

American History magazine | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:10 pm
Readers respond to our latest stories

Reviews: Great War Stories for Young Readers

American History | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:08 pm
Great War stories for young readers

The First Minimum Wage

Christine M. Kreiser | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:06 pm
Minimum wage

Table of Contents - August 2014 American History magazine

American History magazine | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:00 pm
The August 2014 issue of American History magazine features articles on second-term presidents, President George Washington quelling protests against the federal liquor tax, a portfolio of Carleton Watkins' photographs of Yosemite, Jewish refugees denied entry to the United States in 1939 and Virginian Mennonites helping Unionists escape the Confederacy.

The Spirit of '74

Ray Raphael | Published: April 08, 2014 at 3:24 pm
Two years before the Declaration of Independence was written, thousands of militiamen put an end to British rule in Massachusetts

Book Review: The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Richard Ernsberger Jr. | Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm
THE BROTHERS: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer (Time Books) In the 1950s President Dwight Eisenhower considered it America's "destiny and duty" to contain the Soviet Union and the scourge of international communism. …

Interview: Melinda Pash, Why is Korea the "Forgotten War"?

Richard Ernsberger Jr. | Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:44 pm
Author Melinda L. Pash explains how Korea came to be America's "forgotten war"

Table of Contents - June 2014 American History

American History | Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:41 pm
Custer keeps the peace in Texas, Hollywood's golden age in 1939, photographs captured by Dorothea Lange, Massachusetts militiamen end British rule in 1774, and commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing.
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