Published: May 14, 2013 at 10:07 am
Popular Science (left) featured Aubrey Eneas' massive solar reflector on its cover in 1934, more than 30 years after it awed visitors at the Cawston Ostrich Farm (right).
Edwin Cawston's ostrich farm in South Pasadena, Calif., was a bona fide …
Published: May 13, 2013 at 11:35 am
The Cambridge, Mass., home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow nurtured his poetic talents and harbored his greatest tragedy.
Published: May 08, 2013 at 4:57 pm
The June 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on Patriotism during the War of 1812, Mark Twain's Great Adventure to Hawaii, Wilson at War and in Love, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's House in Cambridge, Mass., Civil War and American Art, the First Slaves at Jamestown
Published: March 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm
The Erie Canal Historical Corridor offers visitors a wealth of historic sites, beautiful scenery, unique shops and excellent restaurants.
Published: February 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm
Jackie Robinson broke the "color line" in baseball, the first African American to play on an integrated major league team. He endured with dignity the racism of many fans and other players and opened major league ball for all black players.
Published: February 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm
A hallmark of American democracy we tend to take for granted is that records kept by the government belong to the people. At the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and its satellite locations, the general public has access …
Published: February 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm
Savages and Scoundrels:
The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire
Through Indian Territory
Companion book by Paul VanDevelder (Yale)
Making history fun isn't always easy, especially when the topics are gnarly. But this brilliant one-two combo of engaging …
Published: February 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Meet the real Thaddeus Stevens, the man who inspired Tommy Lee Jones' impassioned performance in Spielberg's Lincoln.
Published: October 09, 2012 at 12:42 pm
A new HISTORY miniseries, 'The Men Who Built America,' examines the lives and times of Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and others.
Published: September 21, 2012 at 11:49 am
E Pluribus Unum
Could the United States have found a way to coexist with American Indians? In retrospect, the way of life Indians knew for centuries appears to have been doomed from the moment European settlers began colonizing the New …
Published: September 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm
Wounded modern-day warriors find solace and strength at the historic Battle of the Bulge site
Published: August 01, 2012 at 11:40 am
Jonathan Haidt explains the psychology behind our polarized politics
Published: August 01, 2012 at 11:39 am
Harry Truman took on wasteful contractors during World War II and improved Congress' public image.
Published: June 28, 2012 at 10:40 am
In the summer of 1862, Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation at a roomy cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers Home outside Washington, D.C.
Published: June 01, 2012 at 11:55 am
Mormon polygamy grabbed the national spotlight in 1875 when Prophet Brigham Young's 19th wife, Ann Eliza, divorced him, wrote an expose about plural marriage and set out on a lecture tour.
Published: May 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Henry Petroski talks about design, the history of American engineering and why Washington's Tacoma Narrows Bridge was known as "Galloping Gertie."