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
Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:12 pm
Penicillin helped win World War II. Peoria made it possible.
Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:10 pm
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Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:08 pm
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Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:06 pm
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.
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
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. …
Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:44 pm
Author Melinda L. Pash explains how Korea came to be America's "forgotten war"
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.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:23 pm
THE BULLY PULPIT: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)
Here's some of what's in Doris Kearns Goodwin's latest tome: progressive Republicans who insist that the working poor have …
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:21 pm
A Carolina Moonshiner Helps Win WWII
SEVERAL SHOTS SEEMED to come out of nowhere. One bullet whizzed past Sheriff N.H. McGeachy's face, almost nicking his nose, and another clipped Deputy Bill West's ear. McGeachy had seen at least three men …
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Washington cuts loose at dinner party, Herbert Hoover's humanitarian efforts abroad, Hudson River School artist capture a day in the life of a soldier, European mesmerism inspires Americans to think positive, and palaces built of cotton coal and corn in the heartland.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Before Herbert Hoover became the scapegoat for the Great Depression, he was an international hero who led one of the greatest humanitarian relief efforts in history
Published: January 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm
Mississippi John Hurt plays the blues in Washington Square, New York City, in 1965. Hurt first recorded the murder ballad "Louis Collins," likely based on a real event, in 1928. (Bernard Gotfryd/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The text of this article originally …
Published: January 07, 2014 at 1:40 pm
Barack Obama is not the first peace president to find himself ready to go to war