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Table of Contents - February 2014 American History

Published: December 02, 2013 at 12:20 pm
The February 2014 issue of American History magazine features articles on Comanche chief Quanah Parker, American folk murder ballads, Peggy Shippen's role in leading Benedict Arnold to treason, Teddy Roosevelt's grandson Kermit's part in overthrowing Iran's elected government, Americans in London and Mission to Moscow's Hollywood propaganda.

'Poor Boy, You're Bound To Die' - Murder Ballads

Ron Soodalter | Published: November 19, 2013 at 6:27 pm
The murder ballad came from Europe, but we Americans have our own twisted tales

The First Auto School

Christine Kreiser | Published: October 18, 2013 at 11:13 am
Auto School

JFK: Trials, Triumph and Tragedy

Christine Kreiser | Published: October 18, 2013 at 10:59 am
The presidency of John F. Kennedy was momentous and consequential far beyond its horrific denouement in Dallas

Table of Contents - December 2013 American History

Published: September 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm
The December 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on John F. Kennedy's presidency, 3/5 Constitutional compromise, Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific coast, the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, why we pay taxes and the revival of the Pawpaw.

Speed Demons

Timothy Messer-Kruse | Published: July 31, 2013 at 2:59 pm
Vanderbilt heir ditched railroads for cars and launched a race that put the American auto industry on the map.

Table of Contents - October 2013

Published: July 19, 2013 at 11:11 am
The October 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on President Lincoln's visit to Petersburg in 1863, Lucy and Henry Knox's risky romance, Superman turning 75, early auto racers competing in the Vanderbilt Cup, America's whaling industry, and the scandal that shook Grover Cleveland's presidential campaign.

Fat Cats and Vagabonds

Peter Carlson | Published: June 06, 2013 at 1:05 pm
Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and John Burroughs were unlikely camping buddies

Table of Contents - August 2013

Published: June 03, 2013 at 1:19 pm
The August 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on photographer Edward S. Curtis, signers of the Declaration of Independence, Edison, Ford and Firestone's camping adventure, West Virginia's secession, and Ronald Reagan reborn.

The First: Solar-Powered Business

Christine Kreiser | 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 …

The House Where Longfellow Lived

Stephen Harrigan | 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.

Table of Contents - June 2013 American History

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

Touring the Erie Canal

Gene Santoro | 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.

Jackie Robinson: Baseball's Noble Experiment

William Kashatus | 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.

Letter From American History

Published: February 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm
Stolen Treasures 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 …

American History on the Web - Savages and Scoundrels

Gene Santoro | 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 …
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