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Letter From American History – December 2012

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...
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Tribe Apart

Wounded modern-day warriors find solace and strength at the historic Battle of the Bulge site
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Abraham Lincoln’s Refuge

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.
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Brigham Young’s 19th Wife

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.
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A Killer’s Metamorphosis

Frank James, Jesse James' older brother, renounced the outlaw life after Jesse's death and slipped quietly into old age.
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Letter From American History – June 2012

Tall Tree Tale When Harold Holzer made his first pilgrimage years ago to the cottage on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., that was President Abraham Lincoln’s favorite retreat, one living relic seemed...
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Power Play

At the Constitutional Convention, Gouvernuer Morris made sure the office of the president would be independent from Congress.
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Secret Doomsday Bunker

During the Cold War, the U.S. Congress had its own secret fallout shelter tucked away in the West Virginia hills.