Published: September 18, 2009 at 11:15 am
Interview with Joe Quattrone - 'Joe Q' - who has been helping the very powerful in Washington, D.C., to look their very best for nearly 40 years.
Published: July 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm
General Motors pulls the plug on Pontiac, the original American muscle car.
Published: July 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm
The 9 greatest Supreme Court justices of all time were bold thinkers who wouldn't survive today's confirmation process.
Published: July 07, 2009 at 6:44 pm
Four museums dedicated to presenting the life of Abraham Lincoln, each one different in character, are examined in detail, with photos.
Published: June 04, 2009 at 3:25 pm
Benjamin Franklin was the first to recognize that man and the environment depended on each other for survival.
Published: June 02, 2009 at 12:46 pm
Outlaws like John Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde were heroes to Americans squeezed by hard times during the Great Depression.
Published: May 04, 2009 at 9:02 pm
Directors Ric Burns and Chris Eyre talk in an exclusive interview about the making of We Shall Remain and the determination to tell the story of Native Americans in a way it has never been told before, neither demonizing nor deifying their subject.
Published: April 28, 2009 at 11:25 am
The swine flu outbreak that now threatens to become a global crisis is eerily similar to the 1918 flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans. Are we in for a repeat of 1918? American History magazine’s story “The Enemy Within” looks back at those deadly days.
Published: April 07, 2009 at 4:10 pm
Simon Schama describes President George Washington’s 1790 visit to Newport, RI, to promote support for the Bill of Rights. His visit provoked an exchange with a member of the Touro Synagogue about the young country’s commitment to religious freedom.
Published: April 07, 2009 at 10:21 am
Paul VanDevelder writes about the troubled history of the 562 Native American nations, their 371 treaties with the United States, and the emerging importance of natural resources found on Native American lands.
Published: February 05, 2009 at 1:43 pm
George Washington’s life may have been spared at the Battle of Brandywine by a British marksman who placed honor before glory.
Published: January 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm
An interview with Douglas Hutton, executive producer of This is My America, a 3-CD set that presents a musical history of the United States, from before European settlers arrived to the present day.
Published: December 11, 2008 at 11:41 am
The murderer of Thomas Jefferson’s mentor, George Wythe, was acquitted because blacks were forbidden to testify against whites in Virginia’s courts.
Published: November 20, 2008 at 12:37 pm
The Pilgrims drank. So did the Founding Fathers. Prohibition couldn’t curb Americans’ thirst for booze, and years of teetotaling tirades fell on deaf ears. So why did alcohol become the focus of one of this nation’s greatest moral crusades?
Published: August 05, 2008 at 3:58 pm
Buffalo Bill’s traveling circus of real-life cowboys and Indians revived the mythical West for audiences that, for the most part, had never experienced it. But the story of glorious conquest was a familiar one.
Published: August 05, 2008 at 3:51 pm
Buffalo Bill Cody heralded the closing of the frontier by reassuring Americans that they would never be too civilized to beat the braves and bullies of the world at their own game.