Published: December 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm
In 1775 General George Washington issued rules for invading a foreign country: make friends with the locals, respect religious differences and don’t abuse prisoners.
Published: December 02, 2009 at 6:41 pm
Vote for the greatest spy movie of all time, from a list of the 100 Greatest Spy Movies compiled by the editors of American History magazine.
Published: November 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm
John Joseph Henry was a 16-year-old Pennsylvania rifleman who volunteered to serve under Colonel Benedict Arnold on an ill-fated march to Quebec in the autumn of 1775. Slogging through cold, snowy Maine, Arnold's men endured the unimaginable as their supplies …
Published: November 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Amelia Earhart followed a trail blazed by several daring women aviators.
Published: October 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm
James Mohr examines the history of American health care.
Published: September 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Suffragist Matilda Josyln Gage was the unlikely inspiration for L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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.