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.
Published: May 01, 2008 at 10:25 am
Belva Lockwood was the first woman to become a candidate for the American presidency. Her 1884 campaign stimulated media attention and social controversy.
Published: March 17, 2008 at 7:26 pm
Preview of HBO's John Adams miniseries based on the book by David McCullough.
Published: February 08, 2008 at 7:19 pm
The well-known photograph of Mary Todd Lincoln with her husband's 'ghost' behind her was only one of many hoaxes perpetuated by photographer William Mumler.
Published: November 30, 2007 at 2:42 pm
Nearly 50 people died and many more injured in the 1867 train wreck known as the Angola Horror. John D. Rockefeller narrowly missed being one of them.
Published: November 30, 2007 at 2:31 pm
Gerald Ford withstood a challenge by Ronald Reagan within his own party and nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback against Jimmy Carter in the 1976 presidential election.
Published: October 04, 2007 at 10:17 am
Levittown, Long Island, became the most famous American postwar suburban development. A household name, it was “Exhibit A” of suburbia.
Published: July 30, 2007 at 11:33 am
Winfield Scott's unlikely victory on the Canadian side of the Niagara River during the War of 1812 helped transform the motley U.S. Army into a professional fighting force.
Published: June 05, 2007 at 11:08 am
Coverage of the horrendous 1937 Ohio Valley floods by Louisville radio station WHAS was a seminal event in broadcasting history and established the modern tradition for reporting disasters.
Published: April 03, 2007 at 5:31 pm
Supplement to the 'Prerogative or Power Play?' article from the June 2007 American History magazine providing links to other presidential signing statement articles.