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
Published: February 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm
Family tragedy prompted young Teddy Roosevelt to answer the call of the wild West and shaped the man who would be president
by H.W. Brands
A phantasmagorical house in Connecticut was once America's capital of patriotic …
Published: February 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm
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 …
Published: September 21, 2012 at 11:49 am
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 settlers began colonizing the New …
Published: September 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm
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Tecumseh's Last Stand
The destiny of all American Indians rested on the visionary Shawnee's valiant efforts to create a united front
by Elliott West
Grant Takes on the …
Published: August 01, 2012 at 11:44 am
The October 2012 issue of American History features stories on Thomas Jefferson's real attitudes about slavery, the first U.S. oil boom, the modern architecture of Columbus, Ind., and Harry Truman's crusade to stop corrupt war contractors.
Published: August 01, 2012 at 11:38 am
Letter From American History, October 2012, Columbus, Ind.
Published: May 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm
The August 2012 issue of American History features the story of Brigham Young and his "19th wife," Ann Eliza, who divorced the Mormon Prophet and toured the country speaking out against polygamy. Celebrate the bicentennial of Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences, and travel with John Muir through Alaska's Glacier Bay.
Published: May 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Money and religion are the dominant themes in the August 2012 issue of American History.
Published: May 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm
The June 2012 "By the Numbers" section stated that Thomas Jefferson favored a single, seven-year term for the president. However, the article "Power Play" (April 2012), about the Constitutional Convention, made no mention of this. Because Jefferson was …
Published: March 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm
The June 2012 issue of American History magazine features articles on Light Horse Harry Lee, Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers Cottage, Frank and Jesse James and a history of veterans benefits.
Published: March 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm
In "Pieces of Peace" (From America's Attic, April 2012), the shortened quote from Ulysses S. Grant's Memoirs about the Confederate surrender left out his judgment about why the Civil War was fought. The complete quote: "I felt like …
Published: January 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm
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Understanding the scope and shock value of the Titanic in terms of 9/11
by Verlyn Klinkenborg
We the people have Gouverneur Morris to thank (or curse) for today's imperial …
Published: January 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm
Woody Holton's piece on George Washington's moral journey (February 2012) is too short to prove his thesis. It provided insight into "Father" George's early machinations, but little is presented to show that he became a moral person. What …
Published: January 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm
Does a story about a pop star belong in a history magazine? That's the question some members of our staff raised when Stephen Harrigan, author of the bestselling novel The Gates of the Alamo, proposed a piece …
Published: November 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm
The February 2012 issue of American History features articles on George Washington's moral journey, a secret hideaway for Congress, our troubled history of lynching and the U.S. citizenship test.