Published: April 05, 2011 at 3:52 pm
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Jack Kennedy and Dr. Feelgood
Did the amphetamine-laced shots JFK received from a quack before a tense summit with Comrade Khrushchev put the world closer to the nuclear brink?
by Peter Carlson
Published: April 05, 2011 at 3:46 pm
Michael Farquhar, When the King Came Calling, from Editorial
Published: April 05, 2011 at 3:45 pm
I thoroughly enjoyed Stephen Harrigan's article "The Last Days of David Crockett" (April 2011). The men in the Alamo were so outnumbered that it's a wonder they were able to withstand the two-week assault. There has never been …
Published: January 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm
The April 2011 issue of American History magazines features articles on Davy Crockett, the Jehovah's Witnesses, Thomas Jefferson, Ellis Island, Babe Ruth, and Noah Webster.
Published: January 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm
Author Stephen Harrigan writes about the day Davy Crockett died.
Published: January 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm
Choose Your Weapons
I was fascinated to learn in "Pistols at Dawn" (February 2011) that dueling to settle petty disputes was so pervasive in the early republic. Great article, but I must take issue with writer Peter Carlson's assertion that …
Published: December 03, 2010 at 11:49 am
The February 2011 issue of American History magazine features articles on Andrew Jackson, Houdini, Wilson Bentley, and Lafayette.
Published: December 03, 2010 at 11:46 am
Peter Carlson digs into the history of dueling in America.
Published: December 03, 2010 at 11:45 am
A House Still Divided
Stephanie McCurry's contention in our December 2010 cover story, "The Confederacy: America's Worst Idea," that the Southern government collapsed under the weight of its own moral and political contradictions prompted sharply divergent reactions from readers. "Her …
Published: October 04, 2010 at 3:12 pm
The December 2010 issue of American History magazine features articles on the Confederacy, Patrick Henry, Franklin Roosevelt, Norman Rockwell, Chief Joseph and the Salem Witch House.
Published: October 04, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Stephanie McCurry analyzes the Confederacy.
Published: August 04, 2010 at 9:33 am
The October 2010 issue of American History magazine features articles on Benjamin Franklin, Harry Burn, Susan B. Anthony, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Eadweard Muybridge, and the history of the filibuster.
Published: August 04, 2010 at 9:25 am
Thomas Levenson's cover story "Franklin's Greatest Invention" tracks Benjamin Franklin's invention of paper money.
Published: June 03, 2010 at 3:26 pm
The August 2010 issue of American History magazine features articles on J.P. Morgan, homesteaders, John Dickinson, and V-J Day.
Published: June 03, 2010 at 3:15 pm
The August 2010 issue of American History takes a look at Wall Street, the U.S. Treasury and J.P. Morgan.
Published: June 03, 2010 at 3:12 pm
Jefferson's Darkest Hour
Our June cover story chronicling Thomas Jefferson's narrow escape from redcoats while wartime governor of Virginia and his efforts to defend himself against accusations of cowardice leveled by contemporaries struck a raw nerve with some readers. "It …