Published: November 24, 2009 at 4:19 pm
During the early stages of the Revolutionary War, patriot leaders hoped Canadians would recognize the righteousness of their struggle against imperial tyranny and join the resistance. But when George Washington launched a surprise assault on the British garrison …
Published: September 24, 2009 at 2:55 pm
The December 2009 issue of American History magazine features articles on the discovery of America, Thomas Jefferson and codes, Frank Baum and the Wizard of Oz, Barbie, and Abraham Lincoln.
Published: September 24, 2009 at 2:47 pm
Journalist Heather Pringle discusses the discovery of America and casts a critical eye on the claims of a host of intrepid trailblazers who may have journeyed here long before Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Published: September 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm
The 9 Incredibles
Should any judges reign supreme? Chris Vandewinckel of Baltimore, Md., wrote that the Supreme Court dream team we put forward in our October cover story confirmed the fears that Thomas Jefferson expressed in an 1820 letter to …
Published: July 29, 2009 at 12:27 pm
The October 2009 issue of American History features articles on Supreme Court justices, Khrushchev, Abraham Lincoln and religion, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the end of Pontiac.
Published: July 29, 2009 at 12:08 pm
Green Ben Franklin
Some readers took umbrage at the characterization of Franklin in our August cover story as a pioneer of environmental science. One was livid that Franklin and Al Gore were mentioned in the same sentence. "Al's major accomplishments …
Published: July 29, 2009 at 12:06 pm
History has shown that brilliance is hard to hide on the Supreme Court, but much harder to recognize in our modern confirmation process. "The criterion routinely emphasized these days in choosing nominees—prior court experience—is not a good indicator …
Published: June 02, 2009 at 12:57 pm
The August 2009 issue of American History features articles on Benjamin Franklin, Martha Washington, Edwin Hubble and gangsters.
Published: June 02, 2009 at 12:45 pm
American History editors write about Benjamin Franklin and the environment.
Published: June 02, 2009 at 12:44 pm
American History readers write about the Emancipation Proclamation, separation of church and state, and the Cherokee people.
Published: April 07, 2009 at 4:20 pm
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What Do We Owe the Indians?
21st-century battles over America's dwindling resources loom as a new generation of savvy warriors insists we honor the solemn promises made in 371 active treaties, some …
Published: April 07, 2009 at 4:09 pm
The idea that Thomas Jefferson is to blame for the United States' history of financial panics is truly absurd ("The Founding Father of American Financial Disaster," April 2009). It's been 200 years since Jefferson left office. That's 200 …
Published: April 07, 2009 at 4:09 pm
Despite more than two centuries of broken treaties and displacement by white
settlers, Native American tribes have not only survived but they retain the
legal status of sovereign nations accorded to them by the nation's founders.
These issues are explored in an article by Paul VanDevelder.
Published: February 05, 2009 at 1:49 pm
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The Founding Father of American Financial Disaster
Thomas Jefferson gave us life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and financial insecurity
by John Steele Gordon
What's a Dollar Really Worth?
Watch it shrink
Published: February 05, 2009 at 1:45 pm
Did Thomas Jefferson's deep distrust of banks wreck our American
Published: February 05, 2009 at 1:44 pm
The Whole Truth
I'm curious as to why Bruce Chadwick, in "The Mysterious Death of Judge George Wythe" (February 2009), didn't mention the widespread rumor that Wythe's protégé and fellow murder victim, Michael Brown, was his son with his maid …