Table of Contents – August 2010 American History

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FEATURES

Upside-Down Bailout
When the U.S. Treasury faced insolvency in 1895, Wall Street colossus J.P. Morgan was the only man who could save the day
by H.W. Brands

Men of Progress
A special pullout poster celebrates a golden age of ingenuity and invention
by Peter Brown

This Land Was Their Land
Photographs of Nebraska homesteaders capture those heady, hopeful days when the prairies were free for the taking
by Claudia Glenn Dowling

The Happiest Day in American History
World War II ended 65 years ago this August, and the euphoria that greeted the good news has never been equaled
by Peter Carlson

The Patriot Who Refused to Sign the Declaration of Independence
Pennsylvania moderate John Dickinson argued for reconciliation, not revolution
by Jack Rakove

DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Letter From American History

Gazette
Jefferson’s Unkechaug glossary, Harriet Tubman cache and the National Mall makeover

Interview
Rebecca L. Davis on democracy and marital bliss

The First
Canned beer

Details
A powder horn chronicle of the first Independence Day

Books the President Should Read
Partisan political follies

Encounter
Wendell Willkie woos Madame Chiang Kai-shek

The Big Picture
Whatever became of the family farm?

Reviews
Henry Clay, George Shultz, beach reading and more

Save This Old Barn
An innovative World War II-era dairy barn could be yours for a dollar
 

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