Table of Contents – October 2013

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Lincoln at Petersburg
The president’s review of frontline black troops was missed by Civil War photographer Mathew Brady—and filmmaker Steven Spielberg
by Robert Wilson

‘We Are Coming, Father Abraham’
The United States Colored Troops in photographs

Rebellion, Love and Revolution
New bride Lucy Knox left her loyalist Boston family to follow husband Henry and the American patriots to independence
by Nancy Rubin Stuart

Superman at 75
The Man of Steel reaches a milestone—and shows no sign of slowing down
by Larry Tye

Speed Demons
A Vanderbilt heir ditched railroads for cars and launched a race that put the American auto industry on the map
by Timothy Messer-Kruse

American Leviathan
Anchors aweigh on an 1840s whaling ship
by Charles Wilkes

Moment of Truth
When a scandal threatened the 1884 presidential bid of Grover Cleveland, he did the unthinkable
by Ernest B. Furgurson


New Mississippi museums set to break ground; National History Day; backyard bomb shelter found intact; and more

The First
American coin

We’ve Been Here Before
When terrorists turn out to be the killers next door

John W. Dean on what we should have learned from Watergate

Abraham Lincoln meets General and Mrs. Tom Thumb

Mount Vernon fan chair

Here Is Where
Clues to the 1918 flu pandemic are unearthed in Alaska

Letter From American
History Opportunities lost and found

The Chesapeake Campaign in the War of 1812; the latest in Civil War commemoratives; media mogul William Randolph Hearst; and more

From America’s Attic
Alexander Graham Bell’s big box telephone

One Response

  1. Bill Kent

    I’d like to write for you. I’m a former NYTimes correspondent.I’ve won awards. I’ve had nine books published, including a history of Atlantic City. I’ve reviewed fiction and non-fiction books (especially history) for the Times, the Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and others for 30 years. I’ve been lecturing in history and biography for 24 years. I’ve taught writing and journalism at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple and Rutgers. I travel (the Paris of Hemingway last summer, the Colorado of Robert Heinlein this month, to Venice for Christmas: alta aqua? Bring it on!). Majored in English and Religion at Oberlin, College. Minored in history and classics.
    I’m local: I live in Ashburn.
    What are your rates?
    Bill Kent


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