Table of Contents – October 2014 American History magazine

By American History magazine
7/29/2014 • AH Issues, American History, American History Archives

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The Second American Revolution
For the United States, the War of 1812 started badly, but it ended with a renewed sense of purpose and pride
by Marc Leepson

‘Our Good Frank’s Patriotic Song’
Celebrating 200 years of Francis Scott Key’s “Star-Spangled Banner”
by Marc Leepson

Theresa Bernstein’s America
A little-known painter whose life spanned the entire 20th century left an indelible record of its first decades
by Sarah Richardson

In 1861 few people knew General Thomas J. Jackson of Virginia. After First Manassas, no one would forget his name
by S.C. Gwynne

Lady Bird’s Journey of the Heart
Racist hatred proved no match for steel magnolia Lady Bird Johnson in her courageous 1964 whistle-stop tour of the South
by Christine M. Kreiser



American Mosaic
Rare slave portrait acquired; Rosie the Riveter plant saved; To Kill a Mockingbird goes digital—and more

The First
Televised pro football game

Lead Belly wows John and Alan Lomax

Paul Revere, portrait of a patriot

Ken Burns dives deep into the Roosevelts

We’ve Been Here Before
What can the European Union learn from us?

Here Is Where
Electric cars get a charge in Des Moines

Letter From American History
Washington under the gun

James Whistler, artist provocateur; the mob takes Manhattan (and the rest of NYC); gaming the Lakota Sioux—and more

Last Call
General Winfield Scott—military hero, political flop



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