Published: January 30, 2015 at 2:23 pm
Midterms change the playing field--again
Published: January 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm
Birthplace of an Uplifting Inventor
Published: January 30, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Old Ironsides’ dramatic final battle in the War of 1812 marked the end of British naval dominance and the emergence of a confident new competitor
Published: January 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm
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Stand Watie's War
Stand Watie, a Cherokee, was the last Confederate general to surrender in 1865 after the long Civil War had torn the Cherokee Nation asunder, pitting the Indians against the North, …
Published: January 29, 2015 at 10:13 am
In the April issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Fort Smith (Ark.) hangman George Maledon, a revised version of a past article, a discredited photo of Victorio, Bitterroot Valley chinooks and Paris, Texas
Published: December 03, 2014 at 5:55 pm
The senator began his interrogation with an innocuous question: "Where is your present residence?"
"Lexington, Virginia," the witness replied.
"How long have you resided at Lexington?"
"Since the first of October last—nearly five months," said the witness, whose name was …
Published: December 03, 2014 at 5:53 pm
The Alamo, built in the 18th century from locally quarried limestone, rests deep in the heart of Texas. (Photo: Library of Congress)
Barricaded in a freezing cold, rat-infested room inside the Alamo, the lone defender had gone almost three days …
Published: December 03, 2014 at 5:51 pm
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Robber Baron Turned Robin Hood
Andrew Carnegie squeezed every bit of profit out of his business ventures and the workers who made them run. He was driven to make money—and to give …
Published: November 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm
Young Lillian Smith was Annie Oakley’s rival as a trick-shot artist in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, but her most astonishing act was her transformation at age 30 into ‘Princess Wenona’
Published: November 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm
President George Washington happily agreed to Congress' request for a national day of thanksgiving in 1789. His opponents declared that he'd overstepped his constitutional bounds.
Published: October 30, 2014 at 12:12 pm
The discovery of a frozen corpse in the winter of 1675 sparked war between New England's Indians and settlers
Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:33 am
In his study When Soldiers Fall, Steven Casey looks at the changing methodology and intent behind American military casualty reporting since World War I.
Published: October 03, 2014 at 2:43 pm
Newspaper reporters are seldom popular. They are the bearers of bad tidings. They ask embarrassing questions and reveal unpleasant facts. They're frequently pushy and obnoxious. In opinion polls, Americans rate reporters at the bottom of the esteem spectrum, along with …
Published: October 03, 2014 at 2:39 pm
How making chemical weapons in World War I broke ground for the U.S. military-industrial complex
Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:55 am
In 1856 Mormon leader Brigham Young beckoned companies of faithful Saints across the Plains to Utah Territory tethered to these ‘two-wheeled torture devices’—with disastrous results
Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:05 am
Overland trail writer Will Bagley relates the history of South Pass, the most significant portal through the Rocky Mountains to the American far West.