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Secession - Revisionism or Reality

Harold Holzer | Published: March 14, 2011 at 10:01 am
Secession fever revisited We can take an honest look at history, or just revise it to make it more palatable Try this version of history: 150 years ago this spring, North Carolina and Tennessee became the final two Southern states …

Walmart Withdraws from Wilderness Battlefield

Tim and Elizabeth Rowland | Published: March 14, 2011 at 9:59 am
Preservationists win Wilderness battle Rather than face what would likely have been an image-bruising court fight, Walmart has abandoned plans to build a retail supercenter on the doorstep of the Wilderness battlefield in central Virginia. "This project has been controversial, …

Stonewall Jackson at Harpers Ferry

Published: March 14, 2011 at 9:58 am
Jackson, Johnston and conflicting interests The fate of strategic Harpers Ferry hung on the leadership styles of two Southern commanders Confederate Battery at Harper's Ferry. Courtesy of the Harper's Ferry National Historic Park. Ten weeks before earning the sobriquet "Stonewall" …

The Traitor Who Inspired His Country

Stephen Budiansky | Published: February 01, 2011 at 4:05 pm
Hotzumi Ozaki, the only Japanese to be formally tried and hanged for treason during the war, became a role model for his countrymen.

Conversation with Madhusree Mukerjee

Gene Santoro | Published: February 01, 2011 at 4:03 pm
The author of Churchill's Secret War discusses the wartime leader's fatal grip on India

'Germany at War' Encyclopedia - Call for Authors

Media Release | Published: January 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm
A call for writers to contribute to Germany at War, an encyclopedia project by ABC-Clio that covers German military history from the Thirty Years War to today's Bundeswehr.

Union Spy in Confederate Territory

Gavin Mortimer | Published: January 08, 2011 at 7:04 pm
Union agent Pryce Lewis had his share of close calls

Interview - Sydney Schanberg, author of Beyond the Killing Fields

Vietnam magazine | Published: December 13, 2010 at 11:37 am
Sidney Schanberg, a reporter and columnist after the Vietnam War, discusses his career and his efforts to report and investigate allegations that American POWs had knowingly been left behind in Laos by a Nixon administration desperate to end the war

Did the Bomb Ultimately Save Lives?

Max Gadney | Published: December 01, 2010 at 11:31 am
As U.S. forces neared Japan, casualties rose at an alarming rate.

Cry Havoc by Joseph Maiolo

Gene Santoro | Published: December 01, 2010 at 11:31 am
How the arms race drove the world to war.

Pre Civil War Peace Conference

Harold Holzer | Published: November 08, 2010 at 3:35 pm
As secession fever spreads through the South, political patriarchs try to avert war—-but at what price?

Zero Hour on Nihau

Richard B. Frank | Published: October 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm
Did the actions of a handful of people on a remote Hawaiian island lead to the internment of over 100,000 Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor?

Stalin the Puppetmaster

laurence rees | Published: October 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm
How the Soviet leader charmed his way through negotiations with the Allies.

Lincoln Campaigns in New Hampshire

Ron Soodalter | Published: September 03, 2010 at 11:37 am
A wonderfully intimate glimpse of Lincoln the public speaker comes to us from his trip to New Hampshire in 1860 to visit his eldest son, Robert, at Phillips Exeter Academy.

Was Secession Legal

Jonathan Turley | Published: September 01, 2010 at 4:24 pm
Southerners insisted they could legally bolt from the Union. Northerners swore they could not. War would settle the matter for good. Over the centuries, various excuses have been employed for starting wars. Wars have been fought over land or honor. …

Alice Paul

Marlee Newman | Published: August 04, 2010 at 9:28 am
Courageous or reckless, Alice Paul spearheaded a new suffrage campaign for American women
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