Disaster leaves a mark—on the land, on the people who survive and in our collective memory. We can't prevent the winds, the rains, the tectonic shifts and volcanic eruptions. But can history teach us how to mitigate nature's effect on us— and our effect on nature?
The October 2014 issue features stories on Francis Scott Key's patriotic song, Theresa Bernstein's art, Stonewall Jackson, Lady Bird's 1964 southern tour and the War of 1812.
The August 2014 issue of American History magazine features articles on second-term presidents, President George Washington quelling protests against the federal liquor tax, a portfolio of Carleton Watkins' photographs of Yosemite, Jewish refugees denied entry to the United States in 1939 and Virginian Mennonites helping Unionists escape the Confederacy.
Washington cuts loose at dinner party, Herbert Hoover's humanitarian efforts abroad, Hudson River School artist capture a day in the life of a soldier, European mesmerism inspires Americans to think positive, and palaces built of cotton coal and corn in the heartland.
The February 2014 issue of American History magazine features articles on Comanche chief Quanah Parker, American folk murder ballads, Peggy Shippen's role in leading Benedict Arnold to treason, Teddy Roosevelt's grandson Kermit's part in overthrowing Iran's elected government, Americans in London and Mission to Moscow's Hollywood propaganda.
The December 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on John F. Kennedy's presidency, 3/5 Constitutional compromise, Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific coast, the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, why we pay taxes and the revival of the Pawpaw.
The October 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on President Lincoln's visit to Petersburg in 1863, Lucy and Henry Knox's risky romance, Superman turning 75, early auto racers competing in the Vanderbilt Cup, America's whaling industry, and the scandal that shook Grover Cleveland's presidential campaign.
The June 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on Patriotism during the War of 1812, Mark Twain's Great Adventure to Hawaii, Wilson at War and in Love, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's House in Cambridge, Mass., Civil War and American Art, the First Slaves at Jamestown