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What We Talk About When We Talk About Elvis
By William McKeen
Elvis Presley is America writ large: exciting, promising and tending toward excess. Thirty years after his death, what can Elvis still tell us about ourselves?

The home of rock ’n’ roll royalty gets Historic Landmark status.

No Peace in the Valley
By Dennis Pottenger
A controversial dam in Yosemite National Park stirred the modern environmental movement to life nearly 100 years ago.

Medal Diplomacy
By Katherine Jaeger
More than a century of Indian-white relations can be traced through rare peace tokens.

The Fire in the Rear
By Wyatt Kingseed
In times of war, as Abraham Lincoln found in 1863, the line between criticizing the government and sympathizing with the enemy can be a thin one

The Whole World Is Listening: WHAS Radio Coverage of the 1937 Ohio River Flood
By Chris Chandler
Radio journalism comes of age during a disastrous 1937 Ohio River flood.

Speaking American
By Friederike Baer
The often caustic debate over whether immigrants should learn English is as old as the republic itself.



Days to Remember

Walter Isaacson

Letter From American History

Letter From World War II


Overlooked by History


Edward R. Murrow: Inventing Broadcast Journalism

Immigrants: The Last Time America Sent Her Own Packing

King Philip’s War: Indian Chieftain’s War Against the New England Colonies