(Img: Heritage Auctions, Dallas) Although the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation was far from perfect, Americans saw the second draft of the Constitution as posing a threat to the rights of state governments. In response, founding fathers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay produced a series of propaganda essays that were published in American newspapers. The beliefs put forward by these essays would later shape American politics.
The salvaged cargo of the commercial steamboat Bertrand, which sank on the Missouri River in 1865, provides valuable insights into frontier commerce
Japanese general Masaharu Homma’s fate hinged on whether he had permitted the torture and murder of American and Filipino POWs. His court case wasn’t so cut and dry.
After 61 years, Patrice Lumumba, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, has come home.
In her book “You Don’t Belong Here,” author Elizabeth Becker highlights three adventurous women who redefined war reporting in Vietnam.