About American Heritage Magazine


American Heritage, the oldest, most widely known and respected popular U.S. history magazine, provides high quality writing on the American experience for its half million readers.

For 60 years, the magazine has told the American story with verve, humor, compassion and, above all, authority. Edited first by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton, American Heritage has published the leading historians of the last half century including David McCullough, Stephen Ambrose, Joseph Ellis, Doris Kearns Goodwin, James McPherson, and David Hackett Fischer.

The magazine has long the “favorite companion of history lovers,” observed USA Today recently. It presents its stories with rich illustration, including many never-before-seen photographs and artifacts, as well as commissioned maps and artwork.

Over the years American Heritage has garnered many honors, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Its return after a brief hiatus in 2007 was “a joy to the world of American magazine publishing,” wrote Cynthia Grenier in The Washington Times.

American Heritage occupies a special place in publishing,” says Editor-in-Chief Edwin S. Grosvenor. “It’s our nation’s shared memory, the place where the insights and observations of our best storytellers have been preserved over the generations.”

American Heritage’s sister magazine, Invention & Technology, is the only consumer magazine that celebrates the history of technology, science, and the innovative American spirit.

For more about our authors and writing tradition, see Authors.

For more about our company and its history, see History.

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