Major New History Web Site Launched

AMERICAN HERITAGE PUBLISHING has just announced the launch of www.HeritageSites.us , a new website offering users information on thousands of historic sites across the United States. Visitors can sift through nearly 3,000 places and historical societies, searching by theme or type of site, as well as by location. Read more »

American History Is Falling Down

If the historians themselves are no longer interested in defining the structure of the American past, how can the citizenry understand its heritage? The author examines the disrepair in which the professors have left their subject.

In the mid-sixteenth century, a blind and deaf old Spanish soldier named Bernai Díaz del Castillo set out to write an account of what he had seen and done as a follower of Hernando Cortés during the conquest of Mexico. “Unfortunately,” he noted by way of introduction, “I have gained no wealth to leave to my children and descendants except this story, which is a remarkable one.” Read more »

Local History Makes Good-sometimes

The systematic collection of the sources of local, as well as of national, history began in the United States with the organization in 1791 of the Massachusetts Historical Society.Read more »