As Adams and Jefferson died, America came of age
Never before published, Frederic Bancroft’s diary jottings give an intimate picture of a great historian at his leisure
A man who has spent his life helping transform old photos from agreeable curiosities into a vital historical tool explains their magical power to bring the past into the present
The framers of the Constitution were proud of what they had done but might be astonished that their words still carry so much weight. A distinguished scholar tells us how the great charter has survived and flourished.
On the 150th anniversary of Texan independence, we trace the fierce negotiations that brought the republic into the Union after ten turbulent years
In a new book, the political journalist and columnist Richard Reeves retraces Alexis de Tocqueville’s remarkable 1831-32 journey through America. Reeves's conclusion: Tocqueville not only deserves his reputation as the greatest observer of our democracy—he is an incomparable guide to what is happening in our country now.
Buried here, along with hundreds of congressmen and various Indian chiefs, are Mathew Brady, John Philip Sousa, and J. Edgar Hoover
One man measures his life-span against the length of recorded history and finds tidings of comfort and hope
And in doing so, the fate of Congress—will it be weak? will it be strong?—is determined
The idea goes back to the very beginnings of our national history. Then as now, it was built upon human relationships, and these—as Mr. Jefferson found to his sorrow—make a fragile foundation.
How gnarled, upright ex-President John Quincy Adams broke the South’s gag rule in Congress and at last won popular applause
All that the Adamses saw they were schooled to put down and save. The result is a collection of historical records beyond price and without peer.