A vast tribute in cloth to the victors of D-day is good art, good history—and surprisingly affecting
Did the Indians have a special, almost noble, affinity with the American environment—or were they despoilers of it? Two historians of the environment explain the profound clash of cultures between Indians and whites that has made each group almost incomprehensible to the other.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, an extraordinary member of an extraordinary family, always claimed that God wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin
For ten tumultuous years Sam Adams burned with a single desire: American independence from Great Britain.
AMERICAN HERITAGE takes part in announcing an astonishing discovery at Yale—the earliest map ever found that shows any part of America. Traced to a copyist in Basel about 1440 A.D., it shows, long before Columbus, the New World lands discovered by the Norsemen. Authenticated by painstaking scholarly detective work at Yale and the British Museum, it opens the door to tantalizing historical speculations
The great illustrator found giants in clouds and inspiration in the classics of fiction and history. And, like old Charles Willson Peale, he founded and trained a dynasty of fine artists
Carrying the Stars & Stripes unfurled, from Vicksburg to Washington, and Gretna Green to London
Upon the clash of arms near a little Maryland creek hung the slave’s freedom and the survival of the Union
The great tragedy of the twenty-eighth President as witnessed by his loyal lieutenant, the thirty-first