- Historic Sites
At Brook Farm a handful of gentle Bostonians launched a noble but short-lived experiment in communal living.
Only Sir William Johnson, living among them in feudal splendor, won and kept the confidence of the Iroquois.
New York received the great composer like a god; he responded con brio to its shiny gadgets and beautiful women and produced an “American” opera.
An eminent scholar argues that its inscription is only a hoax.
“To push back the consciousness of American beginnings, beyond Jamestown, beyond the Pilgrims, to the highwater mark of the Elizabethan Age” -- Part One of a New Series.
Baseball’s rules and rituals are much as they were fifty years ago and anything to win still goes.
A “primitive-moderne” spoofs American art and history.
Curiosity motivated the first American who crossed Siberia. But he also made a handsome profit.
Granddaddy of all desert mining discoveries was the Comstock Lode, which sent the Far West on a silver stampede to Nevada’s Washoe country a century ago.