August/September 2002

Volume 53
Issue 4


The old Confederacy got only as far north as Pennsylvania, but its great-grandchildren have captured America’s culture. Joshua Zeitz looks at sports, entertainment, and religion to show how.

A recent presidential edict will make it harder for historians to practice their trade.

More than two decades before the Revolution broke out, a group of Americans voted on a scheme to unite the colonies. For the rest of his life, Benjamin Franklin thought it could have prevented the war. It didn’t—but it did give us our Constitution.

A year after the September attacks, it has become clear that ours is a very old enemy.

For nearly a hundred years, the FBI has been fighting for America—with its discipline and professionalism often at odds with its shadowy, extralegal tactics.

August/September 2002


History Happened Here

History Now

In the News

Letter From the Editor

My Brush With History

The Business of America

Time Machine