- Historic Sites
We asked dozens of historians to play detective and tell us what case in all of American history they would most like to see cracked
Fewer than half of O. Henry’s short stories actually take place in New York, but we still see the city through his eyes
Giving the men who died aboard America’s first battleship a decent funeral took fourteen years, three-quarters of a million dollars, and some hair-raising engineering. But in the end, they did it right.
In the early sixties it was going to revolutionize American education. By the early seventies it had confounded a generation of schoolchildren. Today it is virtually forgotten. But as we head toward another round of educational reforms, we should recall why it went wrong.
For a good part of his life, the governor of New York has used history as a guide—and a solace