February/March 2005

Volume 56
Issue 1

Features 

When the single most famous document to come out of the Holocaust was published in America half a century ago, it caused a sensation that made and ruined reputations and ignited furious arguments that resonate today

One of Lee’s greatest lieutenants is slowly winning his reputation back after losing it for daring to criticize his boss

MIA

A search begun in a Washington, D.C., boardinghouse 140 years ago continues today as a $100-million-a-year effort to reunite the U.S. military and American families with their missing soldiers

She played opposite the Marx Brothers in A Night at the Opera and hasn’t slowed down since

Anonymous

It was the nation’s biggest business, it was well organized as a Detroit assembly line, and it was here to stay. It was slavery. David Brion Davis, A lifelong student of the institution, tells how he discovered—and then set about teaching—its vast significance.

February/March 2005

Departments 

History Happened Here

History Now

In the News

Letter From the Editor

My Brush With History

Time Machine