Summer 2009

Volume 59
Issue 2

Features 

In baseball's earliest years, players beaned baserunners and often had to flout town laws prohibiting the game

A hurricane sank a fleet in Pensacola Bay 450 years ago, dooming the first major European attempt to colonize North America, a story that archaeologists are just now fleshing out

After living through America’s worst defeat in World War II and the infamous death march, Army Private Ben Steele started drawing pictures of the images that haunted him.

For all his previous successes, President Herbert Hoover proved incapable of arresting the economic free fall of the Depression— or soothing the fears of a distressed nation

Two hundred and fifty years ago, Major Robert Rogers and his rangers launched a daring wilderness raid against an enemy village, but paid a steep price

Civil War Chronicles 

A lively dialogue over the economics of slavery played out in newspapers and magazines on the eve of the Civil War...