Winter 2009

Volume 58
Issue 6

Features 

On the 45th anniversary incriminating new evidence revealed

Would the disastrous Reconstruction era have taken a different course?

The prairie lawyer president and outspoken abolitionist formed an unusual friendship

The president takes charge and directs a successful amphibious landing at Hampton Roads

Even though he had no military training, Lincoln quickly rose to become one of America’s most talented commanders

Our most talented writer-president always wrote his own material and sweated hours over it

As we approach the bicentennial of his birth, leading historians look at the man and his achievements

Speculators caused a stock market crash in 1792, forcing the federal government to bail out New York bankers— and the nation