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Allan Nevins (1890-1971) was an American historian and journalist, and Chairman of the American Heritage Advisory Board. He was known for his extensive work on the history of the Civil War and his biographies of such figures as President Grover Cleveland, Hamilton Fish, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller. Nevins was also chairman of the history department at Columbia University, and President of the American Historical Association.
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Published here for the first time, Douglas Southall Freeman’s letters to the Carnegie Corporation telling of his research on Washington show
John Charles Frémont never succeeded in living up to his fame, yet he was one of America’s great explorers
If Buchanan had met the Kansas problem firmly we might have avoided civil war
The fourth in a series on TIMES OF TRIAL IN AMERICAN STATECRAFT
Senator Douglas’ act is verified, at last, by first-hand testimony
His shrewd handling of the Radical Republican bid for power at the end of 1862 established him as the unquestioned leader of the Union
Were the great business tycoons of the nineteenth century only that? A distinguished historian says no—most emphatically
To what extent did greatness inhere in the man, and to what degree was it a product of the situation?
Why do we need a national nonprofit membership society for American history?
“Save America’s Treasures” has been totally eliminated—the largest Federal program supporting preservation of such treasures as the original Star Spangled Banner and George Washington’s tent.
65% of Americans don’t know what happened at the Constitutional Convention, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
The “Teaching American History” grants—the largest Federal program supporting history education—have been completely eliminated.
Visits to the Top 20 Civil War battlefields have dropped in half from 1970 to 2009 according to official National Park Service statistics.
40% of Americans can’t identify whom we fought in World War II, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
A quarter of Americans believe Congress shares power over U.S. foreign policy with the United Nations, according to a recent Annenberg survey.
“There is little that is more important for an American citizen to know than the history and traditions of his country,” John F. Kennedy wrote in American Heritage.
The “We the People Program,” which touched some 30 million students and 90,000 teachers over 25 years, has been completely eliminated.
Two-thirds of Americans could not correctly name Yorktown as the last major military action of the American Revolution, according to a recent national Gallup survey.
The National Heritage Areas and Scenic Byways program, the only major Federal program encouraging visits to historic places, has been completely eliminated in Congressional committee.