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Bernard A. Weisberger

Bernard A. Weisberger, distinguished former history professor of Wayne State University and the Universities of Chicago and Rochester, was the associate editor of American Heritage from 1970 to 1972. He recently authored When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 (William Morrow 2006), and has also written Reporters for the Union, a study of Civil War newspapermen.

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If the historians themselves are no longer interested in defining the structure of the American past, how can the citizenry understand its heritage? The author examines the disrepair in which the professors have left their subject. Read >>
While New York families were spending fortunes inherited from fathers and grandfathers, the Chicago rich had to start from scratch, both making and lavishly spending money within one generation Read >>
A disease that no one understood laid waste a major American city. Five thousand died in two months, and Memphis was never the same again. Read >>
An Interview With Theodore H. White Read >>
Why the most fascinating of subjects is made to seem the most boring—and what can be done about it Read >>
The Man, the Myth, and the Midnight Ride Read >>
What happened at 6:40 p.m., November 18, 1903? Read >>
“ To spend and be spent for the Good of Mankind is what I chiefly aim at ” Read >>
The Federal Writers’ Project 1935-1943 Read >>
A TALE OF RECONSTRUCTION Of the turbulent career of Pinckney B. S. Pinchback, adventurer, operator, and first black governor of Louisiana. He reminds one powerfully, says the author, of the late Adam Clay ton Powell, Jr. Read >>
A Legend in Her Time Read >>
Three Centuries of Divorce, American Style Read >>
The Melting Pot: Its most difficult test Read >>
The commander of the NC-4 called the trip “uneventful,” but the men in the other planes of the mission could not quite agree Read >>
To the hard-bitten laborers of the I.W.W., the union was a home, a church, and a holy crusade. Read >>
The American system of choosing a President has not worked out badly, far as it may be from the Founding Fathers’ vision of a natural aristocracy Read >>
Proud and independent, the farm girls of New England helped build an industrial Eden, but its paternalistic innocence was not to last Read >>
Shocking, exuberant, exalted, the camp meeting answered the pioneers' demand for religion and helped shape the character of the West. Read >>
Maybe the American suceess myth began with this carpenter’s helper who rose to riches a title, and a governorship Read >>
Calling millions to repentance, Moody and Sankey devised a new method of spreading the gospel Read >>
‘Who’s next?” sang Tom Lehrer in his darkly funny Cold War ballad about nuclear proliferation. We’re still asking. Read >>

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