- Historic Sites
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.
Articles by this Contributor
The unquiet history of the modern state of Israel has been tied up with the United States from the beginning
Haiti’s current plight is grimly familiar to anyone with the least knowledge of that country’s past
The half-remembered Korean conflict was full of surprises, and nearly all of them were unpleasant
The arguments raging in the current health-care debate have all been heard before
No Chief Executive has ever made it out of the White House without being scalded
The emergence of AIDS has added new urgency to the work of an organization that turns eighty this year
An American Heritage veteran looks at our first year to see what four decades have done to our subject
What do the stunning Republican victories in the recent election mean? The answer may lie a century in the past.
Are racial tendencies immutable? Almost ninety years ago the government spent a lot of money to find out.
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.