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Carla Davidson formerly served as Senior Editor at American Heritage and has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times.
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FRANCE, BRITAIN, AND THE UNITED STATES ALL WANTED TO OWN MARITIME CANADA. IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY.
EARLY NAVAL HISTORY AND TODAY’S URBAN ENERGY ON CHAMPLAIN’S SHORES
Architectural relics from great old liners find a home in the dining rooms of four new ships
SONOMA COUNTY HARVESTS A RICH IMMIGRANT PAST
FLOATING ON THE OHIO ABOARD THE ONLY BARGE THAT PLIES AMERICAN WATERS
IN THE 1870S, WEALTH FROM THE NORTH TRANSFORMED THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA
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.