Stephen W. Sears

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Stephen W. Sears is an American historian who specializes in the Civil War. A graduate of Oberlin College, Sears has written Chancellorsville, Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam, Controversies and Commanders: Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac, and, most recently, Gettysburg, released in 2003.He was employed as editor of the Educational Department at the American Heritage Publishing Company.

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June 1963

Long before Frémont, Jedediah Smith mapped huge regions between Salt Lake and California. He ranks beside Lewis and Clark in the annals of American exploration

August 1975

IT’S A PETRIFIED MAN!
IT’S A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IDOL!
IT’S A HOAX!
ITS THE CARDIFF GIANT!

December 1977

The Date: April 12,1862 The Place: Big Shanty, Georgia The Time: 6:45 A M. Thus began …

June/July 1978

A British Officer Portrays Colonial America

October/November 1979

How Americans Met the First Great Gasoline Crisis—Nearly Forty Years Ago

June/july 1980

The first transcontinental auto trip began with a casual wager and ended sixty-five bone-jarring days later

April/may 1982

The great sit-down strike that transformed American industry

June/july 1985

The Civil War ignited the basic conflict between a free press and the need for military security. By war’s end, the hard-won compromises between soldiers and newspapermen may not have provided all the answers, but they had raised all the modern questions.