David McCullough’s latest book tells the story of a small group of Revolutionary War veterans and pioneers who set out on an extraordinary 800-mile journey through the wilderness to establish the first settlement in the Ohio Territory.
Four hundred years ago this year, two momentous events happened in Britain’s fledgling colony in Virginia: the New World’s first democratic assembly convened, and an English privateer brought kidnapped Africans to sell as slaves. Such were the conflicted origins of modern America.
A curious story of religion, sex, and baseball grew out of a long-forgotten postcard among her grandmother’s belongings.
The Revolutionary War hero (and Robert E. Lee's father) nearly died fighting a Baltimore mob in defense of an unpopular Federalist publisher.