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The late Tony Horwitz, in his own epic journey, followed in the footsteps of Frederick Law Omsted, who traveled through the South just before the Civil War to learn about our nation in divided times. Here are some observations from West Virginia.
The first votes of the fledgling Virginia Assembly in 1619 marked the inception of the most important political development in American history — the rise of democracy.
The story of the Pilgrims’ journey 400 years ago, and the voyage of Mayflower II in 1957, are still sources of inspiration today.
Abraham Lincoln learned much of what made him a great president — honesty, sincerity, toughness, and humility — from his early reading and from studying the lives of Washington and Franklin.