What African Americans could not achieve in the courtroom they did in the dance hall, with the invention of a rebellious, and wholly American, new musical artform.
Can the disasters that befell other cities help save this one?
THE NEGLECTED EPIC OF ANDREW JACKSON HIGGINS
What do you need to build the only national museum dedicated to World War II? The same things we needed to fight the war it commemorates: faith, passion, perseverance—and a huge amount of money.
American jazz musicians once enjoyed a freedom and respect in France’s capital that they could never win at home. Landmarks of that era still abound.
A BOLD NEW KIND OF COLLEGE COURSE BRINGS the student directly to the past, nonstop, overnight, in squalor and glory, for weeks on end
Seventy-five years ago this month, a not especially good band cut a record that transformed our culture
But was Louis Moreau Gottschalk America’s first musical genius or simply the purveyor of sentimental claptrap?
With astonishing tenacity, the people of the rich river-mouth region of the Mississippi have remained what and where they are through two and a half centuries
Could he have beaten Bobby Fischer?
Nicholas Roosevelt’s fire canoe transformed the Mississippi.