A century ago the Soo canal was an insignificant ditch in a remote northern wilderness. Today it serves as the busiest industrial highway on earth.
A determined collector brings a steamboat to her museum of Americana—by rail.
A southern writer analyzes the handicaps unwittingly laid on the general by President Davis
Having given slavery a new lease on life, he then made Northern triumph inevitable
‘The ingenious Captain Peale” sired a dynasty of painters and started America’s first great museum.
From her chaplain’s diary comes this graphic story of the final sea battle of America’s famous frigate
A famous educator reviews 100 years of service by the land-grant colleges
How tough Henry Knox hauled a train of cannon over wintry trails to help drive the British away from Boston
This nautical chart, lost for five centuries, gives evidence that Portuguese captains had found the New World by 1424
Written in haste, on an April midnight in 1803, the unedited text of the message that led to the Louisiana Purchase is printed for the first time.