HISTORY HAPPENED HERE
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
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THE LIFE AND TIMES
THE TIME MACHINE
A novelist joins his ancestor on a trip West and discovers in her daily travails an intimate view of a tremendous national migration
THIS SPRING, THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF JEFFERSON’S BIRTH, RESTORATION BEGINS ON POPLAR FOREST, WHICH HE ONCE CALLED “THE BEST DWELLING HOUSE IN THE STATE, EXCEPT THAT OF MONTICELLO.” WHILE THE WORK PROGESSES, THE HOUSE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND ITS GHOSTLY EMPTINESS HEIGHTENS THE SENSE IF ITS ORIGINAL OCCUPANT.
After half a millennium we scarcely feel the presence of Spain in what is now the United States. But it is all around us.
The U.S. Capitol stands where it always has, but the columns that originally held it up have become a hauntingly beautiful monument somewhere else