Never before published, Frederic Bancroft’s diary jottings give an intimate picture of a great historian at his leisure
To early Americans the Old Testament and its scenes, even its speech and names, were as familiar as their own backyard
Major Patrick Ferguson's instinct of chivalry spared the life of an American officer with “a remarkable large cocked hat” who was reconnoitering at Chadds Ford and came within range of British rifles.
The old volunteer system was colorful, but it could do more harm than good—and the efficiency of machinery finally replaced it
Neither the Constitution nor the laws but John Marshall made the Court Supreme
The strongest traits in his own character led James Buchanan to tragedy in his love for Ann Coleman—and changed history, 40 years later
In 1817, “Old Pewt’s” rebellious cadets met their master in Sylvanus Thayer
The great age of Christian faith fulfilled its passion of spirit in the soaring vaults and glowing glass of the Gothic cathedral