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A historian looks at the distinctive Midwestern identity of Wilder and her "Little House on the Prairie" books. More >>
He was unlike any other baseball star in America, a blond-haired boy from the heartland whose raw power and mythical purity made him a hero More >>
In the blackest days of the Great Potato Famine in Ireland, Americans responded by organizing the first international humanitarian mission, sending food and provisions in the refitted warship USS Jamestown.  More >>
USS Nevada was the only battleship to get underway during the attack at Pearl Harbor. The recent discovery of the ship's hull revived interest in her dramatic story. More >>
There was widespread fraud, especially in the swing state of Florida. We are talking, of course, about 1876. More >>
The New York Times reporter who spent months in hiding analyzing the Pentagon Papers remembers how they broke the story. More >>
An estimated fifteen hundred privateering ships played a crucial role in winning the American Revolution, but their contributions are often forgotten. More >>
Because of wartime gas rationing, Congress and the Administration debated cancelling the famous gridiron match-up between Army and Navy in 1942. President Roosevelt found a novel solution. More >>
David McCullough’s latest book tells the story of a small group of Revolutionary War veterans and pioneers who set out on an extraordinary 800-mile journey through the wilderness to establish the first settlement in the Ohio Territory.  More >>
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. More >>

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