My grandparents were murdered during the Osage Reign of Terror. It took my family generations to recover.
“I will leave this house only if I am dead,” the prominent New York doctor told his ex-wife, who was seeking half the value of their Manhattan townhouse in a divorce.
When the Pentagon wanted a photographer to record the largest airborne assault in the Vietnam War, the most qualified candidate was a young French woman.
These extraordinary women changed the history of photojournalism.
Kate Mullany's former home in Troy, New York honors one of the earliest women's labor unions that sought fair pay and safe working conditions.
The president worried that his grandson had “an unconquerable indolence of temper, and a dereliction, in fact, to all study.”
The award-winning photojournalist broke gender barriers and was the first American female reporter killed in combat in Vietnam.
One of the defining images of World War II continues to be trailed by controversy.
Muir struggled for decades to create and protect Yosemite National Park, and helped launch the American environmental movement.
U.S. military leaders drew up elaborate plans to invade Japan, with estimates of American casualties ranging as high as two to four million, given the terrible losses at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
American leaders called the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki our 'least abhorrent choice,' but there were alternatives to the nuclear attacks.
As defeat became inevitable in the summer of 1945, Japan's government and the Allies could not agree on surrender terms, especially regarding the future of Emperor Hirohito and his throne.
In this special issue, we look from multiple viewpoints at the conventional and atomic attacks on Japanese cities to end the Asia-Pacific war.
Nearly killed by a German bomb, Pyle faced the fear and frustration known as “Anzio anxiety” among the American soldiers trapped with him on the beach.
Col. Harry Stewart downed three advanced Nazi fighter planes in one day, then surprised the Air Force when he and his Tuskegee teammates won the first "top gun" competition.
He could be charming and witty, but also devious and cruel, said aides closest to Franklin Roosevelt.
The founding editor of American Heritage was the preeminent Civil War historian of the last century, and taught generations of writers how to write narrative history.
Hernando de Soto marched across what is now eleven U.S. states, leaving a trail of destruction and disease.
Bison are returning to tribal lands under a conservation program launched by Deb Haaland, the first Native American Secretary of the Interior.
Few roads were even paved when Alice Ramsey and three friends became the first women to drive coast to coast in 1909.
His political satire made Buchwald one of America’s most widely read columnists.
Art Buchwald recalled how the Marine Corps tried to make a man out of him during World War II. Years later, he poignantly reunited with the drill instructor who had disciplined him day and night.
We debated whether to name our new beer for the state symbol of Massachusetts or a favorite Boston patriot.
Why have thousands of U.S. banks failed over the years? The answers are in our history and politics.
Our classrooms are failing to pass down the essentials of what it means to be an American, a citizen of the United States.
Today’s budget wars would be unrecognizable to earlier generations of Americans. A veteran reporter on government looks at the history of shutdowns and battles over the budget.
The world’s most prominent actress risked her career by standing up to one of Hollywood’s mega-studios, proving that behind the beauty was also a very savvy businesswoman.
Rarely has the full story been told about how a famed botanist, a pioneering female journalist, and First Lady Helen Taft battled reluctant bureaucrats to bring Japanese cherry trees to Washington.
Often thought to have been a weak president, Carter was strong-willed in doing what he thought was right, regardless of expediency or the political fallout.
Enlisting an army of alter egos, Adams used the Boston press to make the case for American independence and to orchestrate a burgeoning rebellion.