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The Statue of Liberty has been glorified, romanticized, trivialized, and over-publicized. But the meaning of “Liberty Enlightening the World” is still everything.  More >>
A curious story of religion, sex, and baseball grew out of a long-forgotten postcard among her grandmother’s belongings. More >>
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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 >>
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 >>
Although his flamboyant successor, Theodore Roosevelt, largely overshadowed him, William McKinney deserves credit for establishing the U.S. as a global power, acquiring Hawaii and Puerto Rico, establishing the “fair trade” doctrine, and paving the way for TR’s accomplishments. More >>
Native American peoples and the lands they possessed loomed large for Washington, from his first trips westward as a surveyor to his years as President. More >>
John Nicolay and John Hay were Lincoln’s two closest aides in the White House, and helped to craft the image of the President we have today. More >>
Largely overlooked in histories of the Revolution, the Battle of the Chesapeake is in fact one of the most important naval engagements in history, leading to the American victory at Yorktown. More >>

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