The hand-dug waterway is mostly forgotten now, but it opened up areas of New England as well as imaginations.
“The President came forward and the sun burst through the clouds.”
The official painting is full of dignity and decorum lamentably absent in the actual photograph.
In the wily, elusive leader of the Philippine Insurrection a bedeviled Uncle Sam almost met his match.
On the eve of the Civil War differing loyalties sent some West Pointers north, others south, but their academy friendship survived the conflict.
The Nez Percés led the Army a bitter 1,300-mile chase; when they surrendered, one of the last free Indian nations vanished into history.
Amid the intrigue of the Russian court, John Quincy Adams took walks with Alexander I, spoke up for America, and scored a diplomatic triumph.
Andrew Jackson challenged Thomas Hart Benton in a bloody frontier brawl, but they later formed a political team which left its mark on America.
In the Low Country of South Carolina, English and Huguenot planters raised up a prosperous American city-state with a high culture and a lasting charm.
During their courtship exuberant young Theodore Roosevelt puzzled the delicate Alice Lee, but they had three idyllic years of marriage before tragedy separated them.
American Heritage Book Selection -- Ford: Expansion and Challenge, 1915-1933