A trip to the Ozarks in 1910 has left us a unique record of a people by-passed by progress
Mile for mile, it cost more in dollars—and lives—than any railroad ever built
The young poet became a legendary plebe in the few painful months he spent at West Point
Vain, snobbish, distinctly upper-class in his libertine social habits, Gouverneur Morris nevertheless saw himself justifiably as "A Representative of America"
The broad expanse of ocean that separated Plymouth from Mother England helped create a novel experiment in democracy that grew as the American colonies expanded.
Fifty European nations came to America on her hundredth birthday—and, for the first time, took her seriously