HISTORY HAPPENED HERE
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
MATTERS OF FACT
THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA
THE TIME MACHINE
You probably haven’t seen it, but it’s out by the tracks of the Chicago & North Western
A man who has spent his life helping transform old photos from agreeable curiosities into a vital historical tool explains their magical power to bring the past into the present
Every one of the Founding Fathers was a historian—a historian who believed that only history could protect us from tyranny and coercion. In their reactions to the long, bloody pageant of the English past, we can see mirrored the framers’ intent.
Only one man would have had the wit, the audacity, and the self-confidence to make the case
The early critics of television predicted the new medium would make Americans passively obedient to the powers that be. But they badly underestimated us.
On their weathered stone battlements can
be read the whole history of the three-century
struggle for supremacy in the New World
George Templeton Strong was not a public man, and he is not widely known today. But for forty years he kept the best diary—in both historic and literary terms—ever written by an American.