Our half-known new western empire was mapped, in a great mass exploration, by the Army’s Pacific Railroad Surveys of 1853
Common Sense was a bestseller and turned the tide of public feeling toward independence, but for its author fame was followed by ingratitude.
Form the Journal of Comte Jean-Francois-Louis de Clermont-Crèvecoeur
The Navy and contractor Smith accused each other of fraud. The Navy won—until the President took a hand
Their homely symbols tell us more about voter behavior than party platforms do
A reminiscent tribute to a great American painter, with an evocative selection from thousands of unpublished sketches