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Bernard A. Weisberger

Bernard A. Weisberger, distinguished former history professor of Wayne State University and the Universities of Chicago and Rochester, was the associate editor of American Heritage from 1970 to 1972. He authored When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 (William Morrow, 2006), and has also written Reporters for the Union, a study of Civil War newspapermen.

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No war, no national crisis, has left a greater impress on the American psyche than the successive waves of new arrivals that quite literally built the country. Read >>
He fought the alliance between corporations and political bosses, to take back government for farmers, workers, and consumers. Read >>
They should have been taught better. Read >>
A young man from Queens jumps into the thick of World War II intelligence activities by translating secret Japanese messages Read >>
A longtime contributor and former editor introduces the special anniversary issue Read >>
William Jefferson Clinton, Andrew Johnson, and the judgment of history Read >>
Since the Civil War the nation has sent just four African-Americans to the Senate. Why? Read >>
Indian policy has always had more to do with current social thinking than with tribal life Read >>
After a decade of wars, elections, and other calamities, our interpreter passes the baton Read >>
On Israel’s fiftieth anniversary, we should remember the role a black American played in its creation Read >>
In the past century the two major opponents on the question of free trade have changed sides completely Read >>
What should a union offer its members? A century-old fight heats up again. Read >>
It was born of a slew of compromises—which may be the secret of its survival in a vastly changed world Read >>
A new book argues that Americans are deeply interested in the past—but in highly personal ways Read >>
‘Who’s next?” sang Tom Lehrer in his darkly funny Cold War ballad about nuclear proliferation. We’re still asking. Read >>
A turn-of-the-century jurist devoted his life to keeping the young out of what he called “a school for crime” Read >>
How a J. P. Morgan partner and the former Secretary of the Navy defused a revolution just by being good guys Read >>
The Boxer Rebellion casts a harsh and vivid light on America’s long, complex relationship with China Read >>
With his usual furious vigor, Andrew Jackson posed a question that continues to trouble us to this day Read >>
Bill Clinton is having a rocky second term. But so has almost every President who made it back into office. Read >>
…and grow, and grow, from almost no employees to three million. Don’t blame the welfare state, or the military; the truth is much more interesting. Read >>
A century and a half before the Heaven’s Gate suicides, hundreds of thousands of Americans waited all one October night for the world to end Read >>
Why the possible liaison between Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings matters to us Read >>
Whenever a new information technology has been born, there’s been somebody on hand to try to censor it Read >>
The father of the Pure Food and Drug Act was as hard on his allies as he was on his foes Read >>
New legislation means to bring lobbyists out into the sunlight. History suggests they’ll bask there. Read >>

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