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The April 1969 issue was typical of classic issues of American Heritage, with dramatic and substantive essays on George Washington, Ike and Patton, the Transcontinental Railroad, the "ship that wouldn't die," and many other fascinating subjects from our nation's past Read >>
We researched all the colonial and state constitutions enacted before 1791 to find out what the Founding generation said about militias and the right to bear arms in these antecedent documents. Read >>
Here are some amusing -- and some very sad -- images we collected from the archives of American Heritage. Read >>
Historian S. L. A. Marshall Tells How He and “Papa” Hemingway Liberated Paris Read >>
Andrew Wyeth Reflects on His Father, the Artist N. C. Wyeth Read >>
The Katzenjammer Kids creator, John Dirks, painted one of the first artworks to depict aviation Read >>
A 62-year-long quest for statehood ended on January 6, 1912. Read >>
American Heritage expands its Civil War coverage as the sesquicentennial begins Read >>
The only known shipwreck of a 19th-century whaler is found 500 miles northwest of Hawaii Read >>
Long-lost American silent films are found in Russian archives Read >>
St. Louis's Washington University discovers that it owns a trove of the third president's books Read >>
Tribute to Frank Buckles, the last American World-War-I veteran Read >>
A Lincoln-commissioned naval hospital opens its doors in its newest reincarnation as a vibrant cultural community center Read >>
America's oldest recorded music goes online at a new Library of Congress website Read >>
A New York Public Library program asks the public to help transcribe 10,000 historic menus Read >>
The great American wit, who died 100 years ago, patented a history board game Read >>
A new bridge spans the Colorado near the dam that came to symbolize America’s great promise—and changed the American West forever Read >>
After 65 years, the archives of FDR’s personal secretary are now open to the public Read >>
Archaeologists in Georgia have found the location of the prison that served as an overflow facility for Andersonville Read >>

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