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The Day When We Almost Lost the Army

Author: Joseph E. Persico

Debate over America's involvement in World War II came to a head in July 1941 as the Senate argued over a draft extension bill. The decision would have profound consequences for the nation.

Proud to be a Mill Girl

Author: Doug Stewart

New England industrialists hired thousands of young farm girls to work together in early textile mills—and spawned a host of unintended consequences

The Sage of Black Rock

Author: Douglas Brinkley

CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite underwent a dramatic change of heart during the Vietnam War—and in doing so, changed the face of broadcast journalism

Bruce Catton

Author: David W. Blight

Notes about the famous historian and American Heritage editor


Author: David O. Stewart

The 1807 trial of Aaron Burr challenged the Constitution