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Life And Death Of A Primeval Empire


It has been called the Redwood Empire, and it stretched along Northern California's fog-shrouded coast, but its reign is imperiled.

“Black Jack” Of The 10th

Author: Richard O’Connor

A Negro cavalry regiment was John J. Pershing’s “home” in the service. From it came his nickname, and he never lost his affection for—or failed to champion—the valorous colored troopers he led.

An American In Paris

Author: Stephen Hess

Faced with war, famine, and bloody revolution, a political wheel horse turned into a first-class ambassador.

Purveyor To The West

Author: Lucius Beebe

To a culinary wilderness Fred Harvey brought civilized cooking—and pretty girls to serve it.

“Mother, I Do Not Hate To Die”

Author: James Cameron Phifer

A choice between life and honor is a fearful one for any man. Here is the unforgettable story of how it was made by a twenty-one-year-old Confederate private.

Tammany Picked An Honest Man

Author: Lately Thomas

The 1910 race for the mayoralty of New York looked like a tough one.

"Consensus Politics,” 1800–1805

Author: Louis W. Koenig

The idea goes back to the very beginnings of our national history. Then as now, it was built upon human relationships, and these—as Mr. Jefferson found to his sorrow—make a fragile foundation.

Stone Walls Do Not A Prison Make

Author: W. Storrs Lee

The horrors of Connecticut's maximum-security dungeon at Simsbury were notorious even abroad. Yet time and again its inmates proved that, with a clever escape plan, stone walls do not a prison make.

“Dont Let Them Ride Over Us”

Author: George M. Heinzman

Surrounded, starving, far from help, Major Forsyth and his gallant little band of scouts prepared to face wave after wave of Indians.

Trade Cards

Author: William G. Mcloughlin

Advertising, that magic lantern of the American psyche, found a new way to sell the exploding national market in the Gilded Age—and in full color.