Featured Articles

In Furor Hortensis

Author: Wendy Murphy

The Garden Club of America-once the diversion of leisured ladies—is now a vigorous environmental league

Entertaining Satan

Author: John Demos

National Reflections


A new book presents uncommon portraits of our past from the photographic archives of the Library of Congress

A Plundered Province Revisited

Author: Richard Rhodes

The Colonial Status—Past and Present—of the Great American West

“all Safe, Gentlemen, All Safe!”

Author: Spencer Klaw

The ups and downs of the invention that forever altered the American skyline

Gunboat War At Vicksburg

Author: Daniel F. Kemp

A Union seaman’s nightmarish memories of shot, shell, and shoal waters in Grant’s Mississippi River campaign, 1862–63

Tuxedo Park

Author: Frank Kintrea

An exclusive preserve of New York’s social elite —its rise, its flourishing years, and its slide into genteel decline