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West of the Revolution

Traveling beyond the Thirteen Colonies to the dangerous outer limits of America, 1776.

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The French Intifada

The tumultuous history of France and its Arabs in the wake of the Algerian War.

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A Reading Life

The Heathen School

How a New England school embodied a young nation's missionary zeal.

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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

The question of American slavery exploded into open war in 1861 -- but the deeper conflict was already a century old.

 

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Interviews

Across the Great Divide: John Ferling on Jefferson and Hamilton

A master historian on what a bitter feud between two Founding Fathers can teach us about our own volatile era in politics.

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The Hidden White House

President Truman confronted a postwar world in collapse -- and a collapsing home to boot.

 

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Dallas 1963

How darkness gathered in a Texas city.

 

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Days of God

Imam vs. Autocrat: a look at the history and personalities behind the Iranian Revolution.

 

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Confronting the Classics

An irreverent scholar's take-no-prisoners approach to antiquity.

 

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Countrymen

How Denmark's Jews escaped the Holocaust.

 

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Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

Looking again at the causes and effects of the conflict that reshaped a continent, and history.

 

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Reader's Diary

Year Zero: A History of 1945

Surveying the savage aftermath of the Second World War -- and the carefully wrought peace that emerged.

 

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The Manor

The history of one of New York's oldest manors -- and its slaves.

 

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March: Book One

A congressman and civil rights leader looks back on the struggle -- in graphic form.

 

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Duel with the Devil

The true story of an unlikely crime-fighting duo: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, on the trail of a scandalous murderer.

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