In This Issue January/February 2008
Volume 29, Issue 1
Portrait of Richa Franks, attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck, circa 1735. Oil on canvas, 44 13/16 X 35 11/16 inches
Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Philip Lampi's lifelong quest to document elections of the early Republic.By Katherine Mangu-Ward
A sampler of We the People projects from the Founders to Mark Twain to Laura Ingalls Wilder.By Meredith Hindley
Abraham Lincoln's legal papers reveal a surprising cache of sundry clients and dramatic litigation.By Douglas L. Wilson
An "unwilling participant" in the American Revolution writes from her fortified Cambridge, Massachusetts, home.
With Henry David Thoreau, winter walks can quickly turn into "frolic gambols."
Elizabeth Brown Pryor talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about her dual careers as a historian of antebellum America and a highly decorated diplomat working for the State Department.