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cover of Proud to Be

A Soldier’s Words

An anthology of writings by veterans.

Hawaiian Garden shirt

Beyond Island Wear

Alfred Shaheen brought Hawaiian fashion to the world.

Man fleeing slave catchers

South to Freedom

The Underground Railroad also led to Mexico.

cover of Collier's, Sherlock Holmes

Long Live Sherlock Holmes

The genius detective from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has inspired a mountain of imitations.

Cartoon, hunters shooting ducks

From Cartoons to Conservation

Jay "Ding" Darling was the best friend a duck ever had.

Sea-otter hunt, Alaska, 1910

A Company Town

Alaska's sea-otter hunting left records of village life.


The Wreck of the Reformation

Florida's coast was a deadly place for seventeenth-century castaways.

Drawing of Jennison's Jayhawkers

Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers

Kansans relive the guerrilla raids of the Border Wars.

Robert Smalls

A Voyage to Freedom

Robert Smalls commandeered a Confederate ship to escape from slavery in South Carolina.

James Meredith

The Evolution of Ole Miss

Fifty years ago, James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi.