U. S. History

Hour Of Peril

By Dan Stashower

 Introduction

“This trip of ours has been very laborious and exciting,” the young poet wrote to a friend back home in Illinois. “I have had no time to think calmly since we left Springfield.  There is one … Read the article

Robert Rogers and the Early Ranger Warriors

Rogers Rangers Marksmen

By Chris McNab

Along the frontiers of the northern American colonies, where most of the battles of the French and Indian War (1754–63) took place, “Rangers” proved indispensable adjuncts to the main regular and provincial armies, both as partisan warriors … Read the article

September 17, 1862: Antietam in Images

Battle of Antietam

By Callie Oettinger

“All campaigns have a turning point—a moment or a day (or sometimes longer) where the tide turned inevitable in the direction of one side over another. In some instances those campaign turners were perceived almost immediately during … Read the article

November 4, 1979: The Iran Hostage Crisis

By Ray Takeyh

During August 2005, American newspapers and television screens were unexpectedly filled with images of 1979. The scene of the U.S. embassy in Iran being taken over by radical students, effigies of Uncle Sam being burned, and angry … Read the article