Jeffrey Brown visits the Library of Congress to explore what rebuilding Thomas Jefferson's vast book collection can teach us about the very roots of the United States.
By April Brown
For centuries, the educated, wealthy and refined could be distinguished by their ability to put quill to parchment to create beautiful, flowing letters. The delicately formed cursive letters of the America’s Declaration of Independence helped form a nation. But that…
National Book Award-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed speaks about her book, "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" and what sparked her interest in the family's complex history.
As the race between presumptive nominees Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama continues to heat up, historians look to past races to weigh the advantages and disadvantages brought to a national ticket by a vice presidential candidate.
Following is the text of Sen. Barack Obama's economic address Thursday, March 27, in the Great Hall of New York City's Cooper Union:…
By PBS NewsHour
On a day meant to celebrate our independence and our diversity, the Online NewsHour is reminded of a fascinating, symbolic coincidence in our history.
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