American Heritage Feb-Mar 1991 Author:Society Of American Historians and American Association For State & Local History Real Story Behind the S&L Mess: It Goes Back Further Than You Think by John Steele Gordon -- At its roots lie fundamental tensions that have bedeviled American banking since the nation began. Our author traces the current calamity back to quarrels between Jefferson and Hamilton, while sidebars offer a look at Credit Mobilier, the nineteenth-... more »century scandal to which this one is most often compared, and at the much-loved movie that reflects the way Americans once viewed their S&Ls--and are not likely to again.
History Happened Here: Following Lewis & Clark
John Wilkes Booth's Other Victim by Richard Sloan -- When William Withers, Jr., stepped up to the conductor's podium at Ford's Theatre that April evening, he believed the greatest triumph of his career was just minutes away.
Life and Times: Of Frederick Douglass by Geoffrey C. Ward
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