American Heritage May-Jun 1998 Author:Society Of American Historians and American Association For State & Local History Meaning Of '98 by John Lukacs -- What John Hay called the "splendid little war" is too often remembered as merely little. On the anniversary of its outbreak, a historian argues that our fight with Spain marked the first year of the American Century. — Summing Up by Stephen E. Ambrose — Myth Behind The Streetcar Revival by Robert C. Post -- Trolle... more »ys were the best way to go--until carmakers murdered them. Because a lolt of people believe this, the nation is spending billions to re-create an imaginary past.
Overrated & Underrated -- Is Robert E. Lee getting a free ride? Is it time someone stood up for Richard Nixon? There are exaggerated reputations in every field of American history--and overlooked ones too. We asked the experts to choose which are which.« less