| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
| Jun 27, 2014
According to standard narratives of the American Revolution, the military path toward independence began with a "shot heard round the world." But Claudio Saunt's "West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776" reveals that when the 13 colonies...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Thomas Piketty, writing from France, is the latest person to sound an alarm about the growing inequality of income and wealth. But his ideas have distinctly American roots that date to the country's formation.
The American Revolution was in part a...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:21 AM
A couple of years ago on my birthday, I woke to my wife sitting next to me in bed holding a tiny wrapped box. It turned out to be a container of colored push pins, and when I responded with a combination of thanks and bewilderment, she laughed and...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The Don Jose Verdugo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has installed a display about the Vietnam War at the Glendale Central Library to honor men and women who served and the families of those who did not return, including prisoners of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Dana Reid Patten was born in Los Angeles on September 14, 1926. He went to school in the Los Angeles area and spent his vacations on Catalina Island. After serving in the Navy on Guam during WWII, he returned to California where he raised a family. He...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:38 PM
History's next miniseries will look back at the American Revolution with the six-hour "Sons of Liberty."
The miniseries will go into production this summer and will star Ben Barnes, Ryan Eggold, Michael Raymond James, Rafe Spall and Henry Thomas as...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:19 PM
They were happily married and unhappily American.
Six months ago, Jerad and Amanda Miller left home in Indiana on a cross-country road trip with their two cats to start a new life in Las Vegas. Amanda, 22, had a part-time job at Hobby Lobby; Jerad, 31,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Police Maj. Gary Gardner is scheduled to formally take the reins of the Howard County Police Department as its new chief after William McMahon retires June 30.
McMahon, 51, has served as chief since being named by County Executive Ken Ulman in 2006....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shuffled the deck in New England public affairs Tuesday when it ruled that there shall be a referendum in the Bay State this fall on legalizing state licensed casinos. This was good news on many counts.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches:
Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852
What, to the...