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American History • VOL. 56, NO. 3
Black History Is American History
Crow Before Crow
The Fiasco Before the Fiasco
Miss Digital America
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WHO’S AN AMERICAN?
CHARTER OF WINDS AND WAVES
Putting Down the Gun • When America imposed controls on firearms
Ice Men • How pioneering entrepreneurs helped 19th-century America keep cool By Larry C. Kerpelman
Cooling It Old School
Cover Story • A dedicated collector’s trove of magazines published by and for Americans stretches back to colonial times and displays a nation taking form, branching out, and evolving.
Preserving the Old Ways • With a president’s help, a New York socialite defended Native American culture
On for the Long Haul
“Just to Say, ‘I Am Free’” • Amid the American Revolution, an enslaved woman sued for freedom—and won
CIVILIZATION AT THE BRINK
A REAL PAINE
SWEETHEART, GET ME TURNAROUND