David Ruggles was the best known "conductor" of the Underground Railroad in New York City, with Frederick Douglass one of 600 fugitives whom Ruggles sheltered in his home.
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A jam session about those who beat the odds and shocked the world of sports. Three experts turn back the clock, stopping to visit the long-suffering Brooklyn Dodgers and their triumph over the Yankees in 1955...
This fall, the New-York Historical Society presents an exciting new three-part program series in which distinguished historians will look back at the beginnings of their careers and at the historians and works that influenced...
In this intimate memoir of a mentor/protégé relationship, Richard Brookhiser takes a personal look at the late William F. Buckley, Jr.—a media celebrity of the last generation—against the backdrop of political life from the Vietnam War.
It isn't just pessimists who harbor serious questions about the steps our country is taking in terms of military obligations, dependence on foreigners to fund our budget deficits, the value of the dollar, and dealings with new global.