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Classic Essays from Our Archives

Did the Associated Press violate the "Trading with the Enemy Act" to profit from selling Nazi propaganda photos, or was this an authorized effort to gain images with legitimate news value?

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Millions forced to flee as refugees and beg for asylum have felt Douglass’s agony, and thought his thoughts.

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This past year we lost a legend in the field of journalism. A look back at her coverage of Bill Clinton and the 1992 election and the journalist with the ability to bridge many gaps between race, gender and generations.

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We should recall Lincoln's confidence in American democracy despite the perceived failure of the Washington Peace Conference of 1861.

American Heritage: History around the web

When they met at Yalta, Roosevelt and Stalin had corresponded in more than 300 letters.

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