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Top tomes for your roots research.
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Work your way through these five books to learn what was business as usual for your ancestors.
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A British writer contends a Welsh merchant named Richard Amerike is America's true namesake.
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The Civil War Battlefield Preservation Act of 2002 allots $10 million a year to safeguard and maintain the sites.
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Innovations and trends that shaped your ancestor's life.
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Web surfers overwhelm a new site featuring World War II reconnaissance photos.
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Seventy years ago, two Cleveland teenagers dreamed up Superman — and a new kind of hero.
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Two groups unveil plans to save buildings on Ellis Island's little-seen New Jersey side.
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Tony Horwitz discovers one of America's favorite new pastimes — Civil War reenactments.
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Innovations and trends that shaped our ancestors' lives.
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