Historical Retrospectives

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‘I Saw Lee Surrender’

Seth M. Flint, an 18-year-old bugler with the Union Army, was present at the truce ending the Civil War. In 1940, Flint, the last living More

Selma and the Fight to Vote

Last year, voter turnout reached an ultimate low. But just 50 years ago Americans were willing to die to get their names on the voter More

Spies and Refugees

A WWI war correspondent disgusted by his Big Brother experience at a German hotel, leaves for England and witnesses a Belgian refugee’s desperate attempt to More

Malcolm X in the Post

When the Post released an excerpt from political activist Malcolm X’s autobiography in 1964, readers were shocked. More

Is World War I Relevant?

Writing 100 years ago, a Post reporter describes challenges we still face in coming to terms with war and terror. More

Make Money, Not War

War was obsolete because it wasn’t good for business. That’s what a Post financial reporter said. Too bad Hitler didn’t agree. More

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