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Huddled Masses Need Not Apply

The arguments for immigration control in this 1907 Post article are remarkably similar to many of the arguments we hear today; only the names have... More

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Jazz History by Men Who Made It

Discover how jazz — the music, the audience, and the business — proliferated across the country during the 20th century, as told by jazz legends... More

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Damming the Parks

In 1950, a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian warned the American people to keep an eye on the Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado River Project, which proposed a... More

The Steam-Powered Robot of 1868

Zadoc Dederick’s steam-powered man from 1868 is a real-life example of the steampunk lifestyle and another case of true life inspiring science fiction.... More

Cathedral Rocks at Mirror Lake
National Parks at 100

In what is arguably America’s best idea, vast tracts of land that could have been claimed, built up, exploited — maybe even ruined — were... More

Leap Year Logic

Leap day comes round every four years (well, almost). Find out the tricks to knowing which years evenly divisible by four won’t leap. ... More

Illustration of Jesse Owens
1936: Golden Moment of Triumph

Jesse Owens wrote a series of Post articles about great U.S. Olympians in 1976. In this article from the January/February issue, Owens recalls his own... More

Jesse Owens at 1936 Olympics
My Boy Jesse

From November 7, 1936, the true story of what Jesse Owens went through after the 1936 Olympics, as told by his coach. I don’t want... More

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