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National Park Service — March 18, 1916

In the Post of March 18, 1916, the Post compared the success of Canada’s national park system to the relative failure of America’s parks, adding a note of patriotism to the arguments in support of... More

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Though the first woman in the U.S. to earn a medical degree graduated in 1849, it would take more than a century for “doctor” to... More

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In 1941, the Post reported on an obscure group known as Alcoholics Anonymous. The article would become a turning point in the organization’s history.... More

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Four years after his groundbreaking article on AA was published, writer Jack Alexander recalled his initial doubts about the group in an AA publication.... More

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Who Was Carry Nation?

Journalist William Allen White wrote an editorial in 1901 defending the woman who aimed to put an end to alcohol abuse while wielding an ax.... More

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Jack Alexander introduced Alcoholics Anonymous to a national stage when this article was published on March 1, 1941.... More

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Meet innovators of American aviation: the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Samuel Pierpont Langley, Joan Merriam, and more.... More

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Using Refugees as Pawns

Comparing the refugee situation before World War II to the Syrian refugee crisis today: A report from the Post archive illustrates how then, as now,... More

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