The Ordeal of a Biographer,” in which Timothy Walch, director of the Hoover Library and a former Prologue editor, discusses Herbert Hoover’s book about President Woodrow Wilson. Hoover described an honorable but complicated man whom Hoover, curiously enou
Printer-friendly versionLynching,” in which Trichita Chestnut describes the era when angry citizens in the American South took the law into their own hands and tortured or killed African Americans for crimes real and imagined.
The Electoral College,” in which Michael White discusses one of the many responsibilities that the Congress has assigned to the National Archives: managing the Electoral College, which elects our President and Vice President every four years.
Author on the Record,” in which we discuss the new book, “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War,” researched heavily at the National Archives by its author Drew Gilpin Faust, a Civil War historian and, since 2007, president of Harvard University.