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Maybe your favorite aspect of American Spirit is the well-researched articles that focus on notable figures from American history. The March/April 2017 issue is our salute to Women’s History Month and features Sarah Kemble Knight, noted diarist and adventurous traveler; Julia Ward Howe, abolitionist and author of “Battle Hymn of the Republic”; and also Sarah Franklin Bache, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Revolutionary cause supporter in her own right.
Are you more interested in our coverage of historic events or stories that explore the uniquely American experience? This issue also examines the history of coffee in the United States. No one is certain when coffee was first introduced on our shores, but experts agree colonists began drinking it during the 1670s. It would later become a common replacement for heavily taxed tea.
Perhaps you’re curious about preservation and enjoy the stately historic homes featured in every issue. We tell the story of the General Jedidiah and Faith Trumbull Huntington House, built in Norwich, Conn., in 1765. Today, the privately owned home is included every October on the Norwich Historical Society’s walking tours.
Do you first flip to the Spirited Adventures department when you receive your new magazine? Our writers travel the country, giving historical context to the cities we visit. The destination in this issue is Nacogdoches, Texas, also known as the Garden Capital of Texas. The city boasts several other gardens, antique shops and farmers markets that make a trip to Nacogdoches memorable.
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