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  • New biography of legendary railroader John Work Garrett

    The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
  • Ann M. Klingaman, Baltimore County teacher

    Ann M. Klingaman, Baltimore County teacher
    Ann M. Klingaman, a retired Baltimore County public school educator whose career spanned more than three decades, died Sunday of complications from a broken hip at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia. The former longtime Catonsville resident was 88. The...
  • Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s

    Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s
    In "The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872," Stan M. Haynes writes that the modern presidential nominating convention evolved during the campaign of 1832. Between the fall of 1831 and the spring of...
  • The bloodiest day: The legacy of Antietam

    The bloodiest day: The legacy of Antietam
    One hundred fifty years ago today, two great armies clashed in a titanic struggle that would decide the fate of a nation. "Around a cornfield and a little white Dunker church, around a stone bridge and in a pasture lane worn by cow paths, surged a human...
  • With anti-Islam film, free speech put American lives at risk

    Regarding your editorial, "Libya Attacks: Romney has a point" (Sept. 13), there's no debate that freedom of speech is a core value that should be defended in the United States and supported around the world. The question in this case is the context....
  • Local wares put the 'Baltimore' in summer antiques show

    Local wares put the 'Baltimore' in summer antiques show
    Tens of thousands of shoppers are expected to converge on the Baltimore Convention Center this week for the 32nd Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, an event that has grown to become the largest indoor antiques show in the country. Serious collectors,...
  • Letter: Same-sex marriage does not threaten Republican party's ideals

    On Nov. 6, Maryland is poised to make some history. Maryland has the opportunity to become the first state to approach same-sex marriage by popular referendum. The Republican Party has historically supported equal rights for all individuals. It was...
  • Balto. Co. schools chief kicks off first year with message of teamwork

    Balto. Co. schools chief kicks off first year with message of teamwork
    Drawing on the last drumrolls of the Perry Hall High School marching band, Baltimore County schools superintendent S. Dallas Dance greeted 700 applauding administrators Friday to deliver his inaugural back-to-school address, sending a message he hoped...
  • After 150 years, the union is preserved, but what of liberty?

    After 150 years, the union is preserved, but what of liberty?
    Even with all of the monuments, markers and preserved artillery pieces, the pastoral calm of south central Pennsylvania still dominates the battlefield where some 160,000 Americans clashed in the continent's most epic and consequential military...
  • Havre de Grace council recalls Gettysburg battle, speech

    The Havre de Grace City Council had no official business on its last meeting before Independence Day, but council members did use the approaching holiday to remind residents about the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the famous speech...
  • Taylor Branch distills Pulitzer-winning trilogy for students

    Taylor Branch distills Pulitzer-winning trilogy for students
    The math is daunting: More than 2,300 pages of prose winnowed down to 190, including photographs and the occasional blank sheet that signals chapter breaks. Yet, that's exactly the challenge that author and historian Taylor Branch tackled when he...
  • Back Story: Baltimore was jittery as the Battle of Gettysburg commenced

    Back Story: Baltimore was jittery as the Battle of Gettysburg commenced
    Residents of Baltimore were naturally jittery as news swept through the city 150 years ago that Confederate and Union forces were about to meet in an epic battle unfolding in Gettysburg, a small Pennsylvania farming village. And when it was over, it...