U.S. History

Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic

David Howard

About the Program

David Howard follows the travels of one of the original fourteen copies of the Bill of Rights.  The document was stolen by a unknown Union infantryman from the North Carolina state house near the end of the Civil War.  It was later purchased by an Indiana businessman for $5 whose family later sold it 134 years later to an appraiser for $200,000.  Howard, details the government's search for the document and it's eventual return to the North Carolina state house.  David Howard discusses his book at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. 

About the Authors

David Howard

David Howard is the executive editor of Bicycling magazineHis writing has appeared in several publications, including National Geographic Adventure, Travel + Leisure, and the New York Times.  For more information, visit davidhowardonline.com.

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Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic

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Past Airings

  • Monday, September 20th at 6am (ET)
  • Sunday, September 19th at 7pm (ET)
  • Monday, August 16th at 2:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, August 14th at 5pm (ET)
  • Saturday, August 14th at 8:45am (ET)
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