Andrew Jackson’s Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook
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Can the HISTORY DETECTIVES reunite the mouth and head of a vandalized sculpture of President Andrew Jackson that had been dismembered for more than 150 years? Host Elyse Luray discovers that vandals chopped the bust of Jackson off the frigate USS Constitution in the segment “Andrew Jackson’s Mouth.” Then, in “Barton Letter,” Eduardo Pagán traces a letter from Clara Barton to Burnt Cabins, Pennsylvania. Why did the Red Cross founder write this letter about a Civil War soldier? Finally, in the segment “Spybook,” Gwen Wright traces a notebook’s history back to anarchist Emma Goldman. Did the notebook once belong to a World War I spy?