April 1959

Volume 10
Issue 3

Features 

At Brook Farm a handful of gentle Bostonians launched a noble but short-lived experiment in communal living.

Only Sir William Johnson, living among them in feudal splendor, won and kept the confidence of the Iroquois.

New York received the great composer like a god; he responded con brio to its shiny gadgets and beautiful women and produced an “American” opera.

An eminent scholar argues that its inscription is only a hoax.

“To push back the consciousness of American beginnings, beyond Jamestown, beyond the Pilgrims, to the highwater mark of the Elizabethan Age” -- Part One of a New Series.

Baseball’s rules and rituals are much as they were fifty years ago and anything to win still goes.

A “primitive-moderne” spoofs American art and history.

Anonymous

Curiosity motivated the first American who crossed Siberia. But he also made a handsome profit.

Granddaddy of all desert mining discoveries was the Comstock Lode, which sent the Far West on a silver stampede to Nevada’s Washoe country a century ago.

All that the Adamses saw they were schooled to put down and save. The result is a collection of historical records beyond price and without peer.

April 1959

Departments 

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY