April 1972

Volume 23
Issue 3

Features 

SECOND OF FOUR INSTALLMENTS

A FAMOUS HISTORIAN RECALLS THE COUNTRY WHERE HE GREW UP

Its venerable Museum of Fine Arts revives an era of forgotten beauty in a very proper Bohemia

Anonymous

In the hands of a rococo Yankee named Clyde Fitch, the American stage came of age with a gasp of scandalized shock

CUMBERLAND ISLAND AND HOW MODERN TIMES AT LAST HAVE REACHED IT

We have come a long way from the philosophy of the Enlightenment...a shift that represents a retreat rather than an advance, argues the noted historian.

Captain Semmes was spoiling for a fight—and Winslow of the U.S.S. Kearsarge was waiting for him, just off Cherbourg

What started as fun and games at spring roundups is now a multi-million-dollar sport called rodeo

AMERICAN DESIGN II THEY COMBINED BEAUTY AND UTILITY IN ORDINARY OBJECTS

On a new bridge that arched the flood Their toes by April freezes curled, There the embattled committee stood, Beset, it seemed, by half the world.

The black laborers on John Williams’ plantation never seemed to leave or complain. It took some digging to find out why

April 1972

Departments 

POSTSCRIPTS TO HISTORY