April/May 1979

Volume 30
Issue 3

Features 

How the Philadelphia waterworks became a potent symbol of our lost belief that nature and technology could live together in harmony

During three harrowing years as a prisoner of the Japanese, an American woman secretly kept an extraordinary journal of suffering, hope, ingenuity, and human endurance

Anonymous

Had Franklin D. Roosevelt not been so conservative, we might have had national health insurance forty years ago

Maligned and misunderstood throughout much of their history, the Penitentes of the American Southwest have nevertheless given their people a sense of community and spiritual security. But for how much longer?

A ponderous memorial to a people who refused to vanish

He was the first Englishman to give a detailed description of the North American wilderness. Was it a pack of lies?

April/May 1979

Departments 

A HERITAGE PRESERVED

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

POSTSCRIPTS

READERS’ ALBUM