April/May 1984

Volume 35
Issue 3

Features 

Banished from public view in our cities, this two-hundred-year-old import is alive and well behind the scenes

A gathering of little-known drawings from Columbia
University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library illuminates two centuries of American building

Anonymous

In early Georgia, the founders of Methodism got off to a terrible start

Forty years ago it was Nazis, not communists, we wanted to keep out of Latin America. A veteran of that propaganda war recalls our efforts to bring American values to a bewildered Ecuador.

The work of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald virtually defined what it meant to be American in the first half of this century

Sometimes life in the past really was better

Happy marriages may have been all alike in the eighteenth century, but the unhappy ones
fought it out in the newspapers

Banking as we’ve known it for centuries is dead, and we don’t really know the consequences of what is taking its place. A historical overview.

The U.S. Navy’s first submarine was scrapped half a century ago. But now we have been given a second chance to visit a boat nobody ever expected to see again.

When the President fired the general, civilian control of the military faced its severest test in our history

April/May 1984

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