August 1959

Volume 10
Issue 5

Features 

Among his many other achievements, Jefferson was one of the leading architects of his day, responsible for the introduction of the Greek Revival style into America.

Forty years ago a Boston banker suggested that the Battle of Lexington had become a myth, and later evidence proves him right

Private Pullmans Were Once the Hallmark of Affluence and Social Success

The call to convert the heathen brought gentle Narcissa Whitman and her husband to Oregon Territory—and a brutal death

Before Plymouth Colony there was Sagadahoc, the short-lived settlement for which Sir Ferdinando Gorges had high hopes

Andersonville was merely the worst of a bad lot; North and South alike, they were more lethal than shot and shell

Their religion and customs were strange, but these master farmers from the Russian steppes turned a treeless prairie into America’s granary

A rudderless derelict, she had drifted 1,100 miles through polar ice. Her return to England was a tribute to Anglo-American amity

Taking on all comers, he had always dropped his man—but his supreme moment came in bare-knuckle boxing’s last great fight

John Hay’s ringing phrase helped nominate T. R., but it covered an embarrassing secret that remained concealed for thirty years

August 1959

Departments 

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY