August 1960

Volume 11
Issue 5

Features 

Twice in one generation we kept Russia from starving; the Kremlin plays it down, but the people we fed remember—and history will not forget

In a bold plot, a young Rhode Island officer caught the British commander of Newport in his nightshirt

Who dies rich, dies disgraced, said Andrew Carnegie. An economist re-examines his brash career in the light of that noble philosophy

Salem’s irascible little “arithmetic sailor” made seamanship a science and left all mariners in his debt

Electric cars may come back but never, alas! the patrician Woods

Anonymous

In the rural scenes and native landscapes of William Sidney Mount a naive young America saw itself reflected to the life

Dorothy Arnold’s baffling disappearance, fifty years afterward, is still unsolved

Was the old South solidly for slavery and secession? An eminent historian disputes a long-cherished view of that region’s history

On the long voyage from Bremen to America, the promised land, emigrants from eastern Europe endured a cramped, dangerous, and disease-haunted pilgrimage

—FOUR EUROPEANS VIEW THE CIVIL WAR

Anonymous
August 1960

Departments 

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY