August/september 1984

Volume 35
Issue 5

Features 

E.G. Lewis decided that a strong man could liberate American women and make money doing it

A pioneer locomotive builder used pen and ink, watercolor, and near-total recall to re-create the birth of a titanic enterprise

Anonymous

The National Archives, America’s official safe-deposit box, is only fifty years old—but it is already bulging with our treasures and souvenirs

Anonymous

The masses and the media made waves for the Stevenson campaign of 1960 and almost upset John F. Kennedy’s bid for the Democratic nomination. The waves have been felt ever since.

Vidal’s Lincoln

Eight generations back, the author discovered a forebear hanging on the family tree

The story of how a blast of cool, dry air changed America

He was a lieutenant in the Army of the United States: he saw no reason to sit in the back of the bus

For years it was seen as the worst of times: bloated, crass, witlessly extravagant. But now scholars are beginning to find some of the era’s unexpected virtues.

It is the repository of the wisdom and poetry
of the world. Its editor tells the story of how it came into being and how it stays there
.

The Secret Service considered Emanuel Ninger a common counterfeiter. He saw himself as an American master of the impressionist school.

… is more comfortable and safer than World War II’s “steel pot. ” The problem is that it looks just like the One Hitlers troops wore.

The Founding, Fathers never did agree about the proper relationship between church and state. No wonder the Supreme Court has been backing and filling on the principle ever since.

August/september 1984

Departments 

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

POSTSCRIPTS TO HISTORY

TIME MACHINE