December 1959

Volume 11
Issue 1

Features 

America acted deeply on the Elizabethan English imagination, working its magic in the minds of poets and men of science

The Indians who sold Manhattan were bilked, all right, but they didn’t mind—the land wasn’t theirs anyway

By a brilliant maneuver young James Wolfe conquered “impregnable” Quebec—and secured North America for the English-speaking peoples

A corrupt lawyer and his complaisant ally ran San Francisco as their private preserve until a crusading editor toppled their plots and schemes, and sent one of them to jail

While Bryan stumped up and down the land, McKinley let the voters come to his lawn in Canton—and they came

His secret diaries sparkle with the wit, wisdom, and lusty candor that made William Byrd II of Westover one of Virginia’s most engaging gentlemen

As the frontier moved westward and wildlife declined, the tireless Audubon drove himself to record its wonders

Animals a-coming two by two: Up went the lid and you could stuff them in, Noah and all. Or you could throw them at Brother. A toy is pretty adaptable.

Anonymous

Was it, as Navy Secretary Welles believed, “a conspiracy to overthrow the government”?

December 1959

Departments 

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY