December 1973

Volume 25
Issue 1

Features 

“De railroad bridges’s A sad song in de air…”

FOR SEVEN DECADES OUR EBULLIENT COUSIN INSTRUCTED US ON EVERYTHING: THE BOERS, PROHIBITION, HITLER, CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S FEET, AND THE COMMON CAUSE OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES

The Most Uncommon Pamphlet of the Revolution

“I do not admit that a woman can draw like that,” said Degas when he saw one of her pictures

Clark’s career was like the passage of a meteor—a quick, fiery moment that lit up the heavens for all to see and wonder at, then vanishing in oblivion.

A TALE OF RECONSTRUCTION
Of the turbulent career of Pinckney B. S. Pinchback, adventurer, operator, and first black governor of Louisiana. He reminds one powerfully, says the author, of the late Adam Clay ton Powell, Jr.

and grew, and grew, and grew

OF BALLOONS, THE FIRST AIR-MAIL LETTERS, AND THE EVER-ENTERPRISING FRANKLIN FAMILY

December 1973

Departments 

A LOOK AT THE RECORD

I REMEMBER

POSTSCRIPIS TO HISTORY

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY