December 1985

Volume 37
Issue 1

Features 

A hankering for house cars—and trailers and motor homes—has diverted Americans for more than seventy years

During the 1920s the city spurred local rail traffic with an unparalleled run of superb and stylish posters

Anonymous

A distinguished journalist and former presidential adviser says that to find the meaning of any news story, we must dig for its roots in the past

He was the most naturally gifted of The Eight, and his vigorous, uninhibited vision of city life transformed American painting at the turn of the century. In fact, he may have been too gifted.

For this crime, she was arrested, held, indicted, and put on trial. Judge Hunt presided.

When many of our greatest authors were children, they were first published in the pages of St. Nicholas

For many children who accompanied their parents west across the continent in the 1840s and '50s, the journey was a supreme adventure

Thirty years after judging Eisenhower to be among our worst Presidents, historians have now come around to the opinion most of their fellow Americans held right along.

December 1985

Departments 

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MATTERS OF FACT

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE TIME MACHINE