December 1997

Volume 48
Issue 8

Features 

He was in the vanguard of that wave of young Britons who, in the 1960s stormed our shores and gave us back our musical heritage

A LIFETIME AGO A QUIET STRANGER passed through the author’s hometown and came away with a record of both personal and national importance

A hundred and fifty years ago famine in Ireland fostered a desperate, unprecedented mass migration to America. Neither country has been the same since.

Can it be fair? Humane? Deter crime? These very current questions troubled Americans just as much in the day of the Salem witch trials as in the day of Timothy McVeigh

December 1997

Departments 

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

IN THE NEWS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

MY BRUSH WITH HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE TIME MACHINE