February 1963

Volume 14
Issue 2

Features 

In an era when political morality had sunk low, an immigrant, Carl Schurz, helped rally the republic to its ancient ideals

No matter how chilly, there was no place like a slick stretch of ice on which to exercise and socialize in wintertime. All it took was a pair of skates—and a sense of humor when one’s sense of balance failed

Bartolomé de Las Casas was a voice crying in the wilderness against the ruthlessness of the conquistadors. Was the “Black Legend” true?

What were the French up to in the Ohio Valley in 1753? Setting out in search of an answer, a bold young major from Virginia soon found himself skirting catastrophe

From the Old to the New World have come not only men but mice, peas and pigeons, cabbages and goats—multitudes of animal and vegetable settlers that have thrived in their adopted land

At 10:24 on the morning of June 4, 1942, the Japanese seemed to have won the Battle of Midway—and with it the Pacific war. By 10:30 things were different

On the brink of the Civil War southern arsenals began to fill with thousands of federal guns, sent there by a Cabinet officer

When Brigham Young’s party abandoned Illinois to seek a final refuge for the Latter-day Saints, none knew where they would come to rest. But as they entered Salt Lake Valley, they were sure that the long quest was over

February 1963

Departments 

AN AMERICAN HERITAGE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY