February 1975

Volume 26
Issue 2

Features 

Horace Engle’s An amateur photographer surreptitiously captured the mood of unsuspecting neighbors—with affecting results

Anonymous
When one of the wealthiest men in the Colonies sided with the Patriot cause, he was called a “wretched and plundered tool of the Boston rebels.”

“It is astonishing that the murderous practice of duelling should continue so long in vogue,” said Benjamin Franklin. Yet continue it did, often with peculiarly American variations

The paintings of E. L. Henry:

Anonymous

While some American captives languished, others conducted a flourishing market—and a huge black sailor organized everything

In forty years of scraping and scrapping for women’s rights, Abigail Scott Duniway never lost her nerve or wicked tongue

February 1975

Departments 

A LOOK AT THE RECORD

POSTSCRIPTS TO HISTORY

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY