February/march 1982

Volume 33
Issue 2

Features 

The Combat Art of Albert K. Murray

Anonymous

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

Far from home and in the face of every kind of privation, the Civil War soldier did his best to re-create the world he left behind him

Anonymous

The sad story of a magazine born eighty years too soon

Anonymous

An Inquiry Into the Origins of Jazz

To stave off despair, the President relied on a sense of humor that was rich, self-deprecating—and surprisingly bawdy

Once again, Americans are learning the delicate art of trading with the biggest market on earth. Here’s how they did it the first time.

Secret recordings made in the Oval Office of the President in the autumn of 1940

Anonymous

—More than a century ago, the city of St. Louis enacted a well-thought-out plan to legalize vice. What went wrong? Everything .

In the shadow of Bunker Hill, bigots perpetrated an atrocity that showed a shocked nation that the fires of the Reformation still burned in the New World

George Washington’s Narrow Escapes

February/march 1982

Departments 

A HERITAGE PRESERVED

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

NOW AND THEN

PAST TIMES

POSTSCRIPTS

READERS’ ALBUM