June 1959

Volume 10
Issue 4

Features 

For almost two decades at the turn of the century illustrated songs charmed nickelodeon audiences.

A lonely, gallant battle fought by the designer of our flag set the stage for Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans.

The draft riots of 1863 turned a great city into a living hell.

The Elizabethans and America: Part II -- The fate of the Virginia Colony rested on the endurance of adventurers, the financing of London merchants, and the favor of a courtier with his demanding spinster Queen.

Shocking, exuberant, exalted, the camp meeting answered the pioneers' demand for religion and helped shape the character of the West.

Time is taking its toll of the romantic covered bridge, where once you could exchange gossip, argue politics, or court your lady fair.

It was a day when all the rules were off, and danger was part of the fun.

Part hero, part rogue, Boston’s Jim Curley triumphed over the Brahmins in his heyday, but became in the end a figure of pity.

American Heritage Book Selection: An eyewitness account of the World War II battle in the Pacific.

When Benjamin Franklin came home from France in diplomatic triumph, he left behind a lovely, highborn lady mourning the miles between them.

June 1959

Departments 

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY