November 1987

Volume 38
Issue 7

Features 

One hundred years ago many thoughtful people predicted the decline and disappearance of capitalism. What happened to make their prophecy wrong?

Charles Sheeler found his subject in the architecture of industry. To him, America’s factories were the cathedrals of the modern age.

Anonymous

For the children and grandchildren of a poor boy from Pennsylvania, childhood was magic

Anonymous

The Florida Speed Carnivals at Daytona lasted less than a decade, but they saw American motoring grow from rich man’s sport to national obsession

While New York families were spending fortunes inherited from fathers and grandfathers, the Chicago rich had to start from scratch, both making and lavishly spending money within one generation

A knowledgeable and passionate guide takes us for a walk down Wall Street, and we find the buildings there eloquent of the whole history of American finance

November 1987

Departments 

AMERICAN MADE

CORRESPONDENCE

EDITORS’ BOOKSHELF

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MATTERS OF FACT

POSTSCRIPTS TO HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE TIME MACHINE