October 1958

Volume 9
Issue 6


A Glorification of Southern Patriotism— Balanced by Depiction of Northern Cruelty


Old-time logging in the Pacific Northwest was “a wildly wonderful if tragically heedless era”; there are those who still mourn its passing

When American colonists sorely needed friends, a Dutch island governor risked political ruin by saluting the rebels’ flag

An erratic genius and his sober-sided partner made their product a household necessity and built fortunes which their numerous progeny have spent in ways both beneficent and bizarre

Gentle Sarah Hale, widowed at forty, created our first successful women’s magazine and popularized the Paris fashions she regarded with deep distrust

Congress agreed to join Britain in suppressing the brutal and cunning slave trade, but Southern influence hamstrung the Navy when it came to enforcing the law

A letter to a French friend

A restrospect of the Sacco-Vanzetti trial

One lady, he said, saved his head from the block; now another is rescuing his reputation

It took a decade of effort, heart-breaking disappointments, and the largest ship afloat before Cyrus Field could lay a successful cable across the Atlantic

October 1958