October/November 1979

Volume 30
Issue 6

Features 

Piskiou,Vaches Sauvages, Buffler, Prairie Beeves—

Lighting Up America

Anonymous

How Americans Met the First Great Gasoline Crisis—Nearly Forty Years Ago

Her life preservers weighted with scrap-iron, her lifeboats mere decoration, the excursion steamer General Slocum left New York’s Third Street pier at 9:30 on the morning of June 15,1904, with thirteen-hundred picknickers bound for a Long Island beach. Less than an hour later, she was afire.

THE BLACK SLAVE DRIVER

October/November 1979

Departments 

A HERITAGE PRESERVED

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

GOOD READING

POSTSCRIPTS

READERS’ ALBUM