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Jackson, Donald
Donald Jackson has written this account of the Yellow Stone primarily from business records of the Chouteau family in the archives of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, and from the voluminous records of the War for Texas Independence. A fuller account may be found in his book Voyage
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Jacob, Kathryn Allamong
Kathryn Allamong Jacob, who is assistant historian in the U.S. Senate Historical Office, wrote an account of the Lizzie Borden murder case for us in February/March 1978.
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Jacoby, Susan
Susan Jacoby is the author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism (Metropolitan Books) and the director of the Center for Inquiry—Metro New York.
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James, Jacqueline
The biography of Booker T. Washington from which this article is adapted was begun sixteen years ago by Marquis James. Mr. James, who had twice won the Pulitzer prize for history, felt that a full-scale biography of this complicated man, based on Washington’s own papers, local records, and interviews, was long overdue. Mr. James died in 1955 before t
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Jarman, Rufus
Mr. Jarman, a former newspaperman and staff member of The New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post , is an instructor at the Famous Writers School in Westport, Connecticut. He wrote “The Great Racetrack Caper,” which appeared in our August, 1968, issue.
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Jeanes, William
—William Jeanes is publisher emeritus of Car and Driver and editor in chief of the new magazine Classic Automobile Register .
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Jenkins, Roy
Roy Jenkins is one of the four leaders of the Social Democratic party. He is a former chancellor of the exchequer and home secretary, and from 1977 to 1981 he was president of the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels. He is also a leading historian, biographer, and writer on politics.
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Jenkins, Mark
Mark Jenkins is executive director of the U.S. Rugby Football Foundation and writes frequently about rugby.
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Jenkins, Philip
Philip Jenkins is a professor of history and religious studies at Pennsylvania State University. His most recent book is Using Murder: The Social Construction of Serial Homicide (Maine De Gruyter, 1994).
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Jenkins, David B.
This article was adapted from the book Rock City Barns: A Passing Era by David B. Jenkins (Silver Maple Press).
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Jennings, Gary
Mr. Jennings is a free-lance writer living in New York. AMERICAN HERITAGE is grateful to George Green Shackelford, professor of history at Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blacksburg, for his valuable research and editorial contributions in the preparation of this article.
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Jensen, Oliver
A railroad man himself, Oliver Jensen is a founder of the Connecticut Valley Railroad, a live-steam operation based in Essex. He is also a founder of this magazine.
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John, Marie St.
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John, Frederick
Frederick John lives in Hawaii and is a grand-nephew of James Connolly.
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John, Richard R.
Richard R. John is a historian of communications who currently teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. His publications include many essays, articles, and reviews, two edited books, and two books, Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse (Harvard University Press, 1995), and Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications
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Johnsen, Frederick A.
Frederick A. Johnsen, a historian at Edwards Air Force Rase and the author of more than twelve historical aviation hooks, wrote “ For the Duration ” in the May/June 1995 issue.
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Johnson, Gerald W.
The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benét
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Johnson, Charles F.
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Johnson, Tom
A 1965 graduate of West Point and holder of a doctorate in theoretical plasma physics, Tom Johnson is currently an officer in the Air Force.
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Johnson, Marjorie Daw
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Johnson, James P.
James P. Johnson is an associate professor of history at Brooklyn College. His article on the curious origins of Mother’s Day appeared in our April/May 1979 issue.
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Johnson, Bryan R.
Bryan Johnson is a free-lance writer who lives in Virginia.
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Johnson, Karl
Karl Johnson, a longtime newspaper reporter and editor, lives in New York City.
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Johnson, Thomas H.
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Jon, Meacham
Jon Meacham is a Presidential historian, Contributing Editor at TIME, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Executive Vice President and Executive Editor at Random House. Meacham’s latest book, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, was published by Random House on November 10, 2015. His book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, was a New York Tim
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Jones, Louis C.
Louis Jones is director of the New York State Historical Association and its Farmers’ Museum at Cooperstown, N.Y., and is the author of numerous articles on folklore and folk arts. James Taylor Dunn is head of the library of the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul.
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Jones, V. C.
V. C. Jones, a resident of Centreville, Virginia, is at work on a book-length regimental history of the Rough Riders. Among his earlier works are Ranger Mosby, Grey Ghosts and Rebel Raiders, and the three-volume Civil War at Sea.
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Jones, Caroline
Caroline Jones was an Editorial Assistant with American Heritage.  Subsequently, she wrote for the television shows All My Children, Another World, and As the World Turns. She received 11 Daytime Emmy and 4 WGA Award nominations, and won one Emmy and a WGA Award. Ms. Jones graduated from the Columbia University School of Journalism.
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Jones, Ann
This account of the Snyder-Gray case is excerpted from Ann Jones’s Women Who Kill , a provocative study of female murderers in American history. The book will be published by Holt, Einehart 6- Winston in October, 1980.
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Jones, Elizabeth B.
William and Elizabeth Jones have co-authored several books on Colorado history, most recently Buckwalter: The Colorado Scenes of a Pioneer Photojournalist (Pruett Publishing, 1989).
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Jones, Brennon
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Jones, Wilbur Devereux
The author is a professor of history and former director of the “ Our World Today ” program of the Atlanta Journal.
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Jones, Tom
Tom Jones has served with distinction in the United States Air Force and as a NASA astronaut. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, Jones piloted and commanded B-52D Stratofortress aircrafts, then completed a P.h. D in planetary science at the University of Arizona. During his time with NASA, Dr. Jones flew missions on the Endeavour, the Columbia, and Atlantis, totaling ove
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Jonnes, Jill
Jill Jonnes is the author of the recently published Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse and the Race to Electrify the World .
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Joralemon, Dorothy Rieber
Dorothy Rieber Joralemon is an artist and writer.
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Jordan, Tom
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Josephy, Alvin M. Jr.
Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. (1915-2005), a leading historian of the American West, was the Editor of American Heritage Magazine and author of many award-winning books, including The Patriot Chiefs, The Indian Heritage of America, Now That the Buffalo’s Gone, 500 Nations, and A Walk Toward Oregon. He was the founding chairman of the board of trustees of the
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Judson, Arthur
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Jumper, Tim
Tim Jumper, a woodcarver, lives in Hingham, not far from Joe Lincoln’s old workshop.
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Junger, Sebastian
Sebastian Junger has written both fiction and nonfiction for several magazines. He lives in Massachusetts.
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