- Historic Sites
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.
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
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.
—William Jeanes is publisher emeritus of Car and Driver and editor in chief of the new magazine Classic Automobile Register .
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.
Mark Jenkins is executive director of the U.S. Rugby Football Foundation and writes frequently about rugby.
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).
This article was adapted from the book Rock City Barns: A Passing Era by David B. Jenkins (Silver Maple Press).
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.
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.
Frederick John lives in Hawaii and is a grand-nephew of James Connolly.
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
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.
The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benét
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.
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.
Bryan Johnson is a free-lance writer who lives in Virginia.
Karl Johnson, a longtime newspaper reporter and editor, lives in New York City.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The author is a professor of history and former director of the “ Our World Today ” program of the Atlanta Journal.
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
Jill Jonnes is the author of the recently published Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse and the Race to Electrify the World .
Dorothy Rieber Joralemon is an artist and writer.
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
Tim Jumper, a woodcarver, lives in Hingham, not far from Joe Lincoln’s old workshop.
Sebastian Junger has written both fiction and nonfiction for several magazines. He lives in Massachusetts.
Richard W. Kaeuper is a professor of history at the University of Rochester, He wishes to acknowledge the use of the Carr letters at the Department of Rare Books of Rochester, and to thank their donor, Edward T. Hanley, Jr.
Roger Kahn is a noted author who writes primarily about sports. His 1972 memoir, The Boys of Summer, became a national best-seller and is widely considered one of the best sports books ever written, as he recalls the shared admiration of the Brooklyn Dodgers between him and his father. in 2006 Kahn was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Justin Kaplan is the author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain , which received both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; Walt Whitman: A Life ; and other books. He is now at work on a nonfiction narrative about Henry James, H. G. Wells, Sigmund Freud, and other visitors to and fro
This article is adapted from The Wizards of Armageddon , to be published by Simon and Schuster in June.
Stanley Karnow was an American journalist and historian. He covered Asia from 1959 until 1974 for Time, Life, the Saturday Evening Post, the London Observer, the Washington Post, and NBC News. Mr. Karnow was present in Vietnam in July 1959 when the first Americans were killed,he reported on the Vietnam War in its entirety.He was chief correspondent for
Walter Karp (1934-1989), was a long-time contributor to American Heritage. A journalist and historian, Karp wrote on the Founding Fathers, the Western movement, and the American political movements. His most famous work, The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic, was published i
Walter Karp wrote about his political convictions in three books: Indispensable Enemies: The Politics of Misrule in America (Saturday Review Press, 1973); The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic (Harper & Row, 1979);
Joseph Kastner is the author of A Species of Eternity , a book about American naturalists that was nominated for the National Book Award in history. A former editor of Life , Kastner here appears in our pages for the first time.
Judith Katten is a lawyer living in Los Angeles. She and her husband, Steven, own the Madalena posters.
Harry Katz worked as Curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art and Head Curator in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress from 1991–2004 before focusing on writing. In 2009 he edited and co-authored Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress, with Frank Ceresi, Phil Michel, and Susan Reyburn.
Ormonde de Kay’s study of Luks’s colleague Everett Shinn appeared in the December 1985 issue.
Ormonde de Kay, Jr., formerly an editor of HORIZON , is now a free-lance writer. He reports that personally he favors standard men’s clothing and has completely unextraordinary ears.
Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Social Change and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, also serving as the Director of the Center for History and Social Change. Kaye has written over a dozen books, including Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, and Are We Good Citizens, and has appeared as a guest on PBS and BookTV.
Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was an author and literary critic who often wrote on the immigrant experience in early twentieth century America. Philip Roth called him “America’s best reader of American literature in this century.” Kazin's most acclaimed book was On Native Grounds, published in 1942. His memoir, A Walker in the City, recalled a childhoo
John Keats is a free-lance writer whose many books include Whatever Happened to Mom’s Apple Pie and You Might as Well Live: A Biography of Dorothy Parker .
This essay has been adapted from John Keegan’s most recent book, Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America , to be published this spring by Knopf.
David Neal Keller, a freelance writer and former independent documentary filmmaker, lives in Salem, North Carolina. He has written four books as well as scores of magazine articles and film scripts.
Fred Kelly has written Washington columns and twenty books, three of them about those notable bicycle men, the Wright brothers. A t present he lives in Kensington, Maryland. The illustration on page 68 is by Naiad Ensel; the photographs in it, clockwise from top center, are from Brown Brothers, Culver Service, Culver, Brown, Brown, Culver, Culver, Museu
Jack Kelly is a noted author who writes both novels and nonfiction. His most recent book, Gunpowder--Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive That Changed the World, was released in 2005.
John D. Milligan is professor of history at the State University of New York at Buffalo and author of Gunboats Down the Mississippi (U.S. Naval Institute, 1965).
COPYRIGHT © 1975 BY ELAINE KENDALL
Reverend Stephen Kendrick is the senior minister of First Church in Boston. He has written Holy Clues and Night Watch, and wrote, with his son, Paul, Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America, and Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Unio
Paul Kendrick has co-authored two books with his father, Stephen Kendrick. Their first, Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America, was named among the best nonfiction of 2005 by The Christian Science Monitor. Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (1917 – 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his death in 1963. After military service as commander of the Motor Torpedo Boats PT-109 and PT-59 during World War II in the South Pacific, Kennedy represented Massachusetts' 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives fro
Mr. Kennedy lives in California and has written widely on its history. The present article is part of a forthcoming book on trans-Isthmian routes to California in the 1850’s. His sources included The Panama Massacre; A Collection of the Principal Evidence and Other Documents … (printed at the office of the Panama
Roger G. Kennedy's multifaceted career included banking, television production, historical writing, and museum administration — the last as director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. In 1993, President Clinton chose Kennedy to head the National Park Service. He served through the end of Clinton's first term in 1997.
David M. Kennedy, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945 (Oxford 1999), is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University.
George Churchill Kenney (1889–1977) was a U.S. Army Air Forces general during World War II. He was commander of the Allied air forces in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) from August 1942 until 1945.
Steven L. Kent is a columnist with the L. A. Times Syndicate and a correspondent on MSNBC. His book Electronic Nation: The History of Video Games is expected early next year.
Dick Keresey is the author of the book PT-105 , published by the Naval Institute Press.
Alvin Kernan, a former dean of the Graduate School and an emeritus professor of English, is a veteran of both real war and culture war. He described the former in Crossing the Line (1995), his compelling memoir about life as a Navy enlisted man aboard aircraft carriers in the Pacific during World War II. In Plato's Cave, which carries on where that earlier narrative left off, recounts his more tha
Joan Paterson Kerr (1921-1996) was a founding picture editor of American Heritage magazine. She was a co-editor of American Album, published by American Heritage, and The Romantic Egoists, a pictorial history of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Mrs. Kerr also compiled A Bully Father: Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children (1995).
Patricia Franz Kery is the author of Great Magazine Covers of the World (Abbeville, 1982).
Diana Ketcham is an architecture critic in San Francisco. Her book Le Dôsert de Retz: A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden was published by the MIT Press in 1994.
A long-time editor with American Heritage, Richard M. Ketchum is the author of the Revolutionary War classics Decisive Day: The Battle of Bunker Hill; The Winter Soldiers: The Battles for Trenton and Princeton; the award-winning New York Times Notable Book Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolu
Richard Ketchum was the editor of The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War and cofounder of Country Journal . He is the author of several books on American history; the most recent is The Borrowed Years: America on the Way to War, 1938-1941
Sergei Khrushchev, the son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Khrushchev immigrated to the United States in 1991, and he and his wife, Valentina, became American citizens in 1999. His article “The Day We Shot Down the U-2” appeared in the Sep
Beverly Rae Kimes, the author of many books on automobile history, was for years editor of Automobile Quarterly.
Benedict B. Kimmelman was a captain in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Silver Star for actions on December 19, 1944. He now practices and teaches in Philadelphia. Private Slovik’s remains were removed to America and buried in his hometown in 1987.
Larry L. King (1929–2012) was a playwright, journalist, and novelist, best remembered for his 1978 Tony Award-nominated play "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." From 1954 to 1964 Larry L. King was a Capitol Hill aide; he worked in 1959-60 as an advance man for Lyndon Johnson’s preconvention campaign and, later, on the Kennedy-Johnson campaign during the 1960 Presidential race. King
BB King is the king of the blues.
—Stephen King’s most recent novel is Bag of Bones .
Maxine Hong Kingston won the 1976 National Book Critics Circle Award for her novel The Woman Warrior.
Kenneth Finkel is curator of prints at The Library Company of Philadelphia.
Paul H. Downing, the technical expert in this collaboration, is an ex-cavalryman and onetime banker whose avocation is horse-drawn vehicles. Recently he became a professional consultant on carriages, and has supervised the reconstruction of Eighteenth-Century carriages for Colonial Williamsburg. He is now museum curator in this field for the National Pa
Frank Kintrea, a frequent contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE, got his secondary schooling at Lawrenceville, another all-male, private school.
Jeff Kisseloff is the author most recently of The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961 (Viking, 1995).
Robert Klara is an editor and freelance writer who lives in Manhattan.
Spencer Klaw teaches journalism at Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to our pages.
—Maury Klein is the author of The Life and Legend of E. H. Harriman . His book Rainbow’s End: The Crash of 1929 will be published in October by Oxford University Press.
Philip Shriver Klein is the head of the history department at the Pennsylvania State University and president of the Pennsylvania Historical Association. Author of several books, he is now at work completing a biography of James Buchanan.
Greg Klerkx wrote Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age .
Horace Knowles, a public relations man, is the editor of Gentlemen, Scholars, and Scoundrels , an anthology taken from more than a century of Harper’s Magazine . For further reading: Americans in Eastern Asia , by Tyler Dennet
Jocelyn W. Knowles is a writer in Sarasota, Florida.