December 1957

Volume 9
Issue 1

Features 

An English observer says our party workings, patronage, sheriffs., and grand juries are museum pieces from Britain’s past

John Eliot preached to the Massachusetts savages, printed the Bible in their “barbarous Linguo,” and tried to reply to their disquieting questions

Weapon in hand and Biblical imprecations on her lips, Carry Nation campaigned to save men from the drunkard’s fate

TO WELCOME CHARLES DICKENS, NEW YORK STAGED ITS GREATEST PARTY—AND THEN SPOILED EVERYTHING BY TRYING TO REPEAT IT AT HALF-FRICE

The iron horses that built America are nearly all gathered on the other side of Jordan

At Sumter Edmund Ruffin unwittingly pushed toward ruin the region whose agricultural economy he had revived

Where Gallant Spirits Still Tell Their Story

Anonymous

By private wire from Oyster Bay Roosevelt angled for the 1916 Progressive and Republican nominations, but his strategy backfired and killed the Progressive party

First lieutenant on Brigadier General John Gibbon’s staff, at Gettysburg; later colonel of the 36th Wisconsin; killed at Cold Harbor.

The daring epic of the filibusters reached a lurid climax when little William Walker captured the sovereign state of Nicaragua

The repulse of Pickett’s charge, described in a little-known account written shortly after the battle by a Union officer

December 1957

Departments 

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY