December 1972

Volume 24
Issue 1

Features 

A shy Yankee named Hannah Adams never thought of herself as liberated, but she was out first professional female writer.

Stars of the era still glow brightly in portraits by photographer James Abbe

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In the early days of giveaways the pocket mirror was a handy means of promoting a product: the advertisement was on one side, the customer on the other

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Defeated at Saratoga, Burgoyne’s troops faced nearly five years of enforced exile in a hostile countryside

In a society grown steadily more affluent over two centuries, the existence of the poor has raised some baffling questions and surprising answers

Ever since 1792, bulls and bears together have tripped the light fantastic on Wall Street’s sidewalks—and sometimes just tripped

For some men the only solution to the dilemma of blacks and whites together was for the blacks to go back where they came from

The tragedy of Black Hawk, who became the eponym of a war he tried to avoid

December 1972

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