Bernard A. Weisberger

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Bernard A. Weisberger, distinguished former history professor of Wayne State University and the Universities of Chicago and Rochester, was the associate editor of American Heritage from 1970 to 1972. He recently authored When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 (William Morrow 2006), and has also written Reporters for the Union, a study of Civil War newspapermen.

Articles by this Contributor

April 1956

Maybe the American suceess myth began with this carpenter’s helper who rose to riches a title, and a governorship

June 1959

Shocking, exuberant, exalted, the camp meeting answered the pioneers' demand for religion and helped shape the character of the West.

February 1961

Proud and independent, the farm girls of New England helped build an industrial Eden, but its paternalistic innocence was not to last

June 1967

To the hard-bitten laborers of the I.W.W., the union was a home, a church, and a holy crusade.

June 1969

The commander of the NC-4 called the trip “uneventful,” but the men in the other planes of the mission could not quite agree

December 1970

The Melting Pot: Its most difficult test

October 1971

Three Centuries of Divorce, American Style