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

October 1996

A century ago this fall, voters were at one another’s throats in one of the hardest-fought campaigns ever

November 1996

The courts are taking up the question of what can and cannot constitute legal wedlock. They’ve been there before.

December 1996

Five centuries of American hangovers—and the single greatest faux pas in New York City history

February/march 1997

A turn-of-the-century jurist devoted his life to keeping the young out of what he called “a school for crime”

April 1997

How a J. P. Morgan partner and the former Secretary of the Navy defused a revolution just by being good guys

May/june 1997

The Boxer Rebellion casts a harsh and vivid light on America’s long, complex relationship with China

July/August 1997

With his usual furious vigor, Andrew Jackson posed a question that continues to trouble us to this day

September 1997

Bill Clinton is having a rocky second term. But so has almost every President who made it back into office.

September 1997

…and grow, and grow, from almost no employees to three million. Don’t blame the welfare state, or the military; the truth is much more interesting.

October 1997

A century and a half before the Heaven’s Gate suicides, hundreds of thousands of Americans waited all one October night for the world to end