Francis Russell

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Francis Russell, a frequent contributor, is the author of Adams: An American Dynasty , a book recently published by American Heritage.

Articles by this Contributor

December 1957

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

June 1957

Home to royal and republican governors, host to a century of great men, stately Shirley Place in Roxbury, Massachusetts, is falling into ruin

October 1958

A restrospect of the Sacco-Vanzetti trial

April 1959

Only Sir William Johnson, living among them in feudal splendor, won and kept the confidence of the Iroquois.

June 1959

Part hero, part rogue, Boston’s Jim Curley triumphed over the Brahmins in his heyday, but became in the end a figure of pity.

December 1960

Lord Jeffery’s name is “known to fame,” but it was the five years he spent in America that rescued him from obscurity

June 1962

Four years ago Mr. Russell claimed in our pages that the central figures in the famous trial at Dedham had been unjustly executed. Now he has restudied the long record, held new ballistic tests, and reached a dramatic new conclusion. Should not the verdict be, he asks:

October 1962

Did the Fathers in 1620 really land on that famous slab of granite? Through the haze of myth that surround it, a profound truth may be dimly seen

April 1963

In the life a and death of a scandal-haunted President, some dark regions still remain

October 1963

When Boston’s police walked out, a great city erupted in violence. By doggedly doing nothing, Governor Coolidge emerged as a national hero