Gerald Carson

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Gerald Carson, who died in 1989, was a Contributing Editor of American Heritage.

Articles by this Contributor

February 1974

October 1974

The U.S. Post Office, 1775-1974

October 1977

The Curious World of the Trademark

December 1979

“If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, “said Abraham Lincoln, “we could better judge what to do, and haw to do it. “For nearly two hundred years, the United States Census has been trying to find out.

June/july 1980

The mob was at the palace gates; her husband was already a prisoner; the servants were stealing imperial treasures before her eyes; Empress Eugénie turned to the one man in France she could trust—Dr. Thomas W. Evans of Lancaster, Pa.

April/may 1981

WHEN JOSEPH KNOWLES STRIPPED TO THE BUFF AND SLIPPED INTO THE MAINE WOODS IN 1913, HE HOPED TO LEAD THE NATION BACK TO NATURE.

August/September 1986

Connoisseurs have long regarded him as the master of cold-turkey peddling. He’s been at it for eighty years.

November 1988

All through the 1920s eager young emigrants left the towns and farms of America and headed for New York City. One of them recalls the magnetism of the life that pulled him there.

April 1991

A small but dependable pleasure of travel is encountering such blazons of civic pride as “Welcome to the City of Cheese, Chairs, Children, and Churches!”