James P. Johnson

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James P. Johnson is an associate professor of history at Brooklyn College. His article on the curious origins of Mother’s Day appeared in our April/May 1979 issue.

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February/March 1983

In 1913 the Ouija board dictated a novel. Twenty years later it commanded a murder. It is most popular in times of national catastrophe, and it’s selling pretty briskly just now.