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(Congress debates acquiring Alaska, 1867)

Tragedy In Dedham | October 1958 (Volume: 9, Issue: 6)

A restrospect of the Sacco-Vanzetti trial

When American colonists sorely needed friends, a Dutch island governor risked political ruin by saluting the rebels’ flag

A letter to a French friend

An erratic genius and his sober-sided partner made their product a household necessity and built fortunes which their numerous progeny have spent in ways both beneficent and bizarre

Congress agreed to join Britain in suppressing the brutal and cunning slave trade, but Southern influence hamstrung the Navy when it came to enforcing the law

It took a decade of effort, heart-breaking disappointments, and the largest ship afloat before Cyrus Field could lay a successful cable across the Atlantic

Mr. Godey’s Lady | October 1958 (Volume: 9, Issue: 6)

Gentle Sarah Hale, widowed at forty, created our first successful women’s magazine and popularized the Paris fashions she regarded with deep distrust

Was John Smith A Liar? | October 1958 (Volume: 9, Issue: 6)

The Jamestown founder is one of those early American heroes about whom historians are apt to lose their tempers

What has been the impact of the American Civil War on the generations of novelists and poets since Appomattox? This subject is discussed below by Professor Daniel Aaron of the Department of English at Smith College, in place of the regular essay by Bruce Catton.

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