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Stories Published in this Year

Who Is Superior? | August 1959 (Volume: 10, Issue: 5)

Montgomery Meigs, like many other vengeful Northerners, fell into an old error: he was convinced of his own innate superiority over a large segment of fellow citizens.

Forty years ago a Boston banker suggested that the Battle of Lexington had become a myth, and later evidence proves him right

Builder for a Golden Age | August 1959 (Volume: 10, Issue: 5)

Among his many other achievements, Jefferson was one of the leading architects of his day, responsible for the introduction of the Greek Revival style into America.

The call to convert the heathen brought gentle Narcissa Whitman and her husband to Oregon Territory—and a brutal death

Taking on all comers, he had always dropped his man—but his supreme moment came in bare-knuckle boxing’s last great fight

Their religion and customs were strange, but these master farmers from the Russian steppes turned a treeless prairie into America’s granary

Mansions On Rails | August 1959 (Volume: 10, Issue: 5)

Private Pullmans Were Once the Hallmark of Affluence and Social Success

Andersonville was merely the worst of a bad lot; North and South alike, they were more lethal than shot and shell

The Return Of The Resolute | August 1959 (Volume: 10, Issue: 5)

A rudderless derelict, she had drifted 1,100 miles through polar ice. Her return to England was a tribute to Anglo-American amity

John Hay’s ringing phrase helped nominate T. R., but it covered an embarrassing secret that remained concealed for thirty years

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