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Stories Published in this Year

(Congress debates acquiring Alaska, 1867)

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

A letter to a French friend

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

A restrospect of the Sacco-Vanzetti trial

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

Daylight In The Swamp | October 1958 (Volume: 9, Issue: 6)

Old-time logging in the Pacific Northwest was “a wildly wonderful if tragically heedless era”; there are those who still mourn its passing

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