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American History: December 1997 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryThis issue of American History has a lot to do with distances, specifically the difficulty bridging them. The United States is a large country, as I learned from experience the first time I drove across it. One …

American History: April 1997 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryAs we were preparing this issue of American History, which includes on page 16 an article by Mark Dunkelman about Amos Humiston, a Union soldier who died during the Battle of Gettysburg, leaving a wife and three …

American History: April 1997 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryIn It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, Alan Lelchuk, the son of a Russian immigrant to the United States, is quoted as saying that …

American History: August 1997 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryAt the end of a 1980 interview with William R. Wilson, which begins on page 48 of this issue, the late General James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle declared: "I'd never want to relive my life. I couldn't possibly …

American History: August 1996 letters

Published: August 11, 1996 at 1:01 am
"THE BEAST OF BATAAN"With the article, "Beast of Bataan" [March/April 1996 issue], the trial of Japanese General Homma Masaharu is publicknowledge. However, there is more to the Homma story. After his trial Homma was confined in Bilibid prison, some …

American History: October 96 Letters

Published: August 11, 1996 at 1:01 am
PORTRAITS REMEMBEREDYour article by Harold Holzer in the July/August issue of American History on portraits of Southern gentlemen brought to mymind a childhood memory. I asked my mother what it was like when she was a little girl. She …

American History: December 96 Letters

Published: August 11, 1996 at 1:01 am
DISAPPOINTED I am very disappointed that American History chose to print "Declassified" by Roger S. Peterson, regarding the investigationof the JFK assassination [July/August 1996 issue]. Mr. Peterson claims that new information has come to light from recentlyreleased documents but actually …

American History: October 1996 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1996 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on History In 1907, Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show paid a visit to Brooklyn, New York. My grandmother, then a child of eight, got to see the panoply of the West-that-never-was that Cody paraded before audiences around the …

American History: December 1996 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1996 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryFor more than twenty years, my late husband and I lived in Canada. Although we maintained our American citizenship, we lacked the residential requirements necessary to cast an absentee ballot in U.S. presidential elections. Accustomed as we …
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