American Heritage, New Series, II, No. 1, Autumn 1950

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Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 436-437

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American Heritage, New Series, II, No. 1, Autumn 1950. Many persons in Indiana will be interested in this periodical which represents an attempt by the Association for State and Local History to make history more popular without sacrificing scholarship. This issue, the first number of the second volume of the new series, is chiefly devoted to Indiana and will be particularly interesting to Hoosiers.

The articles in this number include the following: Donald F. Carmony, "Cars from an Anvil," which sketches the rise of the Studebaker Company; Elmer Davis, "We Lived in Indiana Too," which calls attention to the Ohio River area; Joan Schaub, "Re-birth of an Indiana Town," tells the story of Arcole or Spring Mill as it was later called; Richard E. Banta, "Owen's New Moral World," a discussion of New Harmony after Owen; Gayle Thornbrough, "Tippecanoe;" Jeannette C. Nolan, "Indianapolis;" Howard H. Peckham, "What made Hoosiers Write," a stimulating and interpretative essay; and R. Carlyle Buley, "Lilly: Heritage in Health," which summarizes a privately printed history of the Lilly Company. Phases of the history of the Mississippi River are presented in three other articles: Bertha L. Heilbron, "Father of Waters;" Charles van Ravenswaay, "Life and Character of the Mississippi;" and Perry T. Rathbone, "Mississippi Panorama." Four full page reproductions in color accompany a brief article on "The Indian Paintings of George Winter."

The entire issue is characterized by its excellent illustrations, several of which are in color. The articles in general are timely and the authors well qualified. A number of the articles are brief statements of previously published works. Generally a nice balance is maintained between the desire to popularize and to be scholarly and shallowness is thereby avoided. Although no attempt is made to describe Indiana as a whole, a more adequate picture of the state may be gained than in some of the other magazines which have devoted special issues to the Hoosier State.

Published by theĀ Indiana University Department of History.