Chronicles Magazine VIEWS

The Communion of Saints

I wish I could say I remember laughing when I first read that story in The Children’s Book of Saints, published in 1940 and reprinted six times before the 1952 edition that I still have on my shelves.

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    American Historians and Their History

    For this occasion, I have been asked to reflect on “the historian’s task” and “the American republican tradition.” To do so could be a gloomy undertaking—examining two things apparently suffering through terminal illness. I shall try not to...

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