In This Issue
Explore the March 1917 print edition below. Or to discover more writing from the pages of The Atlantic, browse the full archive.
Contemporary Novelists: William Dean Howells
"Howells misses nothing ... of 'the real, the natural, the colloquial, the moderate, the domestic, and the democratic.'"
"Not agile any longer, she has become a privileged parlor guest, for the stairs are too much for her. Sometimes she even finds it impossible to bury a bone, and then she goes through the pantomime of burying it. She knows we know she hasn't really done it. Her assumption of achievement is ludicrous. Who says dogs haven't a sense of humor?"
Commerce-Destroying Aboard the Georgia
Further Recollections of a Rebel Reefer
War and the Child
“To withhold from a child some knowledge—apportioned to his understanding—of the world’s sorrows and wrongs is to cheat him of his kinship with humanity.”
The Case Against Compulsory Latin
“There are too many histories, too many new sciences with applications of great importance, and too many new literatures of high merit which have a variety of modern uses, to permit any one … to believe that Latin can maintain the place it was held for centuries in the youthful training of educated men.”
Lieutenant’s Story (Part III)
The final installment in a series of excerpts from a French officer’s war-time journal
For the Fallen
Nationalism in the West
The Schoolma'am of Squaw Peak
The Contributors' Column--March Atlantic
The Last Days of Lafcadio Hearn
Music and Life
Lloyd George and the Coup d'État
The Deliverance From Wittenberg: The Journal of Private Hutchinson, No. 5475 First Battalion, Manchester Regiment
The Lieutenant's Story. Iii
Letters to a Blind Soldier
The First Heritage