1929 · New York
by Mencken, H.L., ed.
New York: The American Mercury, Inc.. Good. 1929. (Vol. XVII; No. 65). Periodical. [Good only, front cover relatively unworn with just some diagonal creasing at the bottom right -- but the rear cover is missing entirely; still solidly bound, internally clean]. No big names are represented in this issue, but there is still a good selection of interesting stories articles. Included: "Cotton Mill," a first-person account, by Paul Peters, of his stint working in one; "The New Innocents Abroad," an article about an American "colony" in the U.S.S.R., founded by the I.W.W. and initially under the managment of William D. "Big Bill" Haywood; an article about the trial and conviction of Tom Mooney; "The Etiquette of Slavery," by Sara Haardt (who would become Mencken's wife the following year); "Emotion in the Court-room," by Eleanor Rowland Wembridge (notable for her books "Other People's Daughters" and "Life Among the Lowbrows," both available from ReadInk); and an article entitled "Meat," about the health aspects of eating it, or not (the author is for it). Among the plays reviewed by George Jean Nathan in his regular column is "Harlem" by William Jourdan Rapp and Wallace Thurman. . (Inventory #: 25493)