The History of 'America'

For America's centennial celebration in 2009 James T. Keane, S.J., and Jim McDermott, S.J., authored a series of articles on pivotal episodes in the magazine's history.

"A Man of Independent Character: John J. Wynne and the founding of America Magazine,"
James T. Keane and Jim McDermott | MAY 19, 2008

"A Bold New Direction: Richard H. Tierney and America's foray into politics"
James T. Keane and Jim McDermott | SEPTEMBER 8, 2008

"The Manner Is Extraordinary: The life of John LaFarge"
James T. Keane and Jim McDermott | OCTOBER 27, 2008

"Cold Warrior: America's battle against Joe McCarthy"
James T. Keane and Jim McDermott | FEBRUARY 9, 2009

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