Prologue Magazine

Prologue | Spring 2016

Vol. 48, no. 1

Broken Blossoms

The 1935 "Broken Blossoms" trial revealed how poor young Chinese women were lured to San Francisco with promises of marriage and jobs but instead were forced into prostitution.

Secret Weapons, Forgotten Sacrifices

Records of the Office of Scientific Research and Development in World War II document off-beat weapons research and the sacrifices of those who worked on them.

Murder! Orphans! Escape!

The story of five orphans and the attack on their missionary family in China in 1940 is told through records of the U.S. consulate.




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