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Chronicling little known kitchen rituals and traditions that explore how communities come together through food.
Twenty-five short films on great works of American art, based on the NEH Picturing America series
Read, watch, and hear testimony from those who witnessed World War II from the battlefield and the homefront, and explore teacher resources and lesson plans built around Ken Burns' documentary series
Explore Shakespeare’s many ties to America, from The Tempest's possible reference to a storm off the coast of Jamestown, to his writings’ influence on American politics, racial identity, and
The monument that changed how America remembers war.
An online resource of educational materials and modules for teaching the history of women in the world.
Louisa May Alcott hobnobbed with Emerson and Thoreau, wrote pulp fiction, and persuaded Dorothea Dix to waive a ban on single women working as Civil War nurses before writing Little Women.
Map the journey of African-American families before and after the Civil War with this online database of genealogical records from Albemarle County, Virginia.
Library Program Date: August 20, 2014
Library Program Date: August 21, 2014
Chatauqua Date: August 23, 2014
Workshop Date: August 24, 2014
Lecture Date: August 28, 2014
America's greatest personal essayist was more than a little shy and intensely self-conscious.
On letters, diaries, and other records of the American story at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker.
How to turn language, the core operating system of the humanities, into numbers . . .
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.
From cows to controversy, the smallpox vaccine triumphs.
Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and the conflict between publication and privacy.
Before conjuring Dracula, Bram Stoker poured his soul out to America's poet.
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
Henry David Thoreau went in for society, but on his own terms.
The battle for Nietzsche's legacy began when Count Hary Kessler met Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche.
Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.
After winning the Civil War and living in the White House, he decided to see the world.
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