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The history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.
Few architects have had more impact on the American city than Daniel Burnham.
Explore the causes and consequences of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.
A musical travelogue through American cultures, communities, and traditions.
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
Search election returns from the earliest years of American democracy.
Travel cross country with Peter Sagal to find out where the Constitution lives, how it works, and how it unites us as a nation.
lecture Date: December 12, 2013
festival Date: December 13, 2013 - December 15, 2013
lecture Date: December 13, 2013
library program Date: December 19, 2013
exhibition Date: January 9, 2014 - February 6, 2014
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.
Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy
The journalist who pioneered serious film criticism showed a cinematic touch in all of his writing.
Simmie Knox's bumpy road from abstract artist to presidential portraitist.
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