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This hour-long podcast explores F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and how it became the great American story of our age.
First Lady, diplomat, and citizen activist, Eleanor Roosevelt also wrote more than 8,000 columns, 580 articles, 27 books, and 100,000 letters.
Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908–1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from 1935 to 1975.
Trace Lincoln’s development from a country lawyer to the president who would lead the country through the Civil War through his legal briefs, personal letters, and drafts of speeches.
Dr. King’s most significant speeches, sermons, correspondence, public statements, published and unpublished writings.
Trace the fall of slavery during the Civil War with this interactive online map of emancipation, drawn from events described in official military correspondence, newspapers, wartime letters and diaries.
Follow the centuries-long quest to decipher ancient Maya hieroglyphs.
Who was the first US President to give a televised national address? Which president kept jelly beans in the Oval Office? Find out at this multimedia look at the American Presidents.
exhibition Date: June 14, 2013 - September 2, 2013
exhibition Date: May 29, 2013 - July 12, 2013
lecture Date: May 27, 2013
lecture Date: May 24, 2013
tv Date: May 21, 2013
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 great man of science had more than a passing interest in alchemy.
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.
As Germany occupied France, Green brought Paris to life in his superlative diaries.
U-boats off the Carolina Coast were part of Germany's attack against American shipping in World War II.
An Appreciation by Mark Bittman
Was the den mother of modernism a fascist?
A scholar's epic journey to catalog two hundred years of medieval dress.
An NEH-funded documentary inspires a cinematic novel, one to be seen as well as read.
Charles and Ray Eames forged a new sensibility while doing everything and nothing.
The final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English approaches
The Atlantic Monthly helped establish the expatriate author as a literary great.
All things communist -- from the Berlin Wall to Soviet tchotchkes -- find a home at the Wende.
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