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black and white photo of woman holding matzah ball soup, 1954

Exploring American Jewish identity as expressed through food and culinary traditions.

newspaper mastheads: Eastern Utah Advocate, Abilene Reflector, Richmond Dispatch

Search and view newspaper pages from 1836-1922.

Marlene Dietrich in Stage Fright
More than 800 film professionals fleeing Nazi Germany escaped to Hollywood between 1933 and 1939.
Peter Sagal with motorcycle: Constitution USA

Travel cross country with Peter Sagal to find out where the Constitution lives, how it works, and how it unites us as a...

Cracking the Maya Code

Follow the centuries-long quest to decipher ancient Maya hieroglyphs.

W.E.B. Du Bois, c. 1911

W.E.B. Du Bois’ prose poem “Credo” proclaimed his philosophy of racial equality.

Dante holding the Divine Comedy, fresco, Michelino

This searchable full-text database contains more than seventy commentaries on Dante's Divine Comedy.

1933 Chicago World's Fair poster
Between 1933 and 1940 tens of millions of Americans visited world’s fairs in cities across the nation.
Dictionary of American Regional English, volume 1, cover

Be prepared to tell a pinkletink from a quill pig on your next rantum scoot by consulting this...

Do You Speak American?
"You say 'either' and I say…" Find out what variety of American English you speak
Man-Midwifery Dissected; or, the Obstetric Family Instructor by John Blunt, 1793

See how history is made!

Dolley Madison, by Gilbert Stuart

Dolley Madison defined the role of the President's wife. Learn how America's first First Lady changed the face of...