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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...

Rebuild Xerxes’ bridge over the Hellespont or learn about Edith Wharton’s work as a World War I war correspondent. NEH’s...
Einstein Papers Project: The density of the Milky Way, Pasadena, January 1931.

The first complete picture of a massive written legacy that ranges from Einstein's first work on the special and...

Emma Goldman

An internationally known anarchist, the Russian emigrant Emma Goldman was for nearly half a century the most controversial...