The Free State of Jones in Mississippi, led by a freethinking farmer, seceded from the Confederacy.
By Peter Tonguette
An erroneous citation that lived on for decades in the text of a well-known poem.
Mencken was the poet laureate of political conventions.
Getting to the bottom of the complicated rebuilding of an American icon.
Muhammad Ali, the great heavyweight champion, met with Marianne Moore, the celebrated poet. A sonnet resulted.
Veterans write about what they know: the modern soldier.
It was the early 1970s and NEH was funding a project using hypertext to teach college students how to read poetry.
A small-town girl from Iowa became the "it" girl of the French New Wave.
An author shares the highs and lows of life on tour.
Museums are turning away from big exhibitions and toward community.
Anderson House in Washington, D.C., recalls a pair of American socialites and serves as headquarters to the Society of the...
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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