Anna Maria Gillis is managing editor of humanities.
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
Students from around the globe show their mettle at National History Day.
Author of Walden proves to be invaluable to today's scientists studying climate change.
Machinist by day, entomological mosaicist by night.
Jens Jensen found inspiration in the prairie for landscape design.
Frederick Law Olmsted designed pastoral escapes for the urban masses.
The story of Cathay Williams, the only known female Buffalo Soldier.
Wayward Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay
The founder of the Sierra Club worshiped the outdoor world.
Long indecipherable letters, written in ink made from crushed seeds, are now readable through spectral imaging.
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The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
By Meredith Hindley
Who Was Westbrook Pegler?
The original right-wing takedown artist
By David Witwer
The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
Was the den mother of modernism a fascist?
By Barbara Will
Friends of Rousseau
Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.
By Leo Damrosch
The Other Jefferson Davis
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
By Guy Gugliotta
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