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Anna Maria Gillis is managing editor of humanities.
Western Americanist and native Californian David Igler on sea captains who sought their fortunes
An online encyclopedia created at the University of Michigan includes thousands of documents detailing the U.S. response to the 1918 flu crisis.
A woman tells the story of her Holocaust survival through her embroidered art.
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.
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Humboldt in the New World
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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