Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Laura Harbold is a writer in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
David Tebaldi enriches public discourse in Massachusetts.
Margaret "Molly" Brown uses her name and wealth to reform conditions for the nation's working class.
John James Audubon captured a disappearing world in his paintings.
Newly discovered Maya murals reveal the civilization's sophistication.
A workshop brings teachers to the site of the nation’s oldest European settlement.
Linguists race against time to recapture the complicated Cherokee language.
A Virginia lieutenant takes Cherokee chiefs to meet King George III.
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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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