Meredith Hindley is a senior writer for humanities.
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Creating the American Character
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From The Great Gatsby to Sister Carrie, writers tell stories of social climbers and fortune hunters.
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The master of West Coast jazz blends his music with his advocacy for human rights.
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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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