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In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.
On how books were used as weapons.
Napoleon, Britain, and the Siege of Cádiz.
Monumental paintings from the Qing dynasty document the power of its emperors.
The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
A young historian pours forth The French Revolution, blood and all, inspiring a generation of Victorian writers.
Insider advice on the ins and outs of grant writing.
A sampler of We the People projects from the Founders to Mark Twain to Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Creating the American Character
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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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