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The Popular Front and American culture.
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Telling 436 stories in one documentary.
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How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.
By Randall Fuller
The great man of science had more than a passing interest in alchemy.
By Sam Kean
Two neighborhoods—Montmartre and Montparnasse—helped shape Picasso and a generation of innovators.
By James Panero
In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.
By Meredith Hindley
George Mason swore he would rather "chop off his right hand" than sign the Constitution.
By Pauline Maier
How the French Revolution reappropriated the favored playwright of Louis XIV.
By Steve Moyer
Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.
By Catherine Allgor
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