Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
George Mason swore he would rather "chop off his right hand" than sign the Constitution.
By Pauline Maier
In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.
By Meredith Hindley
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
By Guy Gugliotta
Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.
By Catherine Allgor
Was the den mother of modernism a fascist?
By Barbara Will
The Popular Front and American culture.
By Michael Kazin
The artful masonry of Rafael Guastavino rediscovered.
By Craig Lambert
He made dictionaries matter.
By Michael Adams
Before conjuring Dracula, Bram Stoker poured his soul out to America's poet.
The original right-wing takedown artist
By David Witwer
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