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Masthead of the Hermanner Volksblatt

Ben Franklin’s German-Language Newspaper

Foreign-language newspapers provided insights into immigration and cultural history

cover image for Misplaced Massacre

After Much Debate, Not a Little Anguish, and Defining of Terms, Park Service Confirmed Site of Hostilities between Indians and Soldiers

Exact location of Sand Creek conflict had gone missing

Old St. Paul's Cathedral

John Donne Delivered a Sermon on Gunpowder Day in 1622. What Did It Sound Like?

Getting Donne down, virtually

Cover image of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, 1923–1925

Ernest Hemingway’s Hamburger Recipe Was Nothing Like His Famously Spare Prose.

Papa's key ingredients

Room in Hauteville House

What Can We Learn About Victor Hugo From Visiting His House Museum?

A privileged view into the literary mind

illustration of a snail or a slug

"Toad-stranglers," "Whoopensockers" and Other Findings from the Dictionary of American Regional English

Niche words still produce some linguistic tang

"Low Naiad Centre" Wedgwood ceramic

Squeaky Clean

Wedgwood ceramics served a dual purpose

Molly Brown's house in Denver

Capitol Hill Pad

Molly Brown's digs in Denver were unsinkable, too.

Wheat growing in fields

Rising Interest in Bread

Modern views, demographic changes leavened Jordanian cultural traditions surrounding the staff of life.

Carlyle House, Alexandria, VA

Room for Interpretation

First Anti-Crown Sentiments in America Traced to Virginia Parlor