Even toward the end of her life, the writer revealed a youthful zest for life and art.
By Danny Heitman
An online encyclopedia created at the University of Michigan includes thousands of documents detailing the U.S. response to the 1918 flu crisis.
By Anna Maria Gillis
What we think we know about the arrival of Homo sapiens on this continent.
By Steve Moyer
She caused a furor when she coined “the banality of evil” to describe mindless acts of Nazi horror.
By Kathleen B. Jones
A favorite of Old Hickory, she made him seem kinder than he was. Why?
By Mark R. Cheathem
The master of the short story infused his work with myth and magic, but not fairytale endings.
By Mark Athitakis
A historical database of English in the U.S.
By Ammon Shea
From American Playhouse to 12 Years a Slave, two films give different views of the same story.
By Chad L. Williams
Colonial opulence had to be displayed behind closed doors.
By Meredith Hindley
Hitler's propagandists co-opted key intellectual figures in the Western canon to suit their political agenda.
By David B. Dennis
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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.
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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