Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
When the boy-king was the hottest ticket in town
The origins of the Library of American were a messy business.
Documentaries have never been the same since The Civil War
How the state humanities councils expanded and helped fulfill the mission of NEH
The prolific Victorian writers have given him a very exciting and satisfying life
The National Council on the Humanities is charged with a lofty mission.
What makes the best red? The Spanish found out in sixteenth-century Mexico.
Walnut Canyon in Arizona was the inspiration for key scenes in Cather's 1915 novel.
In the years after the French and Indian War, Britain's strategies to keep its Native American alliances sometimes backfired.
Studs Terkel interviewed all types, but his best character was himself.
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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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