How history was made and how it's being written
“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.
Oral history, an essential ingredient in capturing state's role in civil rights movement.
How African-American bondage came back after emancipation.
A new exhibition at the Walters Museum explores race and identity to ask the burning question, Who's your daddy?
Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.
Two hundred years ago, Pride and Prejudice was anonymously published.
William Lloyd Garrison burned the Constitution as he roared against the injustice of slavery.
From cows to controversy, the smallpox vaccine triumphs.
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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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