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How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.
By Randall Fuller
Fifty-five outdoor sculptures define a modern sensibility at tiny Ursinus College.
By Steve Moyer
The Americans triumphed over yellow fever, landslides, and worker strikes to change the earth's landscape.
By Edward Tenner
World's fairs during the Depression.
By Benjamin Forgey
In search of healing, we've said goodbye to privacy.
By Christine Rosen
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By Liam Julian
The great man of science had more than a passing interest in alchemy.
By Sam Kean
Two neighborhoods—Montmartre and Montparnasse—helped shape Picasso and a generation of innovators.
By James Panero
The brief success of Harlem's own record company.
By David Suisman
In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.
By Meredith Hindley
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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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