It’s easy enough to wander through the Asian art wing of a large museum and skim over the fine print.
By Lauren Viera
George Mason swore he would rather "chop off his right hand" than sign the Constitution.
By Pauline Maier
Long indecipherable letters, written in ink made from crushed seeds, are now readable through spectral imaging.
By Anna Maria Gillis
The slave trade by the numbers.
By James Williford
Rome's ruthless upstart was really a savvy insider, until fortune turned her back on him.
By Edward Champlin
The rise of America's culture of print.
By David Skinner
A term of conquest and miscegenation now describes a cosmopolitan identity and worldview.
By Ilan Stavans
The neighborhood where Henry David Thoreau took shelter was home to Concord's "abandoned" slaves.
By Craig Lambert
New York dancers take to the country.
By Janet Mansfield Soares
Crusading Journalist John Mitchell Jr. took on the lynchers.
By Donna M. Lucey
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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.
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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