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