Oberlin, Ohio, was an abolitionist stronghold, but not impermeable.
Middle schoolers comb through diaries, trek over battlefields, and relive history with cameras in hand.
Property of Tennessee Williams
What a souvenir statue tells us about his writing.
The Atlantic Monthly helped establish the expatriate author as a literary great.
A new exhibit of art, ritual, and performance from a tropical paradise.
The making of the midcentury English department classic, Understanding Poetry.
The man was remembered, but not his cause.
A look at "Gifts of the Sultan" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Buried Treasure in Austin.
A look at the life and career of Drew Gilpin Faust.
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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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