William Lloyd Garrison burned the Constitution as he roared against the injustice of slavery.
By James Williford
From cows to controversy, the smallpox vaccine triumphs.
By Sam Kean
Actors and Scholars explore the hidden wonders of more than a half dozen plays.
By David Kipen
How one university course has affected a generation of mostly Mormon students.
By Jean Cheney
The artful masonry of Rafael Guastavino rediscovered.
By Craig Lambert
The Dirty Thirties as witnessed by people who were actually there.
The meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation, for those at the time and for us today.
By Kevin Mahnken
Thaddeus Stevens was a fearsome reformer, who never backed down from a fight.
By Steve Moyer
Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and the conflict between publication and privacy.
By Randall Fuller
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
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The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
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The original right-wing takedown artist
By David Witwer
The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
Was the den mother of modernism a fascist?
By Barbara Will
Friends of Rousseau
Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.
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The Other Jefferson Davis
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
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