The eighteenth-century traveler, writer, and social climber John Ledyard joins Thomas Jefferson and a famed circle of expatriates in Paris.
By Edward G. Gray
Why introduce children to masterpieces?
By Joseph Matthew Piro
In the 1850's, the Children's Aid Society began sending thousands of orphans by train to Western towns for adoption.
By Dan Scheuerman
A new exhibition captures the dueling personalities of Miami Modern.
By Thomas Hine
Ralph Alan Cohen and the American Shakespeare Center want to turn the sweet little town of Staunton, Virginia, into the world capital of Shakespearean theater.
By David Skinner
The early disputatious days of American movies.
By Bruce Bennett
NEH puts American materpieces in schools across the country.
By Maggie Riechers
The prolific, opinionated artist behind The Sources of Country Music.
By Justin Wolff
James Fenimore Cooper was a major literary innovator with fans such as Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad. Take that, Mark Twain.
By Wayne Franklin
While vacationing in Queens, Cooper suffers a fever and writes the violent twelfth chapter of The Last of the Mohicans
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The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
By Meredith Hindley
Who Was Westbrook Pegler?
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.
By Leo Damrosch
The Other Jefferson Davis
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
By Guy Gugliotta
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