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A group who saved Western art from Nazi looting and a California farmer who redefined ancient warfare are included in the latest list of National Humanities Medalists.
Philip Lampi's lifelong quest to document elections of the early Republic.
By Katherine Mangu-Ward
In the manuscript culture of the pre-print age, a lost world of poetry has been rediscovered.
By David S. Shields
A sampler of We the People projects from the Founders to Mark Twain to Laura Ingalls Wilder.
By Meredith Hindley
NEH celebrates five years of We the People
By Bruce Cole
Andrew Jackson stares down the national bank and wins.
By Daniel Feller
Abraham Lincoln's legal papers reveal a surprising cache of sundry clients and dramatic litigation.
By Douglas L. Wilson
Not just Torah and gefilte fish: A new film shows the complexity of life as a Jewish American.
By Joseph Epstein
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
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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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