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James Fenimore Cooper was a major literary innovator with fans such as Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad. Take that, Mark Twain.
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An excerpt from Picturing America describes how an artist interpreted Cooper's prose.
How a mansion-turned-boardinghouse in Old Lyme, Connecticut, became the place to be for American Impressionists.
Artist John Sloan documented the sidewalk theater of a changing New York.
A postwar boom transforms Florida from backwater to dream state.
An epic film documents the experiences of the citizen soldier and his community.
Before Pearl Harbor, Chinese Americans bring the issue of Japanese agression to the nation's consciousness.
Composed during World War II, Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait reflects the mood of the times during which it is performed.
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