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“It Is Who We Are”

Folk music reflects a nation’s changing traditions.

Making Meta Connections

Nineteen institutions combine resources to give a view of the American Northwest.

Zap! Pow! Bam!

How Superman and friends began to fight for the little guy.

A “Mad, Hulking Carnival” of American Life

Breaking some of the rules made Tom Wolfe a better observer.

“Little Sure Shot”: the Saga of Annie Oakley

 A new film describes how a ladylike demeanor and deadeye aim made Phoebe Anne Moses famous.

Defining Freedom

Civil War surgeon Mary Walker began her battle for equality in the women's dress reform movement.

Through the Lens of Jack London

The writer provides photographic records of his adventures.

Reliving History Frame by Frame

Early newsreels put Americans in the front row for major world events.

Documenting Pittsburgh’s Past

A photographer captures the jazz musicians and sports stars of the 1930s and beyond.

Virtual St. Louis

A new Web site allows visitors to reconstruct a city's earlier times.