Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
A new exhibition traces the intersecting lives of the Civil War rivals.
Frolicking on the Cote D'Azur, Sara and Gerarld Murphy inspire artists of the avant-garde.
A charismatic editor lures great writers of the early twentieth century to the pages of his controversial weekly.
Wit and insight are trademarks of Mansfield's scholarship and teaching style.
Excerpts from the writings of Harvey Mansfield.
From illegitimacy, Alexander Hamiliton rises to power, driven by ambition and his moral code
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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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