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The Dictionary of American Regional English records what is local about our language.
By Joseph M. Romero
A Supreme Court ruling fuels the Civil Rights Movement.
By Michael J. Klarman
Thurgood Marshall wins a case and nearly loses his life.
Thirty teachers travel to Austria to study the composer's operas.
By Richard Benedum
An archaeologist on a dig in Guatemala helps recover an ancient Maya masterpiece.
By Rachel Galvin
From silent films to newsreels, a new grant is preserving early motion pictures.
By Ronica Roth
A new documentary examines America's struggle to establish racial equality after the Civil War.
By Danielle Alexander
The story of Harriet Jacobs, fugitive slave, author, and relief worker, unfolds in a new book.
By Paulette W. Campbell
NEH Chairman Bruce Cole talks about cultivating civic life.
By Bruce Cole
From the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 to daily events, more than two centuries of newspaper history are being preserved.
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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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