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How history was made and how it's being written
By Earl Lewis
“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.
By David Skinner
Oral history, an essential ingredient in capturing state's role in civil rights movement.
By Esther Ferington
How African-American bondage came back after emancipation.
By Lynette Holloway
A new exhibition at the Walters Museum explores race and identity to ask the burning question, Who's your daddy?
By Mary Kay Zuravleff
Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.
By Michael Adams
Two hundred years ago, Pride and Prejudice was anonymously published.
By Meredith Hindley
William Lloyd Garrison burned the Constitution as he roared against the injustice of slavery.
By James Williford
From cows to controversy, the smallpox vaccine triumphs.
By Sam Kean
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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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