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A sense of nationhood spawned new painting styles.
By James Christen Steward
The Mexican muralist sought to create art "capable of persuading and educating the masses."
By Robin Herbst
A biography of Daniel Boone is published 140 years after it was written.
By Lisa Rogers
This year's recipients of the National Medal for the Humanities: Stephen Ambrose, E. L. Doctorow, Diana Eck, Nancye Brown Gaj, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Vartan Gregorian, Ramón Eduardo Ruiz, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Garry Wills
By Ronica Roth
The general's papers reveal the campaign for the plan that rebuilt Europe.
By Meredith Hindley
Reflections on the moral frontiers of thirty years of teaching the Holocaust.
By Lawrence L. Langer
Our history from the New Deal to contemporary Times Square is documented in a new catalog of the artist.
By Tom Stabile
From ragtime to Spike Lee, a film captures the kaleidoscope of cultural contributions made by African Americans in this century.
By Rachel Galvin
A new exhibition compares the American biker and the knights of the Middle Ages.
By Erin Erickson
A new film tells how Sanger broke taboos and paved the way for birth control reform.
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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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