A new film shows the love-hate relationship Americans have with the interstate.
By Ronica Roth
From quarantines to birthday balls -- how America coped with the polio plague.
By Meredith Hindley
He lived a large part of his life in opposition to the place he loved.
By Noel Polk
Photographer Martin J. Dain captures the novelist's world.
By Tom Rankin
A restored New England industrial valley draws a new generation of visitors.
By Patti Van Tuyl
Treasures and trifles from the Victoria and Albert Museum are coming to America.
By Ellen Marsh
How Rosetti and Wilde tested Victorian sensibilities.
By James Swafford
The letters of the James brothers offer a window to the nineteenth century.
By John J. McDermott
A seventeen-year-old's scribbles reveal the writer to come.
While some regard it as "the queen of the humanities," others dismiss it as "low-power history."
By Joan D. Hedrick
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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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