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The beginnings of empire.
The photographs of Jacob Riis regain their original look.
Treasures from the Bishop Museum tell the Hawaiian royal story.
Japanese traditions survive on a Kona coffee farm.
Long-unseen Native American objects find a refurbished home in Pittsburgh.
A Denver festival blends visual and musical media.
A photography exhibition recalls one of Maine's lost industries.
His unorthodox ways in the classroom changed the course of history for generations of Harvard students.
How the word "Liberty" moved from a spiritual definition to a revolutionary one.
An exhibition shows the lesser-known side of a young, ambitious George Washington.
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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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