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Reconstructing Jacob Lawrence

Our history from the New Deal to contemporary Times Square is documented in a new catalog of the artist.

I'll Make Me a World

From ragtime to Spike Lee, a film captures the kaleidoscope of cultural contributions made by African Americans in this century.

Heraldry and Harleys

A new exhibition compares the American biker and the knights of the Middle Ages.

Margaret Sanger's "Deeds of Terrible Virtue"

A new film tells how Sanger broke taboos and paved the way for birth control reform.

Crossroads of Conflict

The U.S.-Mexican War is retold by both sides in a new documentary.

Risen from Our Blood and Tears

An upcoming series tells how Africans made their mark on America from slavery to abolition.


From celebrities to stockyards, a new reference book examines the mystique of the windy city.

Built in a Day

How Aladdin's catalog homes changed the way Americans live.

A Writer's Writer

Katherine Anne Porter's lifetime of letters and manuscripts holds clues for scholars and writers alike.

A Fanciful Nature

Realism and fantasy mingle in the worlds of Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, and Arthur Rackham.