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From quarantines to birthday balls -- how America coped with the polio plague.
He lived a large part of his life in opposition to the place he loved.
Photographer Martin J. Dain captures the novelist's world.
A restored New England industrial valley draws a new generation of visitors.
Treasures and trifles from the Victoria and Albert Museum are coming to America.
How Rosetti and Wilde tested Victorian sensibilities.
The letters of the James brothers offer a window to the nineteenth century.
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."
A filmmaker explains how history plays differently on television.
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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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