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The Civil War divided Americans into two kinds of people.
By David Skinner
How a feathered serpent god presided over a forgotten golden age of Mexican art.
By Doug Harvey
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
By Guy Gugliotta
George Washington was not born a leader but he carefully made himself into one.
By Edward G. Lengel
Henry David Thoreau went in for society, but on his own terms.
By Danny Heitman
Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy
By Meredith Hindley
As Germany occupied France, Green brought Paris to life in his superlative diaries.
By Francis-Noël Thomas
The battle for Nietzsche's legacy began when Count Hary Kessler met Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche.
Theology became flesh and blood in the sacred street theater of medieval England.
By James Williford
Gilgamesh was a brutal tyrant who foolishly tried to defeat death.
By Philip Freeman
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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.
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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