Averroës' writings on Aristotle shaped Western philosophy as we know it.
By Robert Pasnau
To understand her, you need to understand Eatonville—and vice versa.
By Anne Trubek
The moral and political dilemmas of the time seem so clear in retrospect.
By Adam Kirsch
The final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English approaches
By Michael Adams
The Coming of Prohibition
By Michael A. Lerner
Thomas Pearson repelled American forces, driving Canada toward nationhood.
By Donald E. Graves
Oberlin, Ohio, was an abolitionist stronghold, but not impermeable.
By Daniel J. Sharfstein
Middle schoolers comb through diaries, trek over battlefields, and relive history with cameras in hand.
By Amy Lifson
Property of Tennessee Williams
What a souvenir statue tells us about his writing.
By Christopher McDonough
The Atlantic Monthly helped establish the expatriate author as a literary great.
By Susan Goodman
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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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