Massachusetts nearly secedes during the War of 1812.
By Kevin Mahnken
A steel town in New Jersey made the Golden Gate Bridge possible.
By Edward Tenner
A cache of photographs reveals the history of a historic Rhode Island house.
By Nina Markov
How a strident segregationist transformed into the beloved author of Little Tree.
A new book examines centuries of art in Louisiana.
By Amy Lifson
Walking tours of Baltimore's Mount Vernon reveal a neighborhood's literary roots and architectural gems.
By Jen Kalaidis
Simmie Knox's bumpy road from abstract artist to presidential portraitist.
By Henry Wiencek
U-boats off the Carolina Coast were part of Germany's attack against American shipping in World War II.
Two of Florida's oldest shipwrecks reveal colonists' hopes.
By James Williford
One brother in South Dakota and one in Norway share their lives through letters.
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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.
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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