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How New York became a hub for Spanish dance.
By Marina Harss
Henry Box Brown mailed himself to freedom.
By Kevin Mahnken
It takes patience and cunning to learn the traditional way of Japanese boats.
By Alex Hanson
An anthology of writings by veterans.
By Amy Lifson
Alfred Shaheen brought Hawaiian fashion to the world.
By Paula Rath
The Underground Railroad also led to Mexico.
By Martin Kohn
The genius detective from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has inspired a mountain of imitations.
By Tom Keogh
Jay "Ding" Darling was the best friend a duck ever had.
By Laura Wolff Scanlan
Alaska's sea-otter hunting left records of village life.
Florida's coast was a deadly place for seventeenth-century castaways.
By Amy Turner Bushnell
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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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