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.
By Amy Lifson
Florida's coast was a deadly place for seventeenth-century castaways.
By Amy Turner Bushnell
Kansans relive the guerrilla raids of the Border Wars.
By Steven Hill
Robert Smalls commandeered a Confederate ship to escape from slavery in South Carolina.
By Meredith Good
Fifty years ago, James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi.
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
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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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