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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.
By Amy Lifson
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.
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
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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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