Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Minnesota examines the treaties between the United States and American Indians.
Illinois explores the history of the profession shared by L. Frank Baum, Benedict Arnold, and Johnny Appleseed.
Washington celebrates photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White.
U-boats off the coast of Virginia.
The naughty nineteenth-century circus.
Pennsylvania soldiers dodging the Civil War.
Vietnam War through the eyes of a South Dakota artist.
Wisconsin remembers its Badger Boys who fought for the Union.
Texas looks at the land through the eyes of artist Alexandre Hogue.
Massachusetts compiles the history of the Norfolk Prison Debate Team, which even beat the likes of Oxford's best.
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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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