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Articles with keyword "Civil War"

William Orton Williams

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Curiously Reckless Rebels

An exquisitely fine pencil drawing hanging in a bedroom at Tudor Place in Georgetown in the nation’s capital has a tragic tale to tell that is lacking in some basic details.

Image of Captain Thomas William Sweeny

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Love and Hate during Wartime

In the Lizzie Gilmore collection of family letters, available through Community and Conflict, a new digital archive devoted to life in the Ozarks during the Civil War, the formalities of correspondenc

Tracing of Louisa May Alcott's hand

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Little Woman

The devilish, dutiful daughter Louisa May Alcott.

Charlton Heston playing Ben-Hur

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Ben-Hur

The Book That Shook the World

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Editor's Note, May/June 2011

How is it that our culture has studied and written and published large libraries’ worth of new books on the Civil War, and yet reading Drew Gilpin Faust, this year’s Jefferson Lecturer, is like discov

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The War 150 Years Later

As the sesquicentennial nears, a selection of past, present, and future humanities projects.

Young Union soldier with bayoneted musket, knife, and revolver.

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"Daybreak Gray and Dim"

How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.

Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University

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Personal History

NEH Chairman Jim Leach talks with Drew Gilpin Faust, daughter of the South, president of Harvard, and this year's Jefferson Lecturer.

Image of the 7th N.Y. State Militia, Camp Cameron, Washington, D.C., 1861

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An Appreciation: A Historian's Historian

A look at the life and career of Drew Gilpin Faust.