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Articles with keyword "eighteenth century"


Words. Words. Words.

A new edition of Samuel Johnson’s landmark dictionary illuminates his methods.


Women of Influence

NEH Chairman Bruce Cole talked recently with ABC and NPR news analyst Cokie Roberts about her most recent book, Founding Mothers, and the role women played in the early days of the Republic.

Rowhouse in Chestertown


Majoring in History

A visit to Chestertown, Maryland.

Hamilton's image superimposed on Wall Street buyer


A Lot Like Us

Author Richard Brookhiser and NEH Chairman Bruce Cole discuss the modern sensibilities of America's Founders.

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Do-It-Yourself Language

Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.

Hand showing small pox pustules


Pox in the City

From cows to controversy, the smallpox vaccine triumphs.

The Eye of a Lady by Anonymous, ca. 1800


The Mysterious Miss Austen

Two hundred years ago, Pride and Prejudice was anonymously published.

Court of Louis XVI


American Arriviste

The eighteenth-century traveler, writer, and social climber John Ledyard joins Thomas Jefferson and a famed circle of expatriates in Paris.

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How to Be Presidential

George Washington was not born a leader but he carefully made himself into one.

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Friends of Rousseau

Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.