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Articles with keyword "Geography"

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A Place with a Story

A restored New England industrial valley draws a new generation of visitors.

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Towards Life in the Fast Lane

A new film shows the love-hate relationship Americans have with the interstate.

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Uncommon Directions

Some unusual maps trace the progress of the soul and the arc of life.

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Crossing Boundaries

Edward L. Ayers describes how neighboring towns chose opposite sides in the Civil War.

Captain John Smith by Simon de Passe, seventeenth century

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Soldier of Fortune: John Smith before Jamestown

Smith's experiences as a pirate, mercenary, and Turkish slave prepare him to survive in the New World.

Alexander von Humboldt

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Humboldt in the New World

Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."

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Wild Time in the Poconos

From The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume I, May 1832–April 1833, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, 2008, in which the aristocratic naturalist and

Image of chaeologists join 8,500 cyclists on the road in Iowa.

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Time Travels

Some thirteen thousand years ago, when most archaeologists agree that humans first populated North America, a Paleo-Indian tribe left a cache of stone weapons in southern Iowa, maybe to be finished an

Image of Phoebe Stein Davis

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Maryland’s Phoebe Stein Davis

Phoebe Stein Davis is determined to make the humanities relevant.

Erik Jorgensen, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council

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Maine’s Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.