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Articles with keyword "history"

One of Odysseus’ sailors victimized by Scylla

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“My Sejanus”

Rome's ruthless upstart was really a savvy insider, until fortune turned her back on him.

Barry Faulkner’s 1936 rendition of the Constitutional Convention

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The First Dissenters

George Mason swore he would rather "chop off his right hand" than sign the Constitution.

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The Beehive Archive

Utah listens to its own quirky history.

Image of Herbert Hoover

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The Politics of Food

How America kept Russia from starving.

Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress Exposition

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Enchanting Reality

World's fairs during the Depression.

Building the Panama Canal

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Digging Across Panama

The Americans triumphed over yellow fever, landslides, and worker strikes to change the earth's landscape.

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.

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Medical Assurance

In the NEH-supported American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work by Patricia D’Antonio, and published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010, we learn of t

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Ties That Bind

By June 1886, traveling by rail in the U.S.

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Them Is Fightin' Words

An attempt at summing up NEH-funded Daniel Justin Herman’s intriguing Hell on the Range (Yale University Press, 2010) could wind up sounding like an allegory: Into Pleasant Valley there once