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Articles with keyword "history"

One of Odysseus’ sailors victimized by Scylla


“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


The First Dissenters

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


The Beehive Archive

Utah listens to its own quirky history.

Image of Herbert Hoover


The Politics of Food

How America kept Russia from starving.

Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress Exposition


Enchanting Reality

World's fairs during the Depression.

Building the Panama Canal


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.


"Daybreak Gray and Dim"

How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.


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


Ties That Bind

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

Mogollon Rim


Them Is Fightin’ Words

Disputes in Mogollon Rim in late nineteenth century inspired stories by Zane Grey.