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Articles with keyword "history"

Jill Lepore

Conversation

The Public Historian

How Jill Lepore went from Harvard office temp to Harvard professor.

Franklin School

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Capital Gains

Adolf Cluss lived through revolutionary times, first in his native Heilbronn in southwest Germany, where as a young man he got swept up in the popular uprisings of 1848, and then in Washington, D.C.,

Deborah Harkness

IQ

Impertinent Questions with Deborah Harkness

On animated pies and other curiosities of sixteenth-century life.

Paul Austin

In Focus

Arkansas's Paul Austin

Putting humanities tools into local hands.

Image of Madonna and Saints with Two Cherubs (detail)

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Impertinent Questions with William M. Reddy

William M. Reddy has made a career of demonstrating how honor, love, shame, fear, and desire operate as historical forces.

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman's illustration of 1912 presidential candidates

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1912 Presidential Candidates

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman mocks the confidence level of the 1912 presidential candidates—Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William Howard Taft—before the election.

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Mr. Manners

At George Washington’s request, Alexander Hamilton offers the newly elected president advice on proper etiquette in a letter dated May 5, 1789.

Image of poster from Lincoln Centennial

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Lincoln’s Centennial

The year was marked by adulation.

Image of Lincoln at McClellan's camp

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Lincoln the Great

Though He Didn’t Look That Way at the Time.

The Great Mosque of Cordoba

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Thieves of Pleasure

A vicious fraternal war rewards Alfonso VI with the artistic and poetic treasures of al-Andalus.