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Articles with keyword "history"

The Great Mosque of Cordoba

Feature

Thieves of Pleasure

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

Philip Nel

IQ

Impertinent Question with Philip Nel

On the man behind the Grinch.

Ann Thompson

In Focus

Oklahoma’s Ann Thompson

Ann Thompson finds inspiration in Lincoln.

Bruce Cole

Conversation

Renaissance Scholar at Work

Humanities discusses art and the achievements of the Endowment with outgoing Chairman, Bruce Cole.

Image of the Garst family welcomin Nikita Khrushchev in 1959 (Roswell Garst, cen

Statement

Khrushchev in Iowa

Coon Rapids, Iowa, was crawling with spies.

Image of Frederick Douglass

Statement

Reverberations of the Fourth of July

MASSACHUSETTS On July 5, 1852, while citizens across the country were still celebrating American freedom, Frederick Douglass, the country’s most prominent former slave, delivered arguably the century’

Image of Morris Dickstein

Conversation

Reading Into the Great Depression

Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.

François Faber

Curio

Velo News

Histories of bicycle racing often give in to hagiography, but historian Christopher S.

William Orton Williams

Curio

Curiously Reckless Rebels

An exquisitely fine pencil drawing hanging in a bedroom at Tudor Place in Georgetown in the nation’s capital has a tragic tale to tell that is lacking in some basic details.

Feature

Darwin the Young Adventurer

The budding naturalist avoids life as a minister and finds himself aboard the Beagle.