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Articles with keyword "politics"

NEH Chairman Jim Leach

Conversation

The Gentleman from Iowa

NEH Chairman Jim Leach takes us from his high-school wrestling days through the stages of his political career to his thoughts on the challenges facing humanity--and the humanities--in the twenty-first century.

Image of Dolley Madison.

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The Politics of Love

Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities

Conversation

The China Scholar

Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.

Curio

Confederate Cattle Call

There is pleasure to be had in looking to the past for examples of the familiar or near familiar. But one can also look to it for a good blast of the freaky, the strange, and the unrecognizable.

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939

Curio

Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.

La Virgen de Guadalupe

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The United States of Mestizo

A term of conquest and miscegenation now describes a cosmopolitan identity and worldview.

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.

“The Political Quadrille, Music by Dred Scott", 1860

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The Man Who Came in Second

In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.

Curio

Akhmatova's Boswell

From the early 1980s until around 2000, there was a publishing explosion of Russian diaries and memoirs recalling Stalin’s Terror and World War II.

Image of Josh White with guitar

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This Land Is Our Land

The Popular Front and American culture.