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Articles with keyword "politics"

Bruce Cole


Renaissance Scholar at Work

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

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Impertinent Questions with Alan Houston

On the cosmopolitan Benjamin Franklin.

NEH Chairman Jim Leach


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.

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The Politics of Love

Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities


The China Scholar

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


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


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


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


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


The Man Who Came in Second

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