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Articles with keyword "South America"

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The Art of Mestizaje

A website and DVD examine the fusion of cultures in Latin American artwork.

Alexander von Humboldt

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Humboldt in the New World

Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."

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Editor's Note, November/December 2012

From the vaulted arch to Celebrating Freedom.

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Letters Home

From Charles Darwin: The Beagle Letters, a volume by the editors of the Charles Darwin Correspondence Project, which has been supported by NEH.

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Darwin the Young Adventurer

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

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Survival of the Luckless

Captain Bernardo de Vargas Machuca’s 1599 Indian Militia was called by historian Geoffrey Parker the “first manual of guerrilla warfare ever published.” Thomas Jefferson kept a copy on his bo

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.

East African slaves aboard the Daphne, a British Royal Navy vessel

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Gross Injustice

The slave trade by the numbers.

Tecuani mask from the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas

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Mexic-Arte Museum

Cortez’s conquest of the Aztecs, the Seven Deadly Sins, and Mexican Independence are among the many themes of the masked dances of the Nahua Indians of central Mexico.

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First, Count to Ten...In Pescadora

Archaeologists from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum working in Peru have unearthed a piece of paper used in the early seventeenth century by a Spanish priest to conduct an interview and record num