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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Neal Gabler

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Walt Disney: In the End, He Wanted to Change How We Live.

Neal Gabler on the genius of Walt Disney

Illustration of volumes representing great American authors

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Edmund Wilson's Big Idea: A Series of Books Devoted to Classic American Writing. It Almost Didn't Happen

The origins of the Library of American were a messy business.

Landscape of Arizona's Box Canyon, Wupatki National Monument

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Willa Cather in the Desert: Where She Learned What Truly Mattered and Found Material for The Song of the Lark

Walnut Canyon in Arizona was the inspiration for key scenes in Cather's 1915 novel.

Ellen Gruber Garvey

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Scrapbooking Was Big During and After the Civil War. Why?

In the nineteenth century, making scrapbooks wasn't just for the hoi polloi. Celebrities like Mark Twain clipped and pasted, too.

Drawing of Isadora Duncan

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Dancing for One Hundred Years at the Peabody Institute

The Peabody celebrates a tradition of innovation.

Gloucester, 1961

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In Mid Twentieth Century, Folly Cove Artisans Reunited Designers and Craftsmen

Local aesthetic caught eye of national retailers.

Anna Deavere Smith in 1993

Conversation

America, Word for Word

Chairman Adams interviews 2015 Jefferson Lecturer Anna Deavere Smith.

August Wilson in 2004

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August Wilson’s Blues Poetry

The playwright gave expression to a century of black voices.

Jules Witcover

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Impertinent Questions with Jules Witcover

NEH-funded book on veeps.