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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Statement

A Prison Debate

Massachusetts compiles the history of the Norfolk Prison Debate Team, which even beat the likes of Oxford's best.

Robert E. Lee astride Traveller

Feature

How Did Robert E. Lee Become an American Icon?

The man was remembered, but not his cause.

Open book

Feature

The Well-Wrought Textbook

The making of the midcentury English department classic, Understanding Poetry.

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman's illustration of 1912 presidential candidates

Curio

1912 Presidential Candidates

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman mocks the confidence level of the 1912 presidential candidates—Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William Howard Taft—before the election.

Image of choreographer Jerome Robbins rehearsing dancers.

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Dancing American

Jerome Robbins built a new style from classical and modern parts.

Image of poster from Lincoln Centennial

Feature

Lincoln’s Centennial

The year was marked by adulation.

Philip Nel

IQ

Impertinent Question with Philip Nel

On the man behind the Grinch.

Image of Thorton Wilder, January, 28, 1962

Feature

The Utterly Civilized Wilder

Despite global popularity, the enduring works of Thornton Wilder hold up to critical scrutiny.

Image of Three Mile Island

Conversation

Historian for Hire

Phil Cantelon of History Associates talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the profession outside the walls of academia.