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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Last call: Detroit liquor store

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Going Dry

The Coming of Prohibition

Edmund Wilson

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Who Was Edmund Wilson?

America's greatest reader had overwhelming passions: for beautiful women and exceptional writing.

Philip Mosely with Fred Stolling

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The Cold War’s Organization Man

How Philip Mosely helped Soviet Studies moderate U.S. foreign policy.

G. Harold Carswell in his Tallahassee, Florida, chambers, April 1970.

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Supremely Contentious

The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”

Zither from the collections of the German American Heritage Center

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German American Heritage Center

The zither, commonly found in southern Germany and other parts of alpine Europe, produces the “oompahs” so typical of German folk music.

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Good Stable Manners

In Ancient Rome and Modern America, NEH-funded scholar Margaret Malamud looks at the ways visions of the imperial city have been incorporated into everything from the Constitution to Caes

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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

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How Did Robert E. Lee Become an American Icon?

The man was remembered, but not his cause.

Open book

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The Well-Wrought Textbook

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