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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Zither from the collections of the German American Heritage Center


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.


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


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


How Did Robert E. Lee Become an American Icon?

The man was remembered, but not his cause.

Open book


The Well-Wrought Textbook

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

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman's illustration of 1912 presidential candidates


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.


Dancing American

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

Image of poster from Lincoln Centennial


Lincoln’s Centennial

The year was marked by adulation.

Philip Nel


Impertinent Question with Philip Nel

On the man behind the Grinch.