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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

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That's Amore

Three women in novelist William Faulkner’s life affected his storytelling profoundly through their own literary and artistic abilities. Additionally, one of the three transformed his notions of race.

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Telecommunications Triumphs

Staying up all night working on his code and such for the glory of France, Napoleon still had time for other long-lasting achievements—namely, his optical telegraph.

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939

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Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.

Photograph by Wing Young Huie

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Minnesota Originals

The Twin Cities host a six-mile-long art gallery.

Happy Campers, Class of ’09 at the University of Portland

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Happy Camp

Happy Campers convene in Oregon.

Parents picket the schools in Kanawha County, 1974.

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A Battle over Books

West Virginians battled over their school books in 1974.

Laura Claridge, author of Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age

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Impertinent Questions with Laura Claridge

On the private life of Emily Post.

Martha Hill improvises on Bennington’s tennis courts, 1936.

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Grassroots Modern

New York dancers take to the country.

A participant of the Prime Time Family Reading Time program engages with a book.

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Ten Years of Prime Time

Louisiana marks ten successful years of a literacy program.

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The Ubiquitous Book

The rise of America's culture of print.