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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Eudora Welty's photograph of child and kite

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Southern Exposure

Eudora Welty's photographs reveal new stories in Alabama.

Apparatus for cranial osteopathy, 1930s

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Brain Booster

This ingenious handmade apparatus for cranial osteopathy, ca. 1930s, was constructed from pieces of two catchers’ mitts and a belt. Cranial osteopathy, developed by Dr.

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Akhmatova's Boswell

From the early 1980s until around 2000, there was a publishing explosion of Russian diaries and memoirs recalling Stalin’s Terror and World War II.

Image of bench/ step-stool from former East Germany

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California's Cold War Museum

All things communist -- from the Berlin Wall to Soviet tchotchkes -- find a home at the Wende.

Image of Josh White with guitar

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This Land Is Our Land

The Popular Front and American culture.

Image of segregated bus station in Durham, North Carolina, 1940

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Freedom Riders

Telling 436 stories in one documentary.

Image of Dr. Anna Darrow, early in her career.

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The Swamp Doctor

Anna Darrow could set a broken leg with some string and a flatiron.

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Them Is Fightin' Words

An attempt at summing up NEH-funded Daniel Justin Herman’s intriguing Hell on the Range (Yale University Press, 2010) could wind up sounding like an allegory: Into Pleasant Valley there once