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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Building the Panama Canal

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Digging Across Panama

The Americans triumphed over yellow fever, landslides, and worker strikes to change the earth's landscape.

The Oval by G. Noble Wagner

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A Sculptured Landscape

Fifty-five outdoor sculptures define a modern sensibility at tiny Ursinus College.

Mo Yan

Conversation

The Real Mo Yan

The renowned Chinese novelist talks with NEH Chairman Jim Leach.

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Mo Yan 101

Sometime in the late 1960s or early seventies, a neighbor told Guan Moye about a writer he knew whose work was so popular that he could afford to eat jiaozi—“those tasty little pork dumplings

Sketch of an American soldier, circa 1942.

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After Shock

Maine holds a conference relating war trauma to classical literature in Washington, D.C.

Illustration from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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A Very Hungry Reader

Massachusetts focuses on the food imagery in Eric Carle's illustrations.

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

Curio

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.

Curio

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.