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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"


Of Stevedores and Book Slingers

Mention the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and what comes to mind are workers heaving bales along a waterfront, operating straddle carriers shipside, or driving winches above break bulk c


Sprechen Sie Texan?

It would be hard to imagine anyone more learned about the German spoken today in central Texas than Hans Boas.

Julie Mulvihill, Executive Director of the Kansas Humanities Council

In Focus

Kansas's Julie Mulvihill

Kansas's Julie Mulvihill travels the state stumping for the humanities.

John Mitchell, Jr., editor, Richmond Planet


Brother from the Richmond Planet

Crusading Journalist John Mitchell Jr. took on the lynchers.

Cover of Madman Atomic Comics No. 7, 2007


Comics and the Classical Tradition

Comics are taken seriously in Washington state.

Students pose at the Rosenwald Pee Dee Colored School, South Carolina.


Schools for the South

South Carolina remembers the era of Rosenwald schools.

Mark Twain, on a round-the-world trip


Mark Twain in Music

A new music CD about Mark Twain is released in Missouri.


The Gorey Details

Goreyphiles flock to Hawai'i for an exhibit of his dark-humored work.

Pittsburgh Railways streetcar 4398


Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Low platforms helped passengers in getting on and off streetcars and resulted in decreased running times and fewer accidents.


Poetry Speaks

“Voice registers the weird sexiness of reading poetry, the illusion it enables of a private tryst between author and reader.” So says Lesley Wheeler, an English professor at Washington and Lee Univers