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Articles with keyword "United States"

Daniel Sayers

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Anthropologist Daniel Sayers on Maroons Who Found Freedom in the Great Dismal Swamp

Non-Indiana Jones-style archaeology takes a bow in southern Virginia.

an illustration of Lincoln

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Lincoln's Assassination Stuns the Nation

President Lincoln, shot on Good Friday, was dead on Saturday, and mourned throughout the country on Easter Sunday, 1865.

Monument of London toy set

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Paper Toys Scale Monumental Heights in Historical Society Collection

Industrial Revolution made space for playthings for children.

Anna Deavere Smith in 1993

Conversation

America, Word for Word

Chairman Adams interviews 2015 Jefferson Lecturer Anna Deavere Smith.

August Wilson in 2004

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August Wilson’s Blues Poetry

The playwright gave expression to a century of black voices.

H. L. Mencken with his brothers

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H. L. Mencken as a Boy? Oh, Boy!

Mencken's memoirs show a softer side on the sardonic critic

The MacArthur Theater

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Memories of a Neighborhood Movie Theater, from When There Was Such a Thing

Oral histories mark the role of the neighborhood movie house

Georgia Plaque for the Appalachian Trail

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The Founder of the Appalachian Trail Imagined Something Even Grander

Utopian vision of a Harvard forestry grad

Masthead of the Hermanner Volksblatt

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Ben Franklin's German-Language Newspaper

Foreign-language newspapers provided insights into immigration and cultural history