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Articles with keyword "United States"


In Defense of Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper was a major literary innovator with fans such as Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad. Take that, Mark Twain.


The Ballad of Thomas Hart Benton

The prolific, opinionated artist behind The Sources of Country Music.


The Collector

William H. Gerdts talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about American art, scholarship, and his fixation with pears.

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln


Art and the American Story

NEH puts American materpieces in schools across the country.

During a performance at the American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA



Ralph Alan Cohen and the American Shakespeare Center want to turn the sweet little town of Staunton, Virginia, into the world capital of Shakespearean theater.

Scene from "The Abolitionists"


The Agitator

William Lloyd Garrison burned the Constitution as he roared against the injustice of slavery.

Bram Stoker in 1906


When Bram Met Walt

Before conjuring Dracula, Bram Stoker poured his soul out to America's poet.

A farmer digs through drifting sand in Oklahoma


Children of the Dust

The Dirty Thirties as witnessed by people who were actually there.


Editor's Note, November/December 2012

From the vaulted arch to Celebrating Freedom.

Drawing of Jennison's Jayhawkers


Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers

Kansans relive the guerrilla raids of the Border Wars.