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Articles with keyword "United States"

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Wild Time in the Poconos

From The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume I, May 1832–April 1833, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, 2008, in which the aristocratic naturalist and

Jill Lepore

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The Public Historian

How Jill Lepore went from Harvard office temp to Harvard professor.

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A Prison Debate

Massachusetts compiles the history of the Norfolk Prison Debate Team, which even beat the likes of Oxford's best.

Hogue painting

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Fire on the Walls

Texas looks at the land through the eyes of artist Alexandre Hogue.

Franklin School

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Capital Gains

Adolf Cluss lived through revolutionary times, first in his native Heilbronn in southwest Germany, where as a young man he got swept up in the popular uprisings of 1848, and then in Washington, D.C.,

Robert E. Lee astride Traveller

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How Did Robert E. Lee Become an American Icon?

The man was remembered, but not his cause.

The Conversation Piece

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Henry James and the American Idea

The Atlantic Monthly helped establish the expatriate author as a literary great.

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman's illustration of 1912 presidential candidates

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1912 Presidential Candidates

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman mocks the confidence level of the 1912 presidential candidates—Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William Howard Taft—before the election.

Image of choreographer Jerome Robbins rehearsing dancers.

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Dancing American

Jerome Robbins built a new style from classical and modern parts.