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Articles with keyword "United States"

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Statement

Reverberations of the Fourth of July

MASSACHUSETTS On July 5, 1852, while citizens across the country were still celebrating American freedom, Frederick Douglass, the country’s most prominent former slave, delivered arguably the century’

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In Focus

Maryland’s Phoebe Stein Davis

Phoebe Stein Davis is determined to make the humanities relevant.

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What IF?

The book gives way to the download, and solitary reading transforms into virtual conversations.

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Conversation

Reading Into the Great Depression

Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.

William Orton Williams

Curio

Curiously Reckless Rebels

An exquisitely fine pencil drawing hanging in a bedroom at Tudor Place in Georgetown in the nation’s capital has a tragic tale to tell that is lacking in some basic details.

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What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

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Proud Flesh

A recollection of Wallace Stegner.

James Leve

IQ

Impertinent Questions with James Leve

On the composers of Cabaret and Chicago.

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Feature

Ain’t That the Truth

Webster's Third: The Most Controversial Dictionary in the English Language.

Image of A View of Two Lakes and Mountain House, Morning, 1844 by Thomas Cole.

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Living Off the Landscape

How Thomas Cole and Frederic Church made themselves at home in the Hudson River Valley.