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Articles with keyword "United States"

Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress Exposition

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Enchanting Reality

World's fairs during the Depression.

Building the Panama Canal

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Digging Across Panama

The Americans triumphed over yellow fever, landslides, and worker strikes to change the earth's landscape.

Young Union soldier with bayoneted musket, knife, and revolver.

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"Daybreak Gray and Dim"

How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.

Mo Yan

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The Real Mo Yan

The renowned Chinese novelist talks with NEH Chairman Jim Leach.

Illustration from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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A Very Hungry Reader

Massachusetts focuses on the food imagery in Eric Carle's illustrations.

Eudora Welty's photograph of child and kite

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Southern Exposure

Eudora Welty's photographs reveal new stories in Alabama.

Apparatus for cranial osteopathy, 1930s

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Brain Booster

This ingenious handmade apparatus for cranial osteopathy, ca. 1930s, was constructed from pieces of two catchers’ mitts and a belt. Cranial osteopathy, developed by Dr.

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Medical Assurance

In the NEH-supported American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work by Patricia D’Antonio, and published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010, we learn of t

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Ties That Bind

By June 1886, traveling by rail in the U.S.

Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University

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Personal History

NEH Chairman Jim Leach talks with Drew Gilpin Faust, daughter of the South, president of Harvard, and this year's Jefferson Lecturer.