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Articles with keyword "United States"

Portable amulet shrine from eastern Tibet


American Zenophilia

Our fascination with Buddha goes well beyond power drinks and movie stars.

Whalemen remove the jaw of a sperm whale


Whaling the Old Way

Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.


That's Amore

Three women in novelist William Faulkner’s life affected his storytelling profoundly through their own literary and artistic abilities. Additionally, one of the three transformed his notions of race.


Telecommunications Triumphs

Staying up all night working on his code and such for the glory of France, Napoleon still had time for other long-lasting achievements—namely, his optical telegraph.

Image of Escape from Paris by Allan Drummond.


The Great Escape

New Hampshire remembers the authors of Curious George and their escape from Paris.

Image of family in Shawnee, Kansas.


A Common Story

Kansans tell their diverse stories.


The War 150 Years Later

As the sesquicentennial nears, a selection of past, present, and future humanities projects.

John Mitchell, Jr., editor, Richmond Planet


Brother from the Richmond Planet

Crusading Journalist John Mitchell Jr. took on the lynchers.

Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress Exposition


Enchanting Reality

World's fairs during the Depression.

Building the Panama Canal


Digging Across Panama

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