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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"


Letters Home

From Charles Darwin: The Beagle Letters, a volume by the editors of the Charles Darwin Correspondence Project, which has been supported by NEH.

Ann Thompson

In Focus

Oklahoma’s Ann Thompson

Ann Thompson finds inspiration in Lincoln.


The Voracious Pen of Thomas Carlyle

A young historian pours forth The French Revolution, blood and all, inspiring a generation of Victorian writers.

Portrait of Mary St. John Hutchinson


British Modernism’s Many Manners

The Bloomsbury group broke ties with Victorian ideals and reimagined British art.

The Death of James Lee Byars, 1982/1994


Outside the Frame

How Asia changed the course of American art.

Image of Frederick Douglass


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’


Father Secchi's Dim View

From Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science, Renée Bergland’s NEH-supported biography of one of America’s first professional astronomers.

William Orton Williams


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.


Darwin the Young Adventurer

The budding naturalist avoids life as a minister and finds himself aboard the Beagle.


What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.