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March/April 1998

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March/April 1998

Encountering Bernard Bailyn

His unorthodox ways in the classroom changed the course of history for generations of Harvard students.

By Jack N. Rakove

Volume 19, Issue 2

Bernard Bailyn, 1998 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities.

Richard M. Feldman ©1998

  • Features

    The Rallying Cry

    How the word "Liberty" moved from a spiritual definition to a revolutionary one.

    By Eric Foner

    Not the Man in the Gilbert Portrait

    An exhibition shows the lesser-known side of a young, ambitious George Washington.

    By Meredith Hindley

    Dissident in Indonesia

    Visiting the author of the Buru Quartet under house arrest in Jakarta.

    By David Paul Ragan

    “When Rain Blackens the Sky”

    The poetry of Viet Nam connects a land and its people.

    By Fred Marchant

    Women in Combat

    Soviet women who fought in World War II tell their stories in an exhibition in Ohio.

    By Erin Erickson
  • Departments


    The Past Is Unpredictable

    Historian Bernard Bailyn discusses the ways in which our past is closer than we think.