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November/December 1998

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November/December 1998

How the Marshall Plan Came About

The general's papers reveal the campaign for the plan that rebuilt Europe.

By Meredith Hindley

Volume 19, Issue 6

This poster by Dutch artist Reyn Dirksen won a 1950 competition celebrating the Marshall Plan.

German Marshall Fund

  • Features

    Winners of the 1998 National Medal for the Humanities

    This year's recipients of the National Medal for the Humanities: Stephen Ambrose, E. L. Doctorow, Diana Eck, Nancye Brown Gaj, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Vartan Gregorian, Ramón Eduardo Ruiz, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Garry Wills

    By Ronica Roth

    Opening Locked Doors

    Reflections on the moral frontiers of thirty years of teaching the Holocaust.

    By Lawrence L. Langer

    Reconstructing Jacob Lawrence

    Our history from the New Deal to contemporary Times Square is documented in a new catalog of the artist.

    By Tom Stabile

    I'll Make Me a World

    From ragtime to Spike Lee, a film captures the kaleidoscope of cultural contributions made by African Americans in this century.

    By Rachel Galvin

    Heraldry and Harleys

    A new exhibition compares the American biker and the knights of the Middle Ages.

    By Erin Erickson
  • Departments


    New Perspectives on the Cold War

    Historian Melvyn Leffler talks about perceptions and misperceptions of the Cold War.