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November/December 2003

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November/December 2003

"The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned"

From the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 to daily events, more than two centuries of newspaper history are being preserved.

By Rachel Galvin

Volume 24, Issue 6

People on San Francisco's Russian Hill watch the city burn, April 18, 1906.

Arnold Genthe, © Bettmann/Corbis

  • Features

    Ordinary Virtues

    NEH Chairman Bruce Cole talks about cultivating civic life.

    By Bruce Cole

    Direct from the Front

    Since the Spanish-American War, correspondents have balanced loyalty to their country with responsibility to inform the public.

    By Maggie Riechers

    Dvořák in America

    A century after the composer's death, students discover how he changed classical music in this country.

    By Scott Ethier

    The Art of Mestizaje

    A website and DVD examine the fusion of cultures in Latin American artwork.

    By Paulette W. Campbell

    The Soul of a Free Man

    The life story of Toussaint-Louverture, Haiti's liberator, is told with other slave narratives on a new website.

    By Caroline Kim
  • Departments

    Executive Function

    Jillette Leon-Guerrero

    In the wake of a supertyphoon, Jillette Leon-Guerrero is rebuilding the humanities on Guam.

    By Hannah Putman