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July/August 2007

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July/August 2007

WWII soldiers

War Stories: The American People in World War II

An epic film documents the experiences of the citizen soldier and his community.

By Maggie Riechers

Volume 28, Issue 4

Man With Hat by Fernand Léger, 1920.

The Baltimore Museum of Art, Gift of Cary Ross

  • Features

    Parades, Pickets, and Protests

    Before Pearl Harbor, Chinese Americans bring the issue of Japanese agression to the nation's consciousness.

    By K. Scott Wong

    The Sound of Freedom

    Composed during World War II, Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait reflects the mood of the times during which it is performed.

    By Elizabeth B. Crist

    Common Bonds: The Duty and Honor of Lee and Grant

    A new exhibition traces the intersecting lives of the Civil War rivals.

    By Louisa Woodville
    Watch by Gerald Murphy

    Life as Art

    Frolicking on the Cote D'Azur, Sara and Gerarld Murphy inspire artists of the avant-garde.

    By Susan Saccoccia

    Chronicle of a New Age

    A charismatic editor lures great writers of the early twentieth century to the pages of his controversial weekly.

    By Esther Ferington
  • Departments


    Happy Accidents and Good Luck

    Author Michael Barone talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the roots of the American political system.

    Executive Function

    David Tebaldi of Massachusetts

    David Tebaldi enriches public discourse in Massachusetts.

    By Laura Harbold


    Editor's Note, July/August 2007

    Creating the American Character

    By Meredith Hindley