Classics

A selection of old favorites.
title page treatment for "Not Exactly A Hermit" by Danny Heitman

FeatureNot Exactly a Hermit: Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau went in for society, but on his own terms.

Image of Wallace Stegner

FeatureProud Flesh

A recollection of Wallace Stegner.

G. Harold Carswell in his Tallahassee, Florida, chambers, April 1970.

FeatureSupremely Contentious

The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”

Photo portrait of Barbara Tuchman

FeatureThe Dramatist

Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy

Drawing of Emily Dickinson

FeatureThe Image of a Writer

Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and the conflict between publication and privacy.

Barry Faulkner’s 1936 rendition of the Constitutional Convention

FeatureThe First Dissenters

George Mason swore he would rather "chop off his right hand" than sign the Constitution.

“The Political Quadrille, Music by Dred Scott", 1860

FeatureThe Man Who Came in Second

In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.

<em>The Apotheosis of Washington</em>

FeatureThe Other Jefferson Davis

The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.

Image of Dolley Madison.

FeatureThe Politics of Love

Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.

Image of Josh White with guitar

FeatureThis Land Is Our Land

The Popular Front and American culture.