Henry David Thoreau went in for society, but on his own terms.
By Danny Heitman
A recollection of Wallace Stegner.
By Kenneth Fields
The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
By Meredith Hindley
Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy
Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and the conflict between publication and privacy.
By Randall Fuller
George Mason swore he would rather "chop off his right hand" than sign the Constitution.
By Pauline Maier
In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
By Guy Gugliotta
Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.
By Catherine Allgor
The Popular Front and American culture.
By Michael Kazin
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