His power of observation gave “eyes” to generations.
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She saw connections among the minds she encountered in books and in person.
Like his fellow abolitionists, Brace drew on Darwin’s writings to guide his thinking.
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From Dolley Madison saving Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington during the War of 1812, the furnishings of the White House set the stage for the country's history.
The godfather of Chicano literature.
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