On letters, diaries, and other records of the American story at the Massachusetts Historical Society
In a digital archive of Hamlet quartos, classic Shakespearean words come and go.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross tells the story of a people whose sense of identity is distinctly apart and distinctly American
Using modern technology to understand a network of eighteenth-century thinkers.
The race to save Nome from a diphtheria outbreak
"Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints," featuring the art of Brazil is on exhibit in Detroit.
This patriarch of American science was an enemy of Darwin.
Aldo Leopold's visionary thinking still guides today's environmental stewards.
What happened when Stéphane Mallarmé reimagined the book.
Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker
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What Sets Italian Americans Off From Other Immigrants?
Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.
By Vincent J. Cannato
The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
Was the den mother of modernism a fascist?
By Barbara Will
King Andrew and the Bank
Andrew Jackson stares down the national bank and wins.
By Daniel Feller
The Quiet Greatness of Eudora Welty
Even toward the end of her life, the writer revealed a youthful zest for life and art.
By Danny Heitman
Why Spinoza Was Excommunicated
By Steven Nadler
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