Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
How history was made and how it's being written
“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.
Oral history, an essential ingredient in capturing state's role in civil rights movement.
How African-American bondage came back after emancipation.
A new exhibition at the Walters Museum explores race and identity to ask the burning question, Who's your daddy?
Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.
Two hundred years ago, Pride and Prejudice was anonymously published.
William Lloyd Garrison burned the Constitution as he roared against the injustice of slavery.
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Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.
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The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
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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
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Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker
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