Thomas Pearson repelled American forces, driving Canada toward nationhood.
Oberlin, Ohio, was an abolitionist stronghold, but not impermeable.
Middle schoolers comb through diaries, trek over battlefields, and relive history with cameras in hand.
Property of Tennessee Williams
What a souvenir statue tells us about his writing.
The Atlantic Monthly helped establish the expatriate author as a literary great.
A new exhibit of art, ritual, and performance from a tropical paradise.
The making of the midcentury English department classic, Understanding Poetry.
The man was remembered, but not his cause.
A look at "Gifts of the Sultan" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Buried Treasure in Austin.
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