A new documentary investigates the different ways of speaking American English, from Maine and Ohio to Louisiana and California.
Slang prhases are being culled from music, movies, and sports for a comprehensive historical dictionary.
The Dictionary of American Regional English records what is local about our language.
A Supreme Court ruling fuels the Civil Rights Movement.
Thurgood Marshall wins a case and nearly loses his life.
Thirty teachers travel to Austria to study the composer's operas.
An archaeologist on a dig in Guatemala helps recover an ancient Maya masterpiece.
From silent films to newsreels, a new grant is preserving early motion pictures.
A new documentary examines America's struggle to establish racial equality after the Civil War.
The story of Harriet Jacobs, fugitive slave, author, and relief worker, unfolds in a new book.
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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
Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker
By Steven Nadler
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