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Articles with keyword "history"

François Faber

Curio

Velo News

Histories of bicycle racing often give in to hagiography, but historian Christopher S.

William Orton Williams

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Curiously Reckless Rebels

An exquisitely fine pencil drawing hanging in a bedroom at Tudor Place in Georgetown in the nation’s capital has a tragic tale to tell that is lacking in some basic details.

Feature

Darwin the Young Adventurer

The budding naturalist avoids life as a minister and finds himself aboard the Beagle.

Feature

What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Erik Jorgensen, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council

In Focus

Maine’s Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.

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Go West, Young Trickster

From Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West, wherein Duke research professor in Canadian studies Arnold E.

Image of rameau tressé, symbol of faith.

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Voici the Valley

When most of us hear talk of Acadians, we think of Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline and of the British forcing French-speakers from eastern, maritime Canada in the mid eighteenth century.

Brian Balough

Feature

The American History Guys' Backstory

The humanities version of Car Talk.

Image of Denver’s dean of cattle buyers, Robert Lazar Miller.

Statement

Jewish Pioneers

A New York program discusses how Jewish settlers shaped the Wild West.

NEH Chairman Jim Leach

Conversation

The Gentleman from Iowa

NEH Chairman Jim Leach takes us from his high-school wrestling days through the stages of his political career to his thoughts on the challenges facing humanity--and the humanities--in the twenty-first century.