Articles with keyword "New York City"

Tenement in Five Points, New York City

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Reading Charles Darwin Utterly Changed How Charles Loring Brace Thought about Social Reform

Like his fellow abolitionists, Brace drew on Darwin’s writings to guide his thinking.

Washington Irving and a nineteenth-century Santa Claus

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How Washington Irving Shaped Christmas in America

On Washington Irving and the history of Santa Claus

One World Trade Center

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Touring the New World Trade Center with Its Official Biographer

Getting to the bottom of the complicated rebuilding of an American icon.

Balanchine rehearses with Suzanne Farrell.

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George Balanchine and the United States: An Artist in Love with His Adopted Country

George Balanchine adored the United States, especially all those dancers from Texas or wherever

Gilded statue of Tut

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King Tut: A Classic Blockbuster Museum Exhibition That Began as a Diplomatic Gesture

When the boy-king was the hottest ticket in town

Little Italy, New York City, 1950s

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What Sets Italian Americans Off From Other Immigrants?

Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.

Washington Irving portrait, painted by Daniel Huntington

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Washington Irving Was the Original City Slicker. Here's What Happened When He Went West.

Washington Irving leaves Gotham to explore the frontier

Man on bicycle being interviewed by Walter Isaacson

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Picture of a Humanist

There is something of Walter Isaacson in the people he writes about.

Masked New York City policeman, 1918

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The Devastation of 1918

An online encyclopedia created at the University of Michigan includes thousands of documents detailing the U.S. response to the 1918 flu crisis.