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Articles with keyword "Revolution"

Last Words of Nathan Hale, 1858, by Alexander Hay Ritchie

The Martyr and the Traitor: A Q&A with Virginia D. Anderson

By Jack Guenther, NEH Research Intern

Patriot or loyalist—how did people choose sides during the American Revolution? In Colonial Connecticut the question of political allegiance on the eve of revolution was a complicated one. Professor Virginia D. Anderson’s latest book, The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution, follows Hale and Dunbar, two Connecticut men with opposing political allegiances. The book, which received NEH support, looks for an answer to how those allegiances formed.   

Mark Lilla


A Chat with Mark Lilla about Those Who Think "History Has Gone Off Course"

An explanation of the history and effects of reactionary movements

Diego Rivera painting


Modernism and Mexico

The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates the works of some of Mexico's greatest twentieth-century painters.

Don Pepe” and Henrietta Figueres, 1942


First Lady of the Revolution

An Alabama girl married into a revolution in Costa Rica.


Ben in Print

Thirty-seven volumes and counting.


The Soul of a Free Man

The life story of Toussaint-Louverture, Haiti's liberator, is told with other slave narratives on a new website.

Russian poet Anna Akhmatova


Akhmatova’s Boswell

Recording and observing the words and actions of a cultural icon for posterity