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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Edwin L. Battistella


Impertinent Questions with Edwin L. Battistella

On the self-help career of grammarian Sherwin Cody.

Self Portrait with Rita, Thomas Hart Benton


Portrait of the Artist Before and After

Thomas Hart Benton was famous when he wrote his autobiography, forgotten when he updated it.

An Ancient Chinese Poet, facsimile of original Chinese scroll, Chinese School.


The Making of Jonathan Spence

From Winchester College to The Search for Modern China.

Portable amulet shrine from eastern Tibet


American Zenophilia

Our fascination with Buddha goes well beyond power drinks and movie stars.

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities


The China Scholar

Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939


Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.

Photograph by Wing Young Huie


Minnesota Originals

The Twin Cities host a six-mile-long art gallery.

Happy Campers, Class of ’09 at the University of Portland


Happy Camp

Happy Campers convene in Oregon.

Parents picket the schools in Kanawha County, 1974.


A Battle over Books

West Virginians battled over their school books in 1974.

Laura Claridge, author of Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age


Impertinent Questions with Laura Claridge

On the private life of Emily Post.