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Deborah Watrous

In Focus

Executive Function with Deborah Watrous

New Hampshire's humanities council takes its state's affinity for civic engagement into account in devising its public programming.

Tenement in Five Points, New York City


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.

Nineteenth-century drawing of a beer garden.


Fighting for the Right to Party on Sundays

America's blue laws were a test of the minority against the majority.


Writing Chicago

From Upton Sinclair to Richard Wright, Chicago has produced writers whose work reflects the spirit of the day.


“I Have Seen the Elephant”

Some forty-niners found instant wealth in California, but for most the trek west meant hardship and loss.


“History Alive!”

A gallery of California notables are recreated in Chautauqua performances for the state's sesquicentennial.


Eavesdropping on a Generation

Yiddish programs from the Golden Age of radio hit the airwaves.


Dvořák and America

A new film traces the composer's life in the United States and his championing of black music.


Isaac Bashevis Singer: Master Storyteller

A rabbi's son takes his tales of the shtetl to America and wins a Nobel Prize.


Bronzeville Blues

Recalling how music thrived on Chicago's South Side.