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Did a censored female writer inspire Hemingway’s famous style?

Cynthia Wachtell, Yeshiva University Virtually everyone has heard of Ernest Hemingway. But you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows of Ellen N. La Motte. People...

Must the president be a moral leader?

Michael Blake, University of Washington The best presidents – including figures such as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington – are celebrated not only as good...

Super Bowl LIII and the soul of Atlanta

Derrick P. Alridge, University of Virginia As a historian who studies W.E.B. Du Bois – and as someone who once lived in nearby Athens, Georgia...

Teaching hope during the 2020 campaign season

Sarah Stitzlein, University of Cincinnati The 2020 presidential election campaign has already started. Election campaigns inspire hope, but they can also quickly lead to political...

The forgotten legacy of gay photographer George Platt Lynes

Rebecca Fasman, Indiana University From the late 1920s until his death in 1955, George Platt Lynes was one of the world’s most successful commercial and...

I dig through archives to unearth hidden stories from African-American history

Jane Landers, Vanderbilt University Many years ago, as a graduate student searching in the archives of Spanish Florida, I discovered the first “underground railroad” of...

In the 1600s Hester Pulter wondered, ‘Why must I forever be...

Samantha Snively, University of California, Davis In 1996, a graduate student named Mark Robson was creating a digital catalog of the University of Leeds’ Brotherton...

Why the Pilgrims were actually able to survive

Peter C. Mancall, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Sometime in the autumn of 1621, a group of English...

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Acute flaccid myelitis: What is the polio-like illness paralyzing US children?

Jay Desai, University of Southern California I experienced déjà vu when I took care of a child with acute flaccid myelitis in 2014, one of...