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Writing a Life

Writing a Life

Chitralekha Zutshi— For historians, writing biographies can be challenging. We are trained to think in terms of broader social and political processes, not individual lives. But while writing the life… READ MORE

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

In 1980, the National Women’s History Project successfully gained national recognition for Women’s History Week, issued by President Jimmy Carter. Women’s History Month, later established by Congress in 1987, commemorates… READ MORE

Honoring Black Histories and Experiences

Honoring Black Histories and Experiences

Black History Month, or African-American History Month, was proposed in February of 1969 by students at Kent State University. Later to be federally recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976,… READ MORE

The Challenge of Casanova

The Challenge of Casanova

Leo Damrosch— Everyone knows that Casanova was a seducer. He belongs to that rare company of mortals whose personal names have floated free from history, and we know what a… READ MORE

Into the World’s Greatest Heart

Into the World’s Greatest Heart

Timothy F. Jackson— Introduction These letters represent Edna St. Vincent Millay’s written correspondence from 1900, when she was eight, until 1950, the last year of her life. Readers of these… READ MORE

Andy Warhol Reading List

In celebration of the iconic Pop artist’s birthday, we’ve rounded up four titles that highlight the extensive catalogue of Andy Warhol and breathe new life into the man behind the… READ MORE

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