That, says an eminent American critic, is the heart of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s message to us in our own troubled time
Driven from Vermont, the prophet John H. Noyes and his followers formed a communistic society in central New York where they shared everything — including a belief that scientific breeding would improve their offspring
Captain William Buck spelled Latin desperately, but his primitive paintings are a cheerful record of one of the most cheerless assignments in naval history: catching slave ships off the African coast
It is scarred by ugliness and racked by violence.
It is inundated by newcomers and strangling in its own technology.
How did it get this way?
Can anything save it?
It runs from the site of David Burnes’s farmhouse across old Goose Creek to Jenkins’ Hill. Linking the White House and the Capitol, it is Washington’s grand avenue, the
Every March 17 on Fifth Avenue shamrocks bloom, bagpipes skirl, and colleens prance prettily along. Begorra, it’s a great day for the Irish!
The Union stood in danger of losing an entire army at Chattanooga. Then U. S. Grant arrived, and directed the most dramatic battle of the Civil War