Readers are invited to imagine both the agency of plants and the very human limits to our imaginations.
The Difference Greek Makes: Race, Typos, and the Classics in Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia
Jefferson quoted in Greek to substantiate a racial hierarchy by linking racial identity and classical learning, but the Greek in that quotation has been plagued by errors.
In this 1861 story, white society treats a teenaged African American postal rider with dignity and respect.
Although Puritans designed their service in direct opposition to the Catholic mass, its practitioners’ version of the Lord’s Supper had more in common with the mass than they wanted to admit.
The ephemerality of this document contrasts with the indelible event it announced: Spain’s final closure of the port of New Orleans to Americans.
Five unpublished letters (1825–1830) reveal the ornithologist’s dream and how he (almost) achieved it
Two inches wide and eleven feet long, it mapped, among other things, a reunited nation.