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Culture news and analysis from The Nation
February 3, 1916
Notes from the Capital: Jane Addams
The founder of Hull House and former beacon for progressivism struggles to define herself in contemporary America.
January 13, 1916
Henry Ford: Notes from the Capital
The man who spread the gospel of the assembly line launches a new crusade--for peace in Europe.
May 13, 1915
The Outlaw German Government
Germany's sinking of the Lusitania is nothing less than "murder on the high seas."
February 13, 1913
Justice for Coxey
The "general" whose "army" made a powerful stand for America's unemployed in the country's first-ever march on Washington.
March 28, 1912
Lawrence Strike and IWW: Syndicalism
The IWW takes the fight for syndicalism to Lawrence, Massachusetts.
is having none of it.
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April 28, 1910
Mark Twain: Two Frontiersmen
This time, reports of his death weren't greatly exaggerated.
July 28, 1892
Berkman Shoots Frick
Alexander Berkman may have been the trigger man, but
says the blame for the shooting of Henry C. Frick falls directly on the Homestead strikers.
November 17, 1887
The Haymarket Executions
A brief report on the execution of four anarchists for the Haymarket bombing of 1884.
November 27, 1884
Mr. Barnum on Museums
He may have said a sucker is born every minute, but the great showman defends his museum as the real deal in a letter to the editor.
April 13, 1882
Brigandage and Piety
Jesse James may have been a robber and a thief, but at least he was a member in good standing of his church.