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Medieval America

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A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds stood where East St. Louis sprawls today in Southern Illinois. This majestic urban architecture towered over the swampy Mississippi River floodplains, blotting out the region’s tiny villages. Beginning in the late 900s, word about the city spread throughout the southeast. Thousands of people visited for…(Read More)

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not…(Read More)

Last summer University of Houston grad student, Zachary Turpin, found the only remaining copy of a novel by Walt Whitman. Turpin did large-scale corpus searches of character names he’d found in Whitman’s journals. They were from a set of notes and character sketches. He didn’t know whether Whitman had turned these…(Read More)

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