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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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The American Scholar Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • The American Scholar
    Total Archives: 71 Years, 284 Issues, 6,139 Articles, 43,357pp
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    Decade 1930s
    1. The American Scholar,
      Winter 1932 Issue, 27 Articles, 131pp
      The American Scholar by John Erskine
    2. The American Scholar,
      Spring 1932 Issue, 29 Articles, 131pp
      Thomas Jefferson as a Classical Scholar by Gilbert Chinard
    3. The American Scholar,
      Summer 1932 Issue, 30 Articles, 131pp
      John Marshall by James Truslow Adams
    4. The American Scholar,
      Autumn 1932 Issue, 26 Articles, 131pp
      William James by Ralph Barton Perry
    5. The American Scholar,
      Winter 1933 Issue, 23 Articles, 131pp
      Lucretia Mott by Mary R. Beard
    6. The American Scholar,
      Spring 1933 Issue, 25 Articles, 131pp
      Our Debt to Joseph Henry, Scientist by Michael I. Pupin
    7. The American Scholar,
      Summer 1933 Issue, 20 Articles, 131pp
      Intellectual Liberal Imperiled by Alvin Johnson
    8. The American Scholar,
      Autumn 1933 Issue, 23 Articles, 131pp
      Sidney Lanier, Walt Whitman by Aubrey Starke
    9. The American Scholar,
      Winter 1934 Issue, 24 Articles, 130pp
      Oliver Wendell Holmes, Physician by Henry R. Viets
    10. The American Scholar,
      Spring 1934 Issue, 18 Articles, 124pp
      Grover Cleveland by Allan Nevins
      An Ill-Appreciated Personality
    11. The American Scholar,
      Summer 1934 Issue, 25 Articles, 124pp
      Theodore Parker, Intellectual Gourmand by Henry Steele Commager
    12. The American Scholar,
      Autumn 1934 Issue, 21 Articles, 128pp
      Louis Agassiz by Helen Ann Warren
    13. The American Scholar,
      Winter 1935 Issue, 17 Articles, 135pp
      Check-Book Inflation by Richard A. Lester
    14. The American Scholar,
      Spring 1935 Issue, 19 Articles, 134pp
      Dare the Teacher Breathe? by Frederick Weltzin
    15. The American Scholar,
      Summer 1935 Issue, 18 Articles, 134pp
      Legislating Loyalty by Kenneth M. Gould
    16. The American Scholar,
      Autumn 1935 Issue, 18 Articles, 134pp
      Is God Emeritus? by Shailer Mathews
    17. The American Scholar,
      Winter 1936 Issue, 20 Articles, 134pp
      Medical Aid for All by Hugh Cabot
    18. The American Scholar,
      Spring 1936 Issue, 18 Articles, 134pp
      Pacifism Against the Wall by Reinhold Niebuhr
    19. The American Scholar,
      Summer 1936 Issue, 20 Articles, 134pp
      Dams or Deserts by Paul B. Sears
    20. The American Scholar,
      Autumn 1936 Issue, 18 Articles, 134pp
      Mars Proposes---Can Uncle Sam Dispose? by Walter Millis
    21. The American Scholar,
      Winter 1937 Issue, 16 Articles, 134pp
      To Hitler via Two Men by Ewart Edmund Turner
    22. The American Scholar,
      Spring 1937 Issue, 16 Articles, 133pp
      Painter's Insight, Public's Sight by Jean Charlot
    23. The American Scholar,
      Summer 1937 Issue, 16 Articles, 132pp
      The Twilight of Nationalism? by Hans Kohn
    24. The American Scholar,
      Autumn 1937 Issue, 19 Articles, 132pp
      From Political Parties to Civil War by C. Delisle Burns
    25. The American Scholar,
      Winter 1938 Issue, 15 Articles, 133pp
      The New Orthodoxy by Walter M. Horton
    26. The American Scholar,
      Spring 1938 Issue, 15 Articles, 133pp
      On the Importance of Being Unprincipled by John Herman Randall, Jr.
    27. The American Scholar,
      Summer 1938 Issue, 20 Articles, 132pp
      The Turkish Crescent Points East and West by Walter Livingston Wright, Jr.
    28. The American Scholar,
      Autumn 1938 Issue, 17 Articles, 132pp
      Forth---to War? by A.j. Muste
    29. The American Scholar,
      Winter 1939 Issue, 17 Articles, 133pp
      Who Bends the Twig in Spain? by Jose Castillejo
    30. The American Scholar,
      Spring 1939 Issue, 13 Articles, 132pp
      Factions and Unity in the C.I.O. by Paul Porter
    31. The American Scholar,
      Summer 1939 Issue, 14 Articles, 132pp
      But Is It Art? by Jean Charlot
      A Disney Disquisition
    32. The American Scholar,
      Autumn 1939 Issue, 14 Articles, 132pp
      The Challenge of Our Times by Harold J. Laski