Ted Widmer

Ted Widmer directs the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. He is a contributing editor of The American Scholar.

So Help Me God

What all fifty-four inaugural addresses, taken as one long book, tell us about American history

by Ted Widmer | Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Where Does American History Begin?

Mixing geography with invention, the first explorers and mapmakers made the New World a very hard place to pin down

by Ted Widmer | Monday, September 01, 2008

THE SCHOLAR AT 75: An Educated Guess

Who knew that mixing the intelligent and the idiosyncratic would yield a long life for a certain small quarterly?

by Ted Widmer | Friday, December 01, 2006

Founder of Our Freedoms

Rhode Island's religious tolerance

by Ted Widmer | Thursday, March 01, 2012

Into the Swamp

How will The Atlantic fare when it leaves the capital of dissent?

by Ted Widmer | Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Arthur of Camelot

Remembering Arthur Schlesinger, a knight-errant with typewriter

by Ted Widmer | Friday, June 01, 2007