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