Ted Widmer directs the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. He is a contributing editor of The American Scholar.
What all fifty-four inaugural addresses, taken as one long book, tell us about American history
by Ted Widmer | Wednesday, December 01, 2004
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
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
Rhode Island's religious tolerance
by Ted Widmer | Thursday, March 01, 2012
How will The Atlantic fare when it leaves the capital of dissent?
by Ted Widmer | Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Remembering Arthur Schlesinger, a knight-errant with typewriter