Art, Science, and Regicide

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner discusses slavery in the Northern states, which lived on legally and commercially despite being abolished after the American Revolution. Charles Spencer writes about the fifty-nine regicides, the men who signed Charles I's death warrant in 1649. Richard Townsend, director of the Museum of Biblical Art, and Dan Zolli, one of the co-curators of the exhibit "Sculpture in the Age of Donatello" discuss the exhibit and the significance of the Donatello paintings. Laura J. Snyder describes the streets, inns, and guildhalls of seventeenth-century Holland, where artists and scientists gathered and invented the modern notion of seeing.