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Carlota Santana dancing

Flamenco Family Portrait

How New York became a hub for Spanish dance.

Illustration of Henry Brown

This End Up

Henry Box Brown mailed himself to freedom.

Building a tub boat.

School of Hard Knots

It takes patience and cunning to learn the traditional way of Japanese boats.

cover of Proud to Be

A Soldier's Words

An anthology of writings by veterans.

Hawaiian Garden shirt

Beyond Island Wear

Alfred Shaheen brought Hawaiian fashion to the world.

Man fleeing slave catchers

South to Freedom

The Underground Railroad also led to Mexico.

cover of Collier's, Sherlock Holmes

Long Live Sherlock Holmes

The genius detective from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has inspired a mountain of imitations.

Cartoon, hunters shooting ducks

From Cartoons to Conservation

Jay "Ding" Darling was the best friend a duck ever had.

Sea-otter hunt, Alaska, 1910

A Company Town

Alaska's sea-otter hunting left records of village life.

Illustration

The Wreck of the Reformation

Florida's coast was a deadly place for seventeenth-century castaways.