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Articles with keyword "eighteenth century"

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"Hotter than the Bloomin' Hobs of Hell"

Historically, iron foundries could fire the imagination or soothe the visual palate.

Carlyle House, Alexandria, VA

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Room for Interpretation

First Anti-Crown Sentiments in America Traced to Virginia Parlor

Kim Stauffer portrays Émilie Du Châtelet

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Mistress of Math

Beyond her relationship with Voltaire, Émilie du Châtelet was one of the foremost thinkers of her time.

Portrait of Martha Jefferson Randolph

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Impertinent Questions with Cynthia A. Kierner

On the devoted oldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson.

A depiction by Achille Devaria of Voltaire greeting  Ben Franklin and his nephew

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Mapping the Republic of Letters

Using modern technology to understand a network of eighteenth-century thinkers.

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Inventing the Landscape

Gainsborough abandons portraiture to portray the idyllic in English country life.

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Words. Words. Words.

A new edition of Samuel Johnson’s landmark dictionary illuminates his methods.

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Women of Influence

NEH Chairman Bruce Cole talked recently with ABC and NPR news analyst Cokie Roberts about her most recent book, Founding Mothers, and the role women played in the early days of the Republic.

Rowhouse in Chestertown

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Majoring in History

A visit to Chestertown, Maryland.

Hamilton's image superimposed on Wall Street buyer

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A Lot Like Us

Author Richard Brookhiser and NEH Chairman Bruce Cole discuss the modern sensibilities of America's Founders.