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Articles with keyword "eighteenth century"

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Do-It-Yourself Language

Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.

Hand showing small pox pustules

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Pox in the City

From cows to controversy, the smallpox vaccine triumphs.

The Eye of a Lady by Anonymous, ca. 1800

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The Mysterious Miss Austen

Two hundred years ago, Pride and Prejudice was anonymously published.

Court of Louis XVI

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American Arriviste

The eighteenth-century traveler, writer, and social climber John Ledyard joins Thomas Jefferson and a famed circle of expatriates in Paris.

Silhouette of George Washington

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How to Be Presidential

George Washington was not born a leader but he carefully made himself into one.

Etching of Rousseau

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Friends of Rousseau

Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.

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Girl Guides

When the reading of "bad books" was a novel experience

Political cartoon with Andrew Jackson

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King Andrew and the Bank

Andrew Jackson stares down the national bank and wins.

Margaret A. Hogan

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Impertinent Questions with Margaret A. Hogan

Margaret A. Hogan discusses the letters and lives of John and Abigail Adams.

Couple in restaurant

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Interesting Mustard

The rise of the restaurant.