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Articles with keyword "eighteenth century"

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Girl Guides

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

Political cartoon with Andrew Jackson


King Andrew and the Bank

Andrew Jackson stares down the national bank and wins.

Margaret A. Hogan


Impertinent Questions with Margaret A. Hogan

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

Couple in restaurant


Interesting Mustard

The rise of the restaurant.

Lansdowne, the home of saloniere Anne Willing Bingham.


The Early American Salon

In the manuscript culture of the pre-print age, a lost world of poetry has been rediscovered.

Philip Lampi


The Orphan Scholar

Philip Lampi's lifelong quest to document elections of the early Republic.

Portrait of Gouverneur Morris


Ungoverned Passion

Founding Father and ladies' man Gouverneur Morris flees revolutionary Paris to discover the delights of central Europe.


Baskerville Hounded

From The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765–1810 by Thomas F. Bonnell, published by Oxford University Press, 2008.

Image of Madonna and Saints with Two Cherubs (detail)


Impertinent Questions with William M. Reddy

William M. Reddy has made a career of demonstrating how honor, love, shame, fear, and desire operate as historical forces.


Mr. Manners

At George Washington’s request, Alexander Hamilton offers the newly elected president advice on proper etiquette in a letter dated May 5, 1789.