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Articles with keyword "eighteenth century"

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.

Lansdowne, the home of saloniere Anne Willing Bingham.

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The Early American Salon

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

Philip Lampi

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The Orphan Scholar

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

Portrait of Gouverneur Morris

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Ungoverned Passion

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

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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)

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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.

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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.

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The Voracious Pen of Thomas Carlyle

A young historian pours forth The French Revolution, blood and all, inspiring a generation of Victorian writers.

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Brass Hip Ornament

Within the culture of the Benin Empire, which thrived from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century in what is now southern Nigeria, only the oba, or sacred monarch, had the authority to