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Articles with keyword "history"

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939


Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.

Laura Claridge, author of Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age


Impertinent Questions with Laura Claridge

On the private life of Emily Post.

Ken Sullivan, Executive Director of West Virginia Humanities Council

In Focus

West Virginia's Ken Sullivan

Ken Sullivan stresses the role of the Civil War in the formation of his state.

Martha Hill improvises on Bennington’s tennis courts, 1936.


Grassroots Modern

New York dancers take to the country.

Elise Lemire, author of Black Walden:Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Mass


Black Walden

The neighborhood where Henry David Thoreau took shelter was home to Concord's "abandoned" slaves.

La Virgen de Guadalupe


The United States of Mestizo

A term of conquest and miscegenation now describes a cosmopolitan identity and worldview.



The Ubiquitous Book

The rise of America's culture of print.

Image of family in Shawnee, Kansas.


A Common Story

Kansans tell their diverse stories.

David Livingstone, circa 1865.


Livingstone in a New Light

Long indecipherable letters, written in ink made from crushed seeds, are now readable through spectral imaging.

My Way, quilt, 1971 by Nell Hall Williams, 83” x 73”


The Art of Survival

Quilts travel from Gee's Bend.