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Articles with keyword "history"

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

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Impertinent Questions with Laura Claridge

On the private life of Emily Post.

Ken Sullivan, Executive Director of West Virginia Humanities Council

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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.

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Grassroots Modern

New York dancers take to the country.

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

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Black Walden

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

La Virgen de Guadalupe

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The United States of Mestizo

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

Manuscript

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The Ubiquitous Book

The rise of America's culture of print.

Image of family in Shawnee, Kansas.

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A Common Story

Kansans tell their diverse stories.

East African slaves aboard the Daphne, a British Royal Navy vessel

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Gross Injustice

The slave trade by the numbers.

David Livingstone, circa 1865.

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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”

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The Art of Survival

Quilts travel from Gee's Bend.