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Articles with keyword "North America"

Painted Comanche hide, from the mid nineteenth century

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Comanche Robe

This painted Comanche hide, which dates from the mid nineteenth century, served as a robe for a child.

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.

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.

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

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Gross Injustice

The slave trade by the numbers.

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Our Founding Novelist

Charles Brockden Brown mixed spontaneous combustion with Gothic horror.

Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson, Gardener

In her own time she was better known for her hydrangeas.

Sandal made of yucca fibers, artifact of Franktown Cave in Colorado

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University of Denver Archaeological Collections

Fashioned from yucca fibers, the sandal pictured here was probably worn over five thousand years ago and is one of the oldest artifacts found at Franktown Cave in southern Colorado.