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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Masthead of the Hermanner Volksblatt

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Ben Franklin's German-Language Newspaper

Foreign-language newspapers provided insights into immigration and cultural history

David Igler

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Sea Captains Changed the Pacific World. David Igler Explains How.

Western Americanist and native Californian David Igler on sea captains who sought their fortunes

Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler

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How did James McNeill Whistler create his distinctive brand?

James McNeill Whistler and John Ruskin battled over what makes a work worthy to be deemed art

Charles W. Morgan in 1947.

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What happens when a nineteenth-century whaler makes a twenty-first-century voyage?

Over a hundred seventy years after its birth, the Charles W. Morgan makes its way through New England's waters.

Room in Hauteville House

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What Can We Learn About Victor Hugo From Visiting His House Museum?

A privileged view into the literary mind

Detail of La Mulata, a painting attributed to Velázquez.

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Hannah, Andrew Jackson's Slave

A favorite of Old Hickory, she made him seem kinder than he was. Why?

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"Hotter than the Bloomin' Hobs of Hell"

Historically, iron foundries could fire the imagination or soothe the visual palate.

Book cover of Tatooing the World

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A Marked Man

For nineteenth-century sailor, tattoos both smoothed the way and caused alarm.

"The Battle of Lake Erie" by Julian O. Davidson

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Roosevelt the Revisionist

Young TR takes on the War of 1812.