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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Erik Jorgensen, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council

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Maine’s Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.

Image of definition of "aint" from Webster's Second.

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Ain’t That the Truth

Webster's Third: The Most Controversial Dictionary in the English Language.

Image of A View of Two Lakes and Mountain House, Morning, 1844 by Thomas Cole.

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Living Off the Landscape

How Thomas Cole and Frederic Church made themselves at home in the Hudson River Valley.

Snake Jug

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Snake Jug

This nineteenth-century ceramic Snake Jug was designed by brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick, the founders of Anna Pottery in Anna, IL.

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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

Image of rameau tressé, symbol of faith.

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Voici the Valley

When most of us hear talk of Acadians, we think of Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline and of the British forcing French-speakers from eastern, maritime Canada in the mid eighteenth century.

Image of Captain Thomas William Sweeny

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Love and Hate during Wartime

In the Lizzie Gilmore collection of family letters, available through Community and Conflict, a new digital archive devoted to life in the Ozarks during the Civil War, the formalities of correspondenc

Brian Balough

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The American History Guys' Backstory

The humanities version of Car Talk.

Image of Denver’s dean of cattle buyers, Robert Lazar Miller.

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Jewish Pioneers

A New York program discusses how Jewish settlers shaped the Wild West.

Tracing of Louisa May Alcott's hand

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Little Woman

The devilish, dutiful daughter Louisa May Alcott.