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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Mount Auburn Cemetery

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Sweet Auburn

Cambridge's pastoral gateway to paradise set the trend for modern cemeteries.

Whalemen remove the jaw of a sperm whale

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Whaling the Old Way

Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.

Exhibition Hall at Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia

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Wagner Free Institute of Science

The Exhibition Hall at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia, with its original systematic scheme of cherry-wood cabinets dating from the 1880s, provides a rare view of a Victorian scie

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Telecommunications Triumphs

Staying up all night working on his code and such for the glory of France, Napoleon still had time for other long-lasting achievements—namely, his optical telegraph.

The Mizpah Arch, Denver

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Mile High Station

Denver's Union Station made the city take off.

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.

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.

Image of Virginia Carter of the Kentucky Humanities Council

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Kentucky’s Virginia Carter

Virginia Carter promotes her state's history with Chautauqua.

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

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Gross Injustice

The slave trade by the numbers.