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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Image of edition of <em> Stèles</em>, first published in 1914.

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The End of Man

And the Art of Victor Segalen.

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities

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The China Scholar

Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.

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.

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The Ubiquitous Book

The rise of America's culture of print.

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A Common Story

Kansans tell their diverse stories.