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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

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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.

John Mitchell, Jr., editor, Richmond Planet

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Brother from the Richmond Planet

Crusading Journalist John Mitchell Jr. took on the lynchers.

Mark Twain, on a round-the-world trip

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Mark Twain in Music

A new music CD about Mark Twain is released in Missouri.

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The Beehive Archive

Utah listens to its own quirky history.

Image of John Muir

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John Muir, Nature's Witness

The founder of the Sierra Club worshiped the outdoor world.

sepia photograph of Mark Twain standing behind Henry H. Rogers in Bermuda, 1908

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Mark Twain's Latest Autobiography

One hundred years after his death on April 21, 1910, Mark Twain is having one of the busiest years of his afterlife.

Sir Isaac Newton, by Samuel Freeman, (1773–1857)

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Newton, The Last Magician

The great man of science had more than a passing interest in alchemy.

Young Union soldier with bayoneted musket, knife, and revolver.

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"Daybreak Gray and Dim"

How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.

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Medical Assurance

In the NEH-supported American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work by Patricia D’Antonio, and published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010, we learn of t