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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

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

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Ties That Bind

By June 1886, traveling by rail in the U.S.

Image of 1846 wardrobe from "Equal in Goodness: Ohio Decorative Arts 1788-1860

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Handcraft History

Decorative arts in Ohio and beyond.

Image raking for oysters off Tally's Point Reef, Chesapeake Bay, wood engraving

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Oyster Wars

Wayward Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay

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Them Is Fightin' Words

An attempt at summing up NEH-funded Daniel Justin Herman’s intriguing Hell on the Range (Yale University Press, 2010) could wind up sounding like an allegory: Into Pleasant Valley there once

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Stained-Glass Heaven

The Bosco-Milligan Foundation / Architectural Heritage Center in Portland has preserved hundreds of stained-glass windows from the mid to late nineteenth century, including work from the celebrated Po