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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Dust jacket, Nights Out

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Tasteful Pleasures

Corner Houses Were an Anchoring Presence in Cosmopolitan Soho.

Dust jacket for The Edge of the Woods

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“Whose Woods These Are . . . ”

Iroquois traveled far and wide.

Poster of Eliza from Uncle Tom's Cabin crossing the Ohio River.

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The First Great American Novel

It was Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Lev Tolstoy, 1908

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Done with Tolstoy

Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.

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Virtual St. Louis

A new Web site allows visitors to reconstruct a city's earlier times.

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Defining Freedom

Civil War surgeon Mary Walker began her battle for equality in the women's dress reform movement.

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“Little Sure Shot”: the Saga of Annie Oakley

 A new film describes how a ladylike demeanor and deadeye aim made Phoebe Anne Moses famous.

Passenger pigeons

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Drawn From Nature

John James Audubon captured a disappearing world in his paintings.

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A Summer Scene

While vacationing in Queens, Cooper suffers a fever and writes the violent twelfth chapter of The Last of the Mohicans.

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High Thinking and Low Living

How a mansion-turned-boardinghouse in Old Lyme, Connecticut, became the place to be for American Impressionists.