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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

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.

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In Defense of Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper was a major literary innovator with fans such as Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad. Take that, Mark Twain.

letter press type

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Do-It-Yourself Language

Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.

Scene from "The Abolitionists"

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The Agitator

William Lloyd Garrison burned the Constitution as he roared against the injustice of slavery.

Dust Jacket for "How to Do Things with Books"

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How to Do Things with Books

Victorian novelists took dim view of bibliophiles

Dancer in the Gujarati-language theater

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Two Gentlemen of . . . Calcutta?

Indian theater memoirs: pranks, plots, and passions

Sea-otter hunt, Alaska, 1910

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A Company Town

Alaska's sea-otter hunting left records of village life.

Bram Stoker in 1906

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When Bram Met Walt

Before conjuring Dracula, Bram Stoker poured his soul out to America's poet.