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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?

Portrait of Aaron Burr in 1802

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Burr versus Jefferson versus Marshall

The president accuses his former vice president of treason and tussles with a Supreme Court justice.

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.