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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Robert Smalls

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A Voyage to Freedom

Robert Smalls commandeered a Confederate ship to escape from slavery in South Carolina.

Drawing of Jennison's Jayhawkers

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Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers

Kansans relive the guerrilla raids of the Border Wars.

Guastavino vaulted staircase, 1914

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Vaulting Ambition

The artful masonry of Rafael Guastavino rediscovered.

Broadway from Fulton Street, 1890.

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The City That Never Slept

—From “Mapping Time” by Peter Baldwin. Published in Common-Place, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2005). Printed by permission.

title page treatment for "Not Exactly A Hermit" by Danny Heitman

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Not Exactly a Hermit

Henry David Thoreau went in for society, but on his own terms.

Poster of opera singer Emma Calve

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Tales of the Parisian Opera

This diva was the real deal

<em>The Apotheosis of Washington</em>

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The Other Jefferson Davis

The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.

Temple blending eastern and western elements

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Hawaiian Angle on Building

One person's pagoda is another's bell tower.

Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche

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Nietzsche Is Dead

The battle for Nietzsche's legacy began when Count Hary Kessler met Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche.

Montage of Harriet Beecher Stowe and a family letter.

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Parlor Politics

The area of Nook Farm was a hotbed for Stowe and her activist circle.