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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Dust jacket for The Edge of the Woods


“Whose Woods These Are . . . ”

Iroquois traveled far and wide.

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


The First Great American Novel

It was Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Lev Tolstoy, 1908


Done with Tolstoy

Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.


Virtual St. Louis

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


Defining Freedom

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


“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


Drawn From Nature

John James Audubon captured a disappearing world in his paintings.


A Summer Scene

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


High Thinking and Low Living

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


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.