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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

"Disatisfied": a woodblock illustration by Lafcadio Hearn

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Lafcadio Hearn in New Orleans

The misfit journalist felt at home in the marginalized world he wrote about.

 

Five Points intersection painted by George Catlin in 1827

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Impertinent Questions with Carla L. Peterson

On Manhattan's nineteenth-century African-American community

Chief Hole in the Day

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American Originals

Modern-day Ojibwe maintain ties with language, cultural tradition

woman in thin-soled slippers

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Teensy-Weensy, Itty-Bitty Shoes

Women's shoes in the early nineteenth century were ideal for doing nothing.

Abraham Lincoln as a young lawyer

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"Terrific in Denunciation"

Abraham Lincoln's legal papers reveal a surprising cache of sundry clients and dramatic litigation.

Margaret A. Hogan

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Impertinent Questions with Margaret A. Hogan

Margaret A. Hogan discusses the letters and lives of John and Abigail Adams.

Lansdowne, the home of saloniere Anne Willing Bingham.

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The Early American Salon

In the manuscript culture of the pre-print age, a lost world of poetry has been rediscovered.

Snow Branch

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Of Stillness and Light

With Henry David Thoreau, winter walks can quickly turn into "frolic gambols."

Photograph of Kittie Wilkins

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Woman of the West

The Horse Queen of Idaho.