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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

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.

"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.