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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Drawing of Jennison's Jayhawkers


Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers

Kansans relive the guerrilla raids of the Border Wars.

Guastavino vaulted staircase, 1914


Vaulting Ambition

The artful masonry of Rafael Guastavino rediscovered.

Broadway from Fulton Street, 1890.


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


Not Exactly a Hermit

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

Poster of opera singer Emma Calve


Tales of the Parisian Opera

This diva was the real deal

<em>The Apotheosis of Washington</em>


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


Hawaiian Angle on Building

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

Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche


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.


Parlor Politics

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

"Disatisfied": a woodblock illustration by Lafcadio Hearn


Lafcadio Hearn in New Orleans

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