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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Five Points intersection painted by George Catlin in 1827


Impertinent Questions with Carla L. Peterson

On Manhattan's nineteenth-century African-American community

Chief Hole in the Day


American Originals

Modern-day Ojibwe maintain ties with language, cultural tradition

woman in thin-soled slippers


Teensy-Weensy, Itty-Bitty Shoes

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

Abraham Lincoln as a young lawyer


"Terrific in Denunciation"

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

Margaret A. Hogan


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.


The Early American Salon

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

Snow Branch


Of Stillness and Light

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

Photograph of Kittie Wilkins


Woman of the West

The Horse Queen of Idaho.

Philip Lampi


The Orphan Scholar

Philip Lampi's lifelong quest to document elections of the early Republic.