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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Elizabeth Brown Pryor (center)


Letters From Robert E. Lee

Elizabeth Brown Pryor talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about her dual careers as a historian of antebellum America and a highly decorated diplomat working for the State Department.

Photograph of Fort Ross


Russian Dreams of an American Colony

Fort Ross on California's rocky coast contained an oasis of Russian refinement.

Portrait of Gouverneur Morris


Ungoverned Passion

Founding Father and ladies' man Gouverneur Morris flees revolutionary Paris to discover the delights of central Europe.

Buffalo Soldiers standing and sitting, wearing buffalo robes.


Incognito in the Infantry

The story of Cathay Williams, the only known female Buffalo Soldier.

color postcard of Montana's Broadwater Natatorium circa 1890.


Big Sky Oasis

Montana's hot springs were pockets of peace and luxury on the frontier.

View through a bench in Central Park.


Public Parking

Frederick Law Olmsted designed pastoral escapes for the urban masses.

Plaque with face of Stefan Zeromski


Żeromski the Magnificent!

The novelist who captured Polish life even as it was changing

African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield astride Alan-A-Dale.


The Racing Life

Kentucky jockey Jimmy Winkfield fled to Russia to escape Jim Crow.

Parlor at Mount Vernon Hotel


When Rural Ruled Uptown

Manhattan harbors hotel gem from the 1820s.

Golem dust jacket


Golem Revival

The most vivid, pervasive and influential version of the golem legend emerges from sixteenth-century Prague and is indelibly linked with Rabbi Loew (1525–1609), the famous spiritual leader of