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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

American Indian delegation at White House


A Nation of Treaties

Minnesota examines the treaties between the United States and American Indians.

Two sailing vessels at sea in nineteenth century


A Diplomatic Education

Early in the Civil War, the Union narrowly avoided war with Britain.

business letter in Audubon's handwriting


Audubon the Writer

The celebrated bird portraitist was also a great artist of the written word.

Dan Rice as Uncle Sam.


The Circus You Never Knew

The naughty nineteenth-century circus.

Steam retort


Canny Retort

In Baltimore, the museum of industry charms.

"Effects of Fugitive-Slave Law"


When the Slave-Catcher Came to Town

Oberlin, Ohio, was an abolitionist stronghold, but not impermeable.

Battle of Ft. Erie


A Forgotten Hero in a Forgotten War

Thomas Pearson repelled American forces, driving Canada toward nationhood.

Mark Twain


Birthday Party Brouhaha

Mark Twain's infamous toast rocked the sensibilities of Boston's Brahmin establishment.

Peter Cooper, 1850


Peter Cooper’s Big Ideas

Steam engines and Jell-O paled beside the famed inventor's greatest legacy.

19th-century miner's lunch pail from the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum


Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

A segmented miner’s lunch pail from the nineteenth century was, above all, practical, with stacking compartments for stews, pie, cobbler, as well as a cup on top for coffee, which was heated over a ca