HUMANITIES, January/February 2008 | Volume 29, Number 1
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An American bed manufactured in 1827 in the Napoleonic style—including its original bed-hangings, valence, curtains, and cornice elements, is being preserved at the Woodlawn Museum in Maine. Accompanying archive materials contain bills of sale, an unused bolt of silk fringe, original drawings and notes made by the upholsterer, and photographs of the bed from 1880 to 1890.
Courtesy of Woodlawn Museum
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Curiously Reckless Rebels
A Soldier’s Words
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Why Spinoza Was Excommunicated
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By Steven Nadler
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