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Articles with keyword "eighteenth century"

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The Dismal Swamp: One Road out of Slavery Took You Straight into the Boggiest Place You’ve Ever Been.

Archaeologists in Virginia seek to know more about the lives of slaves who escaped and lived off the land.

Painting by John Trumball of Thomas Jefferson and Congress

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The History of the Stamp Act Shows How Indians Led to the American Revolution

In the years after the French and Indian War, Britain's strategies to keep its Native American alliances sometimes backfired.

Carla Zecher

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Now in English: The Memoir of a Robinson Crusoe à la française

Bon voyage, armchair travelers! Carla Zecher follows the perigrinations of an eighteenth-century French lieutenant.

David Igler

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Sea Captains Changed the Pacific World. David Igler Explains How.

Western Americanist and native Californian David Igler on sea captains who sought their fortunes

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"Hotter than the Bloomin' Hobs of Hell"

Historically, iron foundries could fire the imagination or soothe the visual palate.

Carlyle House, Alexandria, VA

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Room for Interpretation

First Anti-Crown Sentiments in America Traced to Virginia Parlor

Kim Stauffer portrays Émilie Du Châtelet

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Mistress of Math

Beyond her relationship with Voltaire, Émilie du Châtelet was one of the foremost thinkers of her time.