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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Witches -- First Walpurgis Night


Try Hawthorne for Halloween, . . . but Leave the Light on

"Young Goodman Brown" is frightfully fine fiction.

Mask of Agamemnon



German archaeologist Schliemann had a flare for the sensational find.

Illustration of man with butterfly net chasing letters.


A Romantic Notion: One Scholar’s Lifetime of Devotion to the Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The prolific Victorian writers have given him a very exciting and satisfying life

Calamity Jane


Myth Versus Truth in the Life of Calamity Jane: Ask Glenda Bell

Calamity Jane spit, gambled, and dressed like a man and became a Western legend.

Ellen Gruber Garvey


Scrapbooking Was Big During and After the Civil War. Why?

In the nineteenth century, making scrapbooks wasn't just for the hoi polloi. Celebrities like Mark Twain clipped and pasted, too.

Drawing of farm


Picturing the Farms of Ohio and Pennsylvania

An itinerant artist chronicles farm life in America.

Crowd at Coney Island


The Coney Island Exhibition That Captures Its Highs and Lows

For more than a century, Coney Island has stirred our senses.