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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"


Father Secchi's Dim View

From Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science, Renée Bergland’s NEH-supported biography of one of America’s first professional astronomers.

William Orton Williams


Curiously Reckless Rebels

An exquisitely fine pencil drawing hanging in a bedroom at Tudor Place in Georgetown in the nation’s capital has a tragic tale to tell that is lacking in some basic details.


Darwin the Young Adventurer

The budding naturalist avoids life as a minister and finds himself aboard the Beagle.


What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Erik Jorgensen, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council

In Focus

Maine’s Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.

Image of definition of "aint" from Webster's Second.


Ain’t That the Truth

Webster's Third: The Most Controversial Dictionary in the English Language.

Image of A View of Two Lakes and Mountain House, Morning, 1844 by Thomas Cole.


Living Off the Landscape

How Thomas Cole and Frederic Church made themselves at home in the Hudson River Valley.

Snake Jug


Snake Jug

This nineteenth-century ceramic Snake Jug was designed by brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick, the founders of Anna Pottery in Anna, IL.


Brass Hip Ornament

Within the culture of the Benin Empire, which thrived from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century in what is now southern Nigeria, only the oba, or sacred monarch, had the authority to

Image of rameau tressé, symbol of faith.


Voici the Valley

When most of us hear talk of Acadians, we think of Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline and of the British forcing French-speakers from eastern, maritime Canada in the mid eighteenth century.