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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Passenger pigeons


Drawn From Nature

John James Audubon captured a disappearing world in his paintings.


A Summer Scene

While vacationing in Queens, Cooper suffers a fever and writes the violent twelfth chapter of The Last of the Mohicans.


High Thinking and Low Living

How a mansion-turned-boardinghouse in Old Lyme, Connecticut, became the place to be for American Impressionists.


In Defense of Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper was a major literary innovator with fans such as Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad. Take that, Mark Twain.

letter press type


Do-It-Yourself Language

Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.

Scene from "The Abolitionists"


The Agitator

William Lloyd Garrison burned the Constitution as he roared against the injustice of slavery.

Dust Jacket for "How to Do Things with Books"


How to Do Things with Books

Victorian novelists took dim view of bibliophiles

Dancer in the Gujarati-language theater


Two Gentlemen of . . . Calcutta?

Indian theater memoirs: pranks, plots, and passions

Sea-otter hunt, Alaska, 1910


A Company Town

Alaska's sea-otter hunting left records of village life.

Bram Stoker in 1906


When Bram Met Walt

Before conjuring Dracula, Bram Stoker poured his soul out to America's poet.