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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche


Nietzsche Is Dead

The battle for Nietzsche's legacy began when Count Hary Kessler met Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche.

Montage of Harriet Beecher Stowe and a family letter.


Parlor Politics

The area of Nook Farm was a hotbed for Stowe and her activist circle.

"Disatisfied": a woodblock illustration by Lafcadio Hearn


Lafcadio Hearn in New Orleans

The misfit journalist felt at home in the marginalized world he wrote about.


Five Points intersection painted by George Catlin in 1827


Impertinent Questions with Carla L. Peterson

On Manhattan's nineteenth-century African-American community

Chief Hole in the Day


American Originals

Modern-day Ojibwe maintain ties with language, cultural tradition

woman in thin-soled slippers


Teensy-Weensy, Itty-Bitty Shoes

Women's shoes in the early nineteenth century were ideal for doing nothing.

Abraham Lincoln as a young lawyer


"Terrific in Denunciation"

Abraham Lincoln's legal papers reveal a surprising cache of sundry clients and dramatic litigation.

Margaret A. Hogan


Impertinent Questions with Margaret A. Hogan

Margaret A. Hogan discusses the letters and lives of John and Abigail Adams.

Lansdowne, the home of saloniere Anne Willing Bingham.


The Early American Salon

In the manuscript culture of the pre-print age, a lost world of poetry has been rediscovered.