Rebecca Onion Rebecca Onion

Rebecca Onion, who runs Slate’s history blog The Vault, is a writer and academic living in Ohio. Follow her on Twitter.

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June 10 2014 3:15 PMAn Early Draft of "The Star-Spangled Banner," With All Those Verses We Never Sing
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June 6 2014 9:34 AM"A Forlorn Little Rescue Party": Post-Combat Interviews With D-Day Survivors From One Hard-Hit Company
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June 4 2014 9:43 AMIntense Footage from Fighter Plane Gun Cameras Shows American Raids on Germany in 1945
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May 30 2014 3:05 PMWhere To Find Historical “Redlining” Maps Of Your City
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May 27 2014 12:30 PMAn 1886 Map of San Francisco’s Booming Business District—Including Levi Strauss & Co.
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May 22 2014 9:30 AMA Jazz Age New York Bohemian Dinner, in List Form
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May 20 2014 11:40 AM1909 Advice for Lady Motorists, in Pictures
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May 16 2014 10:45 AMAn Alabama Citizen’s 1924 Letter Asking the Government to Investigate the KKK
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May 14 2014 11:00 AMLate-19th-Century Vice Map Names and Shames Saloons and Brothels Around the White House
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May 12 2014 9:30 AMAn Evacuation Plan for White House Dependents During the Cuban Missile Crisis
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May 8 2014 2:30 PMScroll Down the Mid-19th-Century Mississippi River Using This Super-Long Map
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May 6 2014 12:25 PMThe Rum Jar, the Flying Pig, and the Ypres Express: WWI Slang for Germany’s Terrifying Munitions
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May 2 2014 12:30 PM“It Is Difficult to Know How to Begin”: A U.S. Soldier Writes Home From Dachau
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April 30 2014 12:30 PMThe Relentless WWII War Bond Propaganda Could Be Really Irritating
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April 28 2014 12:30 PMPhotos Show How the American Museum of Natural History Made Its Blue Whale Swim
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June 9 2014 2:53 PMA Detail-Packed Mid-19th-Century Map of World Religious Belief
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June 5 2014 12:17 PMPhotos of Late 19th-Century Bicycle Clubs Riding Their Penny-Farthings Around the Bay Area
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June 2 2014 2:18 PMA 1940s Government Comic Book for People Who've Just Had DDT Sprayed on Their Walls
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May 28 2014 3:30 PMA Chinese-American Merchant’s Blistering Arguments Against Chinese Exclusion
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May 23 2014 2:15 PMHis Son Killed in Action, Theodore Roosevelt Longed to Go to War
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May 21 2014 11:30 AMThe Beautifully Illustrated Family Records of Revolutionary War Soldiers
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May 19 2014 12:30 PMA Mournful 1876 Map Tracks the Disappearance of the American Bison
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May 15 2014 9:45 AMTwo Colorful Infographic Wheels Used to Track the Apollo Missions 
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May 13 2014 11:35 AMThe Neon Noir of Midcentury Vancouver
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May 9 2014 8:15 AMThe Recommendation Letter Ralph Waldo Emerson Wrote For A Job-Hunting Walt Whitman
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May 7 2014 9:45 AMUtterly Charming Photos of 1920s Chicago Kids Dressed Up as Flowers
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May 5 2014 12:00 PMAn Illustrated Map of Stars’ Homes From the Golden Age of Hollywood
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May 1 2014 12:03 PMA Dizzying Clock Chart From the Pre–Time-Zone Era Proves That Time Zones Are Wonderful
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April 29 2014 12:00 PMAn Early 20th-Century Traveler Maps His Journey on a New Chinese Railroad
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April 25 2014 1:30 PMFineable Offenses for Naughty 18th-Century Students at Harvard

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