Rebecca Onion
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Rebecca OnionSlate’s history writer, also runs the site's history blog, The VaultFollow her on Twitter.

The Vault
Jan. 14 2015 12:24 PMPitching a Potential Donor, Shackleton Sketched This Expedition Map 
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Jan. 9 2015 11:56 AMPretty Tree Maps Showing the State of American Forests in 1884 
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Jan. 6 2015 11:30 PMSo, What Was In That Boston Time Capsule? 
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Jan. 5 2015 12:11 PMHow Photographers Tried to Capture the Terror of Night Zeppelin Raids During WWI
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Dec. 30 2014 12:58 PMFive More Digital Archives and Historical Exhibits We Loved in 2014
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Dec. 24 2014 11:35 AMA Senator’s Open Christmas Letter to the Racially Divided City of Boston, 1974
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Dec. 22 2014 12:00 PMBlind Kids’ Experiences at the Early–20th-Century Museum of Natural History, in Photos
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Dec. 19 2014 9:29 AMThe Most Beautiful and Intelligent Historical Coffee-Table Books of 2014
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Dec. 18 2014 12:10 PMA Detailed, Majestic Diagram of Two British Ships of War, From an 18th-Century Encyclopedia
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Dec. 15 2014 10:36 AMLate-1940s Chicago CSI, in Photos
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Dec. 11 2014 12:47 PMAn Inventory of Robert E. Lee’s Personal Property, Left in His Mansion and Seized by the Government
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Dec. 8 2014 1:26 PMFDR’s First Draft of His “Day of Infamy” Speech, With His Notes
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Dec. 3 2014 12:15 PMMap Shows Where the Juvenile Delinquents Lived in Depression-Era D.C.
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Nov. 28 2014 9:23 AMA 17th-Century Argument for the Many Virtues of Coffee, Chocolate, and Tea
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Nov. 25 2014 12:32 PMHow Railroads Advertised for Homesteaders to Settle in Indian Territory 
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Jan. 13 2015 12:29 PMThe Lucky Charms Soldiers Carried Into WWI 
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Jan. 7 2015 10:43 AMThe Beautiful Geometry of 18th-Century Forts, Built by Britain in the American Colonies
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Jan. 6 2015 1:05 PMA List of Diseases and Afflictions Suffered By Young Factory Workers in Chicago, 1895
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Dec. 31 2014 10:18 AMA Beautifully Illustrated Costume Catalog From 16th-Century France 
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Dec. 29 2014 2:21 PMFive of 2014’s Most Compelling Digital History Exhibits and Archives
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Dec. 23 2014 10:57 AMHopeful Hand-Embroidered Christmas Cards, Sent Home From the Front During WWI 
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Dec. 19 2014 12:30 PMA Vision of the Utter Chaos That Was Early–19th-Century Firefighting
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Dec. 19 2014 9:15 AMThe Goofy, Anti-Nazi Parody Video That Enraged Goebbels
History
Dec. 17 2014 10:02 AMA Gift Guide for Young HistoriansThe books that made scholars want to devote their future to examining the past.
Ten Years in Your Ears
Dec. 14 2014 9:01 PMThe 25 Best Podcast Episodes EverThe most moving, hilarious, and heartbreaking works of podcasting genius.
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Dec. 9 2014 10:52 AMAn Early Arctic Explorer's Dramatic Drawings of the Frozen North
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Dec. 5 2014 12:02 PMNifty Methods for Smuggling Contraband, From a Manual for WWII-Era British Spies 
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Dec. 1 2014 12:46 PMHow to Employ Women in Government Jobs: Postwar Advice Drawn From the American Experience
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Nov. 26 2014 11:53 AMA Beautiful Depression-Era Route Map Makes Transcontinental Bus Travel Look Glamorous
History
Nov. 24 2014 4:43 PMWhat Did Gettysburg Smell Like?A sensory history of the Civil War.

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