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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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Oct. 29 2014 11:09 AMThe Black Humor of WWI Soldiers, in a Parody Form Letter to Wives
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Oct. 27 2014 11:44 AMWhaling Ship Crew List Shows Melville Embarking on a Journey That Inspired Moby-Dick
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Oct. 22 2014 11:36 AMCasting the Role of Scarlett O'Hara Was Really, Really Frustrating
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Oct. 17 2014 1:47 PMThe Star Charts That Apollo 11 Astronauts Used to Land on the Moon
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Oct. 13 2014 1:38 PMThe Wild Zebra-Striped Ships That Confounded German Submarines During WWI 
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Oct. 9 2014 11:58 AMSmash Mouth: The Life of a Football Lineman Before Face Masks
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Oct. 6 2014 11:13 AMThe Pro-Union Civil War Board Game That Was the Chutes and Ladders of 1862
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Oct. 1 2014 10:49 AMJames Meredith, Determined to Enroll at Ole Miss, Declares His Purpose in a 1961 Letter
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Sept. 24 2014 9:19 AMSuper-Fancy Pop-Up Greeting Cards, Sent for Rosh Hashanah in Early 20th-Century New York
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Sept. 19 2014 12:08 PMThe CIA Used to Have a Commute-by-Canoe Club. One Member’s Memories.
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Sept. 16 2014 12:15 PM“Human Life Is Frightfully Cheap”: A 1900 Petition to Make Lynching a Federal Offense
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Sept. 12 2014 12:30 PMMap Shows All of the Ways You Could Get Around Alaska in 1909
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Sept. 10 2014 3:28 PMThe Colorful Quilt Squares Chilean Women Used to Tell the Story of Life Under Pinochet 
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Sept. 5 2014 1:13 PMA Late 19th-Century Day-by-Day Commemorative Map of the Mormon Journey West
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Sept. 2 2014 9:31 AMSchool-Sanctioned Mid-18th-Century Hazing Rituals at Harvard
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Oct. 28 2014 12:06 PMEtiquette Lessons for the Annoying Moviegoers of Early Cinema
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Oct. 23 2014 12:02 PMDelightfully Awkward Studio Action Shots of Players, Used on Early Baseball Cards
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Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PMA Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
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Oct. 14 2014 3:39 PMThis Map Shows Just How Divided the U.S. Was on Civil Rights in 1949
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Oct. 10 2014 9:50 AMThe Lantern Slides That Advertised Coming Attractions in the Silent Film Era 
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Oct. 7 2014 10:17 AMThe Pointers Eleanor Roosevelt Gave to JFK After His First Televised Debate With Nixon
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Oct. 2 2014 11:07 AMMapping 1890 Manhattan's Crazy-Quilt of Immigrant Neighborhoods
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Sept. 29 2014 11:34 AMGo Ahead, Try to Decode This 19th-Century Rebus Atlas of New England 
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Sept. 23 2014 10:24 AMHow Bad Are Your Drinking Habits? An 18th-Century Temperance Thermometer Has the Verdict.
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Sept. 18 2014 9:57 AM“The Sun Never Sets Upon the British Empire,” Explained in GIF by an Old Children’s Toy
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Sept. 15 2014 3:29 PM19th-Century Infographic Shows American Mortality as a Cluster of Cute Little Charts
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Sept. 12 2014 10:32 AMThe British Painters Who Were Eyewitnesses to World War II
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Sept. 8 2014 8:30 AMAn 1849 Guide to the Philadelphia Brothel Scene
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Sept. 3 2014 11:44 AMA Kiowa Photographer's Beautiful, Decades-Long Record of His Community and Family
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Aug. 29 2014 12:30 PMThe Testimony of a Laborer Forced Into Peonage in Early 20th-Century Alabama

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