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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.

The Vault
July 22 2014 4:04 PMA School Progress Report for the Brontë Sisters 
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July 18 2014 11:35 AMA List of Missing Soldiers After the First Black Union Army Regiment Stormed Fort Wagner
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July 16 2014 12:45 PMA Physicist Eyewitness Sketches the First Atomic Test 
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July 14 2014 12:31 PMReconstruction-Era Marriage Certificates of the Recently Emancipated 
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July 11 2014 12:40 PMThe Black List: Public Shaming of the “Lewd and Scandalous” in 18th-Century London
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July 10 2014 1:30 PMPhotos Show How Workers Crunched Census Data in 1940
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July 7 2014 12:22 PMA Thank-You Note From the Amistad Rebels to One of Their Lawyers, John Quincy Adams
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July 1 2014 11:00 AMA 19th-Century Panorama of the Beautiful, Reeking River Thames
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June 24 2014 12:18 PMGovernment Child Care Advice From Early Soviet Propaganda Posters
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June 20 2014 10:13 AMThe Romantic, Hopeful French Pictorial Postcards of World War I
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June 18 2014 11:10 AMJane Austen's Collection of Critical Feedback From Her (Sometimes Harsh) Friends and Family
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June 16 2014 12:30 PMA Unique Atlas Shows How Much of the Arctic Has Been Mapped by the Inuit 
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June 11 2014 12:34 PMHow Eisenhower Handled McCarthy's Threat to a "Middle-of-the-Road" GOP
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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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July 21 2014 12:55 PMBrigham Young’s Short-Lived, Experimental Mormon Alphabet
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July 17 2014 4:06 PM19th-Century Japanese Prints Showing the Trials of Western Inventors
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July 15 2014 1:20 PMThose Funny 19th-Century “Reasons for Admission”  to Mental Institutions 
Science
July 13 2014 11:30 PM“Unclaimed Treasures of Science”Even during the Cold War, these women brought feminism to STEM.
Doublex
July 10 2014 11:44 PMThe Pre-Pregnancy ContractIf I’m going to become a mom, I need my husband to sign on the dotted line.
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July 8 2014 1:00 PMA U.S. Intelligence Agency’s Map of German Concentration Camps, a Year Before Liberation 
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July 3 2014 11:51 AMDeciphering Original Pages From the Voting Record of the Constitutional Convention
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June 25 2014 11:27 AMA 1931 Cartoon Map of “Chicago's Gangland,” Brimming With Wry, Macabre Details
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June 23 2014 1:02 PMThe Delicious Rations Promised to Prospective Soldiers of the Continental Army
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June 19 2014 11:19 AMThe Puzzle-Writing, Puzzle-Solving Teen Subculture of the Late 19th Century
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June 17 2014 11:38 AMInteractive Time-Lapse Map Shows How the U.S. Took More Than 1.5 Billion Acres From Native Americans
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June 12 2014 11:56 AMThe Sniffy, Scandalized Letter That Sealed the UK Government's Ban of Ulysses
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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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