Rebecca Onion
Rebecca Onion Rebecca Onion

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

The Vault
Nov. 12 2015 9:28 AMMaps Tracking Levels of Poverty in Victorian London, Block by Block
The Vault
Nov. 6 2015 2:35 PMA Depression-Era Zoo Housed Wolves and Three Species of Bears Together. It Didn’t End Well
The Vault
Nov. 4 2015 12:50 PMThese 18th- and 19th-Century “Dissected Maps” Were the First Jigsaw Puzzles
The History of American Slavery
Oct. 28 2015 3:23 PMThe Aftermath of FreedomRead a transcript of the History of American Slavery, Episode 9. 
The Vault
Oct. 27 2015 12:51 PMThe 37 Basic Plots, According to a Screenwriter of the Silent-Film Era 
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Oct. 21 2015 12:12 PMEarly Aviation in Italy, As Seen Through the Enraptured Lens of a Futurist Pilot
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Oct. 15 2015 9:22 AMHow Cultured Are You, by 1950s Standards? 
The History of American Slavery
Oct. 13 2015 3:34 PMHow Did American Slavery End?History of American Slavery, Episode 9: The long process of emancipation.
History
Oct. 9 2015 10:38 AMHow Do You Write History for Teenagers?M.T. Anderson writes erudite books about serious topics—and young adults love them. 
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Oct. 7 2015 11:29 AMModernist Posters That Taught 1930s Kids How to Take Good Care of Books
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Oct. 2 2015 1:47 PMNazi Photos Documenting Heaps of Everyday Objects Looted From Jewish Households
History
Sept. 29 2015 2:37 PMSlavery Myths DebunkedThe Irish were slaves too; slaves had it better than Northern factory workers; black people fought for the Confederacy; and other lies, half-truths, and irrelevancies. 
The Vault
Sept. 25 2015 11:30 AMGorgeous Plates from an Early-20th-Century German Encyclopedia of Minerals 
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Sept. 23 2015 1:34 PMThe Heartbreaking Posters That Convinced Americans to Help Displaced Syrians During WWI 
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Sept. 21 2015 11:36 AMMost Records of Underground Railroad Activity Were Destroyed. Not This One.
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Nov. 9 2015 10:46 AMAn Eloquent Baptist Protest Against Internment Camps During WWII 
History
Nov. 5 2015 10:30 AMThe Athens of OhioWhat a historian discovered when she trained her eye on the town she calls home.
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Nov. 2 2015 12:08 PMA Striking Artifact of Casual Misogyny from the Early 20th Century
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Oct. 28 2015 11:50 AMLyrical Engravings of Cyclists’ Adventures During The Sport’s Earliest Days
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Oct. 23 2015 11:39 AMBroody, Dramatic 20th-Century Posters Promoting Productions of Hamlet
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Oct. 19 2015 11:56 AMAn Early-20th-Century British Map of the Global Drug Trade 
The History of American Slavery
Oct. 14 2015 4:16 PMLess Guilt, More ActionWhat I learned from making Slate’s History of American Slavery series.
The Vault
Oct. 12 2015 1:47 PMA Swiss Artist’s Sensitive Early-19th-Century Portraits of Native American Life 
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Oct. 9 2015 10:23 AMA Sailor’s Annotated Map of the Pacific Illustrates a Tour of Duty During WWII 
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Oct. 5 2015 12:21 PMBeautiful Early-20th-Century Watercolors of Apple Varieties You Don’t See Much Anymore
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Sept. 30 2015 1:32 PMA Bizarrely Complicated Late-19th-Century Flat-Earth Map
The Vault
Sept. 28 2015 1:37 PMBehold the Confusing Diversity of American Banknotes During the Antebellum Era
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 23 2015 3:01 PMOn the RunRead a transcript of the History of American Slavery, Episode 8.
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 22 2015 5:21 PMRunaway RailroadHistory of American Slavery, Episode 8: Our sometimes mythical memory of the Underground Railroad, and why the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 propelled the country toward war.
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Sept. 18 2015 10:37 AMBeautiful Watercolors of Helpful Plants, from a 16th-Century Book of Herbal Medicine

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