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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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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Aug. 29 2014 10:18 AMGorgeous, Creepy Pages From a Late 19th-Century Art Nouveau Occult Calendar
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Aug. 25 2014 8:00 AMPhotos of 1920s Philadelphians, Hanging Out on Their Stoops
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Aug. 14 2014 12:30 PMA Photo Tour of the Flooded Mississippi, 1927
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Aug. 13 2014 11:07 AMThe Ethereal Embossed Pages of a 19th-Century Atlas for the Blind
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Aug. 8 2014 11:45 AMPhotos of “Soldiers’ Inventories” Showcase 1,000 Years of Fighting Gear
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Aug. 6 2014 11:21 AM19th-Century Classified Ads for Abortifacients and Contraceptives 
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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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Aug. 28 2014 11:11 AMThe Patchwork Maps That Helped Prospectors Track Mining Claims in the American West
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Aug. 15 2014 10:22 AMThe Disastrous Cordon Sanitaire Used on Honolulu's Chinatown in 1900 
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Aug. 13 2014 2:00 PMWho Counted as a "Fascist" in Postwar Italy? How the Allies Decided
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Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
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Aug. 7 2014 2:34 PMGorgeous 1914 Relief Maps of Six National Parks
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Aug. 5 2014 11:11 AMAmerican Boys at a Nazi Summer Camp, Upstate New York, Summer of 1937

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