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Rebecca Onion, who runs Slate’s history blog The Vault, is a writer and academic living in Philadelphia. Send her an email or follow her on Twitter.

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Nov. 25 2013 3:15 PMLearn Cherokee Words for "Dog," "Harp," "Star," and More, Using An 1888 Primer
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Nov. 21 2013 4:50 PMCondolence Telegrams for Jackie, from MLK, Duke Ellington, Douglas MacArthur, and More
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Nov. 20 2013 8:35 AMIn Austin, The "Welcome, JFK!" Banquet That Never Happened
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Nov. 15 2013 1:00 PMThe "Wanted For Treason" Flyer Distributed in Dallas Before JFK's Visit
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Nov. 14 2013 9:45 AMIn A Captivating Panoramic Display, 1920s "Bathing Girls" Show How Quickly Fashions Changed
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Nov. 12 2013 11:00 AM“Be White to Your Dogs.” Why People Are So Outraged About a Canadian Survival Story.
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Nov. 8 2013 9:10 AMAn Illustrated Descent Into a "White Slave Hell" in 1910 Chicago
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Nov. 5 2013 12:45 PMPhoto Album Documents 1915 Road Trip Along the New Los Angeles Aqueduct
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Nov. 1 2013 9:00 AMThe Best Animal Songs Ever Written: Our Neko Case Playlist
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Oct. 29 2013 12:30 PMIn a Snarky Letter, John Adams Assesses George Washington's "Talents"
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Oct. 25 2013 3:30 PMTest Your Kids' Knowledge Against the Well-Informed Children of 1930
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Oct. 23 2013 1:00 PMHaunting Photos Show Aftermath of 19th-Century Train Wrecks
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Oct. 21 2013 5:15 PMA Lovely 1896 Cyclists' Map of California Offered Advice to Intrepid Riders
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Oct. 18 2013 8:30 AMMap Shows the Most Syphilitic States in the Union
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Oct. 16 2013 11:15 AMGeorge Bernard Shaw's Wry Answers to a Journalist's Questionnaire About God
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Nov. 22 2013 11:15 AM"I Rely On You. I Need You." How LBJ Begged JFK's Cabinet To Stay
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Nov. 20 2013 12:00 PMIn the JFK Aftermath, A Dallas Minister's Moving, Controversial Sermon Against Extremism
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Nov. 18 2013 12:15 PM"It All Began So Beautifully": Lady Bird's Emotional Memories of November 22, 1963
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Nov. 15 2013 11:30 AMIn A Prophetic Letter, A Dallas Citizen Begged JFK Not To Visit   
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Nov. 12 2013 12:00 PMIn This Strange 1950 Newsreel Footage, Watch a Texas Mom Throw Knives at Her Daughters
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Nov. 11 2013 1:40 PMSome Choice Bits of Slang From American Soldiers Serving in WWII
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Nov. 7 2013 10:35 AMThe Journey to the California Gold Rush Was No Joke. This Map Was a Prospector's Friend.
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Nov. 4 2013 11:00 AMHow the Government Monitored Life on a 1920s Reservation
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Oct. 31 2013 9:00 AMThe Creepy, Beautiful "Blood Book" Made By A Scrapbooking Victorian Gentleman
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Oct. 28 2013 12:15 PMThe WWII Maps That Told Japanese Soldiers About Air-Raid Damage to Their Cities
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Oct. 24 2013 1:30 PMChilling Cold War-Era Billboard Slogans, Drafted For Use After An Attack on the US
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Oct. 22 2013 3:30 PMSome Excellent Mid-19th-Century Criminal Slang That's Ripe For Revival   
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Oct. 18 2013 2:18 PMTwo Of Emily Dickinson's First Drafts, Scrawled on Old Envelopes   
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Oct. 17 2013 11:30 AMBeyond "12 Years a Slave": The Signatures of Hundreds Who Sued For Freedom
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Oct. 15 2013 12:45 PMWhat 20th-Century Tarring and Feathering Looked Like

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