Rebecca Onion
Rebecca Onion Rebecca Onion

Rebecca Onion is a Slate staff writer.

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Feb. 10 2016 1:47 PMA 19th-Century Relief Map That Let Students Explore the Roman Empire by Touch
The Angle
Feb. 9 2016 12:40 PMThe Generation Gap EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Gloria Steinem’s unfortunate comments, the naked careerism of Ted Cruz, and a review of the hilarious Full Frontal.
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Feb. 2 2016 11:16 AMA Cheerier Vision of the Depression Years, in Hyperbright Postcards of Recreation Spots
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Jan. 25 2016 12:12 PMDrunkardMerryboyYounker. Some 17th-Century Names for Dogs.
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Jan. 20 2016 11:23 AMAmelia Earhart’s Cautiously Optimistic 1933 Advice to an Aspiring Female Pilot 
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Jan. 15 2016 1:14 PMA Beautiful, Escapist Map of “Fairyland,” Published in Britain at the End of World War I
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Jan. 12 2016 10:43 AMWitness the Controlled Chaos of Boston Traffic, As Filmed From a Streetcar in 1906
History
Jan. 6 2016 11:41 AMIs History Written About Men, by Men?A careful study of recent popular history books reveals a genre dominated by generals, presidents—and male authors.  
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Dec. 30 2015 8:40 AM1920s Instructional Diagrams Teach Ice Skating With Style 
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Dec. 21 2015 2:49 PMFive More Digital History Projects We Loved in 2015
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Dec. 16 2015 11:36 AM“The Problem of Living in New York”: A Middle-Class Complaint From 1882
Future Tense
Dec. 14 2015 9:01 AMThe Childhood’s End Miniseries Is a Waste of One of Sci-Fi’s Greatest Tropes
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Dec. 11 2015 11:29 AMA 19th-Century Memory Palace Containing All of Ancient History 
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Dec. 7 2015 1:00 PMWatch American Yearbook Photos Evolve Over 108 Years 
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Nov. 30 2015 2:59 PMA Map of Intellectual Talent in the Early-20th-Century United States
The Angle
Feb. 10 2016 12:22 PMThe Angle: Extreme Primary Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on victories for Sanders and Trump in New Hampshire, Obama’s big military budget, and the Bernie vs. Hillary meme. 
The Vault
Feb. 8 2016 12:09 PMExercise Advice for Flappers, in Gorgeous 1920s Prints
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Jan. 27 2016 1:29 PMHow an 1830s Children’s Magazine Taught Hard Truths About Slavery
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Jan. 22 2016 11:55 AMListen to Studs Terkel Interview Gloria Steinem on the 10th Anniversary of Ms. Magazine
Cover Story
Jan. 18 2016 5:30 AMAmerica’s Other Original SinEuropeans didn’t just displace Native Americans—they enslaved them, and encouraged tribes to participate in the slave trade, on a scale historians are only beginning to fathom.
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Jan. 14 2016 5:25 PMGently Posed Photos of Everyday Life in Late-19th-Century Rural Japan
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Jan. 6 2016 3:12 PM18th-Century Souvenirs From Epic Festivals Held on the Frozen River Thames 
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Jan. 4 2016 2:51 PMStunning Modernist Covers of 1930s Fortune Magazine Will Give You a Bad Case of Print Nostalgia
History
Dec. 23 2015 1:38 PMWho Was Hugh Glass?The Revenant is just the latest in a long history of retellings of Glass’ ordeal. Why does every generation of Americans revisit his story?
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Dec. 18 2015 2:02 PMFive Digital History Projects That Dazzled Us in 2015
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Dec. 14 2015 1:19 PMPoe’s Only Bestseller as a Living Author Was This Schoolbook About Seashells
Brow Beat
Dec. 14 2015 8:02 AMThe 10 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015
History
Dec. 11 2015 5:29 AMA New History of ProhibitionHow the ban on booze gave rise to prejudiced policing, the penal system, and the modern American right wing.
The Vault
Dec. 4 2015 12:41 PMSpooky, Beautiful 1930s Photos of London Streets at Night
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Nov. 25 2015 12:20 PMAn Adorable Apple Pie ABC for Hungry 19th-Century Children

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