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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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
Slate Picks
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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July 31 2014 11:44 AMA Post–World War I “Hunger Map of Europe,” Aimed at the Hearts of American Kids 
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July 28 2014 10:46 AMThe Documents A.J. Liebling Carried While Reporting Overseas During World War II
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July 23 2014 3:30 PMGandhi's 1942 Letter to FDR, Asking For Support For Indian Independence 
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July 21 2014 12:55 PMBrigham Young’s Short-Lived, Experimental Mormon Alphabet
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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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Aug. 1 2014 1:16 PMThe Blue-and-Green Elegance of Turn-of-the-Century Tennis Illustrations
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July 29 2014 10:26 AMPostcards Celebrating the Ruins of Black Neighborhoods After the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
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July 25 2014 12:14 PMA Transit Map of 1906 L.A., With Copious Streetcars 
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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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