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
July 1 2015 3:02 PMThe Atrocity Propaganda Ben Franklin Circulated to Sway Public Opinion in America’s Favor
The History of American Slavery
June 18 2015 5:48 PMSlavery During America’s RevolutionRead a transcript of the History of American Slavery, Episode 3.
The History of American Slavery
June 12 2015 12:07 PMThe Surprising Demographics of American SlaveryNew research and new resources are changing our view of how slavery worked in early America.
The History of American Slavery
June 2 2015 4:34 PMThe Middle Passage and British Abolition: Episode 2 TranscriptRead a transcript of Episode 2 of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy.
History
May 28 2015 2:00 AMBoyhoodAn astounding, one-of-a-kind trove of stories and drawings reveals what life was like for young men growing up in rural 19th-century America.
The Vault
May 22 2015 11:31 AM“Caveat Emptor!”: The First Anti-Slavery Pamphlet Published in New England
The History of American Slavery
May 19 2015 10:05 AMThe History of American SlaveryIn nine lives.
The History of American Slavery
May 18 2015 7:21 PMThe Terrible TransformationAnthony Johnson and the relatively comfortable position of slaves in early America. Listen to the History of American Slavery, Episode 1. 
The Vault
May 15 2015 1:44 PMLuminous Lantern Slides of Blackfeet Tipis on the Prairies of Montana in the Early 20th Century
The Vault
May 11 2015 12:13 PM"U Tr?": A Glossary of Abbreviations Used by Early-20th-Century Telegraph Operators 
The Vault
May 6 2015 12:15 PMHow Proponents of Forced Sterilization Convinced Everyday Californians to Support Their Cause
History
May 4 2015 7:17 AMWhere to Read History on the WebRebecca Onion’s favorite places to find great stories, scholarship, and artifacts.
The Vault
April 29 2015 12:04 PMRules of Business Ethics for Early-19th-Century Christian Merchants
The Vault
April 24 2015 11:05 AMThe Books Virginia Colonists Were Buying in the Decade Before the Revolution
The Vault
April 20 2015 1:01 PMLists of Types of Mania and Melancholy, Compiled for Early–19th-Century Doctors 
The History of American Slavery
June 24 2015 11:30 AMWhat Was “Gradual Emancipation”?Even in the Northern states, slavery’s abolition arrived slowly after America’s Revolution.
The History of American Slavery
June 17 2015 3:25 AMThe Hypocrisy of America’s RevolutionHistory of American Slavery, Episode 3: Slavery during the Revolutionary War and Elizabeth Freeman’s groundbreaking “freedom suit.” 
The History of American Slavery
June 2 2015 4:51 PMInside the Slave ShipHistory of American Slavery, Ep 2: The Atlantic slave trade during its heyday and the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano.
The Vault
May 29 2015 1:07 PMGorgeous Nature-Themed Stained-Glass Mosaics, Sold to Victorian Builders
The Vault
May 27 2015 2:35 PMAdvice For Late–19th-Century Rubes About To Visit Chicago
The Vault
May 20 2015 11:37 AMA 16th-Century GIF Tour of the Inside of the Brain
The History of American Slavery
May 18 2015 7:23 PMThe Beginning of American Slavery: Episode 1 TranscriptRead a transcript of Episode 1 of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy.
The Vault
May 18 2015 12:04 PMThe Funny Found Poetry of Early-20th-Century Typeface Demos 
The Vault
May 13 2015 12:57 PMA Depression-Era Medicinal Plant Map of the United States
The Vault
May 8 2015 12:30 PMAn Early-19th-Century Scientist’s Close-Up Portraits of Pollen 
The Vault
May 4 2015 10:51 AMAudubon’s Animals of 19th-Century North America, Newly Available for Hi-Res Download
The Vault
May 1 2015 10:17 AMBright 1970 Cuban Propaganda Posters Urging Solidarity With Vietnam
The Vault
April 27 2015 3:13 PMA Gorgeous Rainbow 19th-Century Geological Map of Europe 
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April 22 2015 12:39 PMA 1905 Rendition of the 23rd Psalm, Gorgeously Illustrated in Proto-Deco Style
The Vault
April 17 2015 10:00 AMA Midcentury Map of American Wildflowers

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