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 31 2015 12:29 PMRead a Delightful 1912 Children's Book About a Wayward Rocket
The History of American Slavery
July 28 2015 11:10 AMFor More Than 100 Years, Historians Doubted the Autobiographies of SlavesHenry Louis Gates joins the Academy to discuss slave narratives—what they’ve taught us and why scholars used to ignore them.
The History of American Slavery
July 24 2015 12:31 PMWho Should Tell the Story of Slavery?Read a transcript of Henry Louis Gates’ appearance on the History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy.
The Vault
July 22 2015 12:07 PMA Beautiful 1930s Sportsman’s Map of American Saltwater Fish
The Vault
July 17 2015 2:52 PMA Book of Biting Caricatures of the Turn-of-the-Century 1%
The History of American Slavery
July 14 2015 1:50 PMThe Family Life of the Enslaved: Episode 4 TranscriptRead a transcript of The History of American Slavery, Episode 4.
The Vault
July 10 2015 12:20 PMGeorge Washington’s 1761 Ad Seeking Four Fugitive Slaves
The Vault
July 6 2015 5:46 PMInteractive Map Catalogs a History of Collective Violence Against Black Communities
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 Vault
July 30 2015 8:56 AMAmericans Recovering from the Civil War Loved These Bloodless, Beautiful Battle Scenes
The Vault
July 27 2015 12:15 PMA 1918 Pamphlet Encouraging Kids to Think About How Much They Cost Their Parents
The Vault
July 24 2015 11:11 AMShould You Be A Wife or a Career Woman? Take This 1950s Magazine Quiz.
The Vault
July 20 2015 12:09 PMJack London’s Candid 1903 Advice to Writers Trying to Get Into Print
The Vault
July 15 2015 12:00 PMGorgeous Nouveau Metalwork Designs in a Late-19th-Century Catalog 
The Vault
July 13 2015 11:41 AMThe Hopeful, Heartbreaking Ads Placed by Formerly Enslaved People in Search of Lost Family
The History of American Slavery
July 9 2015 12:20 PMThe Family Life of Enslaved PeopleHistory of American Slavery, Episode 4: What happened when Thomas Jefferson and other slaveholders tore apart the families they owned.
The Vault
July 6 2015 11:20 AMThe BBC’s Hilarious 1948 Style Guidelines “On Matters of Taste”
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.

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