Rebecca Onion
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Rebecca OnionSlate’s history writer, also runs the site's history blog, The VaultFollow her on Twitter.

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March 27 2015 8:27 AMPhotos of Bohemian Partiers in New York’s Greenwich Village, 1910-1920
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March 23 2015 11:33 AMA 1935 Historical Map of Shanghai, Designed by an Enthusiastic Resident Expat
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March 20 2015 12:04 PMBloody Accounts of Steamboat Disasters, Sold to Tourists on the 19th-Century Mississippi 
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March 16 2015 12:04 PMA Telephone Map of the United States Shows Where You Could Call Using Ma Bell in 1910
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March 11 2015 11:30 AMHow a Jewish Rescuer Smuggled Hundreds of Jews Out of Poland During WWII
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March 5 2015 9:25 AMMark Twain’s Memory Builder Game Will (Probably Not) Help You Learn Historical Dates 
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March 3 2015 12:49 PMA Tragic Catalog of 100 Mostly Miserable 19th-Century Marriages 
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Feb. 25 2015 11:44 AMA 1964 Document Tallying Penalties for Sodomy and Fornication Across the United States
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Feb. 18 2015 9:36 AMDelicately Preserved Slices of Wood Illustrating a Late-19th-Century Book of American Forests
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Feb. 11 2015 10:03 AMAn 1864 Letter to American Women, Rallying Support For A Huge Anti-Slavery Petition Drive
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Feb. 5 2015 9:36 AMBiographical Cartoons of Notable Black Americans, Drawn to Promote Unity During WWII
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Feb. 3 2015 9:14 AMLate 19th-Century Maps Show Measles Mortality Before Vaccines
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Jan. 30 2015 10:07 AMThe Papers Late-19th-Century Chinese Immigrants Had to Carry To Prove Their Legal Status
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Jan. 27 2015 9:22 AMA Victorian Argument That Snow Is Holy, Illustrated by a Beautiful Catalog of Flakes 
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Jan. 21 2015 2:32 PMBeguiling 19th-Century Space Art, Made by a Self-Taught Astronomical Observer
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March 25 2015 12:36 PMHow to Captivate an Audience Using Gestures, From a 19th-Century Oratorical Primer
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March 22 2015 7:37 PMThe PenInmates at America’s oldest women’s prison are writing a history of it—and exploding the myth of its benevolent founders.
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March 19 2015 1:38 PMSumptuous 1920s Art Nouveau Prints of Insects From Around the World
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March 13 2015 11:44 AMThe Two-Page Plot Outline a Writer of the Hardy Boys Series Used to Crank Out a Book
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March 10 2015 11:31 AMA 19th-Century Japanese View of London, by an Artist Who’d Never Been There
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March 4 2015 11:45 PMRed SummerIn 1919, white Americans visited awful violence on black Americans. So black Americans decided to fight back.
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Feb. 27 2015 11:46 AMA Tourist Map of Occupied Paris, Issued to German Soldiers During WWII
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Feb. 20 2015 11:06 AMWild, Weird, and Funny Austin Music Posters of the 1960s and 1970s
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Feb. 13 2015 9:49 AMForm-Letter Valentines for 19th-Century Lovers
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Feb. 10 2015 9:19 AMModernist Ski Posters of 1930s Europe
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Feb. 4 2015 10:35 AMAn Anti-Suffrage Children’s Book From 1910, Mocking “Baby” Activists
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Feb. 2 2015 1:14 PMThe Slips of Paper That Called 19th-Century Militias to Muster 
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Jan. 28 2015 11:55 AMJefferson’s Outline of the Differences Between Northerners and Southerners 
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Jan. 23 2015 10:01 AMThe Info-Dense Maps Civilians Used to Follow WWII From the Home Front
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Jan. 18 2015 11:45 PMFlyers for the Campaigns Martin Luther King Was Working on When He Was Assassinated

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