Beauties of the Gilded Age: Mrs. Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte
September 19, 2013

Next week, Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America opens at the New-York Historical Society. The exhibition examines the popular resurgence of portraiture in the United States during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, when many families—enjoying newfound wealth brought on by industrial expansion—sought to document those their new wealth benefited. One such woman was Caroline LeRoy Appleton…

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Who Was Toussaint Louverture?
March 28, 2012

“Brothers and friends, I am Toussaint Louverture; perhaps my name has made itself known to you. I have undertaken vengeance. I want Liberty and Equality to reign in St. Domingue. I am working to make that happen. Unite yourselves to us, brothers, and fight with us for the same cause.” These words were spoken by…

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