Monthly Archives: August 2017

Neo-Classical Darlings: Two Watercolors after Adam Buck

  Americans love British imports—the Beatles, tea and scones, Noel Coward, Downton Abbey, James Bond, Hunter wellies. The list is endless. And it was the same in the nineteenth century, when the Brit invasion included Charles Dickens, Staffordshire ceramics, Argand … Continue reading

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Women and Girls in 19th-Century America: The “Quiet Circle”?

People sometimes assume that American women in the 19th century were meek and undemanding homebodies. But were they? Well, some probably were, but certainly not all, and things were starting to change. According to the influential American educator Catharine E. … Continue reading

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