Produced by the master entertainer P. T. Barnum, a melodrama about the dangers of alcohol was the first show to run for a hundred performances in New York City.
Digitization allows researchers to trace editorial and authorial changes in archival content. Both are central to the study of this famous abolitionist pamphlet.
At a time when respectable women rarely spoke to the public, Anne Laura Clarke was a star lecturer.
After the Civil War, some elite women became obsessed with collecting antique china, the better to connect themselves to illustrious histories.