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American history

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What can we learn from the Salem Witch Trials?

A historical exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum traces the political and religious forces that led to the executions of innocent people

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The Huntington Library acquires two collections of US slavery and abolition records

The historic documents highlight the complexities of documenting America’s "peculiar institution"

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Celebrating a French artist who captured a young America

New-York Historical Society profiles the intrepid Baroness Hyde de Neuville

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North Carolina to stage first show on American South

'Southern Accent' combines art and music to showcase the impact of the American South on US culture

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Restitution

Books: Restitution justice, American style

Two books reveal the complexities involved in restitution