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Caroline Warfield
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Christmas in my south Georgia and north Florida hometowns, like the rest of the deep South, is rarely white. The cold stuff, when it deigns to make an appearance, often arrives as sleet. It is sometimes pretty to look at, but always a real pain with…

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Not all the interesting and colorful characters from the 1830s were British. Lin Zexu, also known as Lin Tse-hsu, a Chinese scholar and government official, rubbed against the British mercantile ambitions of that era with dogged determination and…

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Jude Knight Highlights Christmas romance and reminds us how it was celebrated in the Regency With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve been wrapping presents, decorating the house, and making lists of ingredients for Christmas baking. I’ve been writing…

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  From the History Imagined team, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Regular posts will begin again after New Year’s Day. Until then, we hope that you will enjoy what remains of 2017 and that 2018 will be your best year…

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Welcome Time Travelers. You have landed in 1916, and we’re wondering how you got here—as well as what years you’ve already visited. Perhaps you can tell us in comments. Roses in Picardy, by Caroline Warfield—the final story in the Bluestocking Belles’…

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At this time of the year, especially in the Northern United States, uppermost in our minds are warm fires, hot chocolate, and the comfort of family as we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Can you imagine the hardship then, of the Continental Army at…

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Julia Justiss highlights shopping! The frenetic pre-Christmas shopping rush used to be typified by US residents leaving their Thanksgiving Thursday dinners to camp out at midnight, the better to score early-bird shopping bargains on Black Friday morning.…

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In the American South, there is one pie that rises above all others as a perennial favorite. It is a simple concoction of melted butter, eggs, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, a dash of salt, and the South’s most delicious native nut. Mixed together and baked…
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