Diego Rivera, Man, Controller of the Universe, 1934, fresco, 480 x 1145 cm (Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City)
From the factory to the home — examining where American's spend their time.

Labor and leisure

Covered sugar bowl, c. 1745, silver, 11.5 x 9.1 cm (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art)
Global trade in a cup of tea: Colonial America, sugar and slavery.

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Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, The Shoe Shop, c. 1911, oil on canvas, 99.1 x 79.4 cm
Social categories and roles are always changing. How do these shape government policy, culture and people’s lives?

Social structures