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Over the next two years, Seeing America will grow to include 100 videos, 18 essays, quizzes, discussion questions and lesson plans.
This early skyscraper stretches the limits of how tall a brick building could be
Meant to carry a baby and created by a community of women, this cradleboard is an expression of love
Learn the story behind this totem pole that no longer stands
What is a potlatch? And how is it related to this totem pole?
How Chicago architecture sprung up thanks to new technology at the turn of the century
Learn about two types of totem poles from the Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest Coast that memorialize individuals who have passed
Dedicated in 1890; removed in 2021
A conversation that took place on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, just before the last Confederate monument on the boulevard was removed in September 2021
A totem pole records Tlingit claims to land in southeastern Alaska by acknowledging the first sighting of a white man, who happens to be based on the likeness of Abraham Lincoln.
A miracle on Bleecker Street, ornament, invention, and one of the great early skyscrapers
The critics at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago noted: "American art has made something of itself."
John Brown was a radical abolitionist who believed in using violence to destroy the violent institution of slavery. Thomas Hovenden's painting of a popular story about Brown's last moments, created 25 years after Brown's execution, promoted the righteousness of his cause at a time when state governments were stripping away the political gains made by African Americans during Reconstruction.
APUSH: KC-5.2.I.B, KC-5.3.II.C