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Edward Hicks, The Peaceable Kingdom

Teaching guide: Hicks, ​<em>The Peaceable Kingdom​</em>

By Smarthistory

Edward Hicks's ​The Peaceable Kingdom​, 1826 will be useful for the study of: The history of Quakers in the United States The evolving relationship between the colonies (and later the United States) and the Native Americans William Penn and the history of...

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Aaron Douglas, Aspiration

Teaching guide: Aaron Douglas, <em>Aspiration</em>

By Smarthistory

  Aspiration at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition Aaron Douglas’s painting Aspiration, today in the de Young Museum in San Francisco, was one of four paintings created for the  at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition; only two of the paintings survive. The...

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