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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.
Sail, steam, cotton, and oil — the engines of the American economy.
The Port of Havana, cigar shops, and Cuban independence
The critics at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago noted: "American art has made something of itself."
A modernism emerges from tourism, boarding schools & indigenous traditions
A Jewish family in New York and London during the French Indian Wars
Among the earliest European representations of North America
Beyond the street of New York, Bellows grapples with the horrors of the First World War
Sue Coe's Aids won't wait, the enemy is here not in Kuwait, 1990
The battle that turned the tide during the War of 1812
Finding heroism amidst one of the world's great environmental disasters.
Superman makes an appearance in what looks (at first sight) like a Japanese print.
How can we begin to correct the lies of history? Artist Kenseth Armstead suggests a poetic solution.
"Seeing America" is developed and distributed by Smarthistory together with a consortium of museums, including: