We often think about the history of the United States as linked with Britain, but what about the Spanish, Dutch and French?
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Elite identities in the early days of New York City
Works that point to the complexities of racism in the colonial Americas
A Jewish family in New York and London during the French Indian Wars
Re-examining a founding American myth
A history that's part fact and part myth.
Among the earliest European representations of North America
De Soto led hundreds of soldiers on the first European expedition into what became the United States.
De Bry's images of the Americas affirm and assert a sense of European superiority.
West turned the conventions of history painting on their head by choosing a contemporary subject and dress.
We think of Puritans aesthetics as restrained and humble, but this elaborate cupboard proves otherwise.
This mesa in New Mexico is believed to hold one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the US.
Forget what you think you know about Puritan fashion and get ready to Freake.