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Over the next two years, this resource will grow to include 100 videos, 18 essays, quizzes, discussion questions and lesson plans.
Rockwell's Rosie captured the power felt by the unprecedented number of women in the workforce during World War II.
Heroes of modern surgery: Eakins' Dr. Gross and Dr. Agnew
An explosion in a mine kills 111, Shahn captures the devastation of those left behind.
Global trade in a cup of tea: Colonial America, sugar and slavery.
The gun that "won the West" also transformed American manufacturing and marketing.
The artist asks us if maintaining can be as important as creating.
Sullivan believed that “form must ever follow function” and designed this department store with that adage in mind.
During World War II, racism flourished the United States even as the war effort sought to bring people together.
This eclectic assortment of carved objects speaks to the experience of a formerly-enslaved man in the post-Civil War South.
Smith created this in 1992, responding to the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in North America.
The “father of video art” argued that electronic communication, not transportation, unites the modern world.
New York put growth ahead of all else, resulting in the loss of important historic buildings, like Penn Station.