Seeing America

1607 – 1754

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videos + essays

Over the next two years, Seeing America will grow to include 100 videos, 18 essays, quizzes, discussion questions and lesson plans.

Thought the Puritans were dour? Think again!
Thought the Puritans were dour? Think again!

We think of Puritans aesthetics as restrained and humble, but this elaborate cupboard proves otherwise.

Early colonialism in the Southwest: the mission church at Acoma Pueblo
Early colonialism in the Southwest: the mission church at Acoma Pueblo

This mesa in New Mexico is believed to hold one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the US.

Were they Freakes? The quiet ostentation of the early Puritans
Were they Freakes? The quiet ostentation of the early Puritans

Forget what you think you know about Puritan fashion and get ready to Freake.