Thomas Cole







Thomas Cole, The Hunter’s Return, 1845, oil on canvas
Thomas Cole's painting reflects both the hopes and the anxieties brought on by the Market Revolution and Manifest Destiny. As the United States expanded westward, displacing Indigenous communities, was its drive to industrialize destined to destroy the landscape's sublime beauty?
APUSH: KC-4.1.II.C, KC-4.2.III.A, KC-5.1.I.A

Teaching guide
Thomas Cole, The Hunter’s Return