Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 2.17: The Royal Society of London: Scie
Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 2.17: The Royal Society of London: Scientific Institution - and public relations instrument of the 'new science'
Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe - Semester 2
Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe - Semester 2
The Gallery's American Collection Online
This site features American paintings from the late 1700s-1900s. Included are works by John Copley, Henry Tanner, John Sargent, James Whistler, Gilbert Stuart, and more. Much art of the American colonial period consisted of portraits, as settlers sought to establish their identities in a new world. After the new nation achieved its independence, landscapes and scenes of native flora, fauna, and folk customs began to express its unique qualities and illustrate its untapped resources.
Italian Painting of the 16th Century
This tour looks at the different styles of Raphael, Titian, and other artists and examines how their artwork differed from the next generation of Italian painters.
Painting in the Dutch Golden Age: A Profile of the Seventeenth Century
Painting in the Dutch Golden Age: A Profile of the Seventeenth Century examines the culture and art of one of the world's greatest periods of creativity. The sheer volume—and outstanding quality—of the paintings produced can scarcely be paralleled. A 164-page book provides background information about the newly independent Dutch Republic and the nexus of its art and civics. Chapters look at landscape, still life, portraiture, and genre and history painting. Also included are artist biographi
Nineteenth Century America in Art and Literature
In the United States, the nineteenth century was a time of tremendous growth and change. The new nation experienced a shift from a farming economy to an industrial one, major westward expansion, displacement of native peoples, rapid advances in technology and transportation, and a civil war. In this lesson, works of art from the nineteenth century are paired with written documents, including literary selections, a letter, and a speech. As budding historians, students can use these primary source
Prince Henry the Navigator and Sea Exploration in the 15th Century
This video from CNN Millenium goes into great detail about Prince Henry the Navigator and the explorations that he went on for his country of Portugal. The video is well narrated and has many recreations of events from his explorations.
North American Drought: A Paleo Perspective - 20th Century Drought
This site provides background information on the effects of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, the 1950s drought, and the 1987-1989 drought in the Great Plains of the American Midwest. It features discussions of the extent of each drought and the economic damage incurred, using text, photographs and graphic illustrations. A link to a discussion of the Palmer Drought Severity Index is included.
The Nazi Olympics: African-American Athletes (Part 2)
Eighteen Black athletes represented the United States in the 1936 Olympics -- triple the number who had competed for the United States in the 1932 Los Angeles Games. African-Americans dominated the track and field events. In the end, African American athletes brought home 14 medals nearly one-fourth of the 56 medals awarded the U.S. team in all events. Video discusses how segregation affected African American
The Nazi Olympics: African-American Athletes (Part 1) In this video Jesse Owens is shown running in the 1936 Olympics. African American’s won many events in these Olympic Games. What was amazing was that Jesse Owens won these gold medals in Germany at a time of the Third Reich. Good video that describes what occurred during the 1936 Olympics to the African American athletes. Video contains a lot of good information and is of good quality.
In this video Jesse Owens is shown running in the 1936 Olympics. African American’s won many events in these Olympic Games. What was amazing was that Jesse Owens won these gold medals in Germany at a time of the Third Reich. Good video that describes what occurred during the 1936 Olympics to the African American athletes. Video contains a lot of good information and is of good quality.
Native American Assimilation
Beginning in the 1700s, the Spaniards built the California Missions to make contact with Native Americans in the hope of converting them to Christianity. One painting by a Russian artist depicts a group of Native Americans dancing in front of Mission Dolores in San Francisco; a later photograph shows a group of nuns with westernized native children in front of the Pala Mission in Southern California. As European Americans continued to migrate West throughout the 1800s, they came into conflict wi
Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives
On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. The next day, the United States and Britain declared war on Japan. Two months later, on February 19, 1942, the lives of thousands of Japanese Americans were dramatically changed when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This order led to the assembly and evacuation and relocation of nearly 122,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry on the west coast of the United States.
Japanese American Internment
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which established 10 internment camps for "national security" purposes. Although most internment camps were along the West Coast, others could be found in Wyoming and Colorado, and as far east as Arkansas. One photo shows Japanese American boys in San Francisco shortly before the evacuation order; another shows a woman waiting for the evacuation bus in Hayward; approximately 660 people being evacuated
The modern advertising industry really began in the early 1900s. These early advertising images show how companies approached the business of selling products, places, and ideas in the early 20th century. Overview The promotion of products, particularly national brands, began to become more prevalent in the early 1900s. Some categories of advertising shown in this group of images are still with us today: cars, cigarettes, and products aimed at homemakers. In California, car dealers and garages
Olympics, Ancient Early Games
The ancient Olympics began in about the eighth century, B.C. How important were those games to the Greeks? What honors were bestowed on the winning athletes? Why did they end, after twelve hundred years? (9:54)
Take a virtual trip to the ancient world to discover more about it. Move the video forward - to 6:00 - to begin the trip.
History of the American West, 1860-1920
This site features 30,000 photos of Colorado towns and landscapes that document the role of mining in the history of Colorado and the West. Photos of Native Americans from more than 40 tribes are included.
American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920
This collection of approximately 2,800 lantern slides represents an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920. It represents the work of Harvard faculty, such as Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well as that of prominent ...
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907
This site presents a review of African-American history and culture as seen through the practice of pamphleteering. The site includes sermons on racial pride and essays on segregation, voting rights, and violence against African-Americans.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
This site includes documents from the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention and ratification debates, and the first two federal congresses. These documents record American history in the words of those who built our government.
"The White Man's Law": African-American Migrant Workers Tell Congress Their Version of a Strike
In the early 20th century, large-scale commercial agriculture displaced family farms, tenant farmers, and sharecroppers. Hand labor, however, remained more cost effective for harvesting certain fruits and vegetables. Farmworkers under this new system were hired only for seasonal work and had to travel frequently. The migratory experience left these workers--primarily Mexicans, Mexican Americans, African Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Filipinos÷permanent outsiders and vulnerable to exploitation,