Picturing Early America: People, Places, and Events 1770–1870

A resource developed from NEH Summer Institutes held at Salem State University that explore early American art and culture. The website assists teachers of American history, literature, art, geography, social studies, American studies, and other fields who wish to incorporate American art into their classrooms. It includes podcasts, unit plans, and print and electronic bibliographies.

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President Lincoln writes letter of condolence to Fanny McCullough

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Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison born

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President Lincoln signs act making West Virginia a state

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Abolitionist John Brown hanged

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In Annual Message to Congress, Lincoln calls for passage of 13th Amendment

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Veterans Day

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Nevada enters the Union

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Frederick Douglass delivers speech at Freedman’s Monument

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