New Amsterdam (New York City) is incorporated as a city

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Legal code is instituted in Plymouth Colony

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Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704

On February 29, 1704, a force of French and Native allies launched a daring raid on the English settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts. This interactive site recounts the events, individuals, and historical background to this incident. A superb overview of early colonial America.

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thinkFlorida.org

thinkFlorida.org is designed to bring the study of Florida into the classrooms. Created by the Florida Humanities Council, it combines articles written by distinguished humanities scholars with ideas and lesson plans from Florida teachers. Contains maps, photographs, and audio-visual resources.

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American Vernacular Music Manuscripts

NEH-funded American Vernacular Music Manuscripts, ca. 1730-1910: Digital Collections from the American Antiquarian Society and the Center for Popular Music" offers handwritten music manuscripts by common Americans, containing primary and direct evidence of their musical preferences during a particular time and in a particular place.

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Cerámica y Cultura: The Story of Spanish and Mexican Mayólica

Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe exhibition places Mayólica, a method of glazing earthenware pottery in historic and cultural context. A full array of educational resources is provided.

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Cerámica y Cultura: The Story of Spanish and Mexican Mayólica

Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe exhibition moves to understand Mayólica, a method of glazing earthenware pottery, in historic and cultural context by illustrating its place in trade and economics as well as daily life. A full array of educational resources is provided.

Main altar reredos, Mission San Miguel (detail)

The 14th Colony: A California Missions Resource for Teachers

NEH Summer Landmark for School teachers, The Fourteenth Colony, collection of K-12 instructional resources include multimedia spanning Native Californians, Missions, Presidios and Pueblos of the Spanish, and Mexican and early American traditions and eras. Primary sources, maps, and images document the cultural and historical geography of the California missions.

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Tories, Timid, or True Blue?

MIT’s HyperStudio Lab for Digital Humanities’ investigative experience into decisions faced on the eve of the American Revolution by Boston’s Old North Church congregation in 1775.

Attack on Deerfield

Attack on Deerfield: On February 29, 1704, the sun rose on a chaotic scene in Deerfield, Massachusetts ...