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Articles with keyword "Colonial Era"

Illustration of Pilgrims

Feature

Who Were the Pilgrims Who Celebrated the First Thanksgiving?

Ric Burns’s close look at the Pilgrims may change how we think of them.

William Byrd II

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William Byrd Was a Colonial-era Surveyor and Satirist

How he helped draw the line between Virginia and North Carolina.

Feature

Strange Alliances

With the fates of North America still uncertain, the French and three Indian tribes raid a British settlement.

Conversation

Teaching the Nation's History

Scholars are approaching the founding of America in new ways.

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Freedom Through Conversion

Conflict Endured during Colonial Period in Virginia over Morality of Christians Enslaving Other Christians

Jill Lepore

Conversation

The Public Historian

How Jill Lepore went from Harvard office temp to Harvard professor.

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939

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Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.

Brother Arnold Hadd enters Chosen Land’s 1794 Meeting House.

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Preachers of Peace

Shakers share their faith in Maine.

Tecuani mask from the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas

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Mexic-Arte Museum

Cortez’s conquest of the Aztecs, the Seven Deadly Sins, and Mexican Independence are among the many themes of the masked dances of the Nahua Indians of central Mexico.