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Picturing United States History: An Interactive Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence is a digital project based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past. This website provides online "Lessons in Looking," a guide to Web resources, forums, essays, reviews, and classroom activities to help teachers incorporate visual evidence into their classrooms. The Picturing U.S. History site will also serve as a clearing house for teachers interested in incorporating visual documents into their U.S. history, American studies, American literature, or other humanities courses.

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Images of Slavery as Visual Evidence 2

For the most part, anti-slavery advocates defined the visual image of slavery before its abolition. Confident of the persuasive power of imagery, they created some of the most widely circulated images in the North Atlantic world before the invention of photography and other media we now associate with mass culture. Once again, it is misguided […]