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 4 “Artifacts of Slavery”

So far I have focused on depictions of slavery and the complications of using them as historical evidence. I’d like to close the forum by giving some consideration to artifacts rather than imagery, specifically to evidence in the architectural and archaeological records. Sometimes this evidence pops up in unexpected but revealing places. Take the case […]