- ›› Eras and Sub-Eras : The Thirteen Colonies
Gordon S. Wood, the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University, discusses his 2011 essay collection, The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States.
Historian Jill Lepore (Harvard) discusses Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award.
Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities and Director of the American Studies Program at Columbia University, Andrew Delbanco examines the evolution of the American Dream--the idea that anyone may rise above his or her station, regardless of birth. Beginning with the Puritans, Professor Delbanco traces the origins of the American Dream from the Calvinist fire-and-brimstone of Jonathan Edwards, to the swelling optimism of Emerson and Melville, to the present day.
Brown University historian Gordon Wood describes the British and American widely divergent conceptions of representation during the eighteenth century.
The Lenni-Lenapes living on the Brotherton reservation in New Jersey agree to stop selling or leasing land to white settlers.
The Christian History was a revivalist periodical founded by the Boston clergyman Thomas Prince in 1743. As Prince traveled from church to church in New England to preach, he recorded the reactions of the various congregations in his periodical. This June 1744 issue of the journal comments on the evangelical spirit present in Connecticut.
This map, “Recens edita totius Novi Belgii in America Septentrionali,” depicts present-day New England, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and parts of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Created by Dutch mapmakers in 1730, the map reflects the struggle for territory in the region.