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Pregnant Slave Takes Part in the 1712 New York City Slave Revolt

7 April 2014

Slave Revolt of 1712In the early 1700s, New York had one of the largest slave populations of any of England’s colonies. Nearly one out of every five New York residents was enslaved....

Ralph Earl's American Revolution propaganda drawings

4 April 2014

Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Plate I The battle of Lexington, April 19th. 1775. The Doolittle engravings of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775. Amos Doolittle (engraver)...

Pet Deer & Deer Parks in 18C America

13 March 2014

1712 Justus Englehardt Kuhn (fl in Maryland 1708-1717). Charles Carroll of Annapolis (1702 - 1782). In colonial British America, the sons of gentry were painted with deer pets,...