The decline of Native American political autonomy was the result of increasing national authority that also changed the character of the American West.
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American poet Phillis Wheatley spent the majority of her life embroiled in a clash of cultures. Her poetry revealed much about colonial society in eighteenth century New England and its hierarchal relationships. As a Christian, a slave, a woman, a poet and an African, Wheatley experienced discrimination on several fronts. Her poetry gave insight into… MORE
Thomas W. Laqueur, winner of the Mellon Foundation’s 2007 Distinguished Achievement Award, is the Helen Fawcett Professor of History at U.C. Berkeley. Professor Laqueur earned his Ph.D. in 1973 from Princeton University. His first book, Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud, advanced the two-sex model in sexual history. His most recent… MORE
Speaking in the hall of the House of Representatives on January 20, 1827, Whig Party co-founder and Secretary of State Henry Clay affirmed the great potential of the American Colonization Society (ACS). Clay explained that it would be beneficial to transport free black people to Africa, arguing that in America, “they are in the lowest… MORE