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17th-century American Women

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Reports of Native Americans Influencing Fashion in 17C Europe

17 April 2019

Jan Boeckhorst (Flemish, c1604-1668) c 1630 Portrait of Helena Fourment, 2nd wife of the artist Peter Paul Rubens at Royal Museum of Fine Arts AntwerpThomas Lechford (c 1590-1644) was...

1648 The Cambridge Platform - Government by the People (Well, by the Men)

1 January 2019

The “Agreement between the Settlers at New Plymouth” (the Mayflower Compact), November 11, 1620, is the oldest political covenant in the New World. It is considered a covenant...

1636 Dedham Covenant - Government by the People (Well, by the Men)

1 January 2019

The “Agreement between the Settlers at New Plymouth” (the Mayflower Compact), November 11, 1620, is the oldest political covenant in the New World. It is considered a covenant...

Saint Nicholas Comes to the New World - From the Dutch Sint Herr Nikolaas to Sinter Klass to Santa Claus.

26 December 2018

Saint Nicholas Comes to the New WorldIn 1626, a fleet of ships left Holland for the New World. They purchased some land from the Iroquois, for $24, and named the village New (or Nieuw)...