Three photographs that document the experience of Black women and girls migrating from the rural South to Chicago.
This kind of trunk was provided to the poor, orphaned, and imprisoned French women who were shipped to colonial Louisiana to marry French settlers.
This engraving illustrates George Washington’s meeting with Seneca leader Queen Aliquippa, an important ally of the British during the French and Indian War.
Two works by artist Henrietta Johnston, the first professional female portraitist in the English colonies, illustrate the fashions and values of the eighteenth-century colonies.
This ledger records the biographical information about every enslaved or free Black person who evacuated New York with the British at the end of the war.
The story of an English religious refugee who funded and founded her own settlement in New Netherland.
A Dutch merchant woman who traveled the world before settling in Flatbush and opening a shop to sell luxury goods.
One of New Netherland’s first settlers recounts her earliest memories of life in the colony.