Grant Wood, most famously known for American Gothic, was regarded in his time as a regionalist painter who promoted American subjects but turned a naively blind eye to the Great Depression. This website explores Wood as an artist who confronted with ironic affection the myth-making inherent in American history.
From 1808 to 1814, Alexander Wilson catalogued the birds of America in The American Ornithology. The images from his eight volume work are available here, along with his biography, selected writings, and links to other ornithological sites.
Essays on the Hoover Dam's place in the American consciousness during the Great Depression as well as slide shows of the dam under construction.
Part of the American Studies at the University of Virginia Alexis de Tocqueville site. Inland Navigation explores the variety, extent and cultural importance of the burgeoning transportion revolution of the early nineteenth century.
A discussion of the early Mormon's appropriation and transformation of American ideological tenets.