This three-page essay (double-spaced, with 1 margins, not counting title page or bibliography) asks you to analyze an item from the pre-Civil War period (1607 to 1865) which represents an example of the built environment, the arts, and other material objects. Who created it, what factors influenced the objects appearance, and what was its context?
Describe the artifacts appearance briefly (in a single short paragraph), and then discuss the context in which it was created, and how those conditions influenced the style, the creators intentions, and its uses at the time. What does it aim to express and why? Also, how does this piece embody or express uniquely American values?
The following links should help you choose a material object to discuss:
http://www.greatbuildings.com/types/usa/usa_1700-1799.html (Links to an external site.)
http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/index/index3.html#18 (Links to an external site.)
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/American-artists-17th-18th.html (Links to an external site.)
http://www.worcesterart.org/Collection/american.html (Links to an external site.)
http://artchive.com/artchive/C/copley.html (Links to an external site.)
http://artchive.com/artchive/W/west.html (Links to an external site.)
This essay should use at least three reputable sources (no Wikipedia, Answers.com, or term paper/study notes sites, please).