Sunday, February 15, 2015

British North America

This week we'll think about what made colonists in North America identify as British. Timothy Breen's essay discusses the role of "stuff" or "material culture" in supporting the colonists' British identity.

Browse the Luce Center's collection of objects to find items that you think might contribute to colonists thinking of themselves as British. Describe the object and why you think it made colonists feel British in the comments. Please provide a link to your object! Instructions for pasting your link in the comments can be found here. Keep an eye on previous comments and avoid discussing an object someone already posted. There are thousands- plenty for everyone!

This post will be available for comments until Sunday, February 22.