Tag: Manifest Destiny

John L. O’Sullivan on Manifest Destiny

Triplett's March of Destiny

John L. O’Sullivan on Manifest Destiny New York, NY November 1839 In 1839, John L. O’Sullivan, editor of the Democratic Review, referred in his magazine to America’s “manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.” During O’Sullivan’s day, aggressive nationalists invoked manifest destiny to justify

Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, Albert Bierstadt (1865)

Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, Albert Bierstadt (1865)

Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California Albert Bierstadt (1865) Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, Albert Bierstadt (1865) In a time when few Americans In a time when few Americans had ventured west of the Mississippi, Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California offered a welcome view of one of the natural wonders on the far side of the

Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa—Mandan, George Catlin (1861/1869)

Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa—Mandan, George Catlin (1861/1869)

Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa—Mandan, George Catlin (1861/1869) “There is occasionally a chief or warrior of such extraordinary renown, that he is allowed to wear horns on his head-dress.… The reader will see this custom exemplified in the portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa…. [He is] the only man in the nation who was allowed to wear

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