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Slavery: Typical Conditions on Plantations the Daily Term Paper

… Slavery: Typical Conditions on Plantations

The daily conditions of the lives of American slaves prior to emancipation varied significantly depending mainly on the nature and sentiments of plantation owners and the overseers who watched over the plantation's slaves. Generally, slaves worked from dawn to dusk, six days a week with Sundays off. Because nighttime was their only opportunity to tend to themselves, much of their nights were, by necessity, used to care for their wounds, prepare their food, and care for their children and repair their clothes instead of sleeping very much (Douglass, p.6).

Slaves were rarely if ever provided with anything in the way of beds, and merely slept of the cold floors of their cabins, more often than not, huddled together for warmth,…. [read more]


Maryse Conde's View of Western Civilization Term Paper

… ¶ … Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

What Does Conde Think of Western Civilization Consist of?

The characterization of Western Civilization that comes through the narrative of Tituba is an exploitative, unjust, and immensely hypocritical society. The author, through the character of Tituba, describes Colonial society from the perspective of an individual who is unfortunately situated to experience both the subjugation of women by men as well as the cruelty of slavery within a society that considers itself more civilized and closer to godliness than other human societies. That theme is evident throughout the work, beginning with the opening images described by Tituba, speaking of her mother's rape:

"Abena, my mother was raped by an English sailor on the deck of Christ the King

one…. [read more]


Romantic Period Research Paper

… Romantic Era

The Romantic Period

Important Contributions of the Romantic Period

Technology: The beginning of this period was marked by technological advancements, such as the building of the first steam engine in England in 1803. Its first sail took place in 1811 down the Mississippi river in America.

The Industrial Revolution began to spread throughout Europe.

World politics: In the politics of the early 1800's, Napoleon began his reign as emperor in France, and James Madison was elected President in the United States. In 1812, the United States would declare war on Great Britain.

There were many literary achievements of this era, including Austen's Sense and Sensibility, Hugo's the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Poe's the Raven and Other Poems, Douglass' the Narrative of the Life…. [read more]


Race and Reunion Term Paper

… .. [and] proposes to elevate the negro above the white race."

Could we call all three histories of the Civil War patriotic? No, we cannot, because "patriotism" is a "wholesome, constructive love of one's land and people" (Wilson, 1996), which is entirely "appropriate" and even necessary" for people who wish to preserve their freedom. But when people take patriotism to the extreme, it becomes "nationalism," which, Wilson explains in Society journal, is "the unhealthy love of one's government, accompanied by the aggressive desire to put down others."

And so, while reconciliation and emancipation were very patriotic visions for post-war America in the 19th Century, white supremacist thought was not at all patriotic in its vision. White supremacist ideas represented nationalism: an aggressive love of the…. [read more]


Politics and Civil Rights Term Paper

… Politics and Civil Rights

Booker T. Washington

The White advocates of equality were surpassed by the forces of reaction being fatigued by the efforts and divisions of the Civil War and Reconstruction and the longing for the country to reunite and the destiny of African-Americans was left to the individual states. Most of the states associated with restrictive laws those imposed segregation of the races and the second-class status of African-Americans. The courts, the police, and groups like the Ku Klux Klan all compelled such discriminatory practices. The African-Americans reacted in varied modes. (We Shall Overcome: Introduction)

Booker T. Washington was considered as one of the most influential African-Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Booker T. Washington became a pioneer in black education…. [read more]


Black Women Contribute Term Paper

… Of course, all women were seen as the same as well -- similarly in need of male protection. ("The Influence of Prominent Abolitionists: The African-American Mosaic," The Black Mosaic Library of Congress Website 2005)

Analogies between black struggles and female oppression were unpopular in churches, as God had decreed a difference between males and female. Even in non-affiliated venues, the image of females as the weaker of the sexes was accepted, and supported by escaped female slaves who used their hard labor and separation from their children as evidence of the lack of gentleness and dignity inherent in slavery for women.

In fact, the domestic ideology, as expressed by Harriet Beecher Stowe in her landmark novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, made use of the differences between…. [read more]


davis and lincoln the first ladies compare Essay

… 214). Mary Todd Lincoln did not always struggle with being in the public sphere. She was a 'highly educated woman,' and someone who goaded her husband politically (Pederson 215). This source is indispensible because of its thoroughness, and its inclusion of a variety of data related to Lincoln's life in the White House and after the death of her husband. Pederson does not stop at providing biographical data but also places that data within a social and historical context.

Ross, Ishbel. The First Lady of the South: The Life of Mrs. Jefferson Davis. Ebook: Pickle Partners, 2016.

A book published in 2016 with the title 'Mrs. Jefferson Davis' is a bold one indeed. Yet Ross relies heavily on primary source data, making this ebook remarkably…. [read more]


United States Since 1940 Mapping the Moral Landscape Thesis

… The Moral Landscape of Pre Civil Rights America
The United States has always suffered from a fundamental identity
crisis. Ideologically committed to the extension of an admirable set of
values, most centrally those of liberty, justice and human equality, its
growth to a nation of incomparable prosperity was in many ways facilitated
by its combined plenteousness of natural resources and a system of
unfettered free labor known as the slave trade. As the Founding Fathers
and framers of the U.S. Constitution would begin the charge toward the war
for independence from England, this contradiction would become an issue of
increasing importance, particularly due to the seeming moral implications
of the fledgling democracy's new doctrine granting legal protection to the
great values above mentioned. However, a…. [read more]


Two Books to Film Comparison Thesis

… ¶ … Tie Us Together:

Ethnic Literature and Film in America

Comparison of Two Novels to M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense"

The history of ethnic writers in the United States of America is both abundant and diverse. Because of the United States' rich melting pot culture, authors such as Frederick Douglass and Harriett Beecher Stowe have flavored even our earliest literature. African-American literature, including poetry, lyrics, novels, diaries, and narratives, became a crucial genre for the United States that would allow students of later generations to understand the complexities and hardships of slavery. In the modern era, African-American writers such as Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou have astonished readers with their poignant and ethnically flavored novels and poetry.

While African-American writings have been promoted…. [read more]


Women's Right to Vote in the 19th Century Term Paper

… Women Suffrage 19th Century

However novel it may appear, I shall venture the assertion, that, until women assume the place in society which good sense and good feeling alike, assign to them, human improvement must advance but feebly," (Wright). Fanny Wright may have presaged the deplorably slow progress the women's rights -- and women's suffrage -- movements would make throughout the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Although the Declaration of Independence of the United States heralded a new era of democratic self-rule, both it and the Declaration of the Rights of Man excluded females from its blanket ideas. Moreover, the democratic ideals espoused in the French and American Revolutions did not apply equally to blacks, who were slaves in the United States until…. [read more]

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