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The Opressed
The Opressed
The Opressed The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760’s, A People’s History tells the story of the “discovery” of America, early colonization by E
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed?
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed?
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed? Methamphetamine has reclaimed a place in the lexicon of party drugs. Hailed by nocturnal adventurers, condemned by raver idealists, is speed a sleepless dream or an addictive nightmare? by Brian Otto Here at the end of the millennium, the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- a whirl of minutes, hours and days. In dealing with the changes, humans have equipped themselves with the tools to move faster, more efficiently. At the same time a dependence for the mar
The Life Of Al Capone
The Life Of Al Capone
The Life Of Al Capone The Life and World Of Al Capone Written By, John Kopler Report By, Adam Monteverde Al Capone is America\'s best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized Alphonsus Capone, he grew up in a rough neighborhood and wa
Facism
Facism
Facism Fascism is a form of counter-revolutionary politics that first arose in the early part of the twentieth-century in Europe. It was a response to the rapid social upheaval, the devastation of World War I, and the Bolshevik Revolution. Fascism is a philosophy or a system of government the advocates or exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with an ideology of aggressive nationalism. Celebrating the nation or the
Gun Control is not Crime Control
Gun Control is not Crime Control
Gun Control is not Crime Control Gun Control is not Crime Control Americans are faced with an ever-increasing problem of violence. The streets of America are now a war zone. Teenage gangsters murder one another for drug territory, and innocent victims are caught in the crossfire. However, most recent and most abhorrent, is our children are killing one another. They are killing with extreme prejudice. Our children are killing, exhibiting little or no remorse for lives they have taken. We cannot i
The Zen Of Zinn
The Zen Of Zinn
The Zen Of Zinn Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760’s, A People’s History tells the story of the “discovery” of America, early colonization by European pow
Ulysses S Grant
Ulysses S Grant
Ulysses S Grant ULYSSES S. GRANT Grant: a biography by William S. McFeely. Published by: Norton,Ww Copyright 1981 Ulysses Simpson Grant, (1822-1885), American general and 18th President of the United States. Grant, the most capable of the Union generals during the Civil War, was a master strategist. He won the first major Union victories. President Abraham Lincoln staunchly defended him against critics and promoted him to command all Union forces. Grant accepted Gen. Robert E. Lee\'s surrender a
The Need For Gun Control
The Need For Gun Control
The Need For Gun Control Shortly after dusk, a sixteen-year-old boy stands on the street corner talking with a friend about what happened at school today between himself and another student. He nonchalantly stands there sipping his Pepsi when all of a sudden a black Honda with tinted windows drives up to the corner. The window rolls down, a voice calls out, and the boy walks up to the car. He bends down to peer into the car to see who it is when three rounds from a .38 caliber pistol rip through
Facism
Facism
Facism Facism Fascism is a form of counter-revolutionary politics that first arose in the early part of the twentieth-century in Europe. It was a response to the rapid social upheaval, the devastation of World War I, and the Bolshevik Revolution. Fascism is a philosophy or a system of government the advocates or exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with an ideology of aggressive nationalism. Celebrating the nation
Creative Story: Fast Eddie
Creative Story: Fast Eddie
Creative Story: Fast Eddie by Rick Vallejos (Daredevil or [email protected]) (Comments appreciated) Where do I begin... to write down my misadventure. I would have never picked up a pen and began had it not been for my host. He\'s the type of fellow who tells you what to do and his partners (soldiers) make sure you did just as your told. This hideout, this fortress has more weapons than I\'ve seen in months. There is a guard at my door this minute, put there for my protection so I was told. Yeh
Zinn's A People's History of the United States: Th
Zinn's A People's History of the United States: Th
Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States: The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian\'s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760\'s, A People\'s History tells the story of the “disc
The Transcontinental Railroad and Westward Expansi
The Transcontinental Railroad and Westward Expansi
The Transcontinental Railroad and Westward Expansion Thesis: The transcontinental railroad greatly increased Westward expansion in the United States of America during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The history of the United States has been influenced by England in many ways. In the second half of the 1800\'s, the railroad, which was invented in England, had a major effect on Western expansion in the United States. Railroads were born in England, a country with dense populations, sho
Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie Fast Eddie by Rick Vallejos (Daredevil or [email protected]) (Comments appreciated) Where do I begin... to write down my misadventure. I would have never picked up a pen and began had it not been for my host. He\'s the type of fellow who tells you what to do and his partners (soldiers) make sure you did just as your told. This hideout, this fortress has more weapons than I\'ve seen in months. There is a guard at my door this minute, put there for my protection so I was told. Yeh righ
Al Capone
Al Capone
Al Capone Al Capone is America\'s best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized Alphonsus Capone, he grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two kid gangs, the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Although he wa
Inequality Experienced By the Latinos and Latinas
Inequality Experienced By the Latinos and Latinas
Inequality Experienced By the Latinos and Latinas of the United States Assignment 1 Hispanics/US April 11, 2004 The Latinos and Latinas of the United States have faced many challenges over the years. Despite their contributions to the making of the United States, they have and continue to experience social, economic, and political inequality. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the inequalities experienced by the Latinos and Latinas of the US. Social equality is something that each individua
Dr. Howard Zinn
Dr. Howard Zinn
Dr. Howard Zinn A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History... The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People\'s History of the US Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare THE STORY PROLOGUE The Prologue is in the form of a sonnet, a type of poem that was popular in Elizabethan times. A sonnet has very strict rules: it must have 14 lines, have five accented syllables and five unaccented ones per line, and a consistent pattern of rhyming. NOTE: Throughout the play, we will see that Shakespeare uses different types of poetry to make special moments stand out. The Prologue does three important things: 1) it tells us what events wi
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization However, drugs should not be legalizied because there would be an increase in drug abuse due to its availability. Legalized drugs would become cheaper and more accessible to people who previously had not tried drugs. Addicts who tend to stop, not by choice, would not stop because drugs would be more accessible if legalized. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is that the United States had 286 million dollars and 81,762 drug seizures due to
The Civil War
The Civil War
The Civil War The 1800\'s were a tumultuous time for the United States of America. At that time the south was typically slave and the northerners were traditionally for freedom. The slave states of the south and the abolitionist in the north were quarreling and the government recognizing that made efforts to stop or delay the civil war. In 1819 Missouri wanted to enter the Union a slave state. At this time the 22 states of the Union were divided evenly 11 slave and 11 free. Northern states were
Howard Zinn's- A People's History...
Howard Zinn's- A People's History...
Howard Zinn\'s- A People\'s History... History 1004 The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People\'s History of The United States of America. Dr. Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian\'s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the
Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson He has led a troubled life. He has been convicted of mob assault, which he doesn’t even believe he did Richtarsky . He has gotten a full scholarship to Georgetown University. He left college in hopes of making the NBA (national basketball association) so he could pay for his sister’s pricey medical condition. He won NBA 1996-1997 Rookie of the Year while playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. He is Allen Iverson. Iverson is a six-foot, 200-pound, gangster looking, hated, loved, and ju
Magic of the Mind
Magic of the Mind
Magic of the Mind PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION -----
Zen of Zinn
Zen of Zinn
Zen of Zinn A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History... The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People\'s History of the US Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American His
Revenge of the Hacker
Revenge of the Hacker
Revenge of the Hacker REVENGE of the HACKER Richard was a normal looking kid, he did a lot of the same things that the other kids did, hung out with friends and talked his way out of the occasional trouble he got in, much like a lot of guys his age. Richard went to Dolton public high school and just about everyone knew him by name. He did a mediocre job and was often content with getting good grades on tests and paying no attention whatsoever to homework. Although everyone in school thought they
The Miracle Man; Kent State
The Miracle Man; Kent State
The Miracle Man; Kent State The Miracle Man “Thomas Jefferson still survives,” John Adams’ last words most definitely stand true, even today. Thomas Jefferson was a well-educated man with a wealthy and proper British-American upbringing. An excellent education was the beginning step to all the wonderful things Jefferson would do for our country. After college, he became a lawyer, and soon a member of the House of Burgesses. An intelligent writer and thinker, Jefferson, along with four others, wa
Things Fall Apart - By Chinua Achebe (Diverse Cult
Things Fall Apart - By Chinua Achebe (Diverse Cult
Things Fall Apart - By Chinua Achebe (Diverse Cultures Essay) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe a) Describe in detail your impression of Okonkwo\'s character having read part one of the novel. b) What is Okonkwo\'s response to the arrival of the white man, and how does he cope with the changes that come about under the influence of a different culture. c) Describe your own reaction to Okonkwo\'s actions at the close of the novel. a) Okonkwo is a senior member of the Ibo tribe in Nigeria at the
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variety of penalties . Canad
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control Part I:Introduction The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variety
Adventures Of Huck Finn
Adventures Of Huck Finn
Adventures Of Huck Finn Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boy’s coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800’s. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the fictional town of St. Petersburg where a number of people attempt to influence him. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a life of absolute
There is no such thing as equality
There is no such thing as equality
There is no such thing as equality Equality has been the root of much controversy beginning with mid 20th century. What Martin Luther King and the likes of him tried to accomplish has been on the governments’ agenda for many years. In addition, anti-discrimination activists are all the time in the works handing out don’t-stand-by-get-involved fliers and joyfully accepting whoever might take an interest in joining their activity. Advocates say that discrimination would in the end cause a breakup
A Theme for the Masses Delivered by August Wilson
A Theme for the Masses Delivered by August Wilson
A Theme for the Masses Delivered by August Wilson 11/23/03 Essay #3 “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” displays a typical blues recording session in 1920’s Chicago. It is an era where the traditional blues style is beginning to take a significant turn to meld with jazz in reflection to the wildness of the city. Chicago’s a “rough city……….a city of millionaires and derelicts, gangsters and roughhouse dandies” and in still a place where African-Americans struggle for a foothold in society. The play takes
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man I awoke, there was a crash on the upper deck. I heard a thunderous crackling from my head above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw devastated me. The small wooden boat was completely coated in billowy flames. Help, help, somebody please! I slowly moved towards the sound being careful to dodge flames as much as possible. The smoke was choking me. I could see a faint outline of a face across the deck. It was Tom, my lifelong friend and companion. He was completely
The Guns of Dallas
The Guns of Dallas
The Guns of Dallas by L. Fletcher Prouty Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1992 15:59:39 GMT The reason for the assassination was to control the power of the presidency. -------------------------------------- The following appeared in the October, 1975 issue of Gallery, a porno magazine which billed Fletcher Prouty as the National Affairs Editor. Some people feel there is no credible way to justify associating oneself with such exploitative and demeaning media. Fletcher Prouty has told me that since the Bal
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy INTRODUCTION On November 22, 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. He was in a motorcade traveling through the city, on a trip to ease tensions in the Democratic party in the south. He started the parade at Love Field and continued through the city, ending at the Trade Mart in Dallas for a luncheon with Democratic party leaders. The President had been urged by his wife, Jacqueline, and his brother, Robert, not to travel to Dallas due to the an
Locomotive Engineers
Locomotive Engineers
Locomotive Engineers SCHEDULE FOR ENGINEERS UPDATED TO JULY 1 1980 RULE 1 REPRESENTATION Sec. 1. The General Committee of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers will represent all Locomotive Engineers in the making of agreements concerning rates of pay, rules and working conditions, and interpretations thereof. Sec. 2. The right of any Engineer, Fireman, Helper, Hostler or Outside Hostler Helper to have the regularly constituted Committee of his Organization represent him in the handling of his
Hip Hop
Hip Hop
Hip Hop Talkin bout what we gonna be when we grow up I said what you wanna be, she said, Alive (hmm) It made me think for a minute, then looked in her eyes I coulda died( Outkast: the art of storytellin) It’s lines like the above that release the real thought and social conscious in hip music. It’s no longer just making words rhyme. It’s making people think. Hip hop has come a long way since The Sugarhill Gang and Furious Five. It’s not just music anymore, it’s life. Hip hop really just s
OMERTA?
OMERTA?
OMERTA? THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something that has no limits; it exists in all cultures, committed by all races, and has existed in all time periods. Crime exists as a part of society and is a lifestyle for many people. Crime also exists in both organized and unorganized forms. Since the early 1900\'s, organized crime has existed in the United
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical hurt that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his ninete
Insulin Infusion Pump
Insulin Infusion Pump
Insulin Infusion Pump “There is a crisis of identity in public health. To ensure conditions in which people can be healthy we must work to change the underlying societal conditions. Public health has rarely been able to go beyond pointing at these larger issues such as poverty, economic globalization, and lack of political will.”1 - Jonathan Mann, 1997 Insulin infusion pump technology has been around for quite a few years but has been very slow to gain popularity among the diabetic community. In
Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism Table of Contents Introduction Page 1 Hindu Beliefs A. Hindu Gods Page 1 B. Life Before and After Death Page 2 C. The Caste System Page 2 Rituals of Life in Hinduism Page 3 & 4 Worship A. Daily Obligations Page 4 B. Daily Rituals Page 4 C. Puja Page 5 D. Yoga Page 5 Hindu Holy Books A. Veda Page 5 B. Laws of Manu Page 5 C. The Epics Page 6 Pilgrimage Page 6 Shivarati Page 6 & 7 Introduction Hinduism - stands for the faith and the way of life most of the people who live in India. Hinduis
AP Human Geography Outline
AP Human Geography Outline
AP Human Geography Outline Ch. 1 Thinking Geographically Key Issue 1: How do geographers describe where things are? Map- a two-dimensional model of Earth's surface, or a portion of it. Place- a specific point of Earth distinguished by a particular character. Region- an area of Earth distinguished by a distinctive combination of cultural and physical features. Scale- the relationship between a map's distances and the actual distances on Earth. Space- the physical gap between two objects. Connect
Creative Writing: Under The Spell - A travel tale
Creative Writing: Under The Spell - A travel tale
Creative Writing: Under The Spell - A travel tale by Danny O\'brien The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog is I have so many ancestral homes to go home to. We caught the ferry from Le Havre, France to Ireland, land of my ancestors. Every since I was a wee lad, my mind has been used as a canvas by every Irishman who has been displaced from the Emerald Isle. A picture of quaintness bordering upon myth. Cute I thought it would be, but never as much as the tourist hyp
Under the files
Under the files
Under the files The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog is I have so many ancestral homes to go home to. UNDER THE SPELL A travel tale by Danny O’brien We caught the ferry from Le Havre, France to Ireland, land of my ancestors. Every since I was a wee lad, my mind has been used as a canvas by every Irishman who has been displaced from the Emerald Isle. A picture of quaintness bordering upon myth. Cute I thought it would be, but never as much as the tourist hype I h