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History Book Report/Review

Book Review (Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe)
Okonkwo is a person of esteem within his village as he is a warrior and somewhat wealthy (Achebe). The story follows him as he struggles to overcome his father’s bad reputation. Things become more complicate when he is charged with watching over a prisoner named Ikemefuna who he eventually kills. After being sent into exile for the killing, he returns to find that his village has been changed by Caucasian Christian missionaries (Achebe). Okonkwo and other men within the village are very
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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A review essay based on Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring: The Great War and The Birth of the Modern Age (2002) [1989]
He elaborates how the trauma of war and the distressing recollections of horrible and brutal atrocities affect people. Eksteins’ (2000) analysis of the First World War focuses particularly on the attitudes and ideas expressed by common people in the lead-up to the war, as well as throughout the duration of the warfare period. This analysis is based on two cultural events: Lindbergh’s triumphal reception after his transatlantic flight, and the success of Remarque’s book ¨All Quiet on the
Pages: 9 (2250 words), Book Report/Review
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Creek Indians in the last years of the 18th century.
Persistent tensions between men and women, and fomented disagreements over the accountability of individuals towards an amorphous Creek nation.Saunt starts by describing a society of the Creek in which alliances would be negotiable and conditional. Fair persuasion would be the only root of power. A universal commitment to the peaceful path, or the white existed in stable tension on the war path, or the red. Tension would exist not only between the white and red towns and clans, but also between
Pages: 7 (1750 words), Book Report/Review
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The Chinese Opium Wars
Beeching’s attention to detail is of high regard. The British delegation, under Lord Macartney, travels to the Royal hunting lodge at Jehol. The author describes the magnificent pieces of tributary gifts for the Emperor as a way to persuade the monarch into agreement with the British offer. The transition of events and the successful descriptive characterization of the scenes provide a very visual account of how history unfolded during those times that led to the Opium Wars.Aside from the
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903
Nonetheless, race and discrimination were only a fraction of the issue that faced fading humankind from his point of view. There were various significant liberty-denying and life-threatening problems, some of which concerning colonialism, sexism, capitalism, among endless others. However, no matter the problem that Du Bois critically occupied, it must be highlighted that his main concern was constantly the dialectic of repression and liberation that is the core dialectic and important feature
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Colonial America
Elizabeth Ellet illustrates clearly in this book, the influence of women of the revolution in the period. She also describes the domestic character and feeling of those periods that had been concealed by time. She also explains that applications were made to the living relatives of women significantly for influence of whose heroic acts or personal sacrifices had contributed greatly in promoting the establishment of the American Independence. Some of the texts in this article are very brief and
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Black and White in the old south
Family has been described as one of the key sources of strengths for both black as well as white women in the region. It was also these family values and strong structure that women were able to actually help women to sacrifice to the extent and contribute towards the region. What is also important to understand that author has actually attempted to link the issues related with the family on the overall emotional as well as the physical health of the women also. Author has also highlighted how
Pages: 7 (1750 words), Book Report/Review
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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
In this chapter, Hawking talks of light and the basic elements that surround it. He uses illustrations such as the use of light cones and explains to the reader how they might be used. He explains that the top of the cone will try and tell where the light will travel (Hawking 23). The bottom of the cone explains or indicates from where the light came from, or where it was in the past.Using Einstein’s theory of relativity, Hawking used an example of twins. He describes that the two people,
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Take title of chapter 6 , title of chapter 7 ,title of chapter 8, title of chapter 9 and title of chapter 10 of the book "People's History of US: (1492 - Present) Author: Zinn" and explain why the author prefers that title to describe
Not only did the society discriminate them but even their own families.In this chapter Zinn explores the relationship between the Indians and the whites. During the colonization of the country, Indians were disowned large tracts of land by the white settlers and the government. Europeans did not only seize their lands, but they also took Indian women as captives and desecrated the land according to Indian customs. The land seizures at times would turn ugly and a lot of Indians would be
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Book Review on To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette By: Carolly Erickson
She may have found it different from her abode in Austria.She was a dauphin and was most powerful in a court that had weak male members of the royal family. She was responsible for the plight of France, but she did not handle it very well. She was a failure and a disappointment in reference to her mother. The book dwells on how she was overwhelmed by the power she wielded, made wrong decisions, failed to be alert and finally was blamed for being the architect of the demise that befell the
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Book Review On They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil By: DeAnne Blanton
Stories, such women’s stories were minimized and eventually forgotten until authors like Blanton and cook took the initiative to carry out research to find out the facts and truths. Relying on more than a decade of research in primary sources, they documented at least 250 women serving in the union and confederate ranks. The women in uniform had different reasons and perhaps some of the reasons mirrored those of men-patriotism, honor, heritage, and desire foe excitement.The women’s motives
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Holocaust Genocide
She also talks and describes how genocides happen. Through reading of her book, readers can discover when the small hate crimes start around them. Through recognizing the small hate crimes on time, genocide can be avoided before it happens. The healing process can begin before hate builds among different groups. She aims at making the public know about genocides. By making the people know about the early stages of genocide, they can be put on their toes regarding genocide indicators. She tells
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Anthony summer and Robbyn Swan '' the eleventh day:the full story of 9/11''
Therefore, they were able to hibernate from one nation to another. The attack was not planned in one day. Therefore, in year 2000 seventeen of the nineteenof the allegedal-Qaeda entered in the United State from other nations without showing any signs of being terrorists. However, the CIA were able to learn about the two other suspected terrorists during the summit in Myanmar and in other parts such as California. Despite the CIA being aware of these suspected terrorists, they just interrogated
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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The New Jim Crow
As she recalls many incidents from her days in ACLU and afterwards, when her focus shifted “from employment discrimination to criminal justice reform and dedicated myself to the task of working with others to identify and eliminate racial bias whenever and wherever it reared its ugly head.” (Alexander, 2013, 2).Her findings led her to discover more and more similarities in this aspect where mass incarceration and racial injustice stared seeming as mutually coherent practices, with different
Pages: 9 (2250 words), Book Report/Review
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Make a topic for me
Slaves were forced to work without having access to any of the benefits that one receives from honest work such as economic progression, self worth and self sufficiency; this created a subconscious negative perception that has now translated into youth who cannot see the value of hard work. Even worse, slaves who showed personal control and ability to lead were ostracized among others and penalized for showing independent thought; so today there is a severe lack of black leaders who can unify
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Britain: Roxann Wheeler, The Complexion of Race, Sadiah Qureshi, Peoples on Parade, and David Cannadine, Ornamentalism
As per Cannadine, Britons visualized their conquered colonies in terms of class. King Edwards comment on the Hawaii’s king Kalakaua appearance that either the brute is king or gardener proves this. Princes of India were sent to British public schools and proconsul like Dufferin and Minto reinforces layered social structure in the colonies. Upper classes of British used to identify big landowners and princes as their counterparts and they had access to country houses and clubs for gentlemen.
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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History and Memory
A monument can either present a bad moment or a good moment that is significant in telling a story about the nation’s past. Foreigners can easily look at the monument and tell what it symbolizes in relation to the nation. The nation at large can benefit by attraction of tourists from all over the world whose sole purpose is to relate with the idea the monument is symbolizing.A good example of a monument is the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bell is an iconic symbol of
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Classical Mythology
Looking at the book from an analytical point of view, one can undoubtedly appreciate the effort Day has put into incorporating a number of universal themes into his stories. A few examples of those would be love, anger, deceit, jealousy, ambition, beauty and incest. Not only do such themes make the stories a fascinating read but also help in highlighting the countless references of such ideas in the arts and literature of different centuries.Also, the inclusion of colored illustrations, in this
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Book Report on War by Sebastian Junger
Junger’s War experience was a different intensity of war experienced by the front-line infantry. The front-line infantry is often initiating attacks and under fire. As a result, it requires courage and elevated fighting spirit. The fight also occurred in one of the roughest places on the planet: Korengal Valley, eastern Afghanistan. The use real names give the book a sense of authenticity by describing real events and situations in detail. Junger accompanies the 173rd Airborne Brigade in a
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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The Crisis of Islam: Holy War, Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis
Another achievement is that, Bernard graduated from the school of oriental studies at the London University with a degree in Bachelor of arts degree in history having specialized in the near and middle east history. He obtained a History of Islam Ph. some three years later from the same institution. The author also studied law in a quest to becoming a solicitor but later went back and studied the history of Middle East.Lewis undertook his postgraduate studies at the University of Paris and
Pages: 8 (2000 words), Book Report/Review
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