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Statue of Liberty can be seen at the New York City's entrance and is placed in Upper New York Bay on Liberty Island (formerly known as Bedloe's Island). Previously, this island with an area of 4 hectares was used as a quarantine station and wharf protection. Although this statue is renowned as Statue of Liberty, this is not its real name. In 1865, the statue's original name i.e. Liberty Enlightening the World was coined by the famous French historian, Edouard Laboulaye. This statue was, if truth be told, the symbol to memorialize the French-American colonies' alliance during the American evolution ("Liberty, Statue of").
According to a number of historians, the main intention behind the materialization of this statue was to demonstrate an antimonarchy and antislavery thought. This statue was made with the endeavors of the Franco-American Union that struggled hard to raise funds for the construction of the renowned symbol…
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The construction of the Statue of Liberty was beset with a number of difficult engineering problems. Importance among these were the practical considerations of how the statue would withstand the strong winds off New York Bay, and how it would support 100 tons of copperplate on its 151-foot frame (Corrosion Doctors).
In answer to these challenges, engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (famous for his work on the Eiffel tower) was brought on board the project. He designed the iron pylon and secondary skeletal framework of the statue. This framework enables the copper skin of the statue to move, while remaining in an upright position (Statue of Liberty.org). The skeleton of the statue is 94 ft. high that supports a secondary iron frame which contained a system of flat wrought iron bars. It is these iron bars that hold the copperplate of the statue's skin (Corrosion Doctors).
Another smaller frame supports the…
Corrosion Doctors. Statue of Liberty Construction. 04 November 2004. http://www.corrosion-doctors.org/Landmarks/statue-construction.htm
Glass and Steel and Stone. Statue of Liberty. 04 November 2004. http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/U.S./NY/NewYorkStatueofLiberty.html
Statue of Liberty.org. Homepage.
04 November 2004. http://www.statueofliberty.org
Statue of Liberty was given to the United States of America by the country of France in the late 1800s as a gift to the country after its reunification following the American Civil War. The huge statue towers over the city of Manhattan from Liberty Island where it has stood for more than a century and has been seen by millions of people who come to look upon it. Since its dedication and opening to the public, it has become one of the most important symbols of the United States and a representation of the principles that guide the country, namely freedom, democracy, and of course liberty which is defined as a person's individual right to live free of tyranny. People from all over the world see the statue or pictures of the statue and know it symbolizes the United States in the same way that the American flag and…
You could tell their amazement as they were listening to their father telling about the French gift offered to the American people in 1886, as a sign of friendship between the two nations. Of course, as a typical result of their young age, questions about practical transportation of the statue and the means through which "The Lady" is not yet tired of holding that torch for so many years, soon came out of the girls' mouths, leaving their father rather confused.
However, the Lady is not yet tired of being the one to have greeted the millions of immigrants that crossed the Atlantic from Europe, Africa, and Asia in search of a better life, of the liberties the American nation draws its strengths from. She has welcomed people from around the world, people that would ultimately influence the future of our nation. Many feel reluctant to admit to the fact…
(in 1984, the statue was renovated and updated, and the framework is now made of steel). The framework was constructed and engineered by the same man who built the Eiffel Tower, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. The outer layer of the statue is copper, which accounts for the weathered blue-green patina that covers the statue today, as copper turns this color as it ages and is affected by the elements. The torch's flame is covered in gold leaf, which was also added in 1984, and unveiled in 1986 at the statue's 100-year-old birthday celebration. The statue was finally dedicated on October 28, 1886. It stands on a pedestal made of granite that is located inside the courtyard of a seventeenth century fort, Fort Wood, which was used during the War of 1812. The Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol of freedom around the world, and it illustrates this country's ties to France…
Editors. "Statue of Liberty National Monument - History and Culture." NPS.gov. 2007. 29 Sept. 2007. http://www.nps.gov/stli/historyculture/index.htm
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union
535 U.S. 564 (2004)
On June 29, 2004, the United States Supreme Court held by a five to four margin that in the case of Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union 535 U.S. 564 (2004), a district court judge did not abuse his discretion in issuing a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the Child Online Protection Act, COPA, 47 U.S.C. SEC 231, (OLR 2004). The Court's rationale was that the plaintiffs were likely to prevail at trial on their argument that there were plausible, less restrictive alternatives to the statute, particularly blocking or filtering software (OLR 2004). Two of the justices in the majority also joined in a concurring opinion, finding other constitutional defects in the law and of the four justices who dissented, three asserted that the law was the least restrictive alternative because it regulated a very small amount of lawful speech…
OLR Research Report. August 10, 2004.
Legal Information Institute. 2004.
Memory: The Statue of Liberty
The 7-volume French Realms of Memory: Rethinking the French Past and its condensed 3-volume English translation examine French History through "collective memories" of powerful French symbols. Editor Pierre Nora sums up France's History as "neither a resurrection nor a reconstitution nor a reconstruction nor even a representation but, in the strongest possible sense, a 'rememoration" (Nora and Kritzman xxiv). In Nora's theory, History involves memory as "the overall structure of the past within the present" (Nora and Kritzman xxiv) and co-editor Kritzman asserts, "Our knowledge of the past is less a question of our empirical grip on the past than on our apprehension of the past as we represent it through the lens of the present" (Nora and Kritzman xii).
Examining famous French symbols such as the Eiffel Tower and Joan of Arc (Nora and Kritzman xii), Nora's and Kritzman's work illustrates that the "realm…
Ken Burns America Collection: The Statue of Liberty. Dir. Ken Burns. PBS Documentary. 2004. DVD.
Nora, Pierre and Lawrence D. Kritzman. Realms of Memory: Rethinking the French Past. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. Book.
The Nationalism Project: Nationalism Studies Information Clearinghouse. Benedict Anderson: The Nation as Imagined Community. 2007. Web. 4 December 2011.
Night the Crystals Broke
Write where you got inspiration from?
The inspiration from this poem comes from my grandmother and her family, who lived through the pogroms and just before the Nazis took over Hungary. The title refers to the Kristallnacht, the event in which the Nazis burned synagogues and their religious items, and broke the windows. They also broke the windows of the local businesses. This poem also refers to the journey that was scary and arduous, over the Atlantic in the ship to Ellis Island. The statue at the end of the poem is the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed the "poor" and "hungry" masses, like my grandmother's people.
(2) Which author and poem did you refer to when writing this poem?
There is no one author or poem I referred to here. This is a completely original work. However, it is written in the form of a…
Red is known as a symbol of intensity. he clouds, sky, and even water are strewn in various shades of red. hough the Statue of Liberty still shines bright among the color, even she is strewn with this dominant shade. It could be interpreted as a representation of blood and violence; however, red can also be a representation of love and passion. he explanation of the color depends on the subject matter and where it has come from: "Color is important in art and in various cultures around the world. People of the world see color differently," (http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/color2.htm). Considering the subject matter is based in the western world, the color red more than likely represents "power and aggression," since this is the typical view of western culture. With the bright reds dominating the entire picture, the impression is that the freedom and hope, which the Lady of Liberty offers, is…
The color red acts as a strong representation of turmoil for this album cover. Red is known as a symbol of intensity. The clouds, sky, and even water are strewn in various shades of red. Though the Statue of Liberty still shines bright among the color, even she is strewn with this dominant shade. It could be interpreted as a representation of blood and violence; however, red can also be a representation of love and passion. The explanation of the color depends on the subject matter and where it has come from: "Color is important in art and in various cultures around the world. People of the world see color differently," ( http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/color2.htm ). Considering the subject matter is based in the western world, the color red more than likely represents "power and aggression," since this is the typical view of western culture. With the bright reds dominating the entire picture, the impression is that the freedom and hope, which the Lady of Liberty offers, is made at a high price. People's liberty have been won through violence or force. Despite the color of red overwhelming the picture, throughout the sea and skies of this hue, the Statue of Liberty still stands with the glow of the sun behind her back.
Since the sun is the only part if the picture that brightens the album cover, the illumination of Lady Liberty gives great importance to this picture. The sun is brilliant and acts as a symbolism of glory and power. Some say the sun, "…represents happiness, life, and spirituality. The rising sun is a symbol of hope," ( http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp/keyword.sun/qx/symbolism_details.htm ). Since the sun is magnifying Lady Liberty by keeping her bright among the sea and standing out from the red foreground, the Statue of Liberty could still be depicting a symbolism of hope among all of the burden and disappointment that the rest of the scene bares. Although things seem bleak, America is still striving against adversity. Despite the struggles of immigration laws and the imperfections of the country, Lady Liberty is still standing strong and shining as a beacon of hope and freedom, which means that America is still trying to stand strong and live up to the initial principals this nation was founded on, though it is now struggling to break through the violence and pressure previously discussed.
Although the name of the album, "Zeitgeist," acts as a further form of explanation of the album cover, a methodical interpretation of the album's art work is clear enough. The definition of the word, zeitgeist, which is, "the spirit of the time" ( http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zeitgeist ) show the contradiction of the statue's symbolism of freedom. Likewise, the characteristics of the rest of the artistry on the album cover show that the musical artists belief that times have changed. What the Statue of Liberty used to represent, what our great nation used to stand for, has now been tainted over the years by the grievances that have been formed with numerous immigration laws and ongoing racism; however, our nation is still trying, despite it all.
Its product debut in Atlanta occurred the same year as the Statue of Liberty was erected in New York City. The Coca-Cola Company (2011) avers its achievement of material culture: "It was 1886, and in New York Harbor, workers were constructing the Statue of Liberty. Eight hundred miles away, another great American symbol was about to be unveiled." The first Coca-Cola sold for 5 cents per glass at the Jacobs' Pharmacy soda fountain: the primary means by which consumers encountered the soft drink during its early existence and years before it became the cultural icon that is not ironically compared with the Statue of Liberty. The original inventor of Coca-Cola has been nearly forgotten in the annals of cultural history. John Pemberton's name is not the household word, but the product he created has since taken on a life of its own. Coca-Cola has yielded books entitled, For God,…
Bergman, M. (2012). Feed aggregator: The trouble with memes. Retrieved online: http://linkeddata.org/aggregator/471/896/959/network/big_ontology.pdf
Buchli, V. (2002). The Material Culture Reader. Berg.
Cason, K. (2009). Sippin', pausin', and visualizin': Visual literacy and corporate advertising. Middle Tennessee State University [Dissertation]. Retrieved online: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl%3furl_ver=Z39.88-2004%26res_dat=xri:pqdiss%26rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation%26rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:3394516
Christensen, L.T., & Askegaard, S. (2001). Corporate identity and corporate image revisited - A semiotic perspective," European Journal of Marketing 35(3/4): 292 -- 315
1994 Smirnoff advertisement.
Incorporate three of the factors that influence meaning as critical criterion.
Smirnoff's 1994 campaign was a trend-setting advertising campaign that boosted the product and enhanced its worldwide selling power.
This 1994 advertisement for the world's best selling vodka was based on spectacular or illusion advertising. The theme -- this bottle can change reality. This is a good example of category and brand development tools that set the stage for some of the more critical criteria for producing a successful advertisement.
What is the advertisement saying to audiences? And what was its intended message? In all probability, the message(s) could be perceived differently by different populations. The overall connotation appears to link Smirnoff with symbols of American pride -- the Statue of Liberty, Marilyn Monroe and what looks like New York City. The hidden message could be "American loves Smirnoff"; or "be true to the red, white and…
He also asserts that government participation in the arts beyond its role as a consumer can pose significant hindrances to the artistic processes. He claims that politics tends to "seek stability, compromise, and consensus," and as a result avoids supporting art that may "offend majority opinion or go over its head" (38). The market, on the other hand, has "liberated artists…from the potential tyranny of mainstream market taste" (23).
Is Government Funding Necessary or Appropriate?
There are many who disagree with Cowen, claiming that public funding for the arts is crucial to maintaining a vibrant, diverse, and forward-thinking creative community. These arguments are generally characterized by the theory that, while art as a market commodity is a healthy and valuable part of the artistic culture, there must also be a forum for art as a public good. This forum cannot be trusted to the market, which may or may not…
Becker, Howard. 1982. Art Worlds. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Cowen, Tyler. 1998. In Praise of Commercial Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Jenkins, Henry. 2006. Convergence Culture: Where old and new media collide. New York: New York University Press.
McChesney, Robert. 2004. The Problem of the Media. New York" Monthly Review Press.
The Widow and Miss Watson see nothing wrong with slavery in modern society, while Huck actually takes actions to end slavery by leading Jim to freedom and treating Jim like a human being.
6. "To be or not to be, that is the bare bodkin."
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Signet, 2002, p. 143.
The Shakespearean 'actors' Jim and Huck befriend are really charlatans, despite their pretence of learning. They cannot even quote William Shakespeare's Hamlet in his "To be or not to be" soliloquy correctly.
7. "He says anyone who doesn't understand the theorems of Euclid is an idiot."
McCourt, Frank. Angela's Ashes. New York: Scribner, 1999, p.151.
The references to Euclid show the disparity between what is taught in Frank's school by an ambitious teacher and the poverty and ignorance of the rest of the boy's life. It also shows the narrow-mindedness of the principal, who…
The problems that these women have encountered have ranged from domestic issues to career issues to stereotypes. To solve these problems, the United Status must view them in the light of immigrant women.
Anderson, M.J. (1993, April). A License to Abuse: The Impact of Conditional Status on Female Immigrants. The Yale Law Journal 102(6). etrieved January 28, 2008, from No Status Quo. Web Site: http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/anderson/brides/pg2.html
Grieco, E. (2002, May). Immigrant Women. etrieved January 28, 2008, from Migration Information Source. Web Site: http://www.migrationinformation.org/usfocus/display.cfm?ID=2
Jewish Women's Archive. (2009, January 27). Exhibit: Women of Valor, Emma Lazarus
Introduction. etrieved January 27, 2009, from the Jewish Women's Archive. Web site: http://jwa.org/exhibits/wov/lazarus/
Lee, a. (2008, March 10). Justice Denied for Battered Immigrant Women.
etrieved January 28, 2009, from the American Prospect. Web Site: http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?
McDonnell, J. And de Lourenco, C.I., 2005-08-12 "Women's Stories: Brazilian
Immigrant Women as "Transnational" Migrants" Paper presented at…
Anderson, M.J. (1993, April). A License to Abuse: The Impact of Conditional Status on Female Immigrants. The Yale Law Journal 102(6). Retrieved January 28, 2008, from No Status Quo. Web Site: http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/anderson/brides/pg2.html
Grieco, E. (2002, May). Immigrant Women. Retrieved January 28, 2008, from Migration Information Source. Web Site: http://www.migrationinformation.org/usfocus/display.cfm?ID=2
Jewish Women's Archive. (2009, January 27). Exhibit: Women of Valor, Emma Lazarus
Introduction. Retrieved January 27, 2009, from the Jewish Women's Archive. Web site: http://jwa.org/exhibits/wov/lazarus/
In January of 2010 Haiti suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which destroyed much of the country and left the population devastated. When this tragedy occurred, Haiti was "already the poorest in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty." ("CIA") As a Haitian with little prospects of having a decent life, or making a decent living, I have decided that I want to emigrate to the United States. After much consideration, including researching the immigration and naturalization process, but most importantly the costs, I have discovered that it will be very difficult for me to emigrate. The costs alone are much more than a poor Haitian like myself to pay. It costs over $1,000 U.S. just to apply for a Green Card, and this will only grant me residency, and another $680 U.S. just to apply for citizenship. And…
"CIA - The World Factbook." Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html
"Statue of Liberty Inscription, by Emma Lazarus." New York City Travel Guide.
Retrieved from http://www.nycinsiderguide.com/Statue-of-Liberty-Inscription.html%20//%20axzz1dnloO1VL
Planet of the apes series is one of the most successful series in American cinematic history. Product of the anti-Vietnam War sentiment, open racial tension, the War on Poverty, fear of nuclear war and lingering Cold War anti-USSR passions, the first 5 films in the series were also based on knowledge of and research about apes up to and including the 1960's and 1970's. Rise of the planet of the apes was released 38 years later and placed its emphasis squarely on apes as a valuable subject rather than a symbol.
Development of the Planet of the Apes Series up to and Including Rise of the Planet of the Apes in Historical Context
Planet of the Apes
Planet of the apes (Schaffner, 1968), is the first in the film series. In the film, 4 astronauts travel to and crash on a strange planet. Prior to the crash, Stewart, the white…
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Beneath the planet of the apes (Post, 1970), the first sequel to Planet of the apes, shares the historical context of the first film and was propelled by the added impetus of the first film's financial success (Greene, 1999, p. 48b). Based on the story by Mort Abrahams and Paul Dehn, Paul Dehn wrote the screenplay for Beneath the planet of the apes (Greene, 1999, p. 22). In this film, a white astronaut named John Brent has been sent to find Taylor. Brent's ship crashes onto the same planet and Brent finds Nova alone in the desert. Brent and Nova are both captured by the apes but escape, travel to the Forbidden Zone and find Taylor in Manhattan, which is now a bombed-out underground city. Taylor is being held hostage by radiation-induced mutants who communicate by mental telepathy and worship an atomic bomb as God's instrument. A gorilla army led by General Ursus invades the city and shoots Taylor. Taylor's final act is detonation of the atomic bomb, which destroys the entire planet.
Still following the controversial topics of the 1960's - distinct anti-Vietnam War sentiment, open racial
This illegal immigration essay example provides an examination of all the different parts of a paper of this type that you will need to know when writing your own. Specifically, it looks at possible topics to cover related to illegal immigration, a variety of essay titles that could help to catch the reader’s interest, a sample outline of how to structure the essay, an introduction for a paper on illegal immigration, an essay hook to keep the reader invested in the paper, a possible thesis statement, and the different elements of the subject that should be addressed: 1) a definition of illegal immigration, 2) the pros and cons of illegal immigration, 3) arguments for illegal immigration, 4) arguments against illegal immigration, and 5) illegal immigration statistics. Finally, this article provides a conclusion and a list of possible resources you could use for more information.
Build the Wall…
At the same time, copper, usually in its bronze form, had an important use as an element of art in Antiquity. Even today statues of the Roman emperors, made from bronze, can be admired in the museums of Rome. This trend continued 1,000 years later, in the Renaissance period. Artists like Donatello used bronze to cast their statues. Even earlier than that, copper and bronze had been used for the doors of churches and baptisteries, as is the wonderful example of the aptistery of Florence.
Again, diversification of man's activities implied new uses for copper. Ships were protected from the water erosion, as well as from potential rocks and other obstacles, with copper used on their hulls. With the discovery of electricity and its main laws, copper began to be used extensively as an excellent conductor, a use still valid today in many parts of the world.
Copper is generally…
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On the Internet at http://www.nwma.org/education/copper_facts.htm.Last retrieved on January 4, 2009
Carless, Jenny. Chile's Codelco, the World's Largest Copper Producer, Uses Cisco Wireless Technology in Its Mines. December 2004. On the Internet at
TEMPOAY FLIGHT ESTICTIONS EGULATION: IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL?
Condition of airline industry after Sept.
TFs and general aviation
TFs without information
TFs and business at busy airports
TFs and young pilots
TFs: an ineffective measure
Temporary flight restrictions (TF) are considered unconstitutional by many quarters because they are seriously hurting economic conditions of the United States aviation. But speaking from legal point-of-view, we cannot declare any action taken for security reasons as unconstitutional. This is because the federal government has Congress's permission to take appropriate measures to ensure security of the country, its landmarks, general public and important public figures such as the President and Vice president. But when these actions cross the limits of justice and start interfering with smooth operations of any industry, a petition can be filed against them in U.S. courts to determine the legality of those actions. No such action has so far been…
Al Carrozza, Since Sept. 11, Not a Banner Year / Advertisers grounded by FAA regulations., Newsday, 10-25-2001, pp. A69
Kathy McCabe, Airspace limits hurt flight schools, Globe Correspondent, 10/21/2001
EDITORIAL / Use Common Sense in Restricting Republic Airport., Newsday, 10-02-2001, pp. A38
BOB EDWARDS, Analysis: Impact of new government flight restrictions on general aviation., Morning Edition (NPR), 10-11-2001
The morning meal will be included in this fare, with $100 being spent on the necessary six other meals of the three day stay. $175, 3,542.89 MXN, is allocated to transportation, sightseeing fares, souvenirs (compulsory sombrero) and the exploration of the night life; $100 is saved (all the money saved in one location is used to pay the counter value of the larger expenses, such as a cruise to Africa).
(*) Three days in Brazil -- a budget of $525 (925.755 Brazil reais, at an exchange rate of 1 USD = 1.76 BL); $300, or 529.01 BL will be spent on boarding within a three start hotel; $50 will be saved and $125 will be spent on bus transportation, sightseeing fares and food.
(*) Estimated cost of the trip from Brazil to Nigeria - $400
(*) Three days in Nigeria -- $180 per hotel room (26,865 Nigerian naira, at an…
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My moral code is basically a culmination of all the statements made above. It includes he principles of freedom, choice, and democracy. I consider these principles, if applied, as essential to fulfill my moral vision of he world, where all people can work together in harmony to fulfill both individual and collective goals.
There are various ways in which to ensure one's moral fitness. One good way is to use workbooks on the subject, such as the one created by Thompson (2009). Thompson asks various pertinent, critical thinking questions about one's personal views on morality and leadership. These are a very good exercise to ensure not only that my moral fitness is intact, but also to ensure that I maintain a conscious awareness of my own morality, the principles, that govern it, and the possible need for change within any of these principles. Such workbooks also promote personal and moral…
Appiah, K.A. (2010). The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
Haidt, J. (2012). The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. New York: Vintage Books.
Thompson, L.J. (2009). The Moral Compass: Leadership for a Free World. New York: Information Age Publishing.
Carved in Silence directed by Felicia Lowe [...] its particular value in sociological perspectives. This is a moving and emotional documentary regarding the Chinese Exclusion Act, and their subsequent incarceration on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay. It indicates how poorly America treated Chinese immigrants, and how desperately these people wanted to live and work in America.
This documentary film uses interviews of survivors of Angel Island, workers on the island, and modern day reenactments to depict the plight of the Chinese immigrants who were forced to stay on Angel Island until their immigration papers were either approved or disapproved. This practice took place from 1882 to 1943, as a result of the Chinese Exclusion Act, which limited the number of Chinese immigrants that could legally come to the United States. Immigrants who thought they were traveling to a new life in "Gold Mountain," were actually forced to stay on…
Carved in Silence. Dir. Felicia Lowe.
America: A nation of paradoxes
America is a nation of paradoxes. On one hand, it is a nation that has symbolized freedom to many immigrants, as poignantly illustrated in Emma Lazarus' poem "The New Colossus," a poem included on the famed Statue of Liberty that greeted so many refugees as they strove to escape from Europe and avoid intolerable situations. The Lazarus poem proclaims the dawning a new America, free of class restrictions, which can offer prosperity even to the poorest new arrival. Yet federal policies in regards to African-Americans and Native Americans have been marked by injustice and prejudice. The American Dream of egalitarianism exists next to an ugly strain of racism that has run through the thread of American history since its inception.
Emma Lazarus' poem is perhaps the most explicit, famous rendition of the American dream: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp... / Give me your tired,…
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey. "Unguarded Gates." 1895. Print.
Hawk, Walter Echo. In the Courts of the Conqueror. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum, 2010.
Hirschman, Charles. "Immigration and the American century." Demography (pre-2011) 42.4
(2005): 595-620. ABI/Inform Complete. Web. 19 Sep. 2014.
Bias in Textbooks
Davidson, J.W. And Stoff, M.B. (2010) America: History of Our Nation. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
The objective of this work is to review a K-12 textbook in terms of the seven forms of bias which include: (1) invisibility; (2) stereotyping; (3) imbalance and selectivity; (4) unreality; (5) fragmentation and isolation; (6) linguistic bias; and (7) cosmetic bias. Toward this end this work has chosen to relate the review of a textbook published by Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey entitled "America: History of Our Nation."
The invisibility bias is clear in Davidson and Stoffmans' (2010) textbook characterized by the lack of representation of women characters in the recounting of the history of the early Americas. Certainly, the women who assisted in settling the 'new land' should be mentioned as their role in this endeavor certainly was one of a critically important nature…
A lot gets lost in the current debates over immigration in the United States. When we regurgitate what we hear on the news or on Facebook, we fail to think deeply or critically about the issues. This nation is a settler nation; of that there is no doubt. European settlers displaced, forcibly removed, betrayed, and in many cases killed indigenous people whose land this was for centuries before.
Those same Europeans cultivated a sense of entitlement to these lands, pushing farther and farther west until they hit yet another ocean. And they did not even stop there. They pressed onwards, eventually taking over the Polynesian kingdom of Hawaii. During the era of Manifest Destiny, Americans also encroached upon and had war with Mexico, and it would appear that many Americans have forgotten that much of our southwestern lands were once Mexican territories too. This is reality. This is history.…
The story was filled with factual accuracy, while fictional, and vividly rich with images and characters that she and her father could picture with accurate detail. Romano tells us how Mariana finished the story with a young member of the family holding a roughly cut, wooden pony, and how when she gently finished the tale as he was in tears
Villanueva, Victor. Bootstraps: From an American Academic of Color. Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English. 1993. Print. This book an unusual book: at one level it is autobiographical, detailing the life of an American of Puerto Rican extraction from his childhood in New York City to an academic post at a university. At another level, Villanueva ponders his experiences in light of the history of rhetoric, the English Only movement, current socio- and psycholinguistic theory, and the writings of Gramsci and Freire, among others.
Zinsser, K. William. On…
They wagged their heads in sympathy and then proceeded to speak in the barren legalism of constricted hearts of their inability to intervene in the domestic affairs of other nations and of their own inviolate immigration laws."
(Leff, 2005, p. 218)
The Psychology of the Denial of Historical Fact
Numerous examples exist of the extent to which even individuals without anti-Semitic animus ignored what, in retrospect, might be considered painfully obvious. In fact, the ultimate fate of European Jews under Nazi occupation was so outrageous that even many Jews caught within the Nazi snare either could not or would not recognize the reality and magnitude of what was in store for them. Many German Jews, in particular, could have taken the opportunity to leave the country before that option was cut off by German authorities. If the victims of horrific persecution cannot easily accept the evidence in front of them,…
Leff, Laurel. Buried by the Times: the Holocaust and America's Most Important
Newspaper. Cambridge University Press: New York. 2005.
Lipstadt, Deborah. Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.
Penguin Group: New York. 1993.
Forbes writes from a perspective of literary theory heavily influenced by Judith Butler's postmodern analysis of identity as 'performance.' McCourt "the adult author, reflective, witty, older, wiser, and entirely in charge of the text, [is] the one who fashions each page of the memoir" even when he speaks in the voice of the Limerick community or the voice of himself as a child (Forbes 2007). Just like an author of fiction, he performs an Irishman who has made good in America and uses narrative tools to create that identity, as well as the identity of his mother. He renders his mother -- his poor, oppressed mother, the mother of dead children and the wife of an irresponsible alcoholic -- very different than the far stronger and resilient, and more socially connected individual witnessed by community members like Steinfels. McCourt's command of the collective voices of the community through reconstituted dialogue…
Forbes, Shannon. "Performative Identity Formation in Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes: A Memoir."
Journal of Narrative Theory: JNT. 37.3 (2007): 473-496,498. Research Library. ProQuest. February 26, 2009. Document ID: 1431531861
Mitchell, James B. "Popular autobiography as historiography: The reality effect of Frank
McCourt's Angela's Ashes." Biography. 26.4 (2003): 607-624. Research
Their training, clothes and accessories are of the best quality.
After orld ar II, this way of life became obsolete because the Japanese society came more and more under the influence of foreign currents and especially the young were ready to accept new values that were not harmonising with the whole concept of geisha. They still exist and perform in Japan today, but are not a way of life anymore. They are preservers of traditions and of an ancient culture that valued time, simplicity, the supremacy of powerful wealthy men, art in its most refined forms and viewed sex as another art form and not the goal but the means.
On can debate over the ethics of the practice and take into consideration the aspect of free will that was let apart when it came to a young girl's decision to take one way or another in her life and…
Downer, Lesley. Madame Sadayakko. Gotham Books. New York. 2003.
Iwasaki, Mineko. Geisha: A Life. Atria Books. New York. 2002
Stages of Geisha's Working Life. Retrieved: Mar. 8, 2008. Available at http://www.whatever.net.au/~amaya/geisha/stages.htm
, 1931, p. 50)"
People speak, create, behave, sing, and poetically cite their values and the events, people, and inspirations that helped to form those values. Two symbols of our collective values are the Statue of Liberty; we value freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right of every man, woman of every race and ethnic background to be free in their pursuit of happiness.
Another artifact of American values is the Christian Church, the Jewish Synagogue, the Muslim Mosque, and any other place or sanctuary where people come together in community, with understanding that together in prayers for peace and one another, mankind is, under the influence of the greater forces of the faith and the universe, capable of miracles.
Parker, De itt H. Human Values: An Interpretation of Ethics Based on a Study of Values. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. Questia. 12 Feb. 2008…
Parker, De Witt H. Human Values: An Interpretation of Ethics Based on a Study of Values. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. Questia. 12 Feb. 2008 .
Likewise, McCain (2003) reports that, "The United States is a dog-loving nation. The American Veterinary Medical Association says about 36% of U.S. households own dogs, compared with 31% that own cats. The most popular breeds, the American Kennel Club says, are Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and German shepherds" (2). According to the Southwest Boston Dog Owners' Group (2007), "The number of licensed dogs in Boston is 8,500; Animal Control estimates the total number of dogs in the city is 40,000" (Petition to Boston City Council and Mayor's office 4).
The results of the 2000 census of Boston showed that the city enjoys a healthy percentage of middle- to upper-middle class residents as shown in Table ____ below.
2000 Census Breakdown of Household Incomes in Boston.
Less than $10,000
10,000 to $14,999
15,000 to $24,999
25,000 to $34,999
35,000 to $49,999
50,000 to $74,999
Barker, Randolph T. (2005). "On the Edge or Not? Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Scholars in Business Communication to Focus on the Individual and Organizational Benefits of Companion Animals in the Workplace." The Journal of Business Communication 42(3):299.
Boston Housing Authority: Elderly & Disabled Housing Program Pet Policy. (October 1, 2000). Boston Housing Authority. [Online]. Available: http://www.bostonhousing.org/pdfs/OPS2003ElderlyPetPolicy.pdf .
Dennick, Reg and Kate Exley. Small Group Teaching. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004.
Goldberg, Jonah. (2002, December 9). "Man Bites Dog: The Axis of Evil Takes on Canines," National Review 54(23):37.
However, according to some views, "Mahmoody's story of being held hostage in Iran was considered to have great commercial potential and the movie rights were sold before the book was even begun." (McAlister, 162-163) Therefore both the content and the way it was written enabled a rather easy access of the reader to the message the book tried to convey.
On the other hand, Satrapi, a regular graphic artist for The New Yorker, chose to tell her story using the technique of the graphic novel, a type of novel which combines both writing and pictures. This technique is used in general in order to express ideas about issues that would otherwise lack attention from the wider public. Therefore, multicultural graphic novels "can create a bridge to ideas and stories that some young readers might never be interested in or otherwise encounter." (ilson, 32) From the writer's point-of-view, "Graphic novels are…
American Entertainment International Speakers Bureau. Betty Mahmoody. AE Speakers Bureau website. 2006. 12 December 2006 http://www.aeispeakers.com/Mahmoody-Betty.htm
Goldberg, Michelle. "Sexual revolutionaries." Salon Media Group website. 2005. 12 December 2006 http://dir.salon.com/story/books/int/2005/04/24/satrapi/index.html
Mahmoody Betty, and William Hoffer. Not Without My Daughter. New York: St.
Martin's Press, 1991
Impact of Immigration on Jacksonian America
In the middle half of the nineteenth century, more than one-half of the population of Ireland immigrated to the United States. So did an equal number of Germans. Most of them came because of civil unrest, severe unemployment or almost inconceivable hardships at home. This wave of immigration affected almost every city and almost every person in America. From 1820 to 1870, over seven and a half million immigrants came to the United States, more than the entire population of the country in 1810. Nearly all of them came from northern and western Europe about a third from Ireland and almost a third from Germany (U.S. History.org, 2011).
During the early nineteenth century millions of people left their homes and headed to America in search of a new life. Many of these people immigrated from Ireland and Germany, coming through New York…
Frankel, H. (1946, December). The Jackson Period in American Histor. Fourth international, Vol 7, No. 12, 365-368. Retrieved November 8, 2011, from http://www.marxists.org/archive/braverman/1946/12/jackson.htm
Kim, S. (2007, January). Immigrantion, industrial revolution and urban growth in the United States, 1820-1920: Factors endowments, technology and geography. Washington university in St. Louis and NBER. Retrieved November 8, 2011, from http://soks.wustl.edu/immigration.pdf
Schuler, D. (2006, June 4). The influence of immigrants on American political thought. The glittering eye. Retrieved November 8, 2011, from http://theglitteringeye.com/?p=2046
U.S History. Org (2011). Irsh and German immigration. U.S. history online textbook. Retrieved November 8, 2011, from http://www.ushistory.org/us/25f.asp
Print Design and Movie Magic
Some factors to consider for good print design are accurate use of bleeds, edges, cropping, color, and elements of typography. Text should not be cut off or flowing over into the folding of brochures or the next newsletter columns. Print layout and design elements must meet in order to produce excellent advertising copy.
Bleeding occurs when a design element such as print or an image extends further than the edge of the margins or page. Sometimes this can be intended for effect, but is viewed as unprofessional if unintentional (Graphic Fetish, 2009).
Crop marks, cropping is an element used to trim off the unnecessary parts of a picture image, or page. The crop marks are the cutting lines that are guides to setting areas being cut.
Color can draw or detract from a print design. Using complementary colors in print can…
Douglis, P.K. (2004). When color makes difference conveying ideas meaning. Communication World, 21 Vol. 4, pp. 52-53.
Graphic Fetish. (2009). Three graphical standard principal elements in effective print design. Retrieved January 9. 2012 from http://www.graphicfetish.com/3-standard-principal-elements-in-effective-print-design/
Kyrnin, J. (2012). Pixel perfect design does not equal good web design. Retrieved January 9, 2012 from http://webdesign.about.com/od/webdesignbasics/a/aa061807.htm
Wildfire.com (2012). Wildfire post production. Retrieved January 11, 2012 from http://wfwilshire1.wildfirepost.com/pages/reel/
They needed to pass a medical exam, a test on their language skill and many others. Among the people who were turned away without exception were those deemed mentally deficient, admitted or suspected revolutionaries, and those who did not pay for their own passage (Anderson 28-29). In short, many immigrants felt that they were being inspected, manhandled, mistreated, and dealt with in a manner more befitting of animals than human beings.
The quota system that made this sort of treatment possible was eventually overturned in 1965. "Following the passage of the Immigration Act of 1965, which ended the National Origins System, a new wave of immigration began. Since 1970, more than three-quarters of legal immigrants have come from developing nations in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia." (Torr 71). This has often been regarded as the third wave of United States Immigration. This act sought to base whether or not…
Anderson, Dale. Arriving at Ellis Island. Milwaukee: World Almanac Library, 2002.
Andryszewski, Tricia. Immigration: Newcomers and Their Impact on the United States. Brookfield: The Millbrook Press, 1995.
Brimelow, Peter. Alien Nation. New York: Random House, 1991.
Brown, Lester R. And Gary Gardner et al., eds. Beyond Malthus: Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge. New York W.W. Norton and Company, 1999.
aid Mr. Harris: "We are always looking at new ways to reach our customers through innovative digital platforms." Mobile works well since "There is rapid growth in mobile devices supporting more and more of the everyday tasks that people want to perform."
Another highly successful mobile application has been that of American Express' Android version of its free mobile app, which has had more than 1 million views since 2011. The mobile apps are free as are the apps that AE has implemented via social media (ibid.)
The American Express (AE) Credit Card Company markets itself in various ways. avvy with its promotional and publicity performance, it has put together a variety of tools -- some of them innovative -- that it uses for its own promotional ends. These include extensive featuring of celebrities, innovative media campaigns, cause activity promotional ends, innovative use of social media, as well as…
CNN Money "World's Most Admired Companies 2011." Fortune. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2011/full_list/
Facebook Members Project from American Express
Gillin, Stephen (September 7, 2011) Altruism drives AmEx small-business strategy http://www.btobonline.com/article/20110907/SOCIAL05/309079998/altruism-drives-amex-small-business-strategy#seenit
According to the figures for 2000 and that is the latest that is available, their average earnings are $17,570 in a year. In this business the contracts are given to the one who quotes the least and this makes the security companies oppose any government rules which will increase their costs. The businesses which employ them also do not want increased charges. This has resulted in criminals becoming security guards, and even those that are checked, go through the checking of records in only one state. Stories keep coming about beating, raping and robbing the people they are expected to protect. Even according to New York Daily News, there have been employment of criminals for the protection of Statue of Liberty and some of the guards were even convicts. At the same time, the labor department expects that demand of security guards will grow up very fast till 2010, and…
Hall, Mimi. Private security guards are Homeland's weak link. USA Today. 23 January, 2003. Retrieved at http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-01-22-security-cover_x.htm . Accessed on 15 June, 2005
Schneider, Greg. Looking Abroad for Answers on Airport Security; Attacks Add Urgency to Long U.S. Effort. The Washington Post. 09 October, 2001. Retrieved at http://www.house.gov/transportation/aviation/issues/washpost.html . Accessed on 15 June, 2005
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers. Retrieved at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos159.htm . Accessed on 15 June, 2005
The prosperity of the North American continent arguably depended in large part on the Protestant work ethic found in both the United States and Canada. In general, too, both nations are 'free trade' nations, although there have been some missteps that had a dampening effect. The raising of tariffs in the U.S. In the 1920s and 1930s constitutes one such misstep. Some contend that doing so caused, or at last aggravated, the Great Depression. In turn, coping with the Depression prevented North America's early intervention in Germany, and so was indirectly responsible for World War II (Lind 1994, p. 16+). Those same analysts see a willingness to "police the world and promote global free trade" as essential to the economy of North America, which is, when all the opinions are laid to rest, founded on global trading of its still-abundant natural resources and endowments.
Durning, a.T. (1996,…
Durning, a.T. (1996, November/December). The six floods. World Watch, 9, 28+. Retrieved June 9, 2005, from Questia database, http://www.questia.com .
Lind, M. (1994, Fall). The Op-Ed history of America. The National Interest, 16+. Retrieved June 9, 2005, from Questia database,
The illegal immigration issue is one of the most divisive in the nation. Generally, those who oppose relaxed immigration rules express concerns that it contributes to the vulnerability of the nation to terrorists and drug merchants and that large numbers of immigrants absorb disproportionate amounts of public resources without paying taxes on undocumented employment. They also argue that large numbers of immigrant workers compete with Americans for unskilled labor positions thereby keeping salaries low, and that they cause harm to their native countries by contributing their labor and talents to the United tates instead of to their nations of origin.
On examination, the argument against increased immigration flexibility does not support its conclusion. In the most general sense, restricting immigration violates the fundamental principle engraved on the tatue of Liberty, according to which the U.. has always prided herself as a bastion of safety, security, and opportunity for…
Davidson, A. (2006). "Is illegal immigration an economic burden to America?"
(March 30). ACLU-ProCon.org. Retrieved from:
Grillo, J. (2010). "The Immigration Dilemma." Retrieved from:
accurately describes the problem of the working poor in America and its causes and potential solutions.
An Analysis of David Shipler's essay
An Analysis of Stuart Tannock's essay
Conclusions based on the points made in the two essays. Comparison of the essays and concluding statements as to which one is the stronger of the two and why.
hile Shipler focuses on the definition of poverty in America and how those who are working full-time jobs in low paying industries often still can not make ends meet (as well as the reasons for them being "stuck" in these low paying jobs), Tannock takes the approach of looking at one of the lowest paying sectors of all, the service industry, and looking how the industry as a whole contributes to poverty in America. So Shipler's essay can be said to put the bulk of the blame for poverty among the working class…
Shipler, David K. The Working Poor: Invisible in America. New York: Random House, 2004.
Tannock, Stuart. Youth at Work: The Unionized Fast-Food and Grocery Workplace. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001.
The children surrounding the woman are holding hands and moving in her direction. She is a figurehead, a positive role model for change. In its entirety, the memorial represents the empowerment of individual women and of women collectively. The memorial suggests that as we have more powerful female role models, we can achieve the goal of a global egalitarian society that does not tolerate or tacitly condone any type of human trafficking.
Several of the children in the memorial sculpture are depicted holding books. Their books represent education, and the power of information to transform lives. e project that sponsors of and donors to the memorial can inscribe their names and the names of their institutions on the books. This will alert visitors as to which organizations are committed to change. Because the memorial is located in public spaces, visitors can arrive any time of day or night to meditate…
Kristof, Nicholas D. And WuDunn, Sheryl. Half the Sky. Random House, 2009.
Military Needs to Step Down
General Creighton Abrams said, "There must be within our Army, a sense of purpose. There must be a willingness to march a little farther, to carry a heavier load, to step out into the dark and the unknown for the safety and well-being of others (United States)." U.S. military troops are indeed marching farther and farther, expanding into different nations at this very moment: Afghanistan, Egypt, Indonesia, Columbia, Japan, and 58 other countries. However, this isn't what Abrams had in mind. In total, there are 255,065 U.S. military personnel deployed worldwide (Sivitz). But who assigned the U.S. military the task of serving as an international police force? For years, U.S. political and military strategists have conceived a fraudulent justification for increased military deployment that they call "The Global War on Terrorism." Did someone call them for immediate help? Did someone give them the right to…
Globalism and the Culture of American Consumption
The United States has long been a world leader on many fronts. The presidential administration of Theodore Roosevelt may have been the first to declare openly that Americans wanted to show that they were a global power, but the U.S. had long had interest in global politics. In the last decade of the eighteenth century, America fought land and sea battles in the Mediterranean against the Barbary pirates (Sassen 216). The Marine Hymn which talks of "the shores of Tripoli" is dedicated to that conflict in which U.S. Marines first fought on foreign soil. An intrepid spirit has caused the free men and women of America to create innovations in business, finance, war, agriculture, and other industries that have been the envy of the rest of the world. This has produced a certain amount of arrogance among the people and leaders of the…
Barber, Benjamin. Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy. New York: Corgi Books, 2003. Print.
Fotopoulos, Takis . "Globalization, the reformist Left and the Anti-Globalization Movement." Democracy & Nature: The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy. 7.2 (2001): 111. Print.
Friedman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. 488. Print.
Norberg, Johan. In defense of global capitalism. United States: Cato Institute, 2003. Print.
Visual Imagery and Qualitative Dimensions of Life & Consciousness in Visual Art
Throughout history all cultures have produced works of art. The impulse to create as a means of personal expression and to stimulate the imagination of viewers is universal and perpetual. In their various manifestations, the arts play an important role in defining culture by presenting intelligent viewpoints of our present state of being, and by serving as a record of our past. The visual arts are a repository of those qualitative dimensions of life, which enhance our consciousness through the use of visual imagery.
The most exquisite expression of the self is through art, be it literature, history theatre, painting, sculptor and so on. From the wondrous Egyptian pyramids to the majestic statue of liberty, from eloquent Greek writer Homer - who produced masterpieces like the Odyssey - to 20th century literati like Palestinian journalist Edward Said -…
1) A short history of English literature: Pages124 & 125. Sylvan Barnet
2) History of English literature: Pages123 & 127. Legouis & Cazamain
3) An Introduction to Fiction, Drama and Poetry: Pages 355 to 361. Kennedy Gioia
Art and the Humanities -
Production: Gaumont-British; Producer: Michael Balcon; Screenplay and Adaptation: Charles Bennett and Alma Reville from the novel by John Buchan; Principal Actors: Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat, Lucie Mannheim and Godfrey Tearle
The 39 Steps was based on the John Buchan novel, written in 1915. Hitchcock freely adapted and changed the premise of the novel that very little of the original plot remained. Buchan, who was also the British Governor General in Canada at that time, was initially upset; but, after he saw the final product, he admitted that the film was much better than his novel.
This was the first time that Hitchcock used the now often-repeated theme of sympathy for the man unjustly framed and on the run, all the while attempting to clear his besmirched name and find the real culprit. Hitchcock also used the techniques of combining two scenes unrelated visually but by sound. The director relied more…
Online Video Business Model and its Impact on Communications
What is Online Video?
Online video is more commonly referred to as "streaming video" which is "video that plays over the Internet without downloading to the end user's computer. hink television and radio for your computer. Streaming is different from downloading in that playback starts immediately with just a mouse click for the viewer, and the large file is not saved to the viewer's computer. his provides a high level of security for original content.
Another description of streaming videos is as follows:
Streaming" videos are digitally encoded video files that are delivered via the Internet, to be opened and viewed on an end user's computer screen. With one mouse click, a screen appears, and a (often large) video file opens, which the user can watch via a software program, such as Real Player or Media Player, available for free via…
TheDay.com. December 8, 2002. http://www.theday.com/news/ts-re.asp?NewsUID=B38BA30B-C8ED-43AF-8D27-1E314B188D5D
13 "Full Stream Ahead." Aberdeene Group Newsletter.
May 1, 2002.. AbredeeneGroup.com. http://www.aberdeen.com/eti/CurrentIssue/may1/fsa.htm
Planet of the Apes is a very moving rendition of theme of brutality of slavery and the damaging consequences of the man's self-destruction. Particularly the last scene where the statue of liberty is shown is very heart rending and neatly depicts the height of mans madness who is the only creature on the planet to destroy himself. Unlike other science fiction movies this film is rich in social implications. Overall the movie is about the voyage of astronauts who travel in space exploring the cosmos. They end up on a strange planet inhabited by apes. The three astronauts think that they are some 300 light years away from earth but only later on in the last scene it is revealed that they are back on mother earth but to our utter shock and disbelief the planet is not the same anymore. Uncontrolled selfish warfare has led to the total destruction…
Economic Problems Faced by Mexican Immigrants
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... " (Lazarus) this excerpt from the inscription found on the statue of liberty represents the idealized version of American immigration. The reality of immigration for many foreign nationals, especially those from Mexico, is a completely different story. For most Mexican immigrants the road to the "American Dream" is an uphill climb, paved with economic, social, and linguistic (language) barriers.
Luis Rodriguez, the author of Always Running is no stranger to the reality of the American dream. His father, Poncho Rodriguez, immigrated to America from Mexico looking for a better life for his family. In America Poncho thought he could offer his children a life filled with dignity, hope, and promise. Instead, what Poncho found was a country filled with prejudice, economic ceilings (based on ethnicity), and poverty.
Camarota, Stephen A. "Labor Market Characteristics of Mexican Immigrants in the United States." Immigration from Mexico Assesing the Impact on the United States. 2001. Center for Immigration Studies. 3 June 2003. http://www.cis.org/articles/2001/mexico/labor.html
Camarota, Stephen A. "Poverty and Income." Immigration from Mexico Assesing the Impact on the United States. 2001. Center for Immigration Studies. 3 June 2003. http://www.cis.org/articles/2001/mexico/poverty.html
Le, CN. "The Model Minority." Asian Nation the Landscape of Asian America. 2001. 3 June 2003. http://www.asian-nation.org/model_minority.shtml
Rodriguez, Luis. Always Running La Vida Loca: Gnag Days in L.A.. New York: Shimon & Shuster, 1993.
Outcasts of Poker Flat" by Bret Harte, and "To Brooklyn Bridge" by Hart Crane. Specifically, it discusses what reasons the two main characters have for conforming (or not conforming) to the norm in these two works.
The characters in these works symbolize America - both the best and the worst. They also symbolize how society expects much from its citizens, and how some people, no matter how hard they try, simply cannot conform to the norm and fit in to a society that will only accept them on its' own quite demanding terms.
Conforming to the "norm" is one way people manage to get along in society. Society certainly does demand a lot from most people - ethically and politically, and those who do not openly conform to society's rules are often cast out or seen as outsiders. In both of these works, the main characters must conform to society's…
Brunner, Edward. "On 'Proem: To Brooklyn Bridge'." University of Illinois. 2000. 14 June 2004. http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/crane/proem.htm
Crane, Hart. "To Brooklyn Bridge." Catryce.com. 2004. 14 June 2004. http://www.catryce.com/MysticCat/Poetry/Crane.html
Harte, Bret. The Luck of Roaring Camp. New York P.F. Collier & Son, 1892.
Pierce, Jason. "Overview of 'The Outcasts of Poker Flat'." Short Stories for Students, Gale, 1998.
Government Shutdown was the period when the routine operations of the United States federal government were curtailed. This happened because the legislative body was not able to successfully pass the legislations related to the funds for the next fiscal period. This shutdown continued to several days and was considered to be the third longest government shutdowns in the history of the United States that took place in the last quarter of the year 2013 (Kille, 2013).
From the past government shutdowns, the fact has been exposed that it only leads to negative and far reaching impacts on the overall financial system and wealth of the county. In a very similar manner, the 2013 government shutdown has also exhibited unnecessary damage on the economy of the United Sates. Economic disruption, harmful effects on Federal programs and services (that were supporting businesses and citizens of United States), loss of revenues to the…
Alter, D. (2013). The Full Cost of the Government Shutdown. Retrieved from Money Morning website: http://moneymorning.com/2013/11/13/the-full-cost-of-the-government-shutdown/
Burwell, S.M. (2013). Impacts and Costs of the Government Shutdown. Retrieved from The White House website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/07/impacts-and-costs-government-shutdown
Kille, L.W. (2013). Economic effects of the 2013 U.S. federal government shutdown. Retrieved from Journalist's Resource website: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/government/budget/economic-effects-2013-us-federal-shutdown#
Needleman, S.E., Loten, A. & Simon, R. (2013). Small Firms Grapple With Roadblocks Caused by Shutdown. Retrieved from The Wall Street Journal website: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303492504579111590750304108
superheroes in comic books and movies. The writer apparently is fixated on Marvel Comics' Wolverine character because he blasts all other comic books and raves about Marvel and the Wolverine character plus another Marvel feature, X-Men. His conclusion is that spending money on any action movie -- or "summer blockbuster" -- other than the Wolverine or X-Men is wasteful. His basic theme throughout his presentation is that all action figures in comics and in movies pale in comparison to his favorite, Marvel (the Wolverine and X-Men).
What are the reasons?
The reasons that this writer raves about the Wolverine and other Marvel characters is that if his cousin Vinnie says the Marvel Comics characters are by far the best, it must be true. Of course his justification for taking the positions he takes is loaded with hyperbole but his reasons are clearly to make it known his favorite action comic…
Poet Li-Young Lee has written a noteworthy poem called "Persimmons," published in 1986 in a collection of poems called Rose. The poem gives the reader a serious glance into part of the life of a second-generation Asian-American who encountered troubling cultural challenges along the way. The poem speaks to how Asian-Americans were treated and were misunderstood during the time Lee lived in Pennsylvania. It also speaks to the difficulty of language for a newcomer to English and to the United States. The point-of-view is presented by a creative person who wishes to expose life's push and pull, life's unfairness, juxtaposed with life's sweetness (as symbolized with the sweet meat of the persimmon) from the time he was in 6th grade through adulthood. Thesis: the principal theme in this poem is not just personal from the perspective of Lee; it is universal and it has happened to people from Ireland,…
Lee, Li-Young. "Persimmons." The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from http://www.poetryfoundation.org . 1986
Later, they share a kiss on their wedding night, and even more, as this statue implies. The statue embodies the love and physical relationship that comes with marriage, while the music embodies the very origins and roots of that relationship. Thus, the two go perfectly together. One leads to the other, and back again, in a perfect circle. Without love, there is usually not marriage, and without marriage for many people at least, there is no physical relationship. Therefore, these two works embody the two pieces of a committed relationship that bring it together and make it truly whole, and that is why I chose to combine them. I also feel odin is one of the most powerful and realistic modern sculptors, and I have always admired his work, which is why I turned to him in the first place.
Mendelssohn, Felix."Wedding March from a Midsummer Night's Dream." 2007.…
Mendelssohn, Felix."Wedding March from a Midsummer Night's Dream." 2007. 29 Sept. 2007. http://www.classicalwedding.co.uk/sample10.html
Rodin, Aususte. "The Kiss." Artchive.com. 2007. 29 Sept. 2007. http://artchive.com/artchive/R/rodin/kiss.jpg.html
Describe the object in detail. What is the medium? What is the color and size? If there are human figures what are they doing? How are they posed? What are they wearing? What are the expressions on their faces?
According to the website of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, The Hope Hygieia is a marble, life-sized statue of the ancient goddess of health that was originally discovered in the ancient Roman port of Ostia in 1797. It was originally owned by the British collector Sir Thomas Hope before being sold to William Randolph Hearst, who donated it to the city of Los Angeles in 1950. Over the years, the statue has been restored, de-restored to the condition in which it was originally found, the re-restored at the Getty Museum in 2006. This is a white marble statue with the clothing and hairstyle of a young Roman…
The Hope Athena
According to the Greek mythology, the people that resided in a place called Attica (Greece) derived the name to the current, capital city of Greece (Athens) in honor of the Goddess Athena. People from Athens built a brilliant temple on the Acropolis, which they then called the Parthenon. The word 'Parthenos' stands for maiden when translated into Greek. An ancient myth stated that the gods established a decree that the goddess Athena was supposed to remain single and virgin. The myth is has been proven true as its perceptions realistically happened. The Hope Athena sculpture was excavated together with another statue (Hygeia) in the year 1797, in the port of Rome at Ostia (Murrin 2007). Thesis- The Hope Athena is a sculpture is a representation of ultimate impersonation, predictability and innovation towards Greek history. The assumption underlain by the sculpture's stylistic nature is…
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Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Pg 1. 11/1/2011.
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" (Lindsey, 2004, p.1) it is interesting to note that one of the young protestors stated: "[the world leaders] are sitting over there on Sea Island having their little party only talking about how to fix things, but we are over here actually doing something to make things better" -- Laurel Paget-Seekins (Lindsey, 2004, p. 1) the U.S.A. Patriot Act has been touted to do just this - or to make things better in terms of security of American citizens and it is certain that the provisions of this Act have served to increase levels of security for American citizens but this security has come with a cost attached and for some Americans the cost is too high and too intrusive upon their basic civil rights. One such instance of the complexity created within the security paradigm are the no-fly lists that have been implemented in U.S. airports since September…
Bohn, Kevin (2003) Patriot Act Reports Documents Civil Rights Complaints. 31 July 2003. CNN Law Center. Online available at http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/07/21/justice.civil.liberties/index.html
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political framework of EU and OCT
European Union (EU) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) are in association with each other via a system which is based on the provisions of part IV of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU), consisting of detailed rules and measures which are laid down in the document issued on 27th November 2001 title Oversees Association Decision. The expiry date of this association decision is 31st December 2013. Stress has been laid down by the European Council in its conclusions issued on 22nd December 2009 that the relationship between OCT and EU should continuously be updated in order to reflect latest developments not only in EU and OCT but thorough out the world. The commission has also been encouraged to make revisions to the Overseas Association Decision and present it in front of the council prior to July 2012 (Hill et al.,…
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The Bureau appears to have backed down under public pressure, adverse criticism compelling the Bureau to realize that its stance was indefensible. Clearly, the Orlando Code Enforcement Bureau could not justify the use of a public safety ordinance to force a local businessperson to remove the American flags displayed in her windows.
Thus, code enforcement in Florida, as in many other locations across the United States, is shaped by a variety of practical and theoretical considerations. Zoning laws are generally intended to maintain community uniformity. Community uniformity, especially where such homogeneity produces an image of wholesomeness, cleanliness, security, trendiness, etc. is usually considered an aid to increasing property values. If standards are maintained, property values will be maintained or even increased. Local communities commonly enact local controls that either reflect specific local conditions or augment state standards. The Orlando Code Enforcement Board attempted to enforce a hurricane safety ordinance against…
Arbuckle, Mark R. "Vanishing First Amendment Protection for Symbolic Expression 35 Years after United States V. O'Brien." Communications and the Law 25.2 (2003): 1+.
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What many of these other people have to say about themselves and their situation an about the change of hear they may have now that they have heard Pippa sing could be fodder for a dramatic monologue in the way Browning would later shape that form.
The poem covers an entire day, New Year's Day, a day of remembrance and renewal, a day of change from one year to the next and from one state of mind to another. Significantly, then, Pippa's songs serve as a form of forced New Year's resolution for many of these people, making them rethink their lives and make a decision where before they could not. This story contrasts in some ways with that of Sebold and Ottima. The lovers now are Jules and Phene. Jules is the butt of a cruel joke by his fellow art students. He is inclined to leave Phene and…
enaissance and Baroque
An Analysis of Two Davids
The humanism, nobility, and power of the enaissance are reflected in Michelangelo's David (1504). The emphasis on drama, movement, and action is demonstrated in Bernini's David (1624). Both emphasize the heroic and favorite themes of the High enaissance, but it is Vasari who gives the greatest compliment to Michelangelo's David, calling it more excellent than all sculpture of ancient Greece and ome and even contemporary works (Vasari, 1998, p. 424). This paper will analyze the two works and the eras of art that produced them.
Differences between enaissance and Baroque
The most important thing to remember about the difference between the enaissance and the Baroque is that the former rose to glory prior to the feverish pitch of Protestantism, which to some extent put out its flame; the latter was a kind of rejuvenation of the themes posed by the enaissance --…
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