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Fall of Man Depicted in Atwood's Backdrop Addresses Cowboy - Fall of Man Depicted in Atwood's Backdrop Addresses Cowboy The sexual politics of the man-woman relationship, or more specifically the sexual exploitation of women by men, is a clear concern in Margaret Atwood's "Backdrop Addresses Cowboy." Although the oppressor-as-male theme is by no means an original source of poetic inspiration, Atwood's distinction is that she views the destructive man-woman relationship as a metaphor for, symptom and symbol of, bigger things. From the vantage-point of feminine consciousness, Margaret Atwood empahsizes the "backdrop" as being not only the woman, but also the land and the spiritual life of the universe; the "cowboy" is both a man bent on persona...   [tags: Backdrop Addresses Cowboy Essays] 1098 words
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The Cowboy Figure - The Cowboy Figure The figure of the cowboy is prominent, not only in America’s history, but also in contemporary society. The cowboy has always been regarded as the epitome of freedom, machismo and individuality, and his character maintains a certain romantic quality about it. Riding the range with his trusty horse, forging the frontier, and exposing himself to the mercy of the wilderness, the cowboy lives for himself alone and yet he lives the life about which the rest of society can only fantasize....   [tags: Cowboy Research Papers History]
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Women's Battles in "The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman" - In the poem titled "The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman" the author portrays the strengths and fortune of an Aztec woman she must have while giving birth to a child. The author mentions how the courageous and brave woman went through hard exhausting physical labor. The poem informs the mother that possible unpleasant situations may still occur. The new mother is aware and understanding that she has successfully won mastery. Also it is pointed out when women were giving birth it was like a battle, just as painful as the ones men fought in wars....   [tags: Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman, femin] 824 words
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The Black Cowboy - Unique to the United States, the Old West wields a powerful influence on the American imagination that can still be seen in numerous aspects of the nation’s culture, such as clothing lines and movies. Unfortunately, as is the case with most other periods, historic acknowledgement of African Americans’ contributions to the West is still not complete. Only recently, within the last few decades, have American scholars and the film industry earnestly begun to correct this period in regards to African Americans....   [tags: old west, african americans, equality, cowboys]
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The Art Cowboy - Booze, cigarettes, sex, beer, curses, affairs, abuse, paint: All of those are factors in Jackson Pollock's life, however, one stands out above all as the most important one, paint. America's greatest painter, born in Cody, Wyoming on January 28, 1912, had a deeper connection to this colorful, flowing liquid than anyone else in history. Blood did not run through his veins, but oil and pigment, tar and sand did. He became something else while he painted. He became his painting. No other painter in history had been able to do what Jackson Pollock did....   [tags: Biography]
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The Cowboy Language of the Western Genre - When people hear the phrase “Howdy, Partner!” they often will associate that phrase with the sublime Western genre. Along with similar settings and themes in all writings of the Western genre, there is also a similar language that stories share. Common themes of the stories include remote western American towns with the cattle culture, plots with a simple hero versus villain conflict, or a protagonist’s encounters with different cultures like the Indians or Mormons. These heroes often will have to “rid the community of savage forces (generally Indians or outlaws) to make way for the ineluctable coming of civilization” (Levinson)....   [tags: western genre, gender genre]
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Rodeos and Cowboy Boots - Cowboy boots have been represented continuously in cultural history dating back to the 1860's. Since then an evolving american culture has shaped what cowboy boots represent, as well as our perception of what mean within culture. The perception of cowboy boots has changed since the 1860's, within the limitations and boundaries in a specific culture.Therefore I consider how have the patterns and rituals of attending/competing in rodeos become associated with the consumption of cowboy boots....   [tags: American Ideology]
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Dante's Seven Deadly Sins as a Backdrop to Retirement Planning - Dante’s 7 deadly sins have long been deemed to be the main avenues to eternal damnation. Any aspect of life then is great fodder for examination using the 7 sins as backdrop, retirement planning being no exception. If aspects of your personal financial situation regarding retirement planning are of perpetual concern, this checklist of common disorders could get yourself back on track. Pride—You don’t admit you need help when retirement planning becomes more complicated than you originally thought....   [tags: greed, anger, envy] 1433 words
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Data Stream Mining Addresses Research Issues Addressed by the Data Mining Community - ... Approximation algorithms as mentioned earlier can guarantee error bounds. Also sampling Techniques adopt the same concept as it has been used in VFML. Transferring data mining results over a wireless network with a limited bandwidth Knowledge structure representation is another essential research problem. After extracting models and patterns locally from data stream generators, it is essential to transfer these structures to the user. Modeling changes of mining results over time In some cases, the user is not interested in mining data stream results, but how these results are changed overtime....   [tags: bandwidth, algorithms, computing] 909 words
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Similarities and Differences of Lincoln's and Thucydides Addresses - ... In Lincoln’s address it differs from Thucydides. He addresses his audience with an open mind and subjective evidence on his speech. In his speech he talks and dedicates his speech to the fallen and forgotten soldiers of that time who fought in the war. This excerpt from the story explains part of just that “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." In this quote it explains how he is honoring the fallen soldiers who fought for us....   [tags: speeches, soliers, commemorate] 556 words
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Personal Experience: An Accident and a Cowboy, The Horse - ... I tightly turned him around, sure of myself I would get back to the mainroad. We started towards the main road, when Cowboy spooked. I didn’t know what he spooked about, so I made him keep going at a slow pace. As we were gladly about twenty feet from the main road, I saw a dark figure. Without seeing his face, he pulled something from his pocket. He was still looking at us through the narrow passage of bushes and dirt, where I was. He pulled a gun. I felt faint and I thought for sure I was going to pass out....   [tags: ER, hospital, survival, pain] 1832 words
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John Ware: African American Cowboy - Alberta’s historical record has many significant accounts of rancher and cowboy life in the late 1800’s. One of these cowboys was John Ware, who was known for his horsemen skills and his great strength. This man was well liked by his neighbours, ranchers, and other cowboys. The population of Alberta at this time was predominately Caucasian. John Ware however was an African American. Ware was not the only black cowboy from the United States who settled in Alberta. The late 1800’s was not a time of racial tolerance in the western States, nor in Alberta....   [tags: Alerta Canada history] 2431 words
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Analysis of "The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman" - In the poem titled " The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman" the author portrays the strengths and fortune of an Aztec woman after she has successfully given birth to a child. The author mentions how courageous and brave the woman was while she went through the hard exhausting physical labor. This poem also remarks on the roles of women living in Aztec culture. Also the poem compares the difficulties women faced when giving birth to the hazards men were subject to in the art of warfare....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 869 words
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John Wayne as the American Cowboy - John Wayne as the American Cowboy When I think of an American cowboy in my mind I see a picture of John Wayne mounted high on his horse in a desert setting riding out into the sunset. His name is synonymous with the western film genre. John Wayne’s characters are known world-wide as American symbols that embody the true characteristics of how Americans ought to be. His characters were always so tough, courageous, and upstanding. For this and other reasons I consider the actor, John Wayne, to have had a tremendously positive impact on our and other societies around the world....   [tags: Film Movies Biography John Wayne] 1685 words
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The True American Cowboy - The True American Cowboy As the twentieth century approached, America was experiencing a time of considerable expansion. All eyes were looking for ways to make the United States a larger, more powerful, and more efficient country. Because of this wave in American society, there was no movement given more devotion than the settling of the West. The range-cattle industry in its various aspects, and in its importance to the United States and particularly to the Great Plains, has been a subject of focus to Americans since its origin in the mid 1800's....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Biography of Douglas MacArthur - In western literature, the American cowboy was often described as an individual with “mental vigor, such moral attitude, such executive equipment, and such universal genius as ought to serve as a beacon or headlight for the nations” ((()))). Although long gone are the days in which cowboys roamed the open ranges of the west, every so often there arises a person in American history who usurps both the mantle and popularity that the cowboys of the west once held. In 1880, this temperament was adopted by Douglas MacArthur, a man who would harness his potential and quickly establish himself as an extraordinarily influential individual, whose popularity and prestige rivaled that of the President...   [tags: world war I, cowboy, influence] 2184 words
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Mad Cowboy - Mad Cowboy “Even if animal testing produced the cure for Aids, we’d be against it” This rhetoric notion was stated by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and summarizes the fanatical doctrine animal rights activists preach to their followings. These activists preach a doctrine of hate calling for the end of all meat eating, wearing of fur, use of animals in experiments regardless if they are beneficial or not, and even push for the end of all pets as we know of it. Howard Lyman author of “Mad Cowboy” has not only aligns himself with this rambunctious group of man haters, but supports their nazi like doctrine in his book....   [tags: social issues] 2443 words
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The Current Version of the Internet Protocol IPv4 - ... Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) was originally developed for IPv6, but found widespread deployment first in IPv4, for which it was re-engineered. IPsec was a mandatory specification of the base IPv6 protocol suite, but has since been made optional Multicasting is the transmission of a packet to multiple destinations in a single send operation, it is part of the base specification in IPv6. In IPv4 this is an optional although commonly implemented feature. IPv6 multicast addressing shares common features and protocols with IPv4 multicast, but also provides changes and improvements by eliminating the need for certain protocols....   [tags: multicasting, ip addresses] 772 words
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Taking a Look at the DHMO.org Website - The internet is a great resource but this paper takes a critical look at the DHMO.org website, in particular, and looks at categories during this assessment that addresses specific critical tools in evaluating this web page specifically. Using primarily the web page evaluation checklist published by UC Berkeley1 and concurrently S.P.I.D.E.R.2 which is the acronym for Source, Purpose, Information, Domain, Educational, and Reliability. It takes you through how the web page evaluation checklist helped in discerning the authenticity of the web page....   [tags: internet addresses, online sites]
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Shinichirō Watanabe: 'Genre Mixing' at Its Best - ... Slowly the scene becomes more and more intense as we keep getting surprised to what Spike endures to survive right until the moment where both Vicious and Spike face off. The spaghetti western genre can be seen through how the fights feel, never giving the viewer a chance to even be able to guess what will happen next before and after that first shot or move is made. The show is also a brilliant comedy. Though the show wouldn’t necessarily be placed under comedy for its genre, the clever use of it gives the audiences a form of relief that makes sure the show does not fall into taking itself too seriously....   [tags: Cowboy Bebop, anime] 1361 words
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The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler’s First Novel - ... “ Tsk. Tsk.” I said, not moving at all. “Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains. You’re the second guy I’ve met within hours who seems to think a gat in the hand means a world by the tail. Put it down and don’t be silly, Joe” (Chandler 79). This kind of calm, collected nature under intense situations is the mental cowboy equivalent to a victory in a shootout in the Old West. Marlowe’s collected presence under high pressure situations creates a certain “suaveness” about him that translates into many other aspects of his persona....   [tags: old west, cowboy] 724 words
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Music and Dance: The Rodeo Suite - As a society, we are constantly pairing things together in hopes of enhancing them: apple pie and ice cream, Indians and cowboys, and most relevant to this paper, music and dance. In an art form like ballet, it seems as though music and dance complement each other equally. Truly, it is hard to picture, or perform, a dance without music. However, this may not be the case for music, even if that music is composed specifically for a dance routine. The compilation of the music and the dancing from a scene in the American cowboy ballet Rodeo will be examined to ultimately help us understand they way in which they serve each other as a unit and their ability to function independently....   [tags: American cowboy ballet] 1118 words
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Virginia Issues That Should Be Addresses by the Gubernatorial Candidates - During the race for Virginia’s next governor, many issues played a key role in debates held between the candidates. These issues were prevalent in their campaigns and received a lot of attention by both the media and the voting public. Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli, and Robert Sarvis all had differing opinions on several big issues within the state of Virginia. The issues of education, the environment, and women’s health were issues that I deemed most important. The issue of education played a very big role in this year’s election because Virginia citizens recognize that a good education is what opens the door for a good career....   [tags: Education, Environment, Women's Health]
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Public Enemy Addresses Problems of the Black Community - “My job is to write shocking lyrics that will wake people up,” said Chuck D. This was his goal as the leader of Public Enemy (Dery, 1990). He wrote lyrics that were awakening and energizing. Public Enemy was a spokesperson for the African American community. Their lyrics contain controversial and popular issues such as drugs, crime, racism, and poverty. As well as the lyrics, the instrumentals are significant to conveying the group’s goal. The instrumental/sound part creates the mood, sets the beat, and prompts the engagementengages of the people....   [tags: Public Enemy’s Music]
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How the Law Addressess the Development of Unlawful Conduct in Our Society - ... Technology has played an important part in our lives. The use of the internet has not only brought many benefits to our society, but has also increased the opportunity of engaging in illegal activity, amongst others, illegally downloading music or films. The use without paying of photography, literature and software is also widespread, as an illegal activity. The change in social morality has also been influential when weighing up conduct as ‘unlawful’. Prior to 1967, abortion was illegal, it was wrong and was not contemplated as an option....   [tags: social, political, technological, economic] 769 words
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Empowered or Victimized? Addressed or Ignored? - Empowered or Victimized. Addressed or Ignored. The battle for women’s liberation crosses cultures and often makes a very good focus by which an outsider might scrutinize a society. While pointing out similarities may give a sense of solidarity, it is important to note that, the battle for women’s liberation changes forms in different contexts: “whereas Western feminists discuss the relative importance of feminist versus class emancipation, the African discussion is between feminist emancipation versus the fight against neo-colonialism, particularly in its cultural aspect” (Peterson 251-2)....   [tags: Patals of Blood]
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Metaphysics as Addressed by Kant and Hume - Metaphysics as Addressed by Kant and Hume In the Prolegomena, Kant states that reading David Hume, "awakened him from his dogmatic slumber." It was Hume's An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding that made Kant aware of issues and prejudices in his life that he had previously been unaware of. This further prompted Kant to respond to Hume with his own analysis on the theory of metaphysics. Kant did not feel that Hume dealt with these matters adequately and resolved to pick up where Hume had left off, specifically addressing the question of whether metaphysics as a science is possible....   [tags: Papers Kant Hume Philosophy Essays] 1383 words
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Policy Brief Addressed To the South African Government Regarding Intervention - Policy Brief Addressed To the South African Government Regarding Intervention Introduction Civil war in Assadistan amongst the Wadi and Hadi tribe has caused political and humanitarian turmoil to emerge. A great amount of lives have been lost of the inferior tribe, the Hadi. State power and taking advantage of such position has resulted also in unequal governance in Assadistan. This report will critically advise the President of South Africa as to whether South Africa should or should not intervene in voting in favour of the resolution formulated by China and Russia....   [tags: international relations, humanitarian turmoil]
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The Attitudes to Love Addressed in Loves Alchemy and Twicknam Garden - The Attitudes to Love Addressed in Loves Alchemy and Twicknam Garden Twicknam Garden was a poem written by John Donne in 1607. It is one of John Donne's late pieces of work and is thought to be written about his patron and his feelings for her. Compared to his patron he was a much lower class, almost a beggar compared to her. Twicknam Garden shows a very unique outlook on love, it shows definate bitterness towards love, but in a more reserved way than Loves Alchemy, Twicknam Garden disdains love, but shows some respect towards the feeling....   [tags: Papers] 750 words
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Essay on Discrimination Against Women as Addressed in Cantor's Dilemma - Discrimination Against Women as Addressed in Cantor's Dilemma   In his novel, Cantor's Dilemma, Dr. Djerassi uses female characters to address sexist issues arising from women integrating into the predominantly male science world. The characters, Celestine Price and Professor Arderly, are used to show examples of how women have little voice in the field of science. The female characters suggest how women are often looked upon as sex objects rather than co-workers and they are given little opportunity to balance a scientific career with raising a family....   [tags: Cantor's Dilemma Essays] 1132 words
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Farewell Addresses to the late Atsumori and the Late Lady Rokujo: Justifications for Attachments and Guides to Enlightenment - Although noh is known for its long tradition and valued as part of Japanese culture, most Japanese people today would not enjoy the play due to its slow-tempo motions of the performers, language spoken, that is, medieval Japanese of between 14th and 16th centuries which modern Japanese speakers would not understand, and lack of its penetration in the society as entertainment. However, some knowledge of plots of the play, such classic literature works as Ise monogatari, Genji monogatari, or Heike monogatari, can make a noh performance enjoyable and appreciated as an intermediary “between the worlds between gods and men” (Handout 14)....   [tags: Japanese Literature ] 1283 words
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Discuss the themes addressed in Over the Wall and the devices used - Discuss the themes addressed in Over the Wall and the devices used to express and examine these themes The play ‘Over the Wall’ is very interesting and unique, in that instead of having names for each part, the parts are numbered from 1-9. This removes all pre-conceptions you may have had of the characters. The characters keep changing to different numbers throughout the play; this is to highlight the different types of people in society. Any number can play and the narration may be shared out....   [tags: English Literature] 1316 words
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A Reflective Comparison of the Person- Centred and Reality Therapy Elements in Egan’s (2007) The Skilled Helper, Addressed Within an Educational Conte - Counselling is a term used for a developed relationship that exists through dialogue between a therapist and client. The fundamental purpose of counselling is for the therapist to help the client to overcome problems or learn to cope. Within the context of the Skilled Helper, Egan’s (2001) ‘help’ is a learned experience in human behaviour that progresses through a client/helper relationship addressing both the problem-situations and missed opportunities that clients encounter. The Person- Centered therapy, which is a subsidiary of the Existential approach, has direct links within the skilled helper through the emphasis on client/therapist relationships and demonstrated empathetic caring qual...   [tags: Psychology ]
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Misconceptions of Cowboys - Misconceptions and stereotypes are found everywhere in the world. But how can they be formulated. Misconceptions come from misunderstanding someone or something. It is an opinion formed from the wrong information. Stereotypes are caused by a small group giving a large group the wrong image. One example of a large group of people who have been giving the wrong image and are often misunderstood are cowboys. Over the years, many misconceptions and stereotypes have been created about what a cowboy is and how they should act....   [tags: misconceptions, misunderstandings]
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Issues to be Addressed by Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates - There are issues dealing with subjects from abortion to making jobs for the state to drug use and possession. I will be writing about issues that candidates for Virginia governor debate on and my views on them. The issues that are the most important to me are gun rights, drug reform, and the creation of jobs for Virginians. I will show the candidates’ views on these issues and compare them to my own and how if I had the power how I would change the laws regarding these matters. The candidates have already stated how they think and feel on the matters I have presented above....   [tags: Gun Rights, Drug Reform, Creating Jobs]
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History of the Dallas Cowboys - Clint Murchison, Jr. and Bedford Wynne were awarded a National Football League (NFL) expansion franchise on January 28, 1960, located in Dallas, TX. At the annual meeting, they purchased the team for $600,000 (Bohls 1). They were given the status of a “swing team” meaning that they would play every other team in the league their first season of play. They were displaced in the Western Division Standings. Murchison’s and Wynne’s next moved was to high their front office personnel which were: Tex Schramm (General Manager), Gil Brandt (Director of Player Personnel), and Tom Landry as Head Coach....   [tags: sports]
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Issues Addressed in A Raisin in The Sun - Black and White In the words of Jim Cocola and Ross Douthat, Hansberry wrote the play A Raisin in the Sun to mimic how she grew up in the 1930s. Her purpose was to tell how life was for a black family living during the pre-civil rights era when segregation was still legal (spark notes). Hansberry introduces us to the Youngers’, a black family living in Chicago’s Southside during the 1950s pre-civil rights movement. The Younger family consists of Mama, who is the head of the household, Walter and Beneatha, who are Mama’s children, Ruth, who is Walter’s wife, and Travis, who is Walter and Ruth’s son....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry]
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Cowboys With Guns - Cowboys with Guns during the Wild Wild West In the Old West, guns played an important role in the lives of cowboys. There were various kinds of guns that cowboys used. They fell into two categories: hand gun and rifle. The most common handguns were the Derringer and the Colt .45; as for rifles there was the Winchester. Most of the time guns were used for shooting animals for food or calming the cattle. Occasionally, a cowboy might have to use one against Indians or rustlers. On the trail most cowboys would have guns with them but they would leave them in the chuck wagon....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Tony Romos: Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys - The role of quarterback is by far the most prestigious position in the game of football. Only an exceptional player would be given this responsibility on America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys…only someone like Tony Romo. With all that he has accomplished in the game of football, Romo will go down in history as one of the greatest quarterbacks, not only in the Dallas Cowboys franchise, but in the whole league. Exceeding expectations time and time again, it is obvious that the star he wears on his helmet is well-deserved....   [tags: Athlete, Ability, Criticism ] 742 words
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The Invisible Black Cowboys - The Invisible Black Cowboys For many Americans, the image of the cowboy evokes pleasant nostalgia of a time gone by, when cowboys roamed free. The Cowboy is, to many Americans, the ideal American, who was quick to the draw, well skilled in his profession, and yet minded his own business. Regardless of whether the mental picture that the word cowboy evokes is a correct or incorrect view of the vocation, one seldom views cowboys as being black. The first cowboy I met was from Texas and was black....   [tags: American America History]
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Ameican Cowboys - Ameican Cowboys Have you ever wondered who the cowboys were; how they lived; or what they did. The American Cowboy's way of life was interesting and unique, and they contributed more to society than one might think. Besides looking after stock and driving cattle, they had to round up huge numbers of cattle for ranchers. This paper will examine the American cowboy's character, what they wore, the everyday things they did like driving cattle and branding calves and the lawlessness of the old west....   [tags: Descriptive History USA Cows Essays Papers]
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Dallas Cowboys and Indians - Dallas Cowboys and Indians Culture or Civilization taken in its wide ethnographic sense is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits required by man as a member of a society. -E.B. Tylor In America, there are two cultural traditions that have blended together to form the alloy that is American culture or the American system of "knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom..." The first cultural tradition, European, is widely thought to have been the dominant culture in influencing American culture....   [tags: Native Americans Culture Papers]
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Cowboys in Kilts: The Failure of the Scenic in Rob Roy & Braveheart - Cowboys in Kilts: The Failure of the Scenic in Rob Roy & Braveheart There was recently a cartoon in the New Yorker magazine.The cartoon shows a group of kilt-clad Highlands charging up a hill, claymore swords drawn and waving, as one of them says to another, "You know, if we didn't wear this damn skirtsmaybe we wouldn't have to defend our manhood every five minutes." My analysis begins, as it will end, where most cowboy movies begin and end, with the landscape.Western heroes are essentially synedoches for that landscape, and are identifiable by three primary traits: first, they represent one side of an opposition between the supposed purity of the frontier and the degeneracy of the city...   [tags: essays papers] 2775 words
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The Role of Railroad Companies, Farmers, and Cowboys in the Development of Kansas - The 1880s proved to be a time of change for America. High unemployment rates and low wages in many cities forced many to look to new opportunities in cities and elsewhere. This included the newly expanded west. In the 1880s Kansas had three dominating groups- railroad companies, farmers, and cowboys. All three dealt with individual triumphs and struggles when developing the West and specifically Kansas in the later part of the 19th century. Railroads spent most of the 1880s concerned with previous legislation, farmers worried about land allotment and surviving on the Plains....   [tags: American America History]
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A History of the AT&T Stadium - The Dallas Cowboys, America’s football team, one of the most well known professional football franchises in the sport’s history. The Cowboys own five super bowl titles, which were won in ’71, ’77, ’92, ’93 and ’95. They are also home to 19 renowned individuals who have been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame including standout football stars Tony Dorsett, Emmit Smith, and Troy Aikman. Established in 1960, the Cowboys have been a dominating force on the field and still continue to produce to this day....   [tags: Dallas Cowboys, NFL]
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The Myth of the Old West - Over the years, the idea of the western frontier of American history has been unjustly and falsely romanticized by the movie, novel, and television industries. People now believe the west to have been populated by gun-slinging cowboys wearing ten gallon hats who rode off on capricious, idealistic adventures. Not only is this perception of the west far from the truth, but no mention of the atrocities of Indian massacre, avarice, and ill-advised, often deceptive, government programs is even present in the average citizen’s understanding of the frontier....   [tags: American History, Cowboys] 2022 words
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The Mass-Western Protagonist - In form, The Tall T is a fairly straightforward melodrama, utilizing familiar stock characters such as the ignoble swindler, the naïve woman, the “honorable” bandit leader, and—most importantly—the cowboy hero forced into the role of gunfighter and man of action by desperate circumstances. In these respects, The Tall T, though produced in 1957, is representative of the great mass of simplistic, histrionic films which constituted the majority of the Western genre output during the 1920s through the 1950s; the film is perhaps even an exemplar of the subgenre, as director Budd Boetticher most likely drew upon the most typical of the accumulated conventions of the B-Western for inspiration....   [tags: Movies, Cowboys ]
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Biography of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp - Biography of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born on March 19, 1848 in Monmouth, Illinois. His father Nicholas was a lawyer who preferred a life of farming. From an early age, Wyatt learned from his father to stand up for what was right. When Wyatt was two years old, the family moved to Iowa. In 1861, the Civil War broke out, and Wyatt's father and three older brothers joined the Union Army. Soon after, Wyatt ran away to enlist, but his father caught him and sent him back home....   [tags: Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp Wild West Cowboys Essays]
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