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The Start of America's Industrial Revolution - The Industrial Revolution did not start simultaneously around the world, but began in the most highly civilized and educated country in Western Europe – England. An empire like Great Britain was able to prevent the flow of new technology and experienced technicians to its colonies even while new machinery, like the spinning shuttle and the spinning jenny, was being used to develop textile manufacturing at home in England. The British Parliament was able to control its territories through laws and other restrictions....   [tags: World History ]
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Role of Happiness in Ethical Decisions - “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason” (Kant 1). The usage of reason as a representation of one’s intellect is a common trait in the 21st century. Happiness, a positive emotion, tends to blur one’s judgement and coerces philosophers to look upon its relevance when formulating ethical decisions. When considering the role of emotion in ethical decisions, one must consider the contrasting views of Immanuel Kant, an 18th Prussian philosopher that focussed his philosophies around the doctrine of reason, in comparison to that of John Stewart Mill, a 19th century British philosopher that followed the doctrine of happiness through the ideology of utilitarianism....   [tags: Immanuel Kant]
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Analyzing Tony Soprano´s Life and Personal Development in Relation with the Philosophical Format of Identity - ... So what to some would be considered a negative was derived from a social good. Also Tony runs several businesses that are to some complete negatives for the community and for his personal morality. He looks though instead at how many families he employs and feeds from these businesses. So how does someone separate who they are from what they do. This is especially difficult when a lot of what you do is surrounded by who you are. As much as the reader of this paper may want to reshape Tony’s life according to their moral basis, they would also have to understand that he shaped his life according to his own....   [tags: The Sopranos, identity, Ethics of Identity, Appiah]
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Norma Rae and Labor Conflict - Norma Rae and Labor Conflict Labor conflict is strongly portrayed in Norma Rae, especially since in the second half of the 20th century labor unions were taken for granted as a basic worker's right (even as membership declined). Norma Rae both emphasizes the power unemployment has over the worker and shows the power that unions can have in the capitalist system. Companies want to control every aspect of the labor process because they need to make profits, and the way in which they control the labor process in Norma Rae (in an attempt to manipulate worker behavior) infringes on basic human rights....   [tags: Union Politics Films Movies] 891 words
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John Rawls And Utilitarianism -      The social contract theory of John Rawls challenges utilitarianism by pointing out the impracticality of the theory. Mainly, in a society of utilitarians, a citizens rights could be completely ignored if injustice to this one citizen would benefit the rest of society. Rawls believes that a social contract theory, similar those proposed by Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, would be a more logical solution to the question of fairness in any government. Social contract theory in general and including the views of Rawls, is such that in a situation where a society is established of people who are self interested, rational, and equal, the rules of justice are established by what is mutually acceptable and agreed upon by all the people therein....   [tags: Rawls Utilitarinism Philosophy Essays]
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Joseph Ridgeway Grundy - Joseph Ridgeway Grundy I am from a small town called Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania. It is along the Delaware River, about 25 miles northeast of Philadelphia. Bristol Borough was founded in 1681. This is the states third oldest borough, that was once a busy river port with important shipbuilding activities (Cohen 438). It is predominately residential, with the exception of Mill Street, the community's traditional commercial street. It includes fine examples of many major styles and idioms, reflecting the community's long history and its importance as a transportation and commercial center (Owen 133)....   [tags: essays papers]
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Utilitarianism - Utilitarianism Utilitarianism is mainly associated with the principle of Utility summarised by Jeremy Bentham, a social reformer, in 1768. This principle was to apply ‘the greatest good of the greatest number’ theory to all situations that may arise. This theory was that which is good is the act which provides the greatest amount of pleasure and the least amount of pain....   [tags: Papers] 1020 words
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An Examination of Deontology and Utilitarianism in Deeply Moral Situations - An Examination of Deontology and Utilitarianism in Deeply Moral Situations Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803), an American patriot and politician, once stated, "Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason"[1]. This statement is significant, as it undermines two of the primary ethical doctrines in philosophy - the deontological perspective defended by Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) in Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals (634), and utilitarianism, supported by John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) in his essay, Utilitarianism (667)....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]
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The Impact of Keynesian Theory on Roosevelt's New Deal - The Impact of Keynesian Theory on Roosevelt's New Deal The crash of the stock market brought many hard times. Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal was a way to fix these times. John Stuart Mill and John Maynard Keynes were two economists whose economic theories greatly influenced and helped Franklin D. Roosevelt devise a plan to rescue the United States from the Great Depression it had fallen into. John Stuart Mill was a strong believer of expanded government, which the New Deal provided....   [tags: Economy] 991 words
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Norma Rae - Norma Rae In the film Norma Rae, the textile workers were unsatisfied with many aspects of their Capitalistic work environment. They fought to form a union so that they could change the undesirable characteristics to better meet their needs. Political, environmental and cultural processes all played a part in the workers struggle to form an effective union. Unlike the film, Matewan, in which the coal miners worked under feudal control, the employees of the O.P. Henley Mill worked amidst a Capitalistic Economy....   [tags: Capitalism Governmental Essays]
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Andrew C - Andrew Carnegie was an intelligent Scottish immigrant that excelled in the steel and oil industries. He provided our country with inexpensive steel that allowed other industries to thrive. Carnegie was also a generous and well-known philanthropist. Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland November 25, 1835. His parents, William and Margaret Carnegie, were impoverished iron mill workers. They immigrated to the United States in search of employment and opportunities in 1848. Andrew Carnegie obtained a variety of occupations since his first arrival to America....   [tags: essays research papers] 1293 words
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paper on mills - I decided to write my paper on Mill for two main reasons. The first deals with happiness and virtue and his take on these things. I would first off like to state my disagreements with his ideas and then I will speak of my agreements. Mill contends that a less intelligent individual can not be as happy as one with a greater intellectual capacity. He also states that you would not be happy as swine even if everything you desired was given. I disagree. I feel that if you do not know of what you do not have then you cannot miss it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1254 words
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The Prinicple Of Utility - The Principle of Utility A. 1832) There are two main people that talked about the principles of utility and they were Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. First off I’ll talk to you about Mr. Bentham. It is helpful to see Bentham’s moral philosophy in the context of his political philosophy, his attempt to find a rational approach to law and legislative action. He argued against “natural law” theory and thought that the classical theories of Plato and Aristotle as well as notions such as Kant’s Categorical Imperative were too outdated, confusing and/or controversial to be of much help with society’s ills and a program of social reform....   [tags: essays research papers] 2167 words
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Utilitarianism or God, do we have to choose? - Utilitarianism or God, do we have to choose. During many years that question is being formulated and many scholars had a very difficult time to decide if it was possible to follow God’s will and the principle of utility maximization. The principle of utility maximization was a theory created by John Stuart Mill and presented in his book Utilitarianism (1863). Societies throughout the years have argued that those theories are hard to combine, since Utilitarianism seeks for self-development and God’s teachings seek for community growth....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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What Have Theorists Meant by Liberty? - Liberty is a value that each person in a democratic society takes for granted. Taking this value from us, would remove the opportunity for individuals to make their own choices in life. Liberty is not a value that is constant throughout the various societies in the world, citizens of developed Western countries could be described has having considerably more liberty when compared with many of the less developed Arab nations. Theorists have studied the concept of liberty for centuries and there have been a number of different definitions, from people like Machiavelli to more modern theorists like Mill....   [tags: Politics] 1602 words
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A Gender Debate - Gender refers to the psychological, social, and cultural differences between males and females. Gender also means the physiological and anatomical differences between the male and female bodies. Most socio-biologists believe differences in sex are a result of differences in the thinking and behavior of men and women. They argue gender identity is formed through socialization. Gender structures every aspect of an individual's life through social relationships and all forms of interaction with society including work....   [tags: Biology] 612 words
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Marriage in the Victorian Age - Many people believe that marriage is important in this day and age, but it holds little significance compared to the importance of marriage in the Victorian era. In the Victorian era women were to get married to a man of the same or a better social status, be good wives, and be a mother to her husband's children. Very few marriages started with love, but a woman's life is not complete without being married. Over time, the role of married women has evolved a great deal and they now have rights and privileges....   [tags: European Literature] 1810 words
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Utilitarianism - Utilitarianism There are many essays, papers and books written on the concept of right and wrong. Philosophers have theorized about moral actions for eons, one such philosopher is John Stuart Mill. In his book Utilitarianism he tries to improve on the theories of utilitarianism from previous philosophers, as he is a strong believer himself in the theory. In Mill's book he presents the ideology that there is another branch on the utilitarian tree. This branch being called rule-utilitarianism. Mill makes a distinction between two different types of utilitarianism; act-utilitarianism and rule-utilitarianism....   [tags: Papers] 1254 words
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Utilitarianism - Utilitarianism The principle of Utilitarianism ‘greatest happiness of the greatest number’ can be traced back to Frances Hutchinson and David Hume of Scotland in the 18th century. Utilitarianism theory was developed first by Jeremy Bentham. His student John Stuart Mill who is the most famous Utilitarian then took on this theory. America had fought for and gained their independence from the British to obtain their freedom and greater democracy....   [tags: Papers] 704 words
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Alternate Energy Sources - Alternate Energy Sources WINDMILLS The reason why I chose to do a project on windmills is because I would always drive out to Palm Springs and I would see these huge thing’s that looked like something out of a star wars movie. When I got closer to them I realized what they were. They were windmills. Once I knew what they were I wanted to know what they did, my mom told me that they provide energy. Windmills are made of parts such as the rooter electric generator, speed control system and the tower....   [tags: essays papers] 400 words
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Myers and Freedom of Speech - Myers and Freedom of Speech Myers did would not have hurt others in any way whatsoever. Had his actions not been silenced they could have led to the discovery of the true opinions of employees, which could have possibly led to changes in office procedures. Granted, Myers questionnaire could have possibly offended managers in the office, but according to Mill, all controversial speech causes offense and this is not an excuse for censorship. Speech offends people that do not agree with it and if we permit the majority to censor anything and everything that they do not agree with, we run the risk of silencing a possible truth....   [tags: Papers] 340 words
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Another One Bites The Dust - Another One Bites the “Dust” Sweet Diamond Dust, written by Rosario Ferre, focuses on modernization and how it’s impacted the country of Puerto Rico and it’s people. This book discusses the struggles and hardships of managing sugar mills and the influential changes the Americans brought to Puerto Rico in the early 1900’s. The Americans triumph over the local landowners and their sugar mills, was not all from their own doings. Their successes is in part of the town’s own greed. Through manipulation, persuasion, and cunnings, Diamond Dust was able to survive through the toughest of hardships, and still manage to be the only competitor (in Puerto Rico) to the northerners....   [tags: essays research papers] 635 words
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Working Conditions of Children - Working Conditions of Children Factories/ Mills inspected : Cotton Mill, Cromford Date : 8th of October of the year 1844 I visited the cotton mill in Cromford Because, whilst there are advantages to employing children, for example: requiring far less pay compared to adults, and apprentices not even needing pay. We understand that also they are useful in the fact that they are far more agile therefore being able to crawl under machinery easily so then they can fix broken threads....   [tags: Papers] 539 words
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Work Conditions in the 1800s - Work Conditions in the 1800s In the 1800's, it was not out of the ordinary for a child to work sixteen-hour days, seven days a week. Michael Thomas Sadler tried to show in the Sadler Report of the House of Commons, how brutal it was. The Sadler Report was volumes of testimonies from children workers and older people, who once had to work as children in the mines and factories. The treatment of children had become increasingly worse and worse. The main point the Sadler Report was trying to get across was the exploitation of children workers....   [tags: Papers] 437 words
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A Comparison between Chemistry and the End of Something - A Comparison between Chemistry and the End of Something Both in Chemistry and The End of Something authors explain to the readers how relationships can be essential and also how they can just break and end in an instance. Both the authors use various techniques to explain and describe these relationships using different literary techniques. At the beginning of Chemistry, Graham Swift describes a very secure relationship between: the boy, the grandfather and the mother. The boy is very comfortable with this relationship as he enjoys the company of both his mother and grandfather....   [tags: Papers] 436 words
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Philosophy Q&A - Question: Assess the influence of classical liberal political philosophy upon the structure and function of the present day Canadian Government. Thesis: Classical Liberalism, started by John Locke, and continued by philosophers such as Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Montesquieu, Jeremy Bentham, and John Stuart Mill were passed through Britain’s Government into the Canadian Government, who has been influenced by all of the philosophers mentioned. Argument/Analysis: POV#1: John Locke’s preference of Monarchies influenced the Canadian Governments structure....   [tags: Philosophy] 865 words
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Recycling and Weaving - I began combining recycling and weaving in the early 1970s. I was a new weaver and newly married. I studied weaving in college and became interested in recycling at the 1974 Spokane World’s Fair after seeing a display on the environmental movement which was still in its infancy. My first recycled rug was made from a bag of brightly colored shirts bought at a thrift shop bag sale for $1. While it made an interesting rug, it convinced me of the need for more expedient methods of preparation. Throughout the 70’s, I tried to find new sources for weaving material....   [tags: Personal Experience] 965 words
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The Case of Valentine Shortis - Before the eighteenth century it was very common for a guilty person to try to escape harsh punishment under the plea of impulsive insanity after committing a crime. However, by the early eighteenth century it was more difficult to prove that an individual was insane after committing a vicious crime. The case of Francis Valentine Shortis was one of such cases. His lawyers had a very difficult case on their hands and the only option they felt could help their client was to use the insanity defence....   [tags: Case Study, solution] 1401 words
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Nation’s Oldest Windmill Manufacturer - Dempster Industries has been a fixture in the Beatrice business community since the late 19th Century. For years Nebraska has been known for its vast amounts of farms and crop fields. Without the proper equipment, farmers would not be able to maintain their farms and thrive. When technology was limited and all farm work was done without the use of high-tech machinery, an assortment of tools was required to make the family farm profitable. With this in mind, Charles Dempster started Dempster Industries in 1878....   [tags: Nebraska]
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Maggie Anderson's Use of Grief Throughout Her Book Windfall - In Windfall, Maggie Anderson's use of grief in her poems are explicit in the beginning, then transitions to a more abstract implementation in the end, displaying how the poet's grief becomes stronger and more complex as the selection of poems progresses. In the first section, she describes the grief itself in an apparent way. By the the last section of the book, her illustration of grief is given in a very symbolic way. The first section of the book gives very fixed expressions of grief. In the poem “What Grief Does”, Anderson is describing the feeling of grief in detail....   [tags: poems, poetry, poetry analysis] 1555 words
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Puppy Mills are a Crime - ... What kind person could allow such a terrible act of abuse. They are the kind of people who do not care and just want to make money just to survive in our economy. Bill Henry worked in the department of psychology in Denver, Colorado and he claims that there are two factors affecting participation in animals. “If a child from the age of 13 and younger experience animal abuse or witness it they are more likely to keep doing it later in their lifetime. For those who are older than 13 years of age and experience such a terrible act think of it as cruelty.” (Henry) Children are usually brought up from their parents to have a certain respect for animals....   [tags: Animal Abuse]
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"Shoeless" Joseph Jefferson Jackson - Born on July 16, 1887 in Pickens County, South Carolina, “Shoeless” Joseph Jefferson Jackson is frequently regarded as one of the best baseball players of all time. Joe's career as a baseball player was punctuated with a (then) all time high batting average of .356 (currently the third highest batting average on record); “Shoeless Joe's” influence was so substantial that baseball legend Babe Ruth “"... copied [“Shoeless” Joe] Jackson's style because [he] thought [“Shoeless” Joe] was the greatest hitter [He] had ever seen...”....   [tags: best baseball player] 906 words
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The Chinese in Kolkata - ... Built in 1908 it is the smallest but most elegant of the six Chinese Temples of Tiretta Bazzar. Like Sea IP Chinese Church this church also has a similar set of ancient weapons, images and statues of Chinese gods and goddesses. At the crossing of Damzen & Blackburn Lane is Choonghee Dong Thien Haue Church but considering its dilapidated condition local people advised us not to try a stroll inside. Sources confirm that it has several idols and antique pieces but not well maintained, even the beautiful mosaic floor has been badly damaged owing to negligence....   [tags: nationalism, cultural pride] 2866 words
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On Utilitarianism and Kantian Ethics - ... He argues that rich people, instead of spending their money for their own needs, are morally obligated to continuously donate their money to poor Bangladesh strangers until overall utility cannot be further improved. For Singer, morality really should be this demanding, and not donating the money is always morally blameful no matter how sufficient one’s reasons are for doing so. However, given the enormous number of strangers in urgent need and the unlimited opportunities to help them, it seems that there is infinite space for the rich to make sacrifices in order to promote the overall utility, and they will not be allowed to stop until they become equally poor as the people they are helping....   [tags: phylosophy, greek, classic]
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Textile Mills: Their Innovation and Impact on Society - When our group found out that this year’s History Day topic was “impact and innovation” we had an epiphany to exemplify what impacted people’s lives the most, so we concluded to do our on project on the innovation in the textile industry and impact of the textile mills. The textile mills provided people with a cheap source of cloth that had an impact on every person’s lives during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In order to get our information on the innovation and impact of the textile mills, as a group we gathered information from various places and did extensive research on our topic....   [tags: textile mills, history, ] 502 words
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Using Food to Build A Community - Using Food to Build A Community Two blocks from the city courthouse in Goshen, tucked into the corner of W. Washington Street, is the Mill Race Farmers Market. Some older members of the community may remember this gray-sided building as a sawmill or later, a furniture warehouse powered by energy created on the Mill Race. In May of 2000, however, families biked down the Mill Race bike trail, and cars, and tractor beds transformed the deserted parking lots surrounding the building into a place of bustling activity....   [tags: Produce Agriculture Farming Essays] 1281 words
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A Visit to Cades Cove - A Visit to Cades Cove Having lived in the Blount County area all my life, I have taken many weekend trips with my family and friends to Cades Cove, a beautiful place situated in The Great Smokey Mountains. Here you can drive the eleven-mile trail (visiting the homes of people who once resided in Cades Cove), picnic in the park, and camp out for the weekend. Cades Cove contains a lot of history as well as beautiful sites. Located near the Townsend entrance to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the cove is a great place to come and relax for a weekend....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1185 words
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Proving A Moral Principle - Proving A Moral Principle Once one has examined an ethical theory and knows what its fundamental concepts are — what kinds of factors are to be used in making moral judgments, whether its principles apply directly to acts or rules, and what concepts of the good life is proposed — one is certainly in a better position to judge which of all the competitive principles comes closest to fulfilling the task of giving a complete account of moral phenomena. Unfortunately this may not be enough to enable us to choose among them....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Morals Essays]
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The Journey Through The Differences In Relationships in Cold Sassy Tree - The Journey Through The Differences In Relationships in Cold Sassy Tree Dating back to the early 1900’s and all the way through to the present, romantic relationships have been viewed differently. From strict unwritten dating regulations to not having regulations at all, recent generations have become more liberated in making their own decisions. The progressing times have made us become a more accepting society and have caused a decrease in the strong practice of religion and class. Even though differences such as religion and class in relationships were more than an issue they were not always a complete deterrence....   [tags: Cold Sassy Tree Love Essays]
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Norma Rae and A Respectable Trade - Norma Rae and A Respectable Trade In this essay I shall compare the two economic systems of capitalism and slavery within the context of films, Norma Rae and A Respectable Trade. In the film Norma Rae, workers in a textile mill attempt to form a union with the leadership of a disgruntled employee named Norma Rae. In a Respectable Trade, a woman of the aristocracy marries a slave trader named Josiah when she comes to realize that her time spent in her uncle's estate must come to an end due to the social aspirations of her aunt and that because she has no talent as a governess she has very few options left....   [tags: Films Movies] 1035 words
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Factory Labor and the Domestic Sphere in the Lowell Offering - Factory Labor and the Domestic Sphere in the Lowell Offering In 1822, a group of Boston merchants and traders began their campaign to transform a riverbank below the thirty-foot falls of the Merrimack River into "the greatest textile manufacturing establishment in the country." These capitalists dug and improved the Merrimack canal, constructed machine shops, and built housing for mill executives, foremen and operatives. The cotton mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, and other New England sites began to employ the first female industrial labor force in the United States....   [tags: American History Lowell Papers]
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Western Education in Nineteenth-Century India - Western Education in Nineteenth-Century India This page proposes to examine the history of English language and literature in colonial India in order to highlight why they should retain high cultural status in the post independence years. Inevitably this was an ongoing process when results of which reflect the fusion of a wide range of social, political, and cultural influences. However, it can be seen that certain policies and publications had a particular potency and effect. Through outlining the most influential of these it will be possible to register how their reverberations continue to impinge upon the social and cultural milieu of post independence India today....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1131 words
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Why the Textile Workers in the South Spread so Quickly - Why the Textile Workers in the South Spread so Quickly      The textile industry was, at one time, one of the largest industries in the south. Starting in the late 1800’s with small local looms, and spreading to become corporations who controled the south and whose influence stretched internationally. One of the first textile industries came to Gaston County North Carolina, and its huge success led to the opening of mills across the Carolina’s and Virginia. As these industries grew they began to control more and more of its employees lives....   [tags: Great Depression New Deal Employment Essays] 3286 words
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California Gold Rush - California Gold Rush: by Lauren Burt James Wilson Marshall was a skilled carpenter trained by his wheelwright father in New Jersey. Marshall was building a sawmill for California land developer John Sutter in Coloma Valley near Sacramento when he observed something glittering in the new millrace that had been allowed to flow overnight. He described the nugget as "half the size and shape of a pea." "It made my heart thump," he later recalled, "for I was certain it was gold." Examining the nugget, he exclaimed to his fellow workmen, "Boys, by God, I believe I have found a gold mine." The impact of Marshall's find that afternoon at Sutter's Mill in the Sierra Nevada foothills was enormous, and became known worldwide....   [tags: essays research papers] 1525 words
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J.S. MIlls - Individual Civilization In the final two chapters of the essay “On Liberty”, J.S. Mill discusses a few different subjects concerning individual civilization. The one example I believe is important begins on page 92. Here he discusses how he feels about society trying to help or change a way that someone has decided to live their life. The decisions they make and the actions that they do are completely up to the individual themselves. I will try to further examine the role society plays in a person’s civilization and what arguments Mill made to explain the situation....   [tags: essays research papers] 807 words
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Kant's Moral Principles - Kant's Moral Principles      In the Foundation of the Metaphysics of Morals, the author, Immanuel Kant, tries to form a base by rejecting all ethical theories that are connected to consequences, and then focusing on our ethical motivations and actions. Kant wants to derive good characters out of contingently right actions. He believes that everything is contingent (everything can have good or bad worth, depending on how it is used). So he is trying to find the supreme principal of morality in all his reasoning....   [tags: Kant Immanuel Philosophy Morals Essays] 1156 words
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Liberty And Paternalism - LIBERTY AND PATERNALISM John Stuart Mill and Gerald Dworkin have distinctly opposing views on legal paternalism in that Mill is adamantly against any form of paternalism, whereas Dworkin believes that there do exist circumstances in which paternalism is justified. Both agree that paternalism is justified when the well being of another person is violated or put at risk. Mill takes on a utilitarian argument, explaining that allowing an individual to exercise his freedom of free choice is more beneficial to society than deciding for him what is in his best interests....   [tags: essays research papers] 1660 words
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Subjection of women - proach to understanding the properties of persons (their traits, desires, abilities, interests) which is not only very popular and historically important, but also intuitively plausible. It begins with a division of human properties into three categories. Natural properties are those persons have in virtue of being members of a natural kind, and they originate in the structures definitive of the species. Other properties are unnatural, in that they result from abnormal structures. And some properties are nonnatural (or social) in that they represent replacements, modifications, or extensions brought about by the social environment operating on the basic structures.1 Such is the ontology....   [tags: essays research papers] 2934 words
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Toxic Waste Sites in Texas - Major Toxic Waste Sites in Texas When thinking about the most polluted states in our country, California and New York instantly pop into our mind. What most people don’t know, however, is that Texas now ranks number one in most categories of pollution. Whether it be increased emissions from refineries in Beaumont, large pits filled with contamination at Kelley Air Force Base, or polluted water at Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas has more than its fair share of toxic waste. Exxon/Mobil, one of the nation’s leading oil producers, has its main refinery located in Beaumont, Texas....   [tags: essays research papers] 1017 words
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Utilitarianism And Kantian Ethics - Utilitarianism and Kantian Ethics Ethics is one part of philosophy that will always be studied, and like most subjects in philosophy, will never be viewed the same by everyone. There are so many cultures that have so many different beliefs about the way a person's life should be lived out. Things like religion, poverty, and mental health all contribute to our beliefs in ethics. Some people believe that the mental state of a person or the motive for that person committing a crime should be factors when sentencing time comes....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Positive Writings of Hemingway - The Positive Writings of Hemingway I think the statement ‘Marjorie thought the old mill was like a romantic castle, which symbolised their love as being something that could never be destroyed. Nick remained silent as he thought the old mill was like their love in that it would eventually become a ruin’ is true because Marjorie does say that the mill feels like a castle ‘It seems more like a castle’ and I think that she is the romantic one in their relationship because all the way through the story she ‘looks’ up to him and does everything to please him....   [tags: The End of Something Ernest Hemingway Essays] 4354 words
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Hemingway's Use of Economy In The End of Something - Hemingway's Use of Economy In The End of Something Hemingway is renowned for his brief, simple and economical writing style. This is present in the story "The end of something", but how does he achieve this and what effect does it have on the story. Hemingway has an economical writing style, which is achieved through the repetition of words. An example of this is the use of the word "said" after any dialogue between Marjorie and Nick. This can seem quite juvenile in style, many authors would be more descriptive, but by repeating this simple and plain word Hemingway is commenting on the tediousness of their relationship....   [tags: Papers] 798 words
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How Windmills Work - How Windmills Work Should it be called a starmill?The windmill is driven by energy from the star which we call the sun. The sun is 71% hydrogen and 27% helium. The very high temperature and pressure inside the sun cause nuclear fusion: hydrogen and helium nuclei combine and produce vast quantities of heat. Fortunately, the sun is 150,000,000 kilometres away from us, and has enough hydrogen left to burn for billions of years.As the earth rotates and orbits the sun, radiation from the sun warms the atmosphere, the clouds, the surface of the ground, and the surface of the sea....   [tags: Papers] 979 words
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Women's Suffrage in 19th Century England - Women's Suffrage in 19th Century England Women's Suffrage in the right of women to share political privileges on equal terms with men, the right to vote in elections and referendums, and the right to hold public office. The women's suffrage was a worldwide issue that had begun a long time before the 19th century. The issues involving women's right to vote was aroused in 1839 when the American Missionary Association began to work to develop education opportunities for blacks and other minorities in the U.S....   [tags: Papers] 1504 words
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Actions and Their Labels of Either Right or Wrong - Actions and Their Labels of Either Right or Wrong In this academic essay there will be an in depth look at the words of Mill, in terms of actions and their labels of either right and wrong, and those connotations to happiness and, so to speak the reverse of happiness. There will be an attempt through various different channels, to illustrate the absurdity of utilitarianism, in the sense of its mere provisional assessment of promoting happiness. Furthermore this essay will also emphasize the fact that happiness is subjective and the ripple effects this would have on the utilitarian theory....   [tags: Papers] 1212 words
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The Relationships between Chemistry and the End of Somehting - The Relationships between Chemistry and the End of Somehting In Chemistry and The End of Something we are told of different relationships and how they get stronger or in some cases break. Both authors use different literacy techniques that bring out the best and worst of the relationships so that we the readers are succumbed to each twist and turn that the characters themselves experience. Both stories start with very descriptive language before starting to explain the personality and relationships of each character....   [tags: Papers] 699 words
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The Lowell Textile Mills - The Lowell Textile Mills The Lowell textile mills were a new transition in American history that explored working and labor conditions in the new industrial factories in American. To describe the Lowell Textile mills it requires a look back in history to study, discover and gain knowledge of the industrial labor and factory systems of industrial America. These mass production mills looked pretty promising at their beginning but after years of being in business showed multiple problems and setbacks to the people involved in them....   [tags: US History Textile Industry] 1369 words
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Steel Mills Of Pittsburgh - For over half a century the Pittsburgh region was the largest concentration of steel making in the world. Its collapse was spectacular. The mill towns strung along the Monongahela Valley have now suffered forty years of decline. Much of their shabby infrastructure and buildings (at best homely even in their prime) has decayed, most of their population has fled to the metropolitan suburbs or left the region, and those that remain, for the most part poor, struggle or live off memories. Regeneration is a continuing problem for public policy makers as the mill towns struggle on life-support systems — public welfare for individual households; funding from federal, state and local agencies for public services, projects and a plethora of `initiatives´....   [tags: History Pittsburgh] 1989 words
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Production Of Olive Oil - Production Of Olive Oil INTRODUCTION Olive oil is a pale yellow to greenish oil extracted from the fruit of the European olive tree (Olea europaea L.), which originated in the Mediterranean area. The olive is originally native to the eastern Mediterranean region but the cultivated form is now grown throughout that area and in other parts of the world with Mediterranean-type climates. It hardens at refrigerator temperatures - around 10 degrees F. Today a market certainly exists for olive oil, since the U.S....   [tags: Foods Process Essays] 1743 words
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The Barbarian Practice of Killing Animals for Fur - Ms. Harrison run into little Timmy- her neighbor, seven years old- one Saturday morning at the store wearing her brand new fur coat. Little Timmy, surprised by the size of the thing asked Ms. Harrison what that was. She said it was her very expensive coat that she bought the other day hoping that little Timmy was going to admire her good taste in fashion. When little Timmy asked what was that made from, she replied “fur” hoping that he was not going to be able to put the pieces together, but when little Timmy asked “Fur, from who....   [tags: fur, fashion, death,] 1581 words
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Children Working In The Factories during the British Industrial Revolution - The British industrial revolution (1770 - 1850) had a super negative impact on the right of children. Since child labour was already a pervasive problem during the 17th century in Britain, the industrial revolution simply just made child labour even more overflowed. It was extremely unfair compare these thousands of children who worked non-stopping and suffered throughout their whole childhoods with the other normal kids who were at school and lived happily. However there had not been much things done to change this terrible fact....   [tags: British industrial revolution, child labor, factor]
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"Skipper" and "As Birds Bring Forth the Sun" Analysis - In the short story “Skipper”, Aldan Nowlan introduces the protagonist, Skipper. Skipper’s mother Ethel yearns for a better life for her and her son outside of their mining community. In the short story “As Birds Bring Forth the Sun”, Alistair MacLeod introduces a young dog named cù mòr glas. Cù mòr glas is saved by a family man who lives by the sea. Aldan Nowlan’s “Skipper” and Alistair Macleod’s “As Birds Bring Forth the Sun” appear to have little in common, but both stories show the same series of events that lead to Skipper and cù mòr glas inflicting unintentional pain on their loved ones....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 778 words
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Team iBots 2370 - Inspiration In 2008 having a FIRST Robotics Team in Rutland County started out as an idea, and with a number of people working hard to breathe life into this idea, it became a reality. As a result, team iBots 2370 was born. Over the past few years we have gained many new members, each possessing certain qualities that help keep our inspiration, (the spark that makes us who we are), alive and well. And although each year we lose experienced members as they go to follow their own dreams, the newer members always share their own traits of determination, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn that make our team a success....   [tags: Technology/Engineering] 966 words
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The Politics of Edmund Burke as Related to Classical Liberalism and its Derivatives - Edmund Burke was a political philosopher and a member of British Parliament who is generally considered to be the founder of modern conservatism. His politics are a fusion of other political theorists, and thus aren't particularly cohesive or systematic. However, Burke is an important figure in the history of political thought and he was known for his ability as an orator and statesman. Burke saw society as if it was an evolving organism. He felt that, like a body, all aspects of a society must be functioning properly in order for society as a whole to remain healthy....   [tags: Political Science] 850 words
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Majority Rule and Minority Rights - Majority rule can often lead to tyranny because of the pursuit of the majorities’ interests; however, with the Supreme Court and its interpretation of the Constitution, minority groups are often able to rule over the unjust majority. Majority rule is essential in a democracy and having limits does not contradict the majority’s power. The principles of majority rule can be upheld while the rights of minorities are protected as long as justice is maintained through the checks on majority factions and justified court rulings....   [tags: protecting minorities]
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Tylenol Crisis - In September of 1982 seven people from Chicago died after taking Tylenol capsules. Tylenol was the leading pain-killer medicine in the United States at the time. It was reported that an unknown suspect put 65 milligrams of deadly cyanide into Tylenol capsules. It was assumed that the tampering occurred once the product reached the shelves. They were removed from the shelves, infected with cyanide and returned to the shelves (Mitchell 1989). In 1982, Tylenol controlled 37 percent of its market with revenue of about $1.2 million....   [tags: Case Study, solution]
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From Little Falls to Major Power Producer: A Brief History of the Post Falls Dam - From Little Falls to Major Power Producer: A Brief History of the Post Falls Dam The Post Falls Dam has stoically served North Idaho for over 100 years and is arguably one of the greatest social and geographical influences in the region today. To appreciate the history of the dam, it is important to start at the beginning, before the dam was built, even before there was a Spokane River or a Lake Coeur d’Alene. Before Lake Coeur d’Alene existed, the St. Joe River ran through the present lakebed northward and up through the Rathdrum Prairie before turning west and into the Spokane Valley....   [tags: Government ]
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John Bacon and His Men - Captain John Bacon is one of the most notorious of the legendary Pine Robbers – outlaws who preyed on rebel and Tory alike in the desolate lands of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Bacon, like many other famed Tory leaders in the province of New Jersey likely held a commission and gained his “Captain” title from the “Board of Associated Loyalists,” which was a group formed in New York and chartered by William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin and last Royal governor of New Jersey. The British Government, knowing that having an organized force of Loyalists would free up their armies to conduct military operations against the Continentals, approved of the Board and as such offered a reward of 200 acres of land to anybody willing to fight for the British during the duration of the war....   [tags: Crime]
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Distressed Property in Holyoke - Holyoke, Massachusetts is the perfect place to buy distressed real estate. Along the banks of the Connecticut river, the factories which once powered the Holyoke economy idle. With the ebb of Holyoke's industrial fortunes has come the economic decline characteristic of all the old Mill towns, and which has left the entire city with a legacy of poverty. The recent economic crisis has only exacerbated what here is an old problem: and it is in one innovative use of old property at a time that the solution to the old Mill funk (which is rapidly becoming the “all-America funk”) can be found....   [tags: Real Estate] 1125 words
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The Machine Gun - No other weapon in my opinion has changed the face of the battlefield as has the machine gun. It's design and and association with mass death makes it a great and powerful weapon. Two men, Hiram Maxim and Richard Gatling, made huge impacts in the development of the Machine Gun and bringing it to use in the military. These two brilliant men designed capable and reliable versions of Machine guns in a time when everyone was making unreliable models. However before we get into discussion about the inventions of Hiram Maxim and Richard Gatling, it's important to understand how machine guns were developed....   [tags: Weapon, Volley Guns, Gatling's Gun] 1364 words
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The Taint of Money in “Life in the Iron Mills” - Rebecca Harding Davis wrote “Life in the Iron Mills” in the mid-nineteenth century in part to raise awareness about working conditions in industrial mills. With the goal of presenting the reality of the mills’ environment and the lives of the mill workers, Davis employs vivid and concrete descriptions of the mills, the workers’ homes, and the workers themselves. Yet her story’s realism is not objective; Davis has a reformer’s agenda, and her word-pictures are colored accordingly. One theme that receives a particularly negative shading in the story is big business and the money associated with it....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Davis] 1644 words
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Vivid Use of Imagery in “My Father’s Garden” - In David Wagoner’s poem, “My Father’s Garden”, the speaker describes his father’s job as a fruitful gardener that his father find very productive but does not finally yield anything of value. Through the use of vivid imagery, we are presented with two contrasting outlooks on life. In four stanzas, Wagoner’s use of imagery and metaphors shows us what he thinks of his father’s job, his education and subsequently, the choices his father has made throughout his life. We are first presented with image of an open hearth which directly sets the tone for the first stanza....   [tags: Literary Analysis, David Wagoner] 658 words
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Ethics in Nursing - Deontology vs. Utilitarianism Deontology is an ethical theory concerned with duties and rights. The founder of deontological ethics was a German philosopher named Immanuel Kant. Kant’s deontological perspective implies people are sensitive to moral duties that require or prohibit certain behaviors, irrespective of the consequences (Tanner, Medin, & Iliev, 2008). The main focus of deontology is duty: deontology is derived from the Greek word deon, meaning duty. A duty is morally mandated action, for instance, the duty never to lie and always to keep your word....   [tags: Deontology, Utilitarianism] 1924 words
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Enlightenment Thought in New Zealand Schools - In this essay I will be looking at how the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment have shaped New Zealand Education. I will also be discussing the perennial tension of local control versus central control of education, and how this has been affected by the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment. The enlightenment was an intellectual movement, which beginnings of were marked by the Glorious Revolution in Britain. (Kramnick, 1995). The enlightenment movement continued evolving over the following centuries....   [tags: Education, Philosophy]
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Flour Manufacturing - Wheat is now farmed on more land than any commercial crop and has become one of the most crucial dietary foundations for humans. Originally, wheat was not used for bread making but rather for course gruel or porridge. It was not until it was discovered that the wheat could be ground down to fine flour that bread making was not prepared. (Curtis) The Ancient Romans were the first to mass-produce wheat into flour. To make the flour the Ancient Romans, used baskets made with horsehair or papyrus to sift out the wheat particles before it could be ground down....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Post Falls Dam - ... As the river cut through the gravel and down into bedrock, at the location of the falls the river carved three channels out of the bedrock. It is well-known that people lived in North America during the last ice age; however, archeologists have found no evidence of their existence in the northwest during that time. The first known inhabitants of what is now Post Falls were the Schitus’umsh (“we who were always here), who called the falls area Q’emlin (pronounced Ka-mee-lin) meaning “throat”....   [tags: Geography, Frederick Post] 1240 words
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