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Stereotypes and Stereotyping of Native American in The Pioneers - The Native American Behind the Stereotype in The Pioneers        Throughout the history of American literature, the Native American is rarely presented as a fully developed character; instead, he is degraded to a mere caricature, one deeply rooted in traditional racial prejudices. In his novel, The Pioneers, James Fennimore Cooper became the one of the first American authors to depict an Indian as a leading character; in fact, Cooper's depiction of the infamous Chinkachgook is widely considered to be the original archetypical basis for Native American figures as seen in American literature.  However, Cooper's characterization of Chinkachgook, known by a variety of names, includin...   [tags: Pioneers]
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Reality in Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers - Reality in Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers Looking back on the mountain-view that was described as the main character's of Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers caught sight of Templeton, their hometown, in the distance, Elizabeth, the primary female character, "felt as if all the loveliness of the mountain-view had vanished like the fancies of a dream" (59). While it may be true that during the moments that Elizabeth looked down on the scene, the scene was her reality, this reality was not an accurate portrayal of the town itself‹the point of Elizabeth's comment....   [tags: Cooper Pioneers Essays]
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Relationships and Setting in Willa Cather's O Pioneers! - Relationships and Setting in Willa Cather's O Pioneers. O Pioneers!(1993) by Willa Cather begins on a blustery winter day, in the town of Hanover, Nebraska, sometime between 1883 and 1890. The narrator introduces four main character: the very young Emil Bergson; his older sister, Alexandra; her friend Carl Linstrum; and a little girl, Marie Shabata. Alexandra's father, John Bergson, is dying. He tells his two oldest sons, Lou and Oscar, that he is leaving the farmland, and all of what he has accomplished, to their sister....   [tags: Cather O Pioneers Essays]
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Characters versus Community in O Pioneers! by Willa Cather - Characters versus Community in O Pioneers. by Willa Cather In the novel O Pioneers. the author Willa Cather?s vision of Alexandra Bergson is consistent in character treatment with other authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne (Scarlet Letter), and Stephan Crane (Maggie: A Girl of the Streets). In each novel, all authors possess a central character that has an obvious tension between themselves and their community. Unlike the previous authors, Cather?s sympathies lie toward Alexandra. She makes Alexandra seem artificial because she has given a woman (also being her main character) strength and courage, along with power to overcome those who wish to pull her down....   [tags: Willa Cather Pioneers Essays] 1338 words
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The Business of Farming in Willa Cather's O Pioneers! - The Business of Farming in Willa Cather's O Pioneers. Willa Sibert Cather was born in Virginia, December 7, 1873. At the age of nine, Cather’s family moved to Nebraska. Willa fell in love with the country, with the waste prairies of the Nebraska. In her life, Willa worked for different journals and magazines and received many honorary degrees, even the Pulitzer Prize. Her literary life was extremely influenced by her childhood in the wild country. In her life story, I actually didn’t find any trace of doing a business relative to farming, or running a farm on her own....   [tags: Willa Cather Pioneers] 1159 words
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The Relationship between the People and the Land in Willa Cather's O Pioneers - The Relationship between the People and the Land in Willa Cather's O Pioneers     'For the first time, perhaps, since that land emerged from the waters of the geologic ages, a human face was set toward it with love and yearning' This quotation cuts straight to the heart of Willa Cather's whole argument throughout O Pioneers!, which is that it is Alexandra Bergson's will to survive and continually adapt which makes her successful -the facts that her neighbours are unwilling to take up new ideas and technologies, they are unwilling to gamble, and, worse, unwilling to listen to those whose relationship with the landscape is harmonious and respectful (such as that of Ivar), mark th...   [tags: Cather O Pioneers Essays]
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Alexandra Bergman in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers - Alexandra Bergman in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers Works Cited Not Included Alexandra Bergman’s lack of self awareness allows others to forget that she is a woman and, at times, even human, which continuously builds the wall of isolation that surrounds her. As a result, when she reacts to situations as a woman would, rather than as “she” should, those around her don’t know what to make of it. Because she has been such a steady influence for so many years, those around her do not understand that perhaps she did have another dream besides working the land that she seems to care so deeply about....   [tags: Willa Cather O Pioneers Essays Papers] 2250 words
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Willa Cather's O Pioneers! and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Mr. Peebles' Heart - Willa Cather's O Pioneers. and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Mr. Peebles' Heart In both Willa Cather’s novel O Pioneers. and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story "Mr. Peebles’ Heart" present the reader with strong, successful female characters. Alexandra Bergson, the heroine of O Pioneers!, becomes the manager and proprietor of a prosperous farm on the Nebraska frontier while Joan R. Bascom of "Mr. Peebles’ Heart" is a successful doctor. Cather and Gilman create competent, independent female characters that do not conform to the perceived societal standards for women in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century....   [tags: Cather Pioneers Gilman Peebles Essays]
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Pioneers of the Renaissance - Advancements following the middle ages brought a whole new world filled with complex inventions and ideas. The embracing of new knowledge and improvements can only be summed up as the way of the Renaissance. This new era paved a pathway that led to change for the better. Pioneers of the Renaissance made the first steps of new age development when they transformed aspects of everyday life by creating technological advancements and ideas, thus leading to a new frontier for future inventions. Working on farmland was common among the average renaissance citizen....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays] 867 words
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The Oregon Trail and the Pioneers that That Made It - The places we know today as Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho and Utah would not be a part of the United States if it were not for the Oregon Trail. The 2,170 mile route from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon enabled the migrating of the early pioneers to the western United States. In a span of 25 years, there were over half a million people who made the trip. The first travelers across the Oregon Trail were Marcus and Narcissa Whitman along with Henry and Eliza Spalding in 1836....   [tags: the American North West, US history] 852 words
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O Pioneers! Literary Analysis - Alexandra Bergson is the main character of this story. At the beginning of the book, when her father dies, she takes over the farm with some help of three brothers. She is the mastermind to the plans on the farm and is the reason why their land is so plentiful and expanded. In some ways she is a traditional woman of the 1800s, but she is also very much like a modern woman. She is a pioneer from Sweden and came to America when she was little on a boat. She is traditional in the sense of caring for her family and doing housework and not working in the fields as much....   [tags: Symbols, Land, Love]
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The Pioneers and Cars - The Pioneers and Cars With the popularity of movies like The Fast and the Furious and its sequel Too Fast Too Furious, import car culture has now become mainstream. What had started out as a small subset of Southern California car culture has quickly become part of American culture. In the same way hot rodding of the 50s and muscle cars of the 60s was a cultural lifestyle of the youths of that era, the import scene is now the new car culture of our generation. Car culture runs deeply in California....   [tags: American History Asians Essays] 957 words
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Yakima vs. Pioneers - Two humans with a different race are living together in the same house, but fighting over who gets what. The Yakima Wars describe just that. Due to the war between the U.S. military and the Yakima’s, the pioneers setting in the Pacific Northwest were affected by the location of the war, the relationships between the Indians and pioneers, the climate, and the lack of communication between the Indians and whites. All of these affects upon the pioneers contributed to the Yakima Wars. The war could not have been avoided because the whites wanted the land on which the Indians were on....   [tags: U.S. History]
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O’ Pioneers! By Willa Carther - O’ Pioneers. By: Willa Carther After reading the novel, O Pioneers. it was hard to judge whether it was a tragedy or a triumph. The only way I see it as a tragedy is that Emil and Maria died. I knew, since page six of the book that they were going to be together. It kind of broke my heart to see later on that she had married someone else. But when her and Emil got shot, I thought it may finish as a tragedy. But overall, I would see it as a triumph in the way that the Bergsons finally got what they wanted out of their land....   [tags: essays research papers] 898 words
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Aeronautical Pioneers: The Story of Orville and Wilbur Wright - Imagine life without airplanes. Imagine a life without the security they gives us from conflicts and wars, without the ability to send packages and mail swiftly across long distances, or without the ability to travel anywhere in the world in a relatively short amount of time. Luckily we don’t have to worry about any of these things most of the time, all thanks to the “pioneers of modern aviation,” Orville and Wilbur Wright (“Orville Wright” 2). Through their successful invention and flight of the first powered aircraft, we can live better lives than what was before ever possible....   [tags: Biography, Aircraft]
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Aeronautical Pioneers: The Story of Orville and Wilbur Wright - ... Wilbur, on the other hand, was quite the student and did exceedingly well in school, and planned to go to Yale University as a result. Unfortunately, after a hockey accident, he became depressed and joined his brother in the fact that they didn’t receive their high school diplomas (“Wilbur Wright” 1). Later in life before famously developing the powered aircraft, they both went on to collaborate in owning two different newspapers, both of which failed (“The Wright Family”), and even later in 1892, they again, while both having an extraordinary passion for fixing and selling bicycles, collaborated in opening up their own shop concerning that passion (“Wilbur Wright” 1)....   [tags: ideals, principles, motivation, legacy]
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The Pioneers of Womens Suffrage - The Pioneers of Womens Suffrage Are women really inferior to men. Of course not, but this is the mindset that has been a part of the world since the beginning. For a long time, even women did not believe that they measured up to men. In her book Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen wrote, "A women, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can (Gurko 1974, 5)." Beginning in the early 1900's, though, women began to want changes in society. They wanted to have a say in the decisions that were made, especially in the area of politics....   [tags: Papers] 1303 words
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Pioneers of Imagery: William Wordsworth and John Constable - In any form of art, some of the most valuable skills to posses are a keen eye to detail and a great sense of accurate depiction. Whether it is a poem or a painting, throughout (art) history audiences have witnessed various talents that show strength in description and depiction, either through words on paper, or a brush on canvas. Two pioneers of such imagery, although showing diverse types of projects, are William Wordsworth and John Constable. Wordsworth, a famous poet known for many popular poems during the romanticism era, shows the audience his beautifully descriptive wordplay no purer than that in his conversation-style poem known as “Tintern Abbey”....   [tags: john constable, nature]
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Female Pioneers of Softball - Female Pioneers of Softball For this Women of Diversity Group Project, my group chose to write about female pioneers in sport. Within that category I chose female pioneers of softball. During this paper I will discuss the history of the sport and female participation in the sport. I will also give some statistics and make comparisons between females and males involved in softball and baseball. Softball was developed as an indoor game in 1887 by George W.Hancock in Chicago. He used a 17-inch ball with outward turned seams....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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Women Pioneers - Women Pioneers Women living as pioneers in the late 1800’s endured many difficulties. However, after accomplishing long sought after goals and overcoming tremendous obstacles, they achieved great lengths and received many honors. Women had to fight for their education, fair wages in highly respected and mostly male professions, and finally, the right to vote. Females had to work continuously in order to gain respect and achieve a level of equality between themselves and the men surrounding them....   [tags: social issues] 1029 words
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O Pioneers - O Pioneers After reading the novel, O Pioneers!, it was hard to judge whether it was a tragedy or a triumph. I think the answer you are looking for would be a triumph. The only way I see it as a tragedy is that Emil and Maria died. I knew, since page six of the book, that they were destined to be together. It kind of broke my heart to see later on that she had married someone else. But when her and Emil got shot, I thought it may finish as a tragedy....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
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Book Review of the Pioneers of the Old Southwest - About the Book: To truly understand the roots of struggle in early America, we must first understand how and where the struggle began. As Skinner describes in her book, the battle that the pioneers fought did not even begin here in America. The pioneers of early America were actually immigrants from such countries as Ireland, Scotland and Germany who came to America in search of independence. Yet, "religious persecution was only one of the influences which shaped the course and formed the character of the Ulster Scots." (Skinner, p.5) There were also legislative acts put in place by their government which infringed on their rights as citizens....   [tags: American History] 947 words
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Describing the Business of Farming in O Pioneers! by Willa Silbert Cather - Describing the Business of Farming in O Pioneers. by Willa Silbert Cather Willa Sibert Cather was born in Virginia, December 7, 1873. At the age of nine, Cather's family moved to Nebraska. Willa fell in love with the country, with the waste prairies of the Nebraska. In her life, Willa worked for different journals and magazines and received many honorary degrees, even the Pulitzer Prize. Her literary life was extremely influenced by her childhood in the wild country. In her life story, I actually didn't find any trace of doing a business relative to farming, or running a farm on her own....   [tags: O Pioneer Willa Silbert Cather Farming Essays] 1167 words
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Discussion of the early pioneers of moving pictures - Topic : Discuss in detail how American filmmakers Edwin Porter and D.W Griffith built on early films by the Lumiere brothers and George Melies. Use examples from the oeuvre of each filmmaker to substantiate your argument. This essay will outline an introduction to the premature years of motion pictures and developments that helped shape cinema as we know it today. This paper will explore the roles of the early pioneers and the extent to which their contributions shaped cinema....   [tags: Movies Film Cinema D.W. Griffith George Melies]
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Book Review of Pioneers of Drance in the New World by Francis Parkman Jr. - In his book, Pioneers of France in the New World, Francis Parkman Jr., mentions a historical account of early Spanish including accounts of French. In essence the book is broken up into two main parts the Spanish (chapter I-X) French (Chapters I – XVII). “The story of New France opens with a tragedy”[1 pp 3], blood and fury would soon break out over Europe, with political and religious enmities and would soon travel over the Atlantic and concentrate in the vast new lands of Florida. Contact between the Huguenots (members of the protestant reformed church of France) and Spanish was not a pretty one, with two religions and egocentrism being th main causes of the conflict....   [tags: tragedy, cruelties, land, riches]
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The Symbolic Nature of the Land in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers - Willa Cather’s O Pioneers presents the land as symbolic and vital to the course of the plot. As a force of nature so powerful that it can crush the efforts of any settler in a fleeting moment. This display of supremacy presents itself in the opening lines of Cather's novel, in which she introduces the land as not only the setting but an active character within the story. When Cather’s states, “One January day, thirty years ago, the little town of Hanover, anchored on a windy Nebraska tableland, was trying not to be blown away,” she incarnates the spirit of the settlers within the land....   [tags: settlers, frontier, american dream] 582 words
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Did Attitude Shape Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie Success as Pioneers? - Back in the 1830’s when it was unimaginable to journey for months to a foreign country so uncultivated; two naïve sisters did just that. The Backwoods of Canada is a straightforward, realistic account complied of letters written back home of Catharine Parr Traill’s first years in Canada. Roughing It in the Bush is a witty, autobiographical memoir written by her younger sister, Susanna Moodie. Their attitude to becoming pioneers was shaped by their temperaments and circumstance. Catharine’s attitude is one quiet acceptance and is reflected in her no-nonsense writing, whereas Susanna’s attitude first appears to have an edgier, less optimistic outlook on her new homeland, but she covers it up w...   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Eugen Bleuler and Emil Kraepelin - Pioneers in the Study of Schizophrenia - Eugen Bleuler and Emil Kraepelin - Pioneers in the Study of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a complex syndrome characterized by cognitive and emotional dysfunctions including delusions and hallucinations, disorganized speech and behavior, and inappropriate emotions. Since there is no cure to this disorder, clinicians rely on the DSM IV to differentiate between symptoms. The symptoms of the disorder can disrupt a person’s perception, thought, speech, and movement in almost every aspect of daily functions....   [tags: Study of Schizophrenia] 705 words
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Bill Gates and Nolan Bushnell - Pioneers Of Computer Programming - Pioneers of Computer Programming When you think of 21st century computing, two things come to mind: Windows and video games. Learning Team A introduces you to the two men responsible for these phenomena – Bill Gates and Nolan Bushnell. William Henry Gates III During that late 1960's and early 1970's, BASIC was one of the premier programming languages. At that time, Bill Gates and his friend Paul Allen made the commitment to learn BASIC by reading the user manuals. In exchange for computer time, they made an agreement with a local company called the Computer Center Corporation to provide de-bugging services for software on the company's DEC machine....   [tags: Technology History]
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Sidney Tanner: A Pioneer - Brigham Young once commented that when he had a hard job to do he tried to find a Tanner because they were always willing to help. My great-great-great-great Grandpa is Sidney Tanner. He was born on April 1,1809 in Greenwich, New York. His parents are John and Lydia Tanner. He had fifteen brothers and seven sisters. He married Louisa Conley on March 1, 1830. Sidney and his family got baptized in 1832 after the missionaries came to his dad. Sidney Tanner and his family were asked by Joseph Smith to head out West....   [tags: Adversity, Pioneers, Utah]
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Practitioners: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - This essay will attempt to clarify why it is significant that early years practitioners retain knowledge of the historical and philosophical influences on early years policies. It will look at many pioneers, their philosophy and how their ideas have developed, it will look at how their work, historical influences and events of the past have shaped the early years foundation stage (EYFS). It will then detail why it is important for practitioners to learn about the contribution of the pioneers and history influences to improve their practice when working in an early years setting the penultimate section will then talk about the term practitioner and then will finish with a conclusion....   [tags: philosophy, pioneers, Froebel, children, Steiner]
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What´s Intellectual Propterty? - ... For an invention to be patentable, it must satisfy three criteria in general. Firstly, it must not be publicly known to the world. Secondly, must be something that represents an improvement over any existing product or process that is already available. However, the improvement must subtle to someone with technical skills or knowledge in the invention’s particular field. Lastly, the invention must be useful and have some form of practical application. It should be capable of being made or used in some form of industry....   [tags: laws, singapure, license, pioneers] 914 words
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Famous Pioneers of the Enlightenment - The breakthroughs that came out of the Scientific Revolution had a profound impact on the Enlightenment period. The Enlightenment movement would not have been possible if it weren’t for the brave men who dared to go against established ways of thinking. These men took risks and put themselves at the mercy of public scrutiny. They not only asked questions about the workings of our world but also devised new scientific methods that uncovered new truths about our very existence. Instead of relying on religious dogma and mystical practices, common during the 16th and 17th century to help answer questions, they developed their own hypothesis....   [tags: Scientific Revolution, Religion, Theorists] 1137 words
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Comparing the American Dream in My Antonia, Neighbor Rosicky, and 0 Pioneers! - The American Dream in My Antonia, Neighbor Rosicky, and 0 Pioneers.       While many American immigrant narratives concentrate on the culture shock that awaits those who arrive from the more rural Old World to live in a city for the first time, Willa Cather's immigrants, often coming from urban European settings, face the vast and empty land of the plains. Guy Reynolds notes that "the massive outburst of America westwards was in part powered by the explosion of immigrants through the eastern seaboard and across the continent....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Women's Suffrage - Women's suffrage, the right for women to vote and campaign for political positions, started a social reform movement with the intent of extending the rights of women, also including the right to own property, paying taxes and marital benefits. The women's suffrage movement, a global turn of events favoring women as equals, has origins in France during the late 1800s with the first British colony in New Zealand granting the extension of women's rights in 1893. The movement spread throughout Europe, starting with the Grand Duchy of Finland and then to an autonomous segment of the Russian Empire, which produced the first female parliament members in 1907....   [tags: United States, Pioneers] 1119 words
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Nintendo: Pioneers in the Video Game Market - Nintendo started as a small Japanese business by Fusajiro Yamauchi near the end of 1889 as Nintendo Koppai. Based in Kyoto, Japan, the business produced and marketed a playing card game called Hanafuda. In 1956, Nintendo’s president Hiroshi Yamauchi began to realize the limitation of playing cards business because it was viewed as a mere tool of gambling. In order to overcome the limitation, Nintendo struck a deal with Disney in 1959 which allowed them to put Disney characters on their playing cards....   [tags: Business Analysis] 991 words
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Tim Burton's Particular Way of Making Films - ... Furthermore, as the movie progressed, Edward’s social acceptance declined rapidly. In turn, Burton made Edward’s costume slowly tear up, until the “mob” scene where he ripped off the dress shirt completely, which showed how he will never become what everyone else wanted him to be. Another symbol Burton included in Edward Scissorhands that supported individuality was snow. Before Edward came to their neighborhood, the people who lived there had never experienced snow. Every day was predictable for them, but just as the snow was new, a creative and obscure person like Edward was also new to them....   [tags: pioneers in movie making] 700 words
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Linguistics and Its Pioneers - Linguistics, as defined by Edward Finegan, is the systematic inquiry into human language-into its structures and uses and the relationship between hem, as well as into the development and acquisition of language. Language, as defined by the Collegiate Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a body or system of words and phrases used by a large community or by a people, a nation, or a group of nations. Most contemporary linguists work under the assumption that spoken language is more fundamental, and thus more important to study than writing (Linguistics)....   [tags: Linguistics] 855 words
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A Great America Hero: Johnny Appleseed - Johnny Appleseed is one of the most illustrious and respected folk tale legends of his era. The only thing different is that his story is not only a folk tale but real story. This paper will explore his travels, contributions and accomplishments throughout his journey. His voyages took him far and wide and expanded for over 50 years. Appleseed’s eccentric way of life and travels makes him a celebrated hero today. Many books, movies and plays convey his story. Many communities in the mid-west have streets, buildings, parks and schools with the Appleseed name....   [tags: notorious pioneers] 1050 words
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China Entrepreneurs: Voices of Experience from 40 International Business Pioneers - Policy makers around the world often bring up competitiveness as a central objective of national economic policy, even though they often disagree about the ways to achieve it. The challenge comes from not having a single definition of competitiveness. Policy makers generally think about the competitiveness in two ways: the way it is associated with qualities that enable high standard of living or the way it is associated with locational attributed that drive growth. Regardless of the perspective, the commonly used definition of the competitiveness always has an indirect connection to overall national economic performance....   [tags: competitivess as national economic policy]
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Stereotypes of Native Americans in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last Mohicans - Portrayal of Native Americans in Last of the Mohicans and Stereotypes of Native Americans Introduction James Fenimore Cooper wrote the novel Last of the Mohicans. James Fenimore Cooper had a remarkably boring, wealthy existence. His parents were shrewd and ambitious, easily acquiring money and power. Thus he was exposed early on to the finer pleasures of life. The Last of the Mohicans takes place in the midst of the French-Indian war. Specifically, it focuses on one battle in a war that lasted for many years....   [tags: indian, pioneers, disney]
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Pioneer Life on the Oregon Trail - “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” This was one of the famous quotes that the pioneers came up with because the baby would be the last one to take a bath. I don’t agree with the people who traveled the long and treacherous trail to Oregon because they just put themselves in danger. There were many dangerous conflicts that the pioneers did not think of before they went on their journey west. All of the conflicts could have been avoided if the pioneers decided to stay in their homes in the east and not traveled the Oregon Trail....   [tags: Early America]
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Edmund Booth: Deaf Pioneer - Edmund Booth: Deaf Pioneer Edmund Booth was born on a farm near Springfield, Massachusetts in 1810. Some of the "hats" he wore during his lifetime were farmer, teacher, activist for the deaf, pioneer settler, 49er, journalist, and politician. The consistent theme in Booth's life, one to which he always returned, was his commitment to the deaf: working for the rights of all deaf people in this country, including education of deaf children. Booth's interest in deaf issues was very personal since he himself had lost all of his hearing by the time he was eight years old, he was struck down during an outbreak of "spotted fever" (cerebrospinal meningitis)....   [tags: Edmund Booth Pioneer Biography] 1057 words
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Hardships in O Pioneer - Hardships in O Pioneer During the middle to late 1800's, thousands upon thousands of Americans, as well as foreigners, flocked to the mid-western part of the United States. They flocked to this area hoping to gain free or cheap land promised to them by the United States Government. Most of the "pioneers" left cities and factory jobs to venture out into the American prairies and become farmers. They left their homes, not only because the land was either free or cheap, but also because they wanted to leave the hardships of city life....   [tags: Papers] 726 words
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Ancestor Report: Dudley Leavitt - Dudley Leavitt Dudley Leavitt was born on August 31,1830 in Hartley, Canada. His parents were Jeremiah Leavitt II and his mom was Sarah Sturtevant. Dudley was the fourth son out of all his siblings. The Leavitt’s were Christians, but Dudley’s family was converted to the Mormon religion. Joseph Smith gave a copy of The Book of Mormon to a guy in their town. After the guy had read the book the Leavitt family read it together every night. “We believed it without preaching” Said Dudley’s father Jeremiah....   [tags: Pioneer, Polygamist] 569 words
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Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance - Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance In the age of conformity, Merce Cunningham has resisted the temptation to remain aligned with his peers. Cunningham has pioneered a new school of thought in dance, and has set the standard for future pioneers. He is passionate about what he does and it has been evident in his works as a dancer and a choreographer. Cunningham was born on April 16, 1919, in Centralia, Washington. At the age of twelve, Cunningham became interested in dance and started informal instruction....   [tags: Merce Cunningham Dancers Dancing Essays]
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Florence Mills a Pioneer of The Silver Screen - Florence Mills a Pioneer of The Silver Screen Florence Mills never had a memorial in her own nation, but the tiny country of Grenada recently issued a stamp in her honor. It was part of a set as a tribute to pioneers of the silver screen. The stamp illustrated a poster from the Palace Theatre, the place to be for top vaudeville performances. Florence never actually made it to the big screen, but was the first black star, male or female, to headline at the Palace. Florence was born in January of 1896 in the slums of Washington, DC....   [tags: Papers] 656 words
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West vs. the East in Wagner Matinee - The era during the short story, Wagner Matinee, was a remarkable time in history. The world was being discovered and the industrial industry was just coming into the prime highlight. The new industry brought life to ease for the people living in very compact areas, such as the East coast of the United States. They had privileges such as trains, electricity, and multiple others honors. These were displayed through the speaker’s advantages in Boston. However, in areas where the population was slim, the settlers did not have all the advantages that people in the already settled places did....   [tags: industry, popluation, pioneer] 793 words
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The Analytical View of a Nebraskan Opinion of A Wagner Matinee - In the past there have been stories concocted from within the depths of writer’s minds, portraying what they know and what could be. However there seem to always be casualties by the sharp words that have been thrust into the world. “A Wagner Matinee” is no exception due to the reference of Nebraska and its occupants. The Nebraskans believed that Cather, the author, was intentionally insulting them, but Cather claimed that it was a tribute to the pioneer way of life. I would Argue that the story really is a tribute the pioneer way of life through three main ideas of the story: Aunt Georgiana’s sacrifice, how Clark live as a child, and Aunt Georgiana’s survival of the west....   [tags: pioneer, tribute, sacrifice, survivial] 568 words
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The Computing Pioneer: John Atanasoff - Professor John Atanasoff was a pioneer in the electronic and computer industry. Atanasoff was an American inventor and physicist. Something that he was best known for was creating the first electronic digital computer. Atanasoff’s early life started out when he was born on October 4th 1903 in Hamilton, New York. His parent’s professions was an electrical engineer and a school teacher. Atanasoff learned very quickly and excelled at what he learned, learning to use a slide rule by the age of 9. He was able to complete all of high school in two years and then later on in 1925 he received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering graduating with straight A’s....   [tags: Scientist, Inventor, Professor] 584 words
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Richard King: Cattleman and Pioneer - Richard King: Cattleman and Pioneer When people think of Texas, one of the first images that come to mind are cattle and the cowboys that work them. Some of those cowboys amassed fortunes and assets that helped to write their names into the annals of history, but one of the great cattle barons achieved a status that is somewhat legendary. Richard King. Capt. King, as he was known during his steamboat days, soared from an indentured jewelry apprentice to the king of an empire. Forever immortalized through the town and ranch that bear his namesake, King lived up to his last name while establishing the King Ranch and, after his death, the town of Kingsville....   [tags: US Civil War, Texan history]
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Dow Chemicals is a Pioneer - “Government and businesses have mutual responsibilities; and ... if we fulfill these obligations together, it benefits us all.” — President Barack Obama Dow chemicals, a pioneer in chemical industries, has surely been an ace in being a great corporate citizen. Dow states” At Dow, we believe in the power of Solutions to change the world. We place a high value on listening to our communities and strive not just to be a good neighbor, but a global corporate citizen. Our promise is our most vital product and through authentic relationships we are building better, stronger, more sustainable communities in the places where we do business”....   [tags: waste, donotions, environment] 740 words
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Ann Radcliffe: Literary Pioneer - Perhaps more than any other writer, Ann Radcliffe strengthened, enriched, and ultimately developed the Gothic novel form in British fiction during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Through the creative use of innovative ideas and theories, Radcliffe established a unique writing style which has earned her critical attention and respect throughout previous and future generations. Thus, Radcliffe is considered to be the pioneer of the Gothic novel, despite the fact that she was not the first author to publish a book of this style....   [tags: writing style, gothic novel, literature]
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Pioneer Day Holiday in Lincoln, Ontario - On Saturday, October 5th, 2013 I attended the town of Lincoln, Ontario’s 47th annual Pioneer Day, which is ran by the Jordan Historical Museum located in the heart of town. On that day each year the town recalls their pioneer roots from over 200 years back, and indicates a special focus on the Pennsylvania Mennonite background which were the first settlers of the land. It is a day to celebrate the rich culture handed down from generation to generation, and with that brings together Ontario’s finest artisans and demonstrators to show people exactly how the settlers worked, lived, and played over 200 years ago....   [tags: community, celebration, heritage]
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A Pioneer in the Nursing Profession, Lillian Wald - ... The Settlement then turned into the Visiting Nurse Service of New York City, and paved a new road for public health nursing (A+E, para. 1). Wald as an Advocate Because Wald had a deep desire to help people, she became active in many different organizations and programs to support underprivileged groups. Immigrants, children, mentally handicapped, African Americans, and women were among the groups Wald was passionate about helping (A+E, para. 4). She promoted welfare, health care, and decent living conditions for those who did not have it (National Women’s Hall of Fame, 2011, para....   [tags: underprivileged, advocate, health care]
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Selfridges & Co. A Pioneer Retail Store - Selfridges & Co. is a chain of high end department stores formed in 1906 and officially founded in 15 March 1909 by Harry Gordon Selfridge, in London. Taking place on the "dead end" of Oxford Street, the neoclassical building has showcased thrilling and brand new trends since its opening. During all these years, the store has been managed by a number of different groups, striving to keep the spirit of innovation firstly deployed by its founder. Harry Gordon, as a good entrepreneur, invested about £400,000 in a business opportunity never noticed before....   [tags: Sales, Mall, London] 872 words
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Sir Isaac Newton: The Greatest Pioneer of the Renaissance - Who do you think is the greatest pioneer of the Renaissance. Well, before you answer, consider this. Sir Isaac Newton was the greatest pioneer of the Renaissance era. Even though he was not a man famous for the arts and creativity, which is what most people think of when they hear the word Renaissance. he created the Three Laws of Motion, Calculus and influenced many young people in the renaissance idea of Humanism. He was a man of many talents, especially in science and mathematics. Sir Isaac Newton is the greatest pioneer of the Renaissance era for many reasons....   [tags: laws of motion, humanism, inertia]
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The Pioneer Womand: Ann Marie Ree Drummond - “I even kissed James Garner in an elevator once. I loved him deeply, despite that our relationship lasted 47 seconds” (“About the Pioneer Woman”). The public knows her by the Pioneer Woman, but her name is Ree (Ann Marie Ree Mahoney.) Ree has done many wonderful things and will do several more. Ree was born in a small town in Oklahoma, has lived in big cities, dated a young man for four years, met an amazing cowboy, fell in love, got married, had children, and has numerous achievements. Ree Drummond was born on January 6, 1965 and born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma....   [tags: relationship, marriage, blog]
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Christiaan Neethling Barnard: Pioneer in Cardiothoracic Surgery - ... He did not except the death as a defeat as many would. He focused on his brother’s ailment. He began a career that would be one of the greatest of all time. Barnard received his medical degree from University of Cape Town. His talent did not go unnoticed. He joined the staff as a researcher and surgeon. There he gained recognition as a top researcher and surgeon. He was a natural. Barnard had found his passion in life. Medical research and surgery would forever recognize the name of Christiaan Barnard....   [tags: heart, disease, transplant, values] 593 words
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James Cook the Pioneer - James Cook the Pioneer Out in the middle of an unknown body of water, traveling distances only judged with elementary equipment, seeing life forms before anyone else on the earth. Covered in a constant layer of salt, your last meal consisted of stale water, sauerkraut and some salted packed meat. The trip lasts for years and it won't be your last. These trips were performed by many sailors but none as important to Oceanography as James Cook. The reason for his travels was to establish British holdings in the southern seas....   [tags: Papers] 445 words
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Laurent Clerc Pioneer Teacher - Laurent Clerc Pioneer Teacher 1785-1869 Laurent Clerc was born in LaBalme, France, on Dec. 26 1785. His father was Mayor of the town and the family could boast of a long line of magistrates in the Clerc lineage. At the age of one, the infant fell from a kitchen chair by accident into a nearby fireplace. He was burned on one side of his face and a fever left him totally deaf. He had uncle also named Laurent Clerc, who heard about the school for the deaf in Paris. When he was twelve years old, his uncle brought him to Paris and took him in the Royal Institution for the Deaf....   [tags: Essays Papers] 960 words
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The Walt Disney Company as an Internet Pioneer - The Walt Disney Company as an Internet Pioneer There are many factors that contribute to an organizations success, or downfall. Identifying these factors and the role each of them has on the four functions of management should help the organization be more successful. Three factors that may impact an organization may be E-business, technology, and/or diversity. There are many organizations in the world today, though few have been as successful as the Walt Disney Corporation. 'Disney is one of the most famous names in the animation industry, known for providing entertainment directed to adults and children alike; with international theme parks and a world-class animation studio and business...   [tags: Business Management Studies Essays Papers]
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Walt Disney the Pioneer in Entertainment Film - Walt Disney the Pioneer in Entertainment Film During a 43-year Hollywood career, which spanned the development of the motion picture medium as a modern American art, Walter Elias Disney was a pioneer and innovator, and the possessor of one of the most fertile imaginations the world has ever known. His creations set forth a foundation in the realm of animated entertainment through the use of modern applications and ingenious techniques. As an ambitious animator, Walt Disney began his career making animated commercials for the Kansas City Film Ad Company in 1919, in which they were previewed at local theatres (Jackson 6)....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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Stanley Kubrick: Artist, Explorer and Pioneer - Stanley Kubrick: Artist, Explorer and Pioneer Introduction The line between art and entertainment has become malleable in the last century. Critics of fine art define its quality by its message, innovation and complexity. Both are founded on intent to communicate. Art seeks to engage the viewer and generally attempts to tap into more complicated and rarer emotions. (Krush Web Site) Stanley Kubrick uses the medium of film to convey an understanding of the world around him. I see his work as art rather than entertainment and I propose his inclusion in Howard Gardner’s model of Multiple Intelligences....   [tags: Stanley Kubrick Biography Essays]
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Social Work Pioneer: Daniel E. O’Keefe, Ph. D. - Daniel E. O’Keefe, Ph. D. (1914 - 1971) pioneered several areas of the social work profession, including within the United States military, National Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, O’Keefe earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Dayton, and from Catholic University of America, a master’s of science in social work. He worked both with the Catholic Guidance Clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio and then with the Loyola University School of Social Work....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Clarissa Harlowe Barton: A Brief Biography - I am writing this paper on Clarissa Harlowe Barton also known as Clara Barton. I will show how Clara Barton was a pioneer in American nursing. My paper will examine Clara’s life as the founder of the Red Cross and her work to aid soldiers during major battles during the Civil War. I will show how nursing was a profession that was looked down upon during this time and how her perseverance to care for those less fortunate set many of the ground rules that many of today’s nurses follow even with all the technological innovations in modern medicine....   [tags: pioneer in American nursing]
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Abraham Lincoln: A Self-Made Man - Abraham Lincoln, an autodidactic early American, grew up amidst the unlikely setting of the American frontier to an impoverished and undistinguished family (Donald n.p.). Lincoln built himself up in a world built to bring him down, and rose “from [these] humble origins in Kentucky, to prominent positions in legal and political circles of Illinois, and then to the pinnacle of presidency” (Donald n.p.). Within two months of gaining presidency, in contempt of Lincoln’s noble efforts, the American Civil War broke out amongst the country, and Abraham Lincoln, undeterred by the considerable amount of stress he was under, managed to keep together and ultimately strengthen the broken nation (Gienap...   [tags: kentucky cabin, humble pioneer]
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Theodore Roosevelt: A Pioneer for the Environment - I have always been fond of the West African proverb: “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt, the first Cowboy environmentalist. A man who would inspire generations of outdoorsmen to protect their local and national wilderness for their own children, so that they might one day hunt, fish, and hike those the same hillsides. Roosevelt was born in 1858 into a wealthy family with good connections in New York City. Since Theodore was a sickly kid, he spent a great part of his childhood on his own, collecting small wildlife specimens....   [tags: Green Movement]
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Amerigo Vespucci: Pest or Pioneer? - In nature, the wasp is a reviled creature and one that leaves its venom imbued with a harsh sting. When one is spotted, its natural purpose is overlooked and the creature is hastily condemned. In history, there is one figure who stands prominently as someone whose accomplishments are glorified while the man is slandered as a con man, a deceiving pest. That man is none other than Amerigo Vespucci. It is his name that two continents of the Western Hemisphere have engraved over their valleys and mountains....   [tags: Biography]
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Plath: A Pioneer for Feminism - “And we, too, had a relationship--/Tight wires between us,/Pegs too deep to uproot, and a mind like a ring/Sliding shut on some quick thing,/The constriction is killing me also” (“The Rabbit Catcher” l. 26-30). Sylvia Plath is widely regarded as one of the most groundbreaking poets of her era. As a writer, and more importantly, as a woman, Plath burst through countless barriers. She wrote about life, in it’s purest, most imperfect form. Delving into the world of depression, Plath described how being a daughter, wife and mother affected her feelings of unhappiness....   [tags: poetry, literature]
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Alexander Dumas: The Pioneer - Alexandre Dumas is a man who lived his life in a time when racism ran quite rampant. Today, Dumas is known by his constant work toward a literary movement that is recognized even today. Dumas frowned upon an era known today as the “Age of Wit” ("Introductory Lecture on the Neoclassical Period in English Literature”) and advocated a new writing style, which managed to grow prominent throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.. Despite his racial and writing criticisms, Alexandre Dumas engages his readers with this Romantic, yet adventurous style and was a pioneering author in the Romantic Movement....   [tags: racism, literary movement, romanticism]
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Nokia's Pioneer Marketing History - PIONEERING MARKETING HISTORY Nokia was originally founded 150 years ago by a Finnish engineer Fredrik Idestam, who established a wood-pulp mill in southern Finland and started manufacturing paper. The firm was already firmly setting its feet in the Communication territory. The aftermath and reconstruction of the Second World War drove an extensive demand for power and energy transmission, telex, telegraph and telephone communication. It was the moment that Finnish Rubber-Works chose to acquire majority shares in the Finnish Cable Works fomenting the speedy growth and expansion of the latter....   [tags: technology, mobile phone, cellular] 628 words
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The Story of Ida B. Wells, a Slave - Ida B. Wells is many things. A mother, a journalist, a teacher, an anti-lynching crusader, a women’s rights activist, and a civil rights pioneer. But above all, she is a hero. She faced many challenges in her life, including being born into slavery, and being orphaned at the age of sixteen. But even with all that befell her, she still managed to pave the way to a better life for herself and others. Ida Bell Wells was born into slavery as the oldest of 7 children in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 16, 1862....   [tags: women's right activist, civil rights pioneer]
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Robert Earl Davis Jr- DJ Screw - Robert Earl Davis, Jr.; better known as DJ Screw; was a southern hip-hop pioneer. DJ Screw was said to have been the originator of the "chopped and screwed" musical style that sweep the hip-hop world during the 90's. Just as he was about to break into national stardom in the hip hop industry, DJ Screw was found dead in the bathroom of his recording studio on November 16, 2000 at the age of 29. "The Harris County medical examiner confirmed suspicion that (DJ) Screw had overdosed on a combination of codeine and other drugs" (Sarig, 2007, p....   [tags: Southern Hip Hop Pioneer, Chopped and Screwed]
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Laud Humphreys: A Pioneer in the Sociologic World - It is without a doubt that Laud Humphreys has come to be one of the most talked about sociologists in terms of his controversial studies. Despite what people say about him, his research proved to be invaluable to society. However, information about him and his life has been scarce on the internet and it has taken a lot of research to gather all of the facts about him. interestingly, most of the information I did obtain came from lesbian/gay/bisexual and transgender websites. Laud Humphreys was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma on October 16th 1930....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) – The Pioneer of Great Revolution! - The Arabia before the advent of Islam, famous for its hereditary feuds and blood enmities, is well known. Picking up quarrels over petty issues, fighting and devastating was the general practice of the Arabs. Time and again the swords came out of their sheaths over common matters. Such were the conditions when God sent His Messenger, Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). It was one of the leadership aspects of this man that he, not only brought together these belligerent and confronting tribes amicably, but, breaking the artificial barriers of the mountains and rivers, created such an international society which brought to and end all the discrimination of black and white, Arab and non-Arab, Muslims and non-...   [tags: Islam ]
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Anne Bradstreet: The Pioneer Puritan Poet - Quite atypically for a renowned American poet, Anne Bradstreet was an English-born writer who moved to America in 1630 after enduring an arduous journey (“Anne Bradstreet”). Bradstreet was a devoutly religious Puritan, following the precedent of her father and husband, the most prominent men in her life. Her dedicated Puritan beliefs greatly molded her writings. Many of her poems contain references to sin, redemption, and immortality among other recurrent Puritan topics (“Anne Bradstreet”). Anne Bradstreet’s published poetry collections were the first published works of poetry by an English-American (Eberwein 161-163)....   [tags: American poet, writing, poetry, the tenth muse]
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Edmund Booth - Edmund Booth was an extraordinary man, especially considering the difficult pioneer era he lived in. He was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts on August 24, 1810. On March 8th, 1815, at the age of four, Edmund contracted meningitis, and was not expected to survive this horrible disease. After being very ill for three months, to the surprise of many, Edmund survived. Unfortunately, the meningitis cost him his hearing (slight hearing left in one ear), and the sight in one eye. By age eight, his remaining hearing in the one ear had dissipated, and he was now profoundly deaf....   [tags: deaf, pioneer, renaissance, meningitis, rights]
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Women's Studies: Woman of the Year Refia Ari -a pioneer of Special Needs Education for Disabled Children - Women's Studies: REFIA ARI - Woman of the Year Pioneer of Special Needs Education for disabled children in KKTC Cyprus Refia Ari received the Woman of the Year award in 2003 of the Women's Studies & Education Centre, Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), KKTC/TRNC-Cyprus. She enabled special needs education for disabled children, children's disability support for their parents and disabilities careres. "Mrs. Refia (Ari) has created for .. children a world that becomes more beautiful every day" (Süleyman Ergüçlü, News Director, Bayrak Radio-Television -rtd ~Yaşamın İçinden BRTK, Cyprus-KKTC) This woman's nation also has its share of disabled children....   [tags: biographies bio biography] 843 words
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