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Chicago - Chicago has been the fastest growing city of the world. “The city of the Century” is the name given to this historic city. It is a great city of the greatest people who devoted almost their whole life to this city. Jane Addams, Florence Kelley, Clarence Darrow, Mary McDowell, Thorstein Veblen, Albert Parsons, Ida B. Wells, George Pullman, Louis Sullivan and Danker Adler are few of the people among them. No large city even Peter the Great’s St. Petersburg had ever grown as fast as Chicago. Right from the beginning, the city was envisioned....   [tags: essays research papers] 359 words
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Admission Essay - How does the University of Chicago, as you know, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future. Your response should address with some particularity your own wishes and how they relate to Chicago. The community and surroundings of the University of Chicago immediately intrigued me during my visit in (state the month). Having traveled and lived all over the world, I was surprised to find my ideal school so close to where I now call home (Peoria, IL). I had not expected a school surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the Windy City to be what I came to realize the University of Chicago is....   [tags: essays research papers] 373 words
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A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck - “A Long Way From Chicago” by Richard Peck The book “A Long Way From Chicago” is an adventurous and funny story. The story takes place at Joey Dowdel’s Grandmothers farm house in the country. Joey and his sister Mary Alice were sent to their Grandma’s house during the summer because their parents had to go to Canada for their work. At first, Joey felt uncomfortable with his Grandmother because he had never met her before but eventually he got to know her and they became close friends. On the first week at Grandma’s, a man named Shotgun Cheatman died....   [tags: A Long Way From Chicago Richard Peck] 384 words
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Latino Actors and Resistance Cinema - Latino Actors and Resistance Cinema During the second half of the twentieth century Latino actors began to resist the previously portrayed stereotypes in American films. "The beginning of this "coming to self"…was the desire to expose the terrible conditions under which Puerto Ricans of this generation had been raised; challenge the assumptions under which these conditions thrived; and re-create the institutions and society that had engendered them" (Jimenez, 188). For many years Latinos allowed themselves to be depicted under various stereotypes which they therefore represented in real life to audiences everywhere....   [tags: Movies Films] 402 words
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The House on Mango Street Cultural Values - The House on Mango Street Cultural Values Sandra Cisneros' strong cultural values greatly influence The House on Mango Street. Esperanza's life is the medium that Cisneros uses to bring the Latin community to her audience. The novel deals with the Catholic Church and its position in the Latin community. The deep family connection within the barrio also plays an important role in the novel. Esperanza's struggle to become a part of the world outside of Mango Street represents the desire many Chicanos have to grow beyond their neighborhoods....   [tags: House Mango Street] 415 words
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Speed Demon - Original Short Story - Speed Demon - Original Short Story It was early, but he could hack it. People were paying good money for him to do this job and he was going to make damn sure that he did it right. The morning dew glistened on his track, and a hazy evanescence could be seen arising from the cold, hard tarmac. He had just completed a previous lap of this, his, circuit, he owned that circuit, it was his, and he made sure that it was his by beating off any rivals who even dared to try and complete it....   [tags: Papers] 422 words
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Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez - “Zoot Suit” Luis Valdez made a great contribution to Chicano theater when he created a Chicano musical a form of theater that was more common for white America. As I read Zoot Suit I could not stop wondering how the play would look once it was on stage. I could not picture a play that included singing and dancing one which does not compare to the other plays written by Luis Valdez and the Teatro Campesino. I only wish that I had been lucky enough to watch the play live. However, I do feel that if the play was to be re-enacted it would not have the same effect on it’s viewers of today as it might have then....   [tags: essays research papers] 448 words
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The Affect of Railroads on Chicago - The Affect of Railroads on Chicago There is one reason Chicago is as big as it is today and that is the fact that it is the largest rail city in the world. The railroad made Chicago what it is today, and although the canal was very important in the history of Chicago the railroads importance out weighs it by far. The canal was important because it was the vision of the first settlers of Chicago to have an all water trade route that would go through Chicago. What those first explorers saw was a way to make a canal so that they could transport goods from the St Lawrence River all the way to the Gulf of Mexico with less cost and with more efficiency....   [tags: Papers] 472 words
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Stereotyping of Hispanics in Hollywood's Films - Stereotyping of Hispanics in Hollywood's Films "[Cinema] manipulates the human psychology, sociology, religion, and morality of the people..."(Cine-Aztlan 175). I has been said to be used by capitalists and socialists as a powerful weapon in the struggle for social justice. In all the Hollywood films and documentaries about Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, none have escapes stereotypes. And it hasn't gone unnoticed. Thomas Martinez states that the "symbolic function of advertising in one level of understanding the racist implications of the mass media, especially regarding the Mexicans and Mexican-Americans"(Camplis, in Noriega 284)....   [tags: Movies Films Essays Hispanics] 485 words
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The Chicago Bulls - Why Are The Chicago Bulls So Good. Two weeks ago, I was home watching a Chicago Bulls game. I started to analyze why the team had the best record in the league. About nine years ago, the Chicago Bulls selected Michael Jordan in the third pick of the college draft from North Carolina. A few years later, the Bulls drafted Scottie Pippen from Central Arkansas State and just recently acquired Dennis Rodman from the San Antonio Spurs. After my diagnosis, I concluded that the Bulls have the three key elements to win the championship in 1996....   [tags: essays research papers] 486 words
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Risky Business - Risky Business In the 1983 smash hit Risky Business, director Paul Brickman takes his audience on a wild ride through Chicago. The film spans across the Chicago land area, and beyond. From a small high school, to a world famous hotel, it really shows what Chicago is made of. But it also holds a dark side to itself, when the dangerous and socially perverse world of prostitution comes into play. Joel Goodman, played by Tom Cruise, is an average high school senior. He has regrets and doubts when it comes to his life and is constantly wondering how will his parents take the next disappointment that he bring to them....   [tags: essays research papers] 499 words
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Anzaldúa’s Genre Borderlands - Anzaldúa’s Genre Borderlands Gloria Anzaldúa writes of a Utopic frame of mind, the borderlands created in and lived in by the new mestiza. She describes the preexisting natures of the Anglos, Mexicanos, and Chicanos as seen around the southwest U.S. / Mexican border, indicative of the nations at large. She also probes the borders of language, sexuality, psychology and spirituality. Anzaldúa presents this information in various identifiable ways including the autobiography, historical/informative essay, and poetry....   [tags: Gloria Anzaldua] 517 words
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Free Argumentative Essays: It’s Time to Put an End to Campus Isolation - It’s Time to Put an End to Campus Isolation A situation on campus which I would like to see changed is not so much the increasing ethnically and racially-based separation of student clubs and organizations, but the lack of communication and exchange between them. There are valid arguments for the various racially "isolated" clubs in that they provide a support network and common identity for students who might otherwise feel culturally marooned on a campus as large as ours. (Specifically, I feel that the "Iranian Students Club," "Armenian Americans" and "Hillel House," to name a few, all provide emotional support to students away from home and their native culture.) Perhaps one could even justify racial-based separation within an area of common interest on the grounds that common racial and cultural ties promote even better understanding within a common sub-group....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 544 words
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Different Civil Rights Movements in the United States - The African-American Civil Rights Movement was started in 1955, and was lead by many great African Americans who will never be forgotten in history. Many Americans who were born in the U.S. were not 100% American but had different ethnic background which meant many of these Americans had different skin colors, different nationality and because of this they were outcasts in the U.S. Many of these ethnic groups were not outcast just because of their background many were also segregated because of their sex....   [tags: African-American, Civil Rights Movement, USA, femi] 550 words
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The Chicago Fire Of 1871 - The Chicago Fire of 1871 The summer of 1871 had been an unusually dry one in Chicago. Between July and October, only 5 inches of rain fell. In addition to twenty-seven fires in the first week of October, on Saturday night, October 7, a blaze broke out in a planning mill on the West Side and destroyed almost every building in a four block area before it was brought under control Sunday morning. They lost a hose and other fire-fighting equipment, including one of seventeen steam fire engines and a hose cart....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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An Analysis of Cantú's "Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera" - Norma Elia Cantu’s novel “Canícula: Imágenes de una Niñez Fronteriza” (“Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera”), which chronicles of the forthcoming of age of a chicana on the U.S.- Mexico border in the town of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo in the 1940s-60s. Norma Elia Cantú brings together narrative and the images from the family album to tell the story of her family. It blends authentic snapshots with recreated memoirs from 1880 to 1950 in the town between Monterrey, Mexico, and San Antonio, Texas....   [tags: Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Fronter]
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Observation of Chicago Lobbies - Walking the various spaces for this assignment led me to be struck by the various ways space is used to create an impression, even an emotional response. Of the locations visited, the Thompson Center and Palmer House-Hilton seemed to use this to the most effect. I also had a strong reaction to the interior of the Chicago Cultural Center and discuss that here as well. The atrium of the Thompson Center is an impressive, imposing space. The skeletal framing of the building is visible throughout, creating awareness of the structure itself....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay] 560 words
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The Jewel in the Crown : Daphne Manners - The Jewel in the Crown : Daphne Manners Daphne Manners was a woman that was ahead of her time she was not prejudice in a hateful way. The prejudice she had was purely ignorance of the day and age. She did not dislike someone just because they were Indian. Daphne Manners even made negative comments about the prejudices that she saw happening. She ignored the social norms when she started falling for Hari Kumar. Had Miss Manners followed the standards for the day and age of the story she would never had given Hari a second look....   [tags: Jewel in the Crown Essays] 567 words
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Terminiello v. Chicago - Terminiello v. Chicago Issues: 1. Was Terminiello's right to free speech, which is protected under the Federal Constitution, violated, as applied in this case. 2. Was the Chicago ordinance, as defined in this case, unconstitutional in its contents because it failed to provide support for the First Amendment. 3. Was the inclusion of Terminiello's speech as a violation of the Chicago ordinance on disorderly conduct unconstitutional. 1. Facts: 1. Assumption/Application: 1. Conclusion: The Supreme Court exercised its interpretation of the Constitution and found that a violation of the First Amendment was apparent and therefore, also a violation of the fourteenth Amendment showing that due process of the law was not given....   [tags: Papers] 573 words
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Moving to Chicago and Learning to Negate Stereotypes - The blaring noise of taxicabs and buses honking their horns at each other woke me. I looked around in awe, still blinking the sleep in my eyes away. The sheer number of people was astounding, and the noise. This was not Bowling Green, Kentucky. I finally realized that we had arrived to Chicago, the Windy City. It was during the summer of 2005. My family and I were going to move from Bowling Green, Kentucky, a small town in the Bluegrass State. My dad had secured a new job in the large city of Chicago....   [tags: moving, Chicago, Stereotypes] 581 words
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Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine - Freedom: Not with the PMRC There are so many people that stand for something I value. I choose Tom Morello. He is the guitar player for Rage Against the Machine, a political rock band that consists of two caucasians, a Chicano, and Tom, who has a white mother and an African-American father. This is a band that has many different views and beliefs that appeal to me, but Tom appeals to me the most because of his firm belief in freedom of speech and the elimination of censorship. Tom grew up in Libertyville, Illinois, and even though he was half-white, he was seen as being an African-American in a predominately white town....   [tags: Biography Bio] 592 words
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Chicanoism Today - Chicanoism Today For a more symbolic meaning of the word Chicano/a, to many of us it is the mixture of both American and Mexican culture. It had become a political term for those who wanted to find a more specific word to identify themselves with than Hispanic, a word to classify all who spoke Spanish in America from Latin America. In the 60s the word Chicano/a grew strong with many political Mexican-American’s and used it as a source of pride. Today, the older generation of Chicano/as’, some but many, see young Chicano/as’ as those who live in the past or use the pasts’ struggle to reflect on their own lives and go no where to empower their society....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
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Ernest Hemingway - Can you imagine living in such poverty that you have to steal money just to feed your family. This sort of thing happens everyday to people that just want to support their family because they don’t have a job to get money. In some ways it shows love for their children but in other ways it shows irresponsibility. In the novel Parrot in the Oven is about a Chicano family that does not have a lot of money because the father had gotten drunk on the job. The oldest brother Nardo is so into himself that he would not go and get a job that would make his appearance look bad....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
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No United States without Mexico - No U.S. without Mexicans As a Mexican American in the United States I can honestly say that Spanish colonialism plays a crucial role in understanding the history of Mexicans in the United States. Spanish colonialism brought forth many factors that shaped the Mexican. One huge factor is religion. The Spanish brought a unified form of religion, we know it as Christianity. Secondly, with its priority of converting the indigenous people to Christianity, they migrated and created pueblos in what is now part of South Western United States....   [tags: essays research papers] 613 words
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Transformational Writing - Transformational Writing "In the piece, Coming into language, Jimmy Santiago Baca reflects his time spent in prison, where he battled illiteracy and experimented with personal writing. Orphaned at the age of two, Baca spent most of his life in the barrio and on the streets. He dropped out of school in the ninth grade and became a felon at the age of seventeen. Completely illiterate, Baca discovered his heritage in a picture book of Chicano history. A Chicano, Baca identified with the pictures in the book....   [tags: Teaching Education] 619 words
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The Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns - Cleveland has an intriguing option at guard now that the Bears have released Rex Tucker, brother of Browns right tackle Ryan Tucker. The Browns don’t have a pressing need after adding veterans Joe Andruzzi and Cosey Coleman in free agency, but guard has been a chronic problem for the franchise, and overall line depth is poor. “We would entertain going to Cleveland,” Rex Tucker’s agent, Joe Coletta, told The Repository on Tuesday. “There have been no discussions. “Ryan and Rex are very close. You look at Rex, you see Ryan....   [tags: essays research papers] 633 words
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groth of the self - Unfortunately I was not able to make it to our last site visit and to our group meeting. I had a terrible cold and needed rest. However, I emailed one of my group members so that she could up date me. I also made sure to call my students and apologize for my absence. Today, Monday I went back to site and we had overhead presentation. The students were really involved and eager to participate. In the overhead pictures of different people were shown and the students were asked to describe the person....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
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Who Started The Great Chicago Fire? - As we all know the Chicago Fire was supposedly started by the O’Leary cow. However new evidence from an anonymous source states that it was actually the ruler of Mt. Olympus who began the Great Chicago Fire. The fire that ruined millions of homes and killed many people may have actually been started by Zeus. According to information that was given to us, we have learned that in recent years before the Chicago Fire mortals of the city had been refusing to worship the Olympian God. Furthermore, one careless mortal had even crashed his horse into a statue of the great ruler....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 648 words
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Chicago: A City Of The Senses - Chicago: A City of the Senses Chicago has enjoyed the tourist spotlight over the years, due to its cultural and economical prosperity. The crowded streets, ethnic bakeries, and popular malls add zest and flavor to this enriching city. Since my short visit in May with a high school class, I have dreamed of making the busy commuters, blinding and mind-altering lights, and sheer musical excitement a part of my everyday life. Commuters livened up Chicago in delightful ways. Several groups of men and women sat together in close, casual delicatessens on the street and conversed about cosmopolitan attitudes and modern ideas in popular culture....   [tags: essays research papers] 655 words
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Defining the Autobiography - Defining the Autobiography     In a lecture on autobiography, Diane Howard states, "The focus of autobiographical writing and performing is on subjective questions, struggles, and representations" (Howard 1).” “Autobiography is a broad term that lends itself to a variety of meanings and intentions.” There are many differences between autobiographies, especially along gender lines.” Women tend to write about different subjects than men do. Despite subjectivity and differences, there are similarities that make autobiography an autobiography.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines autobiography as "the biography of a person narrated by himself".” This is a vague definition that does not delve into the common similarities found among many autobiographies that separates them from other forms of writing....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]
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"Oranges" by Gary Soto - "Oranges" By Gary Soto Gary Soto was born April 12, 1952, in Fresno, California to Mexican-American parents. His grandparents emigrated from Mexico during the Great Depression and found jobs as farm laborers. Soto grew up poor in the San Joaquin Valley and learned that hard work pays off through chores, such as moving lawns, picking grapes, painting houses, and washing cars. When Gary was five his father died as the result of a factory accident, and his mother was left to raise her three children with the help of her parents....   [tags: Poetry] 660 words
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What's a Language, Anyway? - Speech is much like the fashions in clothing. Most of us dress according to "the style of the day." The shoes we wear and the shirts we put on usually what is considered "fashionable." If you choose to ignore the understood dress rules set by society, than your chances of being accepted become slim. In the same manner, when you ignore the majority's methods of speech, you become less accepted for it. If you buy a "cool" Tommy Hilfiger shirt, nobody looks at you any less for giving in to the standard instead of wearing a pink and orange poke-a-dotted shirt like you might have wanted to....   [tags: Sociology] 662 words
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The Art Institute of Chicago - The building at 111 South Michigan Avenue, home of the Art Institute of Chicago, was opened in 1893 as the World’s Congress Auxiliary Building for the World’s Columbian Exposition. The building was passed on to the Art Institute after the end of the exposition. Designed in the Beax-Arts style by Boston firm Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, building has become an icon for chicagoans an tourists alike. The Modern Wing, the Art Institute’s latest and largest addition to date, opened on May 16, 2009, and was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano....   [tags: Architecture] 674 words
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The Future for Chicago Public Housing - The Future for Chicago Public Housing In big cities across America, the consensus is public housing doesn't work. And in Chicago, it's coming down. Chicago began using federal housing dollars to blow up or knock down high-rise public housing in 1993. The plan shifted into high gear when the city signed a $1.5 billion deal with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Under the plan for transformation, Chicago will destroy more public housing than any city in the country. There are families being pushed out of their homes, out of the city and the communities that they want to stay in....   [tags: Sociology] 684 words
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The Affect of Caesar Chavez on Mexican American Culture - The Affect of Caesar Chavez on Mexican American Culture Mexican Americans have been in this country longer than many groups of people. Although, they have been here longer, whites took thier land from them. Along with taking their land from them, they took all the pride that the Mexicans Americans had. It seemed that way until they started fighting for their rights in the early nineteen hundreds. Treaties were made that gave land rights to them and speeches were made by political leaders deeming this countries actions unjust....   [tags: Papers] 688 words
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The Beauty of Poetryr - The Beauty of Poetryr The Beauty of Poetry I chose to analyze two poems in this essay. These are the "Ending Poem" and "this is not the place where I was born". Both were chosen from the book Currents from the Dancing River Book. I found these two books to contain similar themes and both seem to be of a modern genre. These poems deal with family and the roots that connect them to the past. Both recognize that they themselves are disassociated with their past although they still acknowledge where they come from....   [tags: Papers] 717 words
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Just another Crazy Woman on the edge of Time - Just another Crazy Woman on the edge of Time In Woman on the edge of Time, by Marge Piercy, a middle aged Chicana woman from New York finds out that she a can communicate with the future. She finds herself able to be in more than one time. She is, as far as we know, the first to be able to do this. There were others, but they all closed themselves off, thinking themselves insane when the “voices from the future” began to speak. Connie’s connection was probably simpler because of the similarities between the world in which she lived now (in the mental hospital) and the world of the future....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays] 735 words
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Chicago Hope - Chicago Hope, David E. Kelly’s infamous doctor-drama, premiered on September 18, 1994. Six years later, the show was canceled after its final season’s finale, which aired on May 4, 2000. Even though “Hope” couldn’t beat its direct competitor ER in the ratings race, the show still had a lot of good things going for it. Chicago Hope was nominated for a myriad of highly prestigious awards during its run. Many of these awards were lost to ER and other dramas but leading-lady Christina Lahti did receive both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performances on the show....   [tags: essays research papers] 738 words
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Opening My Eyes To The Real Chicago - The day started out just as any other day would, wake up, get dressed, eat, and then go off to do what I know best: work. But suddenly my preconceived notion of this day being just like all the rest was thrown out the window. Today, on the third day of the sixth month in the year two thousand and nine was a day, which for me personally, opened my eyes to the real life of Chicago. My friends and I all love the city of Chicago, with it being a nice get away, and we see the real life of a city. On this day we planned to go to Chicago to witness the world famous Chicago fireworks at Grant Park....   [tags: Personal Experience] 750 words
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Vengeance through Faith in God Depicted in Chacón's Daniel 13 - “Daniel 13” by Daniel Chacón is a story of two life changing occurrences. This starts with a beautiful, young, Latina woman. Susana is married to a rich American rancher, making her rise in society. Day by day as she walks through the fields two American farm owners fantasize about her. One day they break into her house and try to rape her, but she escapes leaving the injustice upon her. Word is spread and Daniel, a previous hardcore gangster who undergoes dramatic changes; after finding God, hears what has happened to Susana from people of the church....   [tags: Daniel 13] 754 words
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The Chicano Power Movement - The Chicano Power Movement The Chicano power movement of the 1960's is characterized by Carlos Munoz, jr. as a movement led by the decedents of Mexican Americans who pressed for assimilation. These young people, mostly students, became tired of listening to school rhetoric that stressed patriotism when they were being discriminated against outside the classroom. Unlike their parents, the young people of the Chicano movement did not want to assimilate into mainstream America and lose their identity, they wanted to establish an identity of their own and fight for the civil rights of their people....   [tags: Chicano Mexico Munoz Essays Civil Rights] 774 words
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Abbie Hoffman: A Present Day Monologue - My name is Abbie Hoffman. Steal this speech while square dancing in the Ice ages, it’s soon to be a major motion picture… Yippie. Do you know what that means. That means that there’s a revolution on, that we can change an H to a Y., that we can bring more than 10,000 people to Lincoln Park in Chicago on a myth, a rumor, a story. Yippie. It means the home of the FREE and the land of the BRAVE. Chicago was a place for the brave to fight for their freedom. When we came to chicago, we thought, hey, they’ll put up some resistance, but they’ll give us a permit to have our little Yippie....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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chicago as a moveable beast - TITLE: THE TRAIN IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE Chicago, what come someone say about this city. I firstly came to Chicago before five months and I still live hear. The reason was that I wanted to go to the university. Now and after so many months in my everyday routine is included the train. Yes, everyday I have to take the train, which I believe is the most convenient way to move to that big city so as to avoid traffic. The train makes Chicago a real “moveable feast” and I say that because, inside a train you can see, you can feel, you can smell too, a lot and different things....   [tags: essays research papers] 791 words
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A Working Woman Struggling - A short story “Mines” by Susan Straight will be examined. Inmates, wards, fools, children, many names to describe young ill directed souls who find themselves confined at the local Youth Correctional Facility. It is a place as cold as a stone and depressing for Clarette. The facility is a place where kids who mess up in life go to serve time and most likely, if their paths stay the same, will end up across the street at the Chino men's facility. Clarette is a guard at the correctional center; she also has a nephew, Alfonso at the Youth Facility as well....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Boosting Chicago's Economy through the Chicago First Procurement Ordinance - ... (http://www.mayorsandcities.com) "If everything else is equal, it is in the best interests of Chicago taxpayers to award a contract to a local company that has chosen to run it business here, employ Chicagoans and contribute tax revenue to the city.” Said Emanuel (chicagotribune.com) In other words the new law will help business and taxpayers of the city. The reason behind the Mayor’s new ordinance is to increase economic development because it will give an advantage to local businesses. The regulation could give businesses incentives....   [tags: Economy, Government]
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History and Renovation of Soldier Field - Soldier Field is an attraction for thousands throughout the state of Illinois. Soldier Field was first built in 1924 as a multipurpose sport arena dedicated to war veterans. At the time it was known as Municipal Grant Park Stadium. Municipal Grant Park Stadium was home to many events before the Chicago Bears came to play in 1971. A controversial renovation was proposed in 1986. The cost would be over 660 million dollars. If renovated, Soldier Field would be stripped of its National Landmark Status....   [tags: Soldier Field, Chicago, Bears, historic,] 822 words
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Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima: A Psychological Critique of Religions - Christianity, Judaism, Islam. These are only a few of the many religions in this world. How does one choose which religion to follow. Is it their background, nationality, belief, or because that’s the only thing they have always known or come in contact with. The concept of religion is a complex one, a concept to be investigated and questioned. This is the journey that Antonio Marex Luna explores in Rudolfo Anaya’s (1972) Chicano novel Bless Me, Ultima. Throughout the novel, Antonio fights a psychological war in his mind about all the religions and faiths that surround him in his everyday routine....   [tags: essays research papers] 833 words
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"Green Chile" Explication - The chile pepper is a vegetable that has been a part of Americas history. Chile peppers haave been a part of the human's diet for as long as 7500BC. Chiles are used in many Mexican and South American cuisines as whole peppers and also grinded into spaces. In Jimmy Santiago Baca's poem "Green Chile," he refers to green chiles to represent his memories of home. Jimmy Santiago Baca is a mix of Chicano and Apache origins. At the age of two, both of Baca's parents abandoned him (Poets.org). After he was abandoned by his parents, he lived with his grandparents until he was thirteen....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 835 words
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Literary Analysis of ?The Grandfather? by Gary Soto - “[Gary Soto’s] power comes from showing, from painting pictures that allow the reader to feel the wonder promise, and pain of everyday life” (Fabiano185). Gary Soto’s writing goes right to the center of the Chicano experience (Dunn 284). In “The Grandfather”, Gary Soto presents the feeling of what everyday life would be like when living in a Hispanic community. Soto is able to do this with a naturalistic writing style, writing in a simple style, and using his real life experiences as a basis. Naturalism is a writing style in which the writer takes a slice of life and makes it last forever....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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