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The Design of the White House as a Villa - This paper looks at monographs and villas and concentrates on the design of the White House as a villa. The idea of villas in based on ancient Roman culture and traditions and specifically on the upper class country house in ancient Roman Empire. Since the origin of this ideology, the idea of villa and its function have considerable evolved over the years. After the Roman Republic fell, villa developed to become small farming compounds. These small farming compounds increasingly fortified later in the Late Antiquity....   [tags: monographs, architecture]
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Huntsman's Run for the White House - The first session of the Twenty-fourth Congress adjourned on the Fourth of July 1836. Huntsman returned home to his wife Elizabeth and their children whom he had not seen since November 1835. But there was little time for rest: his law practice that had been neglected during his absence required his attention, which meant attending to clients and traveling to courts across the Western District. There were constituents who sought his attention about matters in Washington and party leaders who sent invitations for him to attend political meetings and dinners.1 Then there was the 1836 presidential election, in which Huntsman held a personal interest in the candidacy of Hugh Lawson White....   [tags: U.S. History] 2524 words
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White House Spiritual Consultant - For more than half a century, Billy Graham has been a fiery, outspoken, charismatic, evangelical preacher who has shared the gospel, reaching out to more than 210 million people in various countries. Billy Graham, during his more than sixty year ministry, has had exclusive access to the White House and has had a unique relationship with eleven US Presidents. From Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush, Graham has made a substantial impact on many of these American Leader’s lives and has been an openly accessible spiritual consultant for them....   [tags: Religion]
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Watergate: Was The Nixon White House Involved? - Watergate: Was The Nixon White House Involved. What was Watergate. "Watergate" is a term used to describe a complex web of political scandals occurring between 1972 and 1974. On January 20, 1969, Richard M. Nixon had become the thirty-seventh president of the United States. As Nixon entered the White House, he was “full of bitterness and anger about past defeats, and about years of perceived slights from others in the political establishment.” Nixon, a Republican, once stated that, “Washington is a city run primarily by Democrats and liberals, dominated by like-minded newspapers and other media.” Nixon's obligation to control his political destiny and to forestall the damaging of...   [tags: essays research papers] 1622 words
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If the White House Walls Could Talk - If the White House Walls Could Talk They paint over me so many times as if they could cover up my memories. My memories cannot be covered up or erased, just as your memories they go on forever. I will never forget the Watergate scandal and Richard Nixon or women's rights from the mid-1800s to the 1900s. During the Watergate scandal, President Nixon corrupted justice, created a constitutional crisis, and eventually was forced to resign. President Richard Nixon corrupted justice. He led CREEP, which is the Republican committee for the re-election of the President....   [tags: American America History] 384 words
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Roosevelt: State Parks and The Preservation of Wildlife - Theodore Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858 in New York City. His mother was Martha "Mittie" Buloch, who was a Southern Belle. She was rumored to have been a prototype for the Gone with the Wind character Scarlett O' Hara1. His father was Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt, Sr. who was of Dutch heritage. His family owned a successful plate-glass import business. Roosevelt, Jr. was homeschooled as a child due to illnesses and asthma. This gave him more time to pursue his passion with animal life. He had two other siblings....   [tags: american presidents, white house]
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The West Wing: The TV Show - The West Wing Technology is growing fast, as is the new generations branching off with new forms of media and devices that provide us with the news. News and politics have had difficulty when informing its public and community of the events that happen in their community. Now the media and news are growing to reform to the earlier generation’s way of receiving the news and events related to them, by using media and popular culture. According to Wodak, for politics to air and to engage and intrigue its public, it must need scandal, rumour, and speculation (45)....   [tags: political events in the White House]
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West Middle Gifted Eighth Graders Participate in White House Decision Center - Recently, the eighth graders of Parkway West Middle School’s Gifted program went through the White House Decision Center at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. The library is a long way away from their hometown of St. Louis, so the teens had to catch their charter bus bright and early on Friday, November 8th. “It was strange to be at the school before anyone else!” said student Betsy Wait, giggling during the interview. On the way, the students ate lunch and then performed the Truman Library’s simulation for about four hours....   [tags: gited program learning trip] 993 words
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Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, In a Two-Story White House, North - For my final analysis paper I choose the novel "Our Nig...." or "Sketches from the Life of a free Black, In A Two-Story White House, North". To begin there is an on going debate of wether the book should be classified as a novel or a autobiographical narrative. At first I sided with the reading being a novel, but after reading the short history of Harriet Wilson I am crossed as to what she intended the book to be. I ultimately concluded it was written as a novel which Wilson drew from her own life experiences to tell the story of a young mulatto girl named Frado....   [tags: final analysis paper] 1062 words
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James Carville: Guard Dog of the White House - James Carville: Guard Dog of the White House James Carville has been one of President Clinton’s most adamant supporters throughout the impeachment crisis. Carville is a veteran campaign strategist who headed Clinton’s campaign in 1992 and has advised him since the campaign. His harsh and sometimes wild criticisms of Clinton’s opponents have made Carville the rhetorical attack dog of the Democratic Party. The purpose of Carville’s attacks was to rally support for Clinton. Fighting for Clinton was both helpful to Carville’s career and financially beneficial for him....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Who Killed Vincent Foster? - Vince Foster suicide perhaps is not as mysterious as the conspiracy theory let us to believe. Maybe it was just a suicide, or perhaps Vince could not deal with the Capitol’s twists and turns of politics. In this study, we will explore two articles based on the premises that Vince depression was the catalyst that led him to commit suicide. The third article review brings us back to the conspiracy circle, why news agencies wanted to kill the story so fast. The deeper we go, the more twisted the story line appears....   [tags: former White House counsel, suicide] 846 words
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Abraham Lincoln and the Fourth Estate: The White House and the Press During the American Civil War by Richard Carwardine - ... These ideas help to understand Abraham Lincoln’s effectiveness as a president during the Civil War, ideas that Richard Carwardine believes are less understood than they should be. By writing this article Carwardine hopes to help others gain a better understanding of the significance of Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with the press during the Civil War. In “Abraham Lincoln and the Fourth Estate: The White House and the Press during the American Civil War” Richard Carwardine successfully responds to his thesis....   [tags: article analysis, civil war, democracy] 568 words
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The Corruption and Deception of the Watergate Breeak In - “From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law.” -Leon Jaworski, special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, the United States was experiencing disorder and hysteria as domestic and foreign issues; created stress and tension within the nation. In the late 1960s, when Richard Nixon was running for president, the nation saw the death of two influential people, Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: watergate scandal, richard nixon, white house]
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Alexander Haig during the Watergate Scandal - Alexander Haig in Watergate Alexander Haig was the White House Chief of Staff under Nixon at the height of Watergate in May 1973. Haig took over the position of H.R. Haldeman who resigned due to pressure from the Watergate Scandal. Alexander Haig was not directly involved in Watergate Scandal. He was involved at the ending of the Scandal. Haig has been credited with keeping the government running while Nixon was involved in the Watergate issues. Haig greatly persuaded Nixon to resign the presidency....   [tags: White House Chief of Staff under Nixon] 798 words
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The Evening News Versus Reality – My Internship at the White House - The Evening News Versus Reality – My Internship at the White House I press the button to playback my voicemail. “So, Sharon, what war did you plan in Washington?” I groan, and anticipate that the next seven messages are more of the same. I head downstairs, where a roommate had already monopolized the TV and am greeted with “Hey, Sharon, your boy’s in trouble!” On every channel is the same picture, marines in body bags in a far away land. I had a very different White House internship from Monica Lewinsky’s....   [tags: Admissions Essay] 1552 words
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The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, And Sex In Andrew Jackson's White House - History 217: U.S. History to 1865 The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson's White House. By John F. Marszalek. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. viii, 296 pp.) John F. Marszalek, author of The Petticoat Affair argues in his book that the Margaret Eaton affair, which plagued the first Jackson administration, was a social situation that had political ramifications. The thesis is that the Jacksonian Presidency brought a change to the office. Bringing much more democracy than most would have thought and at the same time a woman who did not fit the mold of the normal submissive political wife in Washington or in Tennessee came to the forefront of...   [tags: John Marszalek] 1225 words
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U.S. Interests in Crimea - In a recent White House brief, President Obama called the Russian invasion of Crimea a clear violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and international law. When assessing the Russo-Ukrainian crises in Crimea, the commander of European Command (EUCOM) and the Supreme Allied Commander of European Forces (SACUER) must account for U.S. interests in the region before deciding a proper course of action. This essay aims to assess four of the United States’ national interests through the perspective of EUCOM and SACUER....   [tags: White House, President Obama, Russian Invasion]
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Love in The Yellow Wallpaper, Hlls Like White Elephants, and A Doll's House - Love in The Yellow Wallpaper, Hlls Like White Elephants, and A Doll's House True love is the love that everyone fantasizes about. It is the love that is unconditional and everlasting. Love is very hard to define since everybody's concept of love is different. However, in order to achieve a good relationship, people must have a well balanced power structure in their relationship, and good understanding and communication between them. In the stories, "The Yellow Wallpaper,'; "Hills Like White Elephants,'; and "A Doll's House,'; one could see the lopsided relationship between the males and females....   [tags: Elephants Doll's Wallpaper Essays] 1708 words
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Poe's Fall of The House of Usher - The House and its Inhabitants - The House and its Inhabitants In the story “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Poe presents the history of the end of an illustrious family.  As with many of Poe’s stories, setting and mood contribute greatly to the overall tale.  Poe’s descriptions of the house itself as well as the inhabitants thereof invoke in the reader a feeling of gloom and terror.  This can best be seen first by considering Poe’s description of the house and then comparing it to his description of its inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays] 915 words
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Terry Kay's To Dance With the White Dog - The Power of Love in Terry Kay's To Dance With the White Dog Terry Kay said there was a grand romance of life between his parents. (179). Kay captures his parent’s undying love and celebrates his family in his novel To Dance With the White Dog. Kay believes that his parent’s love still carried on, even after their death. Sam and Cora Peek’s love is portrayed through the white dog that Sam saw licking up grease on his back porch. Strangely, the white dog looked just like a dog that Sam and his wife had when they first were married....   [tags: To Dance With the White Dog]
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Cisneros' The House on Mango Street - Sometimes in life, people wish for things they do not have. No matter how hard people wish on a star or on a candle, the wishes never seemed to be answered. Everyone has felt that bitter disappointment on Christmas morning when they finally realize that they were never going to be able to get what they wanted. This is the same exact feelings that the characters in Cisneros' The House on Mango Street. Unlike us, the disappointment for these characters last throughout their childhood. Esperanza, Rachel, Nenny, Sally, and Lucy are among the kids growing up on Mango Street....   [tags: Cisneros House Mango Street] 984 words
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Terry Kay’s To Dance With The White Dog - Questionable Existence in Terry Kay’s To Dance With The White Dog In Terry Kay’s novel, To Dance With The White Dog, the main character Sam Peek befriends a snow white dog. The dog, affectionately called White Dog by Sam, helps to save Sam’s life many times. She is spoken of throughout the book by Sam’s children as well as by Sam in his journal entries. The main question throughout the book asks if White Dog is in fact real or is she just an illusion. There are strong facts all through the book that support White Dog’s realistic nature....   [tags: Dance With The White Dog Essays]
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Terry Kay's To Dance with the White Dog - Terry Kay's To Dance with the White Dog In the story To Dance with the White Dog, Sam’s daughters were constantly bothering him. Sam’s daughters thought that he could not do a single thing without them because their dad was getting older. Sam lost his wife of fifty-seven years, Cora, to a heart attack. Sam needed a companion, someone who could look at him and not think that he was losing his mind like his family did. One day Sam discovered a white dog running around his property. Sam did not want to support another stray dog like he did in the past....   [tags: Dance White Dog Terry Kay Essays]
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The House Behind the Cedars by Charles Chesnutt - Tryon’s Transformation Norman Vincent Peal once remarked: when a person changes their thoughts, they change their world. Unfortunately, too many individuals do not want to make that change. Human nature causes one to stick to what he knows, to be cautious and remain within his own boundaries. Some people, however, accept differences and embrace change; they may not know what to expect but they are ready to change. In The House Behind the Cedars, Charles Chesnutt writes of George Tryon, who is able to take such a step....   [tags: House Behind Cedars Charles Chesnutt] 1376 words
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The American Dream in The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros -      The American Dream, yes everybody has one, it can be from living in a large house and having a million dollars to just having the privilege to live in America and try to make something better for themselves in this new life or new start they are trying to grasp. There are many traditions and dreams of every American today while some dreams are practical and some are not and most of all their dreams are from the heart. The American dream is really simple--it consists of a house a job a car three kids and one dog but this is not always the case....   [tags: The House On Mango Street] 1509 words
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Concealment in Chesnutt’s The House Behind the Cedars - Concealment in Chesnutt’s The House Behind the Cedars Who has something to hide. Everyone in The House behind the Cedars has something to hide. With the possible exception of a few minor characters and children (innocents/ innocence), most characters have something to conceal. Taking this into account, this is more than likely Chesnutt’s acknowledgement of human nature before he gets into the varying motives. Is concealment ultimately worthwhile. Who is hurt and who is helped – or is there any difference....   [tags: House Behind the Cedar]
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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe Symbols and imagery of horror and death in a story touch the reader like a fingertip against a chord and can make the heart resonate with fear and woe as the suspended lute with tone. The verbal illustration that is used in the opening phrase in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" is as strong as the imagery of dismay utilized throughout the rest of the story, like the dark and gloomy house. The vivid colors and visuals in the story not only force the reader to picture the surroundings in his or her mind, but also contain the hidden connotations of gravity and despair....   [tags: Fall House Usher Poe Essays]
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What a Home Really is in The House on Mango Street - What a Home Really is in The House on Mango Street “Home is where the heart is.” In The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros develops this famous statement to depict what a “home” really represents. What is a home. Is it a house with four walls and a roof, the neighborhood of kids while growing up, or a unique Cleaver household where everything is perfect and no problems arise. According to Cisneros, we all have our own home with which we identify; however, we cannot always go back to the environment we once considered our dwelling place....   [tags: The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros]
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N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn - N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn House Made of Dawn, the novel that began the AMERICAN INDIAN LITERARY RENAISSANCE, is Scott Momaday's masterpiece. He originally conceived the work as a series of poems, but under the tutelage of Wallace Stegner at Stanford, Momaday reconceived the work first as a set of stories, then as a novel. House is the story of Abel, an Indian from the Pueblo Momaday calls "Walatowa," a fictionalized version of Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico, where Momaday grew up. Abel returns from World War II a victim of what we would call today "post-traumatic stress syndrome." He is unable to speak, even to his grandfather, Francisco, who raised him....   [tags: Momaday House Made Dawn Essays]
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A White Heron - ‘‘A White Heron’’ begins on a June evening near the Maine coast. As the sun sets, nine-year-old Sylvia drives home a cow. This girl has no other friends and really likes these walks with the cow. However, this certain night it has taken her an unusually long time to find the cow and she hopes Mrs. Tilley, her grandmother, will not worry about her. But her grandmother knows that she likes to wander about in the woods so she will not worry. The little girl comes across a stranger in the woods this night and asked her for directions because he was lost....   [tags: A White Heron Essays] 532 words
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The Power of the Family in White Noise - The Power of the Family in White Noise   Don Dellilo's protagonist in his novel "White Noise," Jack Gladney, has a "nuclear family" that is, ostensibly, a prime example of the disjointed nature way of the "family" of the 80's and 90's -- what with Jack's multiple past marriages and the fact that his children aren't all related. It's basically the antipodal image of the 1950's "nuclear family." Despite this surface-level disjointedness, it is his family and the "extrasensory rapport" that he shares with them allows Jack to survive in his world....   [tags: White Noise Essays]
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Anti-Transcendentalist Themes in Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher - Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, the Transcendentalism movement became a seminal force in literature. Originating in the New England region of America, transcendentalism emphasized the spiritual over the corporeal, and the power of individual intuition over organized doctrine as a means of attaining true spirituality. But one of the most notable writers of this period, Edgar Allan Poe, made no secret of his disdain for the tenets of transcendentalism. He mocked transcendentalist ideals by clearly expressing anti-transcendentalist themes in one of his most well known works, “The Fall of the House of Usher”....   [tags: fall of the house of usher]
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The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt - Neither white nor black people want to be poor, hungry, or unfair judgment put on them. However, being born with the blood of their parents, they have to live under different circumstances. Their lives are comfortable or struggled that depends on the kind of blood their parents give them. Especially, the mulattos who have mixed blood of white and black have more difficulties in life because of having multiple cultures. Indeed, the novel “the House Behind the Cedars” of Charles W. Chesnutt main message about race relation is that mulattos struggle dramatically in racial society of white, black, and mulatto their own kind people....   [tags: The House Behind the Cedars] 991 words
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White Oleander, by Janet Fitch - White Oleander is an exciting novel written by Janet Fitch. It is a novel that describes the life of Astrid, a teen girl that had to experience abuse, sexual awakening, grief and occasionally a glimmer of love. Ingrid Magnussen was Astrid's mother, she would play an important role in Astrid life. It is a novel that describes how Astrid's own life experiences and her own intellectual knowledge influences her mind to become a better person in society. This novel created has a double meaning for me because it helps me to realize that I am able to apply what I have learned from other human beings to better myself....   [tags: White Oleander Essays] 1877 words
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The Door by E.B. White - The Door by E.B. White (1) As humans search for meaning and purpose in their lives, the constant changes of everyday life that they encounter can be overwhelming and frustrating. E. B. White gives us an example of this in his story "The Door." The theme of this story is that too much awareness and analysis of life’s frustrations can drive human kind insane and render them powerless. (2) The protagonist of this story is sucked in by his need to understand the frustrations of life. He is always seeking relief from his awareness of these frustrations; just when he thinks he has picked the correct path or door, ("the one with the circle on it"), the professor "changes that door on [h...   [tags: E. B. White Literature Essays] 1143 words
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Themes in White Noise by Don DeLillo - White Noise “The world…is crowded, not necessarily with occupants and not at all with memorable experiences, but with happenings; it is a ceaseless flow of seductive trivialities which invoke neither reflection, nor choice but instant participation.” (Oakeshott) The idea of the lacking of realness is one of the major themes carried out throughout the novel White Noise by Don DeLillo, especially through the device of the television. “For most people there are only two places in the world. Where they live and their TV set....   [tags: White Noise Don DeLillo] 2251 words
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The Character of Judge Pyncheon Revealed in Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The House of Seven Gables, reveals Judge Pyncheon’s character in a strategic manner to show the shallowness in Judge Pyncheon’s good deeds. The author uses the position of details, diction, and tone to express his dislike for Judge Pyncheon’s character and also to reveal the judges character as two-fold, first good, then evil. Nathaniel Hawthorne strategically reveals Judge Pyncheon’s seemingly good side to the reader in order to show how “fake” Pyncheon really is....   [tags: The House of Seven Gables] 665 words
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To Dance With The White Dog - To Dance With The White Dog When one is young in age, it is important for him or her to have a caretaker. It is important because there are many things that one cannot do at a young age, such as feeding or dressing one's self. In contrast, there are also many things that one cannot do at an old age, such as being the breadwinner of a family or going to the bathroom on one's own. In both stages of life one is usually helpless and dependent on others. This is why old age is usually considered one's second childhood....   [tags: Movie Film Movies Dance White Dog Essays]
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Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House - Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House differentiates itself from the four other novels that make up the 'Manawaka series' that has helped establish her as an icon of Canadian literature. It does not present a single story; instead, it is a compilation of eight well-crafted short stories (written between the years 1962 and 1970) that intertwine and combine into a single narrative, working as a whole without losing the essential independence of the parts....   [tags: Laurence A Bird in the House Essays]
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A Look into House Music - A Look into House Music House music was first and foremost, the direct descendant of "Disco". Many older and wiser Chicago, New York and New Jersey House dj's will agree with me on this. They will acknowledged that fact that it was due to New York's, huge Disco club and music scene that helped to create the music of House and Garage and its culture within Chicago, Usa. Frankie Knuckles, the acknowledged "godfather" of Chicago house, got his start as a Dj via Manhattan, New York, Usa. Whilst there he was spinning Disco, Philly Soul records during the early 1970s with another legendary deejay figure, the late, great Larry Levan, New York....   [tags: House Music Disco Essays] 4662 words
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Twenty Years at Hull-House - Twenty Years at Hull-House Two Works Cited Victoria Bissell Brown's introduction to Twenty Years at Hull-House explains the life of Jane Addams and her commitment to insight social change to problems that existed during the turn of the 20th century. As a reaction to the hardships of a changing industrial society, Addams decided to establish a settlement house in the West side of Chicago to help individuals who had suffered from the cruelties of industrialization. Rejecting the philosophies that stemmed from the Gilded Age, such as social Darwinism and the belief that human affairs were determined by natural law, Addams was a progressive who wanted government to be more responsive...   [tags: Twenty Years at Hull-House] 877 words
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The Cultural Message of Snow White - The Cultural Message of Snow White For hundreds of years children have been enchanted by fairy tales. The beautiful princesses, handsome rescuers, and happily-ever-after endings lent themselves to contentment and a feeling that all was right with the world. During the last century, many of these classics were brought to life on the big screen in animated motion pictures. Walt Disney animated the Grimm Brother’s tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, during the Great Depression, grossing eight million, the most money made by any film up to that time (History Channel, 2011)....   [tags: fairy tales, Walt Disney, happiness]
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Black or White: A Contrast of Liberties - My life, as it stands today, is rarely affected by my racial background; I was born to a Caucasian mother and African American father out of wedlock. I came into this world in 1972 and was adopted by an interracial couple who also reflected the same backgrounds as my birth parents. Upon superficial appearances, many white folk are unaware of my racial mixture; for all intents and purposes, I look like a run of the mill white boy. Rather interestingly though, black folk can just tell; often, they cite that it is my hair, nose, and lips which provide the subtle clues....   [tags: caucasian, african-american, racial background]
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An Inaccurate Review of The Fall of the House of Usher - An Inaccurate Review of The Fall of the House of Usher David A. Carpenter, in the form of an essay, addresses Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” by interpreting themes, meanings, style, and technique within the story. His essay review contains many quotes and direct references to both Poe and “The Fall of the House of Usher;” however, Carpenter’s analysis proves itself to be inaccurate. Carpenter repeatedly writes statements of which he claims are true, but then argues contrary points....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays]
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Free Essays on A Doll's House: An Essay - A Doll House A Doll House was one of Henrik Ibsen's most controversial plays. He wrote this realistic play in 1879. Ibsen's writing style of realism was clearly shown in this play. This play was controversial at the time it was written, shocking conservative readers. But, at the same time, the play served as a rallying point for supporters of a drama with different ideas. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the Art Nouveau style became an international movement. For the first time in decorative arts history there was a simultaneous movement throughout Europe and America....   [tags: Dolls House essays] 1872 words
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Lily as the Goddess Diana in The House of Mirth - Lily as the Goddess Diana in The House of Mirth        One of the tragedies in The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton is that Lily Bart is unable to marry Laurence Selden and thereby secure a safe position in society. Their relationship fluctuates from casual intimacy to outright love depending on how and where Selden perceives Lily. Selden sees a beautious quality in Lily Bart that is not present in any of the other women in the novel. This mysterious beauty that is so often alluded to, in addition to her attraction for the other men, is best understood when Lily is conceived of as the goddess Diana....   [tags: House Mirth Essays]
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Narrative Style of Little House on The Prairie - Narrative Style of Little House on The Prairie When you first start reading Little House on the Prairie you notice it is told through the eyes of a little girl named Laura. Her point of view is very realistic and captivating. She pays very close attention to the details of the day to day living and the events that are happening around her. She also notices how the prairie looks and what the weather is like each day. With her descriptions you can picture everything in your mind clearly, and you feel like you are right there next to Laura living her life....   [tags: Little House Prairie]
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White Fang by Jack London - Realism is an attention to detail and a replicated version of the true nature of reality. A realistic novel is when it focuses on the strengths of the character rather than the plot. The characters are complicated and their movements are very realistic to what a character of the same would do in life. Realism covers up nothing; it leaves no details to be imagined. Instead of major events it just steadily moves along not disturbed by other circumstances that might happen (Rahn). The novel White Fang, in my opinion, is a realistic novel....   [tags: realism, bill, henry]
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White Fang - White Fang by Jack London, was written in 1906. The story is about a half-wolf, half-dog who is born from a she-wolf. His name is White Fang he is the only survivor of the litter. He becomes a pet of some Indians and becomes a great fighter. A man named Beauty Smith buys White Fang for liquor. Beauty uses White Fang to make money. He arranges fights to let people bet on, White Fang wins them all. Except A pitbull who bites White Fang in the neck and grips on. Finally a man named Weedon Scott punches Beauty and pries the pitbull from White Fang's neck....   [tags: essays research papers] 526 words
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