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Bessie Smith : The Prince Of The Blues

- Bessie Smith was born April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She later in life became known as the “Empress of the Blues”. At the age of eighteen she being traveling with a group by the name of Moss Stokes Company. While with the group she met Ma Rainey who also became a friend and mentor to her. After traveling with the group, in 1923 she was discovered by Columbia Records. After signing with Columbia, she released her first song Downhearted Blues. The song Downhearted Blues went on to sale over 800,000 copies and became one her most popular songs....   [tags: Blues, Jazz, Bessie Smith]

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Bessie Smith

- Bessie Smith Known as the “Empress Of Blues”, Bessie Smith was said to have revolutionized the vocal end of Blues Music. She showed a lot of pride as an independent African-American woman. Her style in performance and lyrics often reflected her lifestyle. Bessie Smith was one of the first female jazz artists, and she paved the way for many musicians who followed. Bessie was born April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to a part time Baptist preacher, William Smith, and his wife Laura. The family was large and poor....   [tags: Biography Biographies]

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Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith: Two Legendary Classical Blues Artists

- The blues emerged as a distinct African-American musical form in the early twentieth century. It typically employed a twelve-bar framework and three-lined stanzas; its roots are based in early African-American songs, such as field hollers and work songs, and generally have a melancholy mood. The blues can be divided into many sub-genres, including Classical, Country, and Urban. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the careers of two of Classical blues most influential and legendary singers: Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith....   [tags: music, musicians]

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A Woman Of A Mantle Of Self Confidence

- Abandoned Bessie Smith donned a mantle of self-confidence as she stepped off the stagecoach. Even if at that moment she felt like she 'd left all her courage back in Boston, Bessie pressed on. She was hoping to see her soon-to-be husband waiting at the station. Instead she saw a small group of women who were watching the stagecoach. She walked over to the group and asked, "I 'm supposed to be meeting my intended, Sheriff Jones here. Do any of you know him?" The women exchanged looks with one another....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Bessie Smith, Eye color]

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Famous American Women's Song for the Blues

- Song for the Blues The "blues" is a form of music that tells of human suffering. As the saying goes, "You gotta pay the dues if you wanna sing the blues." In no other way than persevering the suffering of abandonment, separation, divorce, infidelity, loss, alcoholism, and prejudice could Jackie Kennedy, Bessie Smith, and Mahalia Jackson have inspired the powerful empathy of a nation. "We rejoice in our suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." This biblical scripture personifies the lives of Jack8ie Kennedy, Bessie Smith, and Mahalia Jackson....   [tags: Jackie Kennedy Bessie Smith Mahalia Jackson]

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Bessie Coleman, Brave Bessie

- Bessie Coleman, the child of a southern, African American family, had become one of the most widely know women and African Americans in history. "Brave Bessie", as she had become known for, encountered the double hardship of racial and gender prejudice in early 20th-century but, she conquered many challenges and became the first African American woman to acquire a pilot's license. She not only enthused crowds with her talents as a barnstormer, but she has become a great inspiration for the women and African Americans....   [tags: Biography, Segregation]

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The Wealth Of Nations By Adam Smith

- Adam Smith is known as one of the fathers of economics. He is most known for his profound ideas and theories on capitalism presented in his book the Wealth of Nations. Around ten years prior to him finishing the Wealth of Nations he released the Theory of Moral Sentiments, less referred to in relation to political economics, but equally as important. Both books should be read together to have a deeper understanding of Smith’s economic theories and his understanding of humans as social beings. Although the books have a somewhat lengthy time separation and are sometimes referred to as younger Smith and later, more mature Smith; it is necessary to read both books....   [tags: Adam Smith, Economics, Capitalism]

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Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation

- Smith and Wesson one of the world’s leading manufacturers of firearms was founded in 1852 by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson (Form 10-K Annual Report p.1, 2011). Over the next 160 years the company would be bought and sold several times starting with Mr. Wesson purchasing Mr. Smith’s interest in 1873. The Wesson family sold Smith & Wesson Corp. in 1965 and the company would change hands 4 more times between 1984 and its final resting place as Smith & Wesson Holding Company in 2001. They are one of the largest manufacturers of handguns and handcuffs in the USA and the largest US exporter of handguns....   [tags: Smith & Wesson Analysis]

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The Division Of Labour By Adam Smith

- The division of labour described by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations is a product of individual self-interest. This is representative of Smith’s methodological individualist interpretations of human nature. Adam Smith deduces that the division of labour is beneficial to the individual, as it is in one’s own interest to work less whilst still engaging in tasks that are to their own specialities. Highly specialized work is beneficial for nations to grow economically whilst allowing individuals to further pursue their own rational self-interest....   [tags: Economics, Adam Smith, Individualism, Labor]

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The Return to Laughter, by Elenore Smith Bowen

- Question: Misunderstandings between the anthropologists and the people whose ways of life he/she is attempting to understand are often the most revealing moments of fieldwork. Discuss one or two of Bowen’s mistakes and explore what they told her about the Tiv and herself. The Return to Laughter is a fictionalized account by Elenore Smith Bowen about her experiences with the Tiv culture in Africa. It describes her struggles to learn and understand the local culture and beliefs, and juxtaposes her own conflicts, morals and beliefs....   [tags: literary analysis, elenore smith]

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