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voyage of the damned

- Reaction for Voyage of the Damned Voyage of the Damned was a film based on the true-life ship, The Saint Louis, which departed from Hamburg, Germany with over 900 Jewish passengers. Their final destination was Havana, Cuba, which is where they would live until they received visa's to enter the United States. Before watching the film we read actual news articles from the voyage and wrote down facts that occurred throughout the couple of months the ship was at sea. Then when we viewed the film was compared the facts from the news articles and "fiction" from the film....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christopher Columbus: The Villain

- In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. And, when he reached his destination he killed, raped and enslaved innocent natives. Was Columbus a villain. The answer to that question, in my opinion, would be yes. Christopher Columbus was a cruel, self-centered, delusional man who does not deserve to be praised for the discovery of America. First, Columbus was a cruel man who enslaved, raped, and murdered the natives of the countries he sailed to. According to an article by John Margolis entitled "Goodbye Columbus", Columbus "oversaw the killings of some (Indians) and ordered the enslavement of others." Margolis goes on to say that Columbus did not prevent his crewmen from raping the innocent nati...   [tags: Christopher Columbus]

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Gullivers Travels Part One

- Gulliver’s Travels Part One The first part of this novel, which consists of chapters 1-8,is very interesting and should keep the readers attention. It starts off telling of young Gulliver’s childhood. It mentions three years at college, and his dreams of being a sailor. After his brief time at school he become an apprentice to Mr. James Bates. After explaining the early years of Gulliver’s life the author begins to tell about a few of Gulliver’s voyages at sea. Eventually returning home, Gulliver spent three years at home with his family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Slave Trade

- Intro: Slavery, the owning of slaves as a practice or institution. The condition of being a slave, bondage, servitude. Slave, a human who is owned as property by, and is absolutely subject to the will of another: bondservant divested of all freedom and personal rights. Hard to believe but on of the most horrifying occurances in World History, is the Slave Trade. It was a time in which people were sold as merchandise, where human beings were being treated as if they were not human. Beaten, being taken on a ship to an unknown land, drowned because of rations, and space, inhumane...........   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Swiming with giants

- Swimming With Giants My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins, and Seals The novel Swimming With Giants, by Anne Collet was an extraordinaire piece of literature about a biologists experience with the animals she loves. It is simply a book that expresses not only the wonder but also the tenderness that encounters with whales and other giants of the sea engender. The story tells of Anne Collet’s experiences as a young girl to a well known biologist. When Anne Collet was a child she had her first encounter with the sea, as many young children do, by going on vacations with her family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Interactive Multimedia Systems

- Interactive Multimedia Systems Interactive multimedia systems promise to revolutionize education. In a complex world of constant change, where knowledge becomes obsolete every few years, education can no longer be something that one aquires during youth to serve for an entire lifetime. Rather, education must focus on instilling the ability to continue learning throughout life. Fortunately, the information-technology revolution is creating a new form of electronic, interactive education that should blossom into a lifelong learning system that allows almost anyone to learn almost anything from anywhere, at anytime....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Viking Contact on Western Europe

- The blood-thirsty Vikings had such a strong influence and impact on Western Europe that their impact of Viking contact spread throughout the world and lives on today. Three significant ways they affected the world was by the Vikings amazing technology skills of ship building and navigation as well as their polytheism religion. The Vikings in their time were the best shipbuilders and sailors in the world. Their ships were very strong as they were made out of a very long-lasting type of wood, which was oak wood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History Of Haiku

- In Japan, short poems have a long history. The earliest Japanese poetry such as that of the Manyoshu, written in 759 A.D., includes stirring narrative, dramatic and short lyrical poems which scholars believe were originally written as part of the pre-Buddhist or early Shinto ceremonial rituals (Haiku). This anthology includes anonymous songs and prayers designed to celebrate and pacify the gods, prayers for safe voyages, formal eulogies on the death of an Emperor or Empress and courting, marriage, planting and harvesting rituals....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Christopher Columbus

- My name is Christopher Columbus. I was born in the Italian city of Genoa in the year 1451. My father was a wool weaver and merchant who sold cloth. Genoa was famous for its traders, map-makers, and explorers and many men became sailers. I went to sea at the age of fourteen. In 1476, the ship on which I was aboard was attacked off the coast of Portugal. I managed to swim six miles to Lisbon. There I joined my brother Bartholomew, who was a chart maker. I also became a chart maker for a short period of time....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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Why Europe and Not China in World Colonization?

- Why Europe not China. In the 15th century there were three dominant nations in the world, China, Islam, and Europe. All three were strong powerful countries that battled for the greatest and the best. But one question that seams to puzzle people is: why did the Europeans discover America before Islam and China. What was it about them that lead them to discover the Americas before any one else. There are many reasons that caused them to be there, but with the discovery of the Americas came some consequences....   [tags: World History]

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Causes of the Industrial Revolution

- England was the first country to experience the advantages and disadvantages of the Industrial Revolution, as it was the very first country in which the event happened, primarily because England was such a good source of coal and iron, arguably the most important resources needed by a country during the Industrial Revolution. Although England also experienced the Industrial Revolution because England was bountiful in lead, copper, tin, limestone and fast water supplies, overall, England was probably the most ideal place for the Industrial Revolution to be staged in the first place....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Continued Importance of Books

- Many people don’t realize the potential of books. It is a highly emotional even when a serious book collector takes a well bound book of favorite content into his or her hands; it is as though they are holding and cherishing an invaluable and exquisite piece of art. Books have been an issue of many of religions and even militant factions and yet, they remain today providing us with places to go, an escape from reality, and higher knowledge. First and foremost, books are free voyages to anywhere in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Turning Points: The Collapse of Communism and the Voyages of Columbus

- Turning points are points where an important change occurs. It is very important that it will never be forgotten since these turning points make such great impact on history. Some of these impacts include food, people, plants, animals, technology, and diseases passed from one continent to the other. The voyages of Columbus and the Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union are one of the most significant turning points that made political, social, and cultural impact. The voyages of Columbus began the European race to colonize the Americans....   [tags: World History]

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Mythic Heros: Sinbad The Sailor

- Mythic Heros: Sinbad the Sailor When I think about mythic heroes, for many years the first name that came to mind was Sinbad: Sinbad the sailor. In his days as an adventurer, he went on seven fantastic voyages which earned him fame for the rest of his life. Yet, now in retrospect, I no longer consider him to be the great adventurer that I saw him as in my childhood. On his seven voyages, Sinbad encountered every obstacle one could possibly think of. He and his crew met up with: a fish so large, many mistook it for an island, an island where rocs (enormous birds (their eggs were often mistaken for buildings)) still lived, cannibals, giants, and even herds of angry elephants....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Naval Technology: 1450-1750

-   The Early Modern Era saw great change in the field of naval technology. Exploration and the desire to expand trade fueled the development of new, more effective naval vessels. These vessels, in turn, contributed to the growth of worldwide trade and interconnection that marked the period.   In 1453 the Ottomans took control of Constantinople, and effectively cut off direct European trade to East Asia. Because of this, in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, exploration in search of alternative routes became a key focus of Western European nations....   [tags: effective naval vessels, ships]

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The Debate about Honoring Christopher Columbus

- Thru history studies in grade school and secondary school students are taught of the great explorer who discovered America, Christopher Columbus. Tales of his many voyages and the names of his ships the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria are engrained into the minds of children through rhyme and song. For many years the history written in text books have been regard as fact however information provided by Howard Zinn excerpt has shed new light on the shadowy past of Christopher Columbus. In recent history, Christopher Columbus has been regarded as a great explorer renowned for his numerous discoveries....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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Sir Francis Drake

- Sir Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake is known for England's defeat of the Spanish Armada. He was a sea dog and he sailed around the world. Drake was actually the first one to sail around the world since Magellan died in his journey. Drake was a "sea dog" during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first. And as everyone knows this is a good time to be a sea dog because the queen highly supported them. She gave him money and ships to raid the Spanish shipping. Drake was the most feared sea dog in his time....   [tags: Papers]

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The Consequences of the Age of Exploration

- ... to find an unknown route. Why were spices used and valued so highly. First recorded around 1200 B.C. with the Egyptians, spices were used for a variety of purposes. The Romans and the Jews used spices for burial, which helped preserve corpses. Others, like the early Anglo-Saxons in modern Great Britain, used them to cover the bad taste of spoiled food. With this extreme demand, the number of spice traders and sailors grew exponentially over time. Beginning in 1419, Prince Henry of Portugal, also known as “The Navigator”, began financing sailors, mapmakers, and shipbuilders that were devoted to finding new lands....   [tags: 15th century, Age of Discovery]

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Christopher Columbus

- Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. He was named Christofero Columbo, after the patron saint. His father was Donenico Columbo, a weaver and wool dealer. Columbus had two brothers, Diego and Bartolome. Historians are certain that Columbus was not a noble. Columbus's crew on the first voyage were not a bunch of cutthroats. They were mostly hometown boys' from Andalusia, and nearly all experienced seamen. Of the four voyages of Columbus, only the crew of the first voyage is completely known....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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The Influence of Star Wars in Today´s Culture

- ... He orders his troops to look about for important documents, meanwhile Leia says her famous message into R2-D2, a droid unit “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” (Harner K. 2014. Star Wars Quotes to Help You Celebrate May the Fourth.online article Deseret News.). Immediately after she is taken prisoner, but R2-D2 gets away by escaping on a pod with his droid pal C-3PO onto a desert planet. It is here on Tatooine that the other vital characters emerge such as Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan....   [tags: space voyage, new hope]

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The Last Voyage of Sindbad and Sailor

- Sindbad travelled peacefully for a couple of weeks, but one day, while they ship crew and Sindbad were sailing in China Sea. A violet wind struck the ship, drenching them with torrents of rain. As Sindbad and the crew prayed to Allah to protect them from the storm and what is going to happen. The crew his covered their equipment to save it from getting ruined. As the captain stared at Sindbad and the crew with expression of blank despair, beat his face and plucked the hairs of his beard. "Pray to Allah," the captain cried, "that He may save us from the peril into which we have fallen!" As the captain opened one of his cabin chests and took from it a small cotton bag filled with ashlike pow...   [tags: short story]

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Magellan's Recovery of a Lost Cause

- ... Mancall we can see the desire of Pigafetta to prove their voyage was worthwhile amidst the loss of four of five ships and only eighteen remaining men. One of the main narrative points by Pigafetta is ability of the crew to acquire food on the islands that they come upon. It is particularly important for him to show this crew having food because they want this new route that circumnavigates the globe to be feasible for future trading voyages. “We could well call that land the Land of Promise, because before finding it we suffered very great hunger, so that many times we were ready perforce to abandon our ships and go ashore that we might not starve to death” (140)....   [tags: voyage, spain, route]

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Columbus' Leadership: Smart or Silly?

- In Columbus’ Log of his first voyage it is clearly seen that he ran a tight ship, in order to make sure his voyage was completed without hassle. Columbus’ future and power were at stake when he decided to make the trip across the ocean to search for India. As he put his position on the line he faced the possibility of mutiny, starvation, and death during his long and hard voyage. According to French and Poska in Women and Gender in the Western Past, “Early modern Europeans expanded their wealth and power through overseas exploration and conquest” (French and Poska, p.246), this power and wealth is what led Christopher Columbus to take a daring conquest into uncharted territories risking, not...   [tags: first voyage log]

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Summary of Candide by Voltaire

- Candide is a story of a boy who lived in world of little to no troubles and how his entire perspective of the world was changed when he was placed in the real world and forced to face conflicts in which he had never faced before. His tutor, Pangloss, taught him Leibnizian optimism but you can see this mindset slowly deteriorate throughout the novella. Candide lived in a castle with his illegitimate uncle, a German baron; the baron’s daughter, Cunedonde; Pangloss, the tutor; and a few other family members....   [tags: voyage, perspective, fortune]

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Discovery of Egypt´s Ancient Fleet

- Ever since the 19th century, there has always been controversy between Egyptologists regarding the hypothesis of ancient Egyptians traveling on the sea. Although there are images sculpted in the walls of the ancient temple Deir el-Bahri implying that there were sea expeditions to the enigmatic Punt (The Land of God), some people insist that Punt was located inland or that it is just a myth. However, on Christmas morning in 2004 the archeologist Kathryn Brad and her team found a cave that was part of an ancient harbor under what used to be the Mersa Gwasis lagoon located along the Red Sea....   [tags: Voyagers, Ocean, Travel]

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Disappearance of Roanoke: The Lost Colony

- When most people think of the early settlement they think of the first successful settlement, Jamestown, but this was not the first settlement in the New World. The settlement at Roanoke was the first attempt to colonize the New World. The settlement at Roanoke is often referred to as the “Lost Colony” because of its unusual disappearance. The reason people often do not know about the first settlement at Roanoke because it was abandoned, forgotten, and lost. The Roanoke settlement was located on an island on the northern coast of what is now North Carolina....   [tags: settlement, abandon, forgotten, lost]

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Christopher Columbus was not the First to Discover America

- ... According to the World History Textbook, Columbus had spent several months sailing along the caribbean islands, and soon thought that he had reached the Indies. Before long other europeans realized Columbus had found a route to continents previously unknown to them. The islands Columbus had explored in the Caribbean became known as the west Indies. As he got to the Americas, a global exchange of goods and ideas began. Colonized the Americas and when has long been debated. Native Americans are believed to have left from northeast Asia arriving over a land bridge between Alaska and Siberia....   [tags: natives, indians, voyages]

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Christopher Columbus: The Villain

- After gaining more knowledge about Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the “New World,” I believe that Christopher Columbus is a villain. Although Christopher Columbus used his courage and great navigation skills to voyage to a place unknown to the western part of the world many native people suffered from his voyages to the west. In 1492 Columbus set out to find a shorter route to Asia by sailing west to get east. In his voyage he came upon the Caribbean Islands, and a Native American tribe called the Taino....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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Voyage of a Summer Sun

- When I first heard our assignment was to read this book, it didn't really appeal to me...I thought, how much can you write about canoeing the Columbia River anyway. It just seemed it would be one big, long, boring story about canoeing and "guy stuff." I enjoy a good adventure and the book cover showed some promise, but I certainly didn't share the same level of appreciation for canoeing as Robin Cody...until now. I must admit the first part of the book was a bit too much for my taste, although it did hit some high points when Robin had to navigate through rough water and wind conditions as well as the dams and locks....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader By: C.S. Lewis There are three main characters in the story, Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace. Lucy and Edmund are brother and sister and Eustace is their cousin. Edmund is a young teenager, very smart and very kind. Lucy is in her mid teens as well, she is a very happy person. Lucy is always trying to help people with there problems.The setting is first the early 1900’s in England and then in Narnia the fictional world the story is based on. The story begins with Edmund and Lucy sitting in there room talking about Narnia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Cow and the Smith

- The voyage to the new land was one that had many hardships for almost anyone that went. When I think of whom I would go with there is only one person I would really want to go with: Àlvar Nùñez Cabeza de Vaca. On that same note there is one person I also would choose to not go with on the voyage to the new land with: John Smith. Àlvar Nùñez Cabeza de Vaca was one who had the most hardships during his time on his voyage to the new land. Cabeza de Vaca writes, “My only duty is to transmit what I saw and heard in the nine years I wandered lost and miserable over many remote lands” and after all that he experienced on the new land it was evident that he did not have the best time on his trip...   [tags: voyage, land, wealth]

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The New World and Spanish Conquistadors

- In the 1500s Spanish Conquistadors traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World and conquered its native people. Though these early exploration Spain was able to acquire vast territory and wealth.There were many conquistadors in this time period, one of the more well known conquistadors was Francisco Pizarro. Francisco Pizarro helped spread the Spanish language and culture to Peru and many other countries. The Age of Exploration is a time period between the 15th century and the 17th century....   [tags: exploration, territory, diseases]

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lighthod Voyage into the Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Voyage into the Heart of Darkness The voyage into the "Heart of Darkness" is told to us through the eyes of Charlie Marlow. As Marlow is aboard the "Nellie" he tells his story of expedition and growth. The men on the boat sit still yet bored. Marlow is like an old man sharing a story of his childhood, that for himself may be of great significance, and lead to a lesson, but the children yearn to hear a story of magic, castles and sword fights. Joseph Conrad uses Marlow's character to get across and express his own opinion....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Christopher Columbus, A Critical Character in the Discovery of New Lands

- He was a significant character in the further development of discovery. He had many important discoveries that changed the way we view the world today. Christopher Columbus was a critical character in the discovery of new lands in his time. Columbus’ accidental discovery of the Americas was a very meaningful event in history. Columbus’ many voyages had a lasting impact on the world, inspired many others, and marked the outset of centuries of overseas conquest and colonization. Christopher Columbus’ early life was very interesting and involved a good education and an introduction into exploration....   [tags: exploration, navigation, voyages]

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The Crusaders And The Crusades

- The Crusaders During the late eleventh century Western European Christians made military excursions, these excursions were called the Crusades. Pope Urban II requested that the Byzantine emperor needed help against the Seljug Turks in 1095. Their purpose was to recover the city of Jerusalem that had been taken over by the Muslims. “The word Crusader referred to anyone belonging to a large volunteer force against Muslims, as indicated by a cross on Crusaders’ clothing.” (Voyages in World History, pg....   [tags: Crusades, First Crusade, Kingdom of Jerusalem]

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Christopher Columbus And The Enterprise Of The Indies

- In Symcox and Sullivan’s Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies, another side of not only Columbus but also his peers is brought to light. I have never read anything written by Columbus’s contemporaries before reading this book, so it gave me some refreshing insight as opposed to the repetitive glamorized content in high school textbooks. I also appreciate how legal documents such as the Treaty of Tordesillas between Spain and Portugal are included because they give a sense of what else was going on during the time that Columbus was going on these voyages....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, United States, Spain]

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Servant Leadership : Voyage Of Many Phases

- Servant leadership is voyage of many phases. Robert K. Greenleaf offers an extensive range of resources to bring servant leadership community together to absorb, reason connect, share and nurture. The servant leader is a servant first. It begins with the feeling that one wants to serve before leading. A student can also be a servant leader, to be a servant leader, one most have the ability to listen; a servant leader you have to be attentive in what other individuals have to say. A follower will tell one their visions, their thoughts, their goal line, their worries and many other things that a servant leader can reply to in a determination to serve....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Servant leadership]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' Voyage Of The Dark ' By Jean Rhys

- Jean Rhys portrayed a similar message in Voyage in the Dark. Anna, the main character, is faced with the ultimate identity crisis throughout the novel. Having been born in a colony to an interracial couple, Anna’s childhood was full of misinformation and judgment by those closest to her. She was shunned by the white community around her, and was never going to be apart of the colored community no matter how badly she wanted to be. Anna did not fit into the colonizer’s status quo since she came from a mixed background, and when she would try and connect to the colored people around her, she was told that she could never understand their culture because she was “privileged”....   [tags: White people, Race, Colored, Race]

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Analysis Of Jonathan Swift 's ' Gulliver '

- Using the popular style of a travelogue, Jonathan Swift, through the point of view of Gulliver, an English seamen, satirizes human nature and English society in Gulliver’s Travels. As a result of a series of unfortunate events, Gulliver is taken on four voyages to curious lands that defy the laws of nature. The uniqueness of each land provides not only a captivating tale, but a metaphor that highlights Swift’s satire. Swift exemplifies the use of these metaphors through the parallels of Gulliver’s first voyage to Lilliput, a land of people no more than six inches tall (Swift 17), and his second voyage to Brobdingnag, a land inhabited by sixty-foot giants (Swift 79)....   [tags: Gulliver's Travels, Satire, Jonathan Swift]

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Star Trek : The Voyage Home

- In the movie "Star Trek: The Voyage Home" Captain Kirk and company travel back to the twentieth century to save the world by saving the whales. The movie came out in 1986, and I was a 27 year old former Star Trek lover with a devotion to environmental issues. If you had asked me about whaling and a cultural exemption back then I know what my answer would have been: Tough Darts. Get a life you creeps. Killing a whale because of your culture. Too bad, so sad. While I personally still feel there is no need to ever kill a whale, I have been persuaded to be a little more open minded about the feelings of other people and other cultures....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Star Trek, James T. Kirk]

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Christopher Columbus : An Italian Explorer

- Growing up, all throughout middle school and at my household Christopher Columbus was always being brought up and talked about for everything he had did. but the problem was it was never really explained well enough for me to understand what made him such an interesting person, and that is why I chose Christopher Columbus to write my paper on so I can understand what had made him such an interesting man. Christopher was an italian explorer, navigator, colonizer and citizen of the republic of genoa....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, Spain, Atlantic Ocean]

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Essay on the Importance of Perspective in Gulliver's Travels

- The Importance of Perspective Revealed in Gulliver's Travels     According to Gulliver, "Undoubtably philosophers are right when they tell us that nothing is great or small than by comparison." This quotation sums the knowledge a person would gather after making a vast study of different societies. The nature of humanity is being discussed, rather than physical size.   The Lilliputians are narrow-minded people who become angry over trivial matters, while the Brobdingnagians are a deeper people, in contrast....   [tags: Gulliver's Travels Essays]

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Struggles at Sea in the Poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor

- 1. “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is a poem about the struggles a mariner goes through on his voyage on the sea. It is said that, “the dead men stood together,” on his ship’s deck. The curse that has caused his sailors to die is not specified and also not forgotten by the captain. The ship continues to sail as, “there breathed a wind on [the mariner]”. The wind gust only blew on the sailor and the hairs on his neck proceeded to stand up. This implies the curse that took the other sailors’ lives....   [tags: voyage, bermuda triangle, shipmates]

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Renaissance Values

- In today’s society most people who are asked to name a great artist of all time reply with names such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michaelengelo. These people created their genius masterpieces during a time of growth and change in Europe known as the Renaissance. I think that the Renaissance came about when it did for many reasons such as changes in the church, new money, trading, education, and humanism. Some of these same changes in our society have made it possible for us to have the new innovations in art we have today....   [tags: essays research papers]

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journeyhod Spiritual Voyages in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- The Spiritual Voyages of Heart of Darkness Heart of Darkness describes an outward journey to the heart of Africa that parallels an inward journey to the heart and depths of man's being. Two spiritual voyages are made by Kurtz and Marlow. Kurtz was a great man who discovered a flaw in himself while working in Africa. He lacked "restraint" to control the emerging dark side which he found within himself. He plumbs the depths of man's dark side -a side which civilization and culture represses - but is swallowed up, by these forces which eventually overcome him in the isolation of darkest Africa....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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When China Ruled the Seas by Levathes

- When China Ruled the Seas by Levathes In the book, When China Ruled the Seas, Levathes tells us about seven voyages made by junk armadas during the Chinese emperor Zhu Di's reign. 'Treasure ships' as they were called, were under the command of admiral Zheng He, these ships traded silk, porcelain, and many other fine objects of value. They sailed from India to East Africa, throughout Korea and Japan, and possibly as far as Australia. She believes that China might have been able to create a great colonial realm one hundred years before the Europeans explored and expanded, from China's navy of some three thousand ships....   [tags: Levathes China Ruled Seas Essays]

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Alfred W. Crosby's Article The Columbian Voyages, The Columbian Exchange, and Their Historians

- In his article “The Columbian Voyages, the Columbian Exchange, and Their Historians”, Alfred W. Crosby seems to think that much of the Columbian voyages and what came out of them was detrimental to many cultures, most of all the Native Americans. Crosby brings up many institutions and ideologies to re-enforce his opinion, such as the slave trade and the conquest of many Native American cultures. One of the major effects of the Columbian exchange was the decimation of the Native American population....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of Martin And Thoreau 's ' The Voyage '

- Martin and Thoreau the Voyage Begins Thoreau and Martin writers of words that led us on a journey of discovering what makes them similar as well as diverse. The paths may be different, but the destinations are the same. This adventure begins with who and why moving forward to explore figurative language and ending our little escapade with the levels of language used. Let us see if we can have some fun as we undertake this quest. The who seems a little obvious as the main intended audience for both Thoreau and Martin is the everyday writer....   [tags: Writing, Thought, Writer, Mind]

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How the Advertiser Presents the Product to the Consumer and Comparing the Adverts in Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler Voyagers Ads

- How the Advertiser Presents the Product to the Consumer and Comparing the Adverts in Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler Voyagers Ads I have chosen to compare two adverts on cars. They are for a Mercedes-Benz and a Chrysler Voyager. I will be looking at all aspects of my chosen adverts and comparing them to each other. The advert for the Mercedes-Benz is very personal, and is constantly putting the reader in the driver’s seat. It is laid out like a cinema screen, and that comparison continues throughout the advert....   [tags: Papers]

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Sir Francis Drake

- Sir Francis Drake “El Draque” or “The Dragon” the Spanish called this English admiral out of fear. Sir Francis Drake was born at Crownsdale, near Tavistock, Devon around the 1540’s. He served, as an apprentice in the Thames Coastal Trade after his father became a preacher at Chatham. He led several expeditions against the Spanish Main as well as an attack against the Spanish city of Cadiz. Drake was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and he helped defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Start of The Renaissance in Italy During the 15th Century

- Start of The Renaissance in Italy During the 15th Century The word Renaissance means rebirth. It was a period when people rediscoverd learning and looking back to the classical civilizations of Rome and Greece for their inspiration. It was an exciting time of new inventions and amazing discoveries, magnificent buildings and beutiful art. My aim in this essay, is to explain why the Renaissance started in Italy during the 15 century. In this essay I will talk about; The growing wealth of Italy, divided Italy, the classical period, humanists, trade and exploration....   [tags: Papers]

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Christopher Columbus

- The skills and qualities required of Christopher Columbus in order for him to lead a safe and successful voyage to undiscovered and unexplored lands weighed heavily on him, as he was initially placed in a headship position in the course of the planning of the journey because he originated and entertained the idea of finding a passage to China through unmarked waters. With his assiduousness and persistence, his appeal and intelligence, he was able to convince the King and Queen of Spain to fund his trip....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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Lamuel Gulliver

- Lamuel Gulliver Jonathan Swift is one of the best known satirists in the history of literature. When one reads his works, especially something like Gulliver’s Travels, it is easy for one to spot the misanthropic themes, which emerge within his characterization. Lamuel Gulliver is an excellent protagonist: a keen observer, and a good representative of his native England, but one who loses faith in mankind as his story progresses. He ends up in remote areas of the world all by accidents in his voyages....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History of Early North American Colonies

- The European conquest for establishing North American colonies began with various motivations, each dependent on different, and/or merging necessities: economics, the desire to flee negative societal aspects, and the search for religious freedoms. Originally discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 in search for a trade route to Cathay (China), North America remained uninhabited, excluding the Native American establishments. Following this discovery, Spain –along with other European nations such as France, England, Sweden and the Netherlands– soon began the expedition to the new land with vast expectations....   [tags: European Conquest]

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Sir Francis Drake: A Look into His Early Life

- ... Back in the 16th century it was common for parents to send their children off to serve their rich/prosperous family relatives or friends in exchange for education for their children (Kelsey 7-8). Kelsey goes onto explain when Sir Francis Drake arrived at the Hawkins establishment he was joined by a group of his cousins, and also his younger brothers, John and Joseph Drake. Sir Francis Drake received most of his training and learning from his older cousin John Hawkins and from John’s dad, William Hawkins....   [tags: circumnavigate, expedition, voyages]

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Arcady: His Voyage Towards Individualism

- In the novel Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, Arcady plays a major role both in his own life and the lives of others. Arcady, despite the shield he surrounds himself with, is not a true Nihilist like his friend Bazarov through his thoughts and actions we see his change. To begin, Arcady shows signs of Romanticism Early on in the novel despite the announcement of his Nihilist beliefs. For example, Bazarov and Arcady were walking one afternoon in the garden and overheard Nicholas playing his cello....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christopher Columbus' Procedures for the New World

- The author of this list of procedures is none other than the great Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, who sought new land for the Highnesses of Spain in the year 1492. Christopher completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents. Columbus was seeking wealth through the establishment of trade routes and colonies, Columbus' theoretical proposal, to reach the East Indies by sailing westward, eventually received the support of the Spanish crown, which saw in it a chance to gain the upper hand over rival powers in the contest for the beneficial spice trade with Asia....   [tags: explorer, settlements, guidelines]

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Amerigo Vespucci

- Vespucci was the one person for whom North and South America was named after. Vespucci had a wonderful life and found many things on his voyages. Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy in March of 1451, and grew up in a considerable mansion near the river. As a young boy, Amerigo's happiest moments studying the stars. He excelled in mathematics and his hobby was copying maps. His dream as a young boy was to travel and get a better picture about what the Earth looked like. Amerigo spent half of his life as a business man hoping to strike it rich so he could explore....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Growing into a Free Man in “The Life of Olaudah Equaino

- Growing Into a Free Man An eleven year old, stolen from his hometown and forced into slavery, a life he did not choose, eventually works to buy his freedom. Olaudah Equaino was a lucky slave, as compared to other stories through history of how terrible and cruel salve life was, his time during enslavement was not just about pain and torment. In his narrative, “The Life of Olaudah Equaino, or Gustavus Vassa, the African”, he describes what he went through as a slave and his journey and troubles towards becoming a free man....   [tags: slave, africa, freedom]

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Writing about Love

- Writing about Love Love poems have always been very popular because love is one of the deepest emotions that people can feel and poetry is a good way to express such an emotion. When people think of love, they think of a typical romantic love but an exploration of pre-1914 love poetry shows other types of love such as unrequited love and obsessive love. The poems I will explore in depth are ‘To his Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvin, ‘The Garden of Love’ by William Blake, and ‘How do I love thee’ by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning....   [tags: Love Poems Poetry Literature Essays]

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A Brief Biography of Christopher Columbus

- Little may one know about Christopher Columbus, other than the fact that “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492”. Even though he was claimed to have discovered the Americas, he was never the first to arrive there because (according to historians) the Vikings were there first. But, his discovery led other people in Europe know about the Americas therefore changing the world. Columbus shaped the world as we know it today. Columbus was born around 1451 in the republic of Genoa (what today would be in Italy)....   [tags: the most influential sailors in history]

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Writer Versus Persona in Travel Literature

- Today it seems that writers consistently strive to find a relationship between the hero and the audience, hoping to spark more interest in their readers or viewers - most of the time this is achieved through the retelling of their own personal experiences, a story that was told to them, or, possibly, a fabricated story with a main character that the audience can easily relate. That being said, many pieces this semester revolve around the notion of the writer and the persona, particularly in travel literature....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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My Voyage to the United States

- ... It is true that once you study abroad your outlook and perspective towards life changes completely. Being away from the comfort of your home teaches you to be strong and independent. Higher education gives me a chance to gain knowledge and skills that can be used for rest of my life, and setting up my career and also gives me the job I desire. Initially, my parents had strong reservation about their daughter going so far away because I was the youngest child in my family to dream of going abroad for higher education....   [tags: international student, technology, chef]

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The Rise of Western Power: When China Ruled the Sea

- ... These treasure ships or bao chuan were built in the docks of Nanjing and the first voyage consisted of 317 ships that were up to 400 hundred feet long (Levathes 21). The sheer size of the bao chuan can be compared to the ships of Columbus and de Gama nearly a century later and a quarter of the size (Levathes 22). Zheng He and his treasure fleet traveled from China to the coast of East Africa, stopping in major ports in the Spice Islands, India, and Arabia. For centuries the Indian Ocean had been a coveted and profitable source of commerce and trade due to the market for spices and textiles especially after the fall of the Roman Empire and the decline of the Mediterranean....   [tags: Zheng He, the silk road]

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The Political Importance of Zheng He’s Voyages

- Accompanied by 27,000 men on 62 large and 255 small ships, the Chinese eunuch Zheng He, led 7 naval expeditions to Southeast Asia, Middle East and east coast of Africa in the span of 28 years during the Ming Dynasty. The scale of Zheng He’s fleet was unprecedented in world history. The large treasure ships used during the expeditions were purported to be 440 feet long and 180 feet wide (Dreyer, p. 102). Throughout his travels, Zheng He brought Chinese tea, porcelain and silk products to foreign countries and also brought back exotic goods to the Ming court such as spices, plants and leather....   [tags: Chinese Government, Ming Dynasty, Expeditions]

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Christopher Columbus: The Hero

- It is thought by many that Christopher Columbus was a skilled sailor on a mission of greed. Many think that he in fact did it all for the money, honor and the status that comes with an explorer, but this is not the case entirely. Columbus was an adventurer and was enthused by the thrill of the quest of the unknown. “Columbus had a firm religious faith and a scientific curiosity, a zest for life, the felling for beauty and the striving for novelty that we associate with the advancement of learning”....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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The Discovery Of Christopher Columbus

- Before the most famous historic voyage to the Americas Christopher Columbus had no support to go on his expedition. Christopher Columbus tried to get support from the King of Portugal John II, but he was turned down. Spain finally agreed to sponsor his voyage in 1492 across the Atlantic Ocean. By agreeing to sponsor Christopher Columbus voyage they believed they would have gained leverage in what they were trying to do in Spain. The Reconquista made the Spaniards very powerful. By Christopher Columbus finding new land with people and gold it convinced King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to continue to support his voyages....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, Spain]

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Christopher Columbus

- Since Elementary School, the epic tale of Columbus’s harrowing journey that ultimately lead to the discovery of America has been recited to us time and again. However, as more information has been unearthed about Columbus, his status as an American hero has been put into question. Not unlike most European explorers, Columbus came across many Native American tribes on his journeys. Since Columbus was under pressure to find new lands and amass large amounts of gold, he and his team of explorers viewed the indigenous people as nothing more than a means to an end....   [tags: education, Columbus]

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The Renaissance in England

- Renaissance in England The word Renaissance is simply defined as “rebirth”. The total Renaissance movement was “felt in art, literature, science, music, politics, religion and other intellectual” aspects (Wikipedia, Renaissance). The movement started in Italy in the late decades of the 1300s and spread throughout Europe over the next two and half centuries. The “term “Renaissance” was first used by the French historian Jules Michelet in 1858. The term stuck because it best described the period of transition between the medieval epoch in Europe and the beginning of the modern age” (Johnson 3)....   [tags: invention, printed materials, music, art]

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Critical Comparison of the Content and Literary Devices Used in Bon Voyage, Mr. President by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and The Perplexing Simplicity of a

- Critical Comparison of the Content and Literary Devices Used in Bon Voyage, Mr. President by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and The Perplexing Simplicity of a Lack of Nothing Bon Voyage, Mr President is a short story written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This is a tale of a South American President in exile. Nearing the end of his days, we are given an insight into the life of a man with injured pride, reminiscing the days that went by and so fast, where the President had lost everything he had worked for and knew....   [tags: Papers]

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Are Zheng He’s Voyages Deserving of Celebration?

- ... A tribute is an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration. An emissaries is a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative. Colonialism is the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. On the map displayed on Document A, you can conclude that Zheng He clearly cared about trading during these explorations. How can we come to this conclusion....   [tags: conflict, castrated, explorations]

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Bringing Slaves and Indentured Servents to the United States

- ... In addition to the uncomfortable living condition on the ship and unpredictable weather that could at any moment become life threatening storms, the servants and slaves faced death from numerous diseases. “But during the voyage there is on board these ships terrible misery, stench, fumes, horror, vomiting, many kinds of sea-sickness, fever, dysentery, headache, heat, constipation, boils, scurvy, cancer, mouth rot, and the like, all of which come from old and sharply salted food and meat, also from very bad and foul water, so that many die miserably” (Mittleberger, Gottlieb) ....   [tags: labor, voyage, racism]

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After The Fall of Rome

- Rome had fallen. Western Civilization commenced an arduous journey from the Early Middle Ages to the ascension of modern European states. The shifting sands of society were persistent in progressing onwards. Several key events occurred during these eras and affected the route of the modern world. Each of these eras contributed valuable ideas to modern society. Furthermore, several remarkable human beings shaped the course of Western history. There were three heirs to the legacy of Rome that appeared after its fall....   [tags: Renaissance, Reformation, Europe. ]

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The Rise Of Power Between East And West

- Throughout the 13th and 21st century, the balance of power has dramatically shifted between nations for worldwide dominance and influence. Both Eastern and Western civilizations unendingly fought to become the world 's beacon and model of living. Through rapid advancement in technology, economic prosperity, major social and political events the rise of power between East and West have altered the balance of power in the world. In the early modern era, the growth of technology would initiate competition between West and East powers....   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Europe]

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Summary Of ' Grandma ' The Voyager '

- Grandma, The Voyager At the young age of 10, a young Dutch girl with insanely black, curly, hair sailed the sea on a big ship from Holland to the United States. Kissing the fields of tulips and windmills goodbye, she said hello to the land of the free. Wearing her wool skirt and a light cotton top, she endured the long trek on the ship with her large family of seven. One can assume the trip came with a great deal of memories. Those memories like seasickness, insomnia, but most importantly the jittery feeling that is expected to come about when waiting to arrive at an unfamiliar place....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, An American Family]

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Christopher Columbus' Dreams Fulfilled

- Christopher Columbus is a man of many dreams and wishes. One of his many wishes turned out to be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a quicker way to reach India. The only way to get to India by sea was thought to be around Africa, but Columbus felt he could make the trip a lot easier by traveling straight across the Atlantic in search of the west coast and India. Columbus had been in need of money to fund his trip so he sought out Queen Isabella. Isabella did not want to help at first, but Columbus then told her that he would bring in the church....   [tags: india, voyage, new world]

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The Development of Royal African Company

- ... On May 3, 1588 Queen Elizabeth recognized this success and granted the first patent of monopoly to the West Coast of Africa. Hawkins voyages are significant because he was the first Englishman to engage in slavery. In 1660 Charles II was very interested in the possibility of gold mines, he was determined to create a company for the purpose of sending an expedition to Gambia to mine for gold. On December 18, 1660 Charles II granted Prince Rupert a charter for this very purpose the name of the company would be called, The Company of Royal Adventures into Africa....   [tags: voyages, trade, charters]

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The Time Period Of Slavery

- The time period of slavery lasted form the 1500s, until the 18th century. During that time slave captures went into part of Africa and seized thousands of slaves, and transferring them into the New World. Where slaves worked in felids, shops, and homes, but all slaves weren’t transported to the Americas some were brought into Islam working there for Military purposes. African slavery was different from European slavery. The difference between both was Africans would use their own to manipulate and work them for their needs, such as a labor in gold mines and on plantation in Africa, Ashantee Plantation....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery, History of slavery]

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The Mystery of the Lost Colony

- For centuries the disappearance of the Roanoke colonists has been one of the great mysteries in the historical community. Within the span of three years, 120 colonists disappeared from an English colony on Roanoke Island, a small piece of land off the coast of North Carolina. The evidence left behind barely gives us a clue as to what could have happened to the entire colony. With the testimony of John White, the leader of the colony that left the settlement to get more supplies, and what little evidence there is, there have been many theories as to what actually caused the disappearance....   [tags: American History]

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The Truth about Christopher Columbus

- Everyone knows the saying Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. However, there is a lot more to Christopher Columbus than what everyone was taught in elementary school through high school. Columbus is thought to be a hero, but just being classified as a hero is a fallacy. Several works including Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies and The Lies my Teacher Told Me have been published about the real Christopher Columbus and his legacy. The story of Christopher Columbus begins in the city of Genoa in the year 1451....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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