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  • The Myth Of The Confederacy

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    The Myth Of The Confederacy "Had the Confederate States of America been a human being rather than a nation, its tombstone might have read, "Born: Montgomery, Alabama, Feb 10th 1861; Died (of a theory): Irwinville, Georgia, May 10th 1865", and been recorded as a statistic of infant mortality. The life of the fledgling state - the "Other" America, as it were - was short indeed, its lifespan numbering but fifty-one months. Of those, all but two were spent at war." (Lee) In the 135 years

  • Iroquois Confederacy

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    IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY OVERVIEW The Iroquois Confederacy, an association of six linguistically related tribes in the northeastern woodlands, was a sophisticated society of some 5,500 people when the first white explorers encountered it at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The 1990 Census counted 49,038 Iroquois living in the United States, making them the country's eighth most populous Native American group. Although Iroquoian tribes own seven reservations in New York state and one in Wisconsin

  • The Defeat of The Confederacy

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    There were several reasons for the defeat of the Confederacy which included no industrial base, (Donald 1996, p. 99) inadequate transportation net (Donald, 1996, p. 99), and bickering among the generals (McPherson & Hogue, 2009, p. 365) etc., but the overriding factor was that the Confederacy never became a nation (Donald, 1996, p. 100). That is, they seceded because the Southern states believed they had the right as independent States to do so (Donald, 1996, p. 7). The South lost because they

  • A Confederacy of Dunces

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    42). Here, Ignatius Reilly makes one of his many pleas to Fortuna, the goddess which he believes controls his destiny and his life by spinning him in circles of good and bad luck. The cycles Ignatius Reilly goes through in John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces play an important role in the story, as they affect not only him, but several others in the book as well. The cycles that Ignatius is put through do, indeed, influence those around him. These cycles that Ignatius goes through are very

  • A Confederacy of Dunces

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    Journal One: A Confederacy of Dunces Chapter One: Plot: Ignatius waited for Mrs. Reilly outside the department store. A policeman attempted to apprehend Ignatius; a mob ensued with the result of an old man being arrested for calling the policeman a communist. Mrs. Reilly and Ignatius escape to a local bar in which the bartender treats them with a lack of respect as well as eavesdrops on their conversation about Ignatius’ trip to Baton Rouge. The old man, Claude Robichaux, was brought before the

  • Union versus Confederacy

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    The Union, along with the Confederacy, did not plan for major war. While each side had different resources, leadership, and military strategies, there was one strong similarity. The Union and the Confederacy believed in their way of thinking. According to the Union, the confederacy was a threat to maintaining the central government and the ideas our nation was founded on. While the south fought for independence and the conservation of slavery. Because both sides believed in the mission of the war

  • A Confederacy Of Dunces Analysis

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    Analysis of “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole “A Confederacy of Dunces” is a brilliant satire written by the deceased John Kennedy Toole. Toole was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the satire after its publication in 1981. The book became a cult classic soon after its publication and has since transferred over into the literary cannon in some curriculums. In my analysis I will focus on the three main themes found in the book; slavery, work ethic, and fate. Toole was blatant

  • Factors Contributing to the Collapse of the Confederacy

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    history forever. It tore the nation apart causing Americans to fight against each other, pitting brothers and friends alike against one another. The war was the bloodiest every to happen in American history. There are many possible reasons on why the Confederacy lost the Civil War to the Union. There were the differences of the economies between the North and the South, the Union’s blockade of Confederate ports, their military man power and leadership, and the government and its leadership. During the

  • The Rebirth of Ignatius in The Confederacy of Dunces

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    The Rebirth of Ignatius in The Confederacy of Dunces       "You learnt everything, Ignatius, except how to be a human being" (375).     Chained to a dominant character who is so vast and yet so embryonic that he is not only protagonist but also, in many ways, his own antagonist, The Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, has been called "a broad satirical view of the modern world" (Holditch "Introduction" The Neon Bible xi). Since this short definition fails to explain that the view

  • Why the Confederacy Lost the War

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    Why the Confederacy Lost the War Many historians have tried to offer their ideology on the outcome of the Civil War. McPherson in his “American Victory, American Defeat” writes about what other historians have decreed their answers to why the Confederacy lost. He tells us the reasons that could not be the explanation for the loss, and explains the internal reasons but leaves the true cause of the loss untold. Freehling explains the defeat by discussing what could have been and then