European Roots Essays

  • Harmony and Howling — African and European Roots of Jamaican Music

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    Harmony and Howling — African and European Roots of Jamaican Music English colonial rule began in Jamaica in the year 1655. The growth of a plantation culture in the West Indies quickly changed the need for labor in the area. Between 1700 and 1786, more than 600,000 African slaves were brought to Jamaica. These slaves were required to work for their English colonial masters who would purchase them from slave traders at various ports around the island. Slaves were abducted from various regions

  • Socialist Utopia In Nineteen E

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    Eric Blair, known to his readers under the English pen name of George Orwell (1903-1950), was a man familiar with the roles of government. He served with the British government in Burma under the Indian Imperial Police. Returning to his European roots, Orwell also sided with the Spanish government as he fought with the Loyalists in their civil war. It wasn't until he wrote professionally as a political writer that Orwell's ideas of government were fully expressed. Orwell, in his political writings

  • Music of The Civil War

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    you should refer to a textbook. Music of the time, however, helps us delve into people’s thoughts and opinions on the war, slavery, and many other important issues in our country’s history. Prior to the civil war, American music followed its European roots. During the civil war, American music began to develop in its own way, largely influenced by the music of the African-Americans. The war produced many well-known songs. These songs were important in their time and they are still known to many

  • European Roots on American Culture

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    NOTES on :EUROPEAN ROOTS OF AMERICAN CULTURE Begins with my own, (American Studies) and our nation's education. years of study, led by 20 years of different type of study Seen only from the inside out Idea of uniqueness Mistakes--such as multiculturalism, isolationism, (anecdote about Kyle and map of Euope --more than 25 countries-- in school) My students always ask: WHY haven't we heard this before?? And why do my foreign students actually make better grades in AM. History than do

  • Retention and Preservation of African Roots in Jamaican Folk Music

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    Retention and Preservation of African Roots in Jamaican Folk Music Preface Amid tens of thousands of volumes in this library collection at UVM, the "silence" is in fact a low hum issuing from the vents. I read essay upon essay, ideas and histories of ideas, until I pause in a pensive moment. A thick green binding breaks my meditation. A title, The Power of Sound, fills my mind with music. I consider the power of words. The music issuing from the Caribbean island of Jamaica has for decades

  • The Melungeons: Turkish Roots in the New World

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    mention is made of these enigmatic Melungeons throughout history as a mysterious and lost people. Nobody seemed to know for sure who these people were or where they came from. They spoke an earlier form of English but with dark skin did not look white European. The loss of rights and land caused many Melungeons to leave the areas where they lived for centuries and to start over in new areas where no one knew them. These people made themselves friendly with the Indians and lived in a peaceful Utopia

  • Recovering History, Constructing Race: the Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans

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    Recovering History, Constructing Race: the Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans Recovering Aztlan : Racial Formation Through a Shared History (1) Traditionally history of the Americas and American population has been taught in a direction heading west from Europe to the California frontier. In Recovering History, Constructing Race, Martha Mencahca locates the origins of the history of the Americas in a floral pattern where migration from Asia, Europe, and Africa both voluntary

  • Herbology Essay

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    Herbology is the study of not only magical plants but mundane plants as well. In the first year of Herbology there have been several types of plants that have been examined and each have its own separate, unique properties, dangers, treatment, and uses. Herbology can be viewed as an art form if one were to view each plant as its own entity with different rules and way to care for the plant. Different plants are used for a variety of different reasons to healing, potion making, breeding, and even

  • How Has The Word Cunt Changed Over Time

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    and has gone through many changes in its lifetime. It is a taboo and vulgar word with ancient origins. According to Tony Thorne in the Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, “related words exist in other European languages (French con, Spanish cono) and it seems that, in the unwritten prehistoric Indo-European parent languages, cu or koo was a word base expressing “feminine” or “fecund” and associated notions.” (‘cunt’). At one point during Middle English (1066-1500CE) cunt stopped being vulgar, but sometime

  • Mistletoe

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    survive. Mistletoe will create its own food until such a time it is actually rooted into the tree or shrub. Once rooted the plant will use the water and nutrients from the tree or shrub to grow and survive. This is very different than other plants that root in dirt and then use moisture and nutrients directly from the earth. Some Mistletoe can embed itself so much and grow so rapidly that it overtakes its host killing it and then will die itself. Mistletoe can be found growing in many types of trees

  • Essay on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Evil Exposed in The Pardoner's Tale

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    The Root of Evil Exposed in The Pardoner's Tale "The root of all evil is money."  Because this phrase has been repeated so many times throughout history, one can fail to realize the truth in this timeless statement.  Whether applied to the corrupt clergy of Geoffrey Chaucer's time, selling indulgences, or the corrupt televangelists of today, auctioning off salvation to those who can afford it, this truth never seems to lose its validity.  In Chaucer's famous work The Canterbury

  • The Emerald Green Tree Boa

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    flowers. The Bromelia/Bromeliad gives off a potent odor and sweet smell. The plant has razor sharp leaves resembling its close relative the pineapple. The Bromelia is home to many small rodents and the emerald green tree boa. Bromelia have open air roots. The roots are a whitish gray color. The flowers are usually closed unless there is enough water in the air. Locomotion Emerald Green Tree Boas slither to get from point A to point B. They do not migrate due to them already living in a climate that

  • Essay About Spanglish

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    Spanglish is a well-known term that describes the linguistic behaviors on Spanish speakers, who’s Spanish is uniquely influenced from the English language. Spanglish can also be defined as a “mixed-code vernacular that includes a range of linguistic phenomena, most notably code-switching”. Despite the fact that Puerto Rican linguist, Salvador Tio, coined the term ‘Spanglish’ in the late 1940’s, this language contact phenomena has actually been used over the past 150 years, since the Treaty of Guadalupe

  • Aluminum Essay

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    experiment done to try to see if Aluminum can cause resistance in potatoes to a disease. Aluminum is commonly found in arid soils which accounts for 35% of all farmable on earth. The aluminum (specifically Al3+) targets the roots of the plants and causes stunted plant growth and abnormal root formation. THis causes stresses in the plant which could lead to cross resistance. This immunity has led to some plants to develop cross resistance to diseases. THis has happened before in the plant, an example is the

  • Drought Stress Essay

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    elongation of root, leaf size, proliferation of root and inhibition of shoot growth (Sharp & Davies 1989; Spollen et al.,1993;Yamaguchi et al.,2010). Furthermore ,it also badly hampers all kinds of plant functions and physiological and biochemical traits such as mineral elements, carbohydrates, free radicals, ions, hormones, lipids, and nucleic acids (HongBo et al., 2005; Yasar et al., ; Moghadam et al .,2011,Mohsen Pourgholam et al,2013) .The transportation of nutrients from the roots to the stem

  • Importance Of Sugarcane

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    Saccharum officinarum better known as sugarcane. Sugar cane is a member of the grass family and is given the botanical name of Saccharum officinarum. Like other grasses, sugarcane has jointed stems and sheathing leaf bases, with leaves, shoots, and roots all coming from these stem joints. (Macinnis, 2002) This plant has had a great impact on the world we know today. In the 1500s, sugarcane changed the world in a big way as it caused a trading increase between the Canary Islands and South America. The

  • Hypertext as a Rhizome

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    step in comparing hypertext to a rhizome system is to understand just what a rhizome is. The philosopher Gilles Deleuze came up with the idea and Janet Murray applied to hypertext. A rhizome is a tuber root system in which any point may be connected to another point. “Deleuze used the rhizome root system as a model of connectivity in systems of ideas” (Murray 132). One simplified example of this is the prewriting technique of making a web. There is one central idea and then several thoughts that

  • Insecurity as a Root of Tyranny

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    Insecurity as a Root of Tyranny “Everyday Use,” by the acclaimed author Alice Walker, is a thematic and symbolic adaptation of the author’s life and the lifestyle of the African-American population during the 1960’s. Reviewing Alice Walker’s life and the 1960’s provides the necessary background to understand the character development of this story. Walker was born in 1944, the daughter of poor southern sharecroppers in Georgia. The history of the Walker family predates slavery; therefore, many


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    meaning ‘sweet’ and ‘root’. It is one of the oldest and best-known remedies for coughs and chest complaints. The knowledge and use of it dates back to the time of the early days of Egyptian civilisation. The Hindus, Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, and Chinese all knew about the values of Licorice. It is an enduring herb, which grows in most moderate countries. It varies from about two to five feet high, with long, smooth green leaves and yellowish white or purplish flowers. The root is light brown with

  • Mills

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    titled Utilitarianism written in 1863, Mill states: “Right and wrong, as well as truth and falsehood, are questions of observation and experience…morality must be deduced from principles...there ought to be some one fundamental principle or law, at the root of all morality, or if there be several, there should be a determinate order of precedence among them; and the one principle, or the rule for deciding between the various principles when they conflict, ought to be self-evident.” I find much importance