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    Two Sides of a Coin in Colonial America

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    and differences. Animal skin drums beat out rhythms around a fire as a young Samsom Occum sits at his elders’ feet, as do other children of the Mohegan tribe. Occum was born in 1723 to what he described as “Heathenistic” parents near the town of New London in Connecticut who raised him in “Heathenism” (Belasco 2). Around the time Occum was brought into this world the established English were influencing the Mohegan tribe in more ways than one, such as the way they treated their elders, alcohol consumption

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    Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

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    Post colonialism deals with cultural identity in colonized societies and the ways in which writers articulate that identity. Things Fall Apart is a good novel that serves as a reminder of what Nigeria once was. It shows how a society can deal with change, how change affects the individuals of that society, and how delicate a change can be; so much so that the people themselves are surprised at the change. Things Fall Apart is an English novel by the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe which was published

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    European Painting

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    demonstrate the mix of immediacy and idealization. Despite the Enlightenment and imperialism ended, Hodges’s place as a professional landscape painter in the art history is solid. His paintings are still at display at the Queen’s House at Greenwich in London.

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    she did not reject her Muslim faith, but acquired a disdain for anything spiritual or supernatural. If she could see it and explain it, she would believe it. Bilquis’ family was well known, hosting people from all over the world and often visiting London or Paris. Her husband was the Minister of the Interior, but they had divorced five years before, and feeling “the shame of rejection,” she secluded herself in her family’s ancestral home in the village of Wah. She lived with her servants and four-year-old

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    How George Psalmanazar Escaped From History

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    arrived in London and had a few discreet conversations. Within a year, he had a publishing contract and the ear of the British royal courts; not long after that he was given a post at Oxford. Psalmanazar's book, An Historical and Geographic Description of Formosa, describing the virtually unknown East Asian island society from whence he came, was read throughout Europe, and his beliefs - among them, that false accusations were worse than cannibalism, Jesuits were the ruin of pure societies, and the

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    Slavery and Freedom in Colonial Brazil. London: The Macmillan Press. 7. Schuler, Monica. (1980) "Alas, Alas, Kongo": A Social History of Indentured African Immigration into Jamaica, 1841- 1865. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 8. Sells, William (1972) Remarks on the Condition of Slaves in the Island of Jamaica. Shannon, Ireland: Irish University Press. 9. Turner, Mary (1982). Slaves and Missionaries: The Disintegration of Jamaican Slave Society, 1787-1834. Urbana,

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    Though the majority of women's religious duty consisted of assisting charitable works sponsored by parishes (Heeney 330), women were also employed as local missionaries. The era also witnessed the revival of the convent as an alternative avenue for women of all classes. For the Victorian-era upper middle class family of the Pagets of London, the women received a Christian education in terms of learning the Bible and reciting psalms. In adulthood they fulfilled their Christian duty by volunteering

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    Treatment of Minorities in Turkey

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    Islamic Justice and Development Party (AKP) has assumed control of the government.[i] Thus far, the military establishment and existing political bureaucracy have been resistant to the AKP?s efforts to fully incorporate minority groups into mainstream society. Pointing to previous minority insurrections, military leaders are fearful that the new provisions will only serve to weaken the government's authority over the minority groups and to promote another wave of minority uprisings.[ii]? But, the possibility

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    Bruce And John Sociology

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    He had lived with his father in Rhodesia during which time he gained an understanding of racial discrimination and inequality. At the age of 7 he expressed his desire to engage in missionary work. The familial structure responsible for Bruce’s socialisation did not ingrain within him the same elitist predilections experienced by John. His direct exposure to injustice, coupled with his divided family, allowed Bruce to engage with ideas

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    Butler's Erewhon, a traveler finds a land that is not totally unlike his own society, but he soon discovers that they have a very different culture from his. By using the failings of Erewhonian society, the author draws the reader's attention to flaws of his own society. This device is used in other works studied this semester, by creating a world that is not completely different from the author's own in an effort to make society realize its faults. Thomas More's Utopia is similar to Erewhon because

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