The intended audience for The Book of Unknown Americans are other immigrants, or foreigners living in the United States. The author seems to assume that the reader is not originally from the United States, and is Latino. Adolfo “Fito” Angelino talks about how the United States is popular with the Latinos. “We have all the Spanish supermarkets now, and the school district started those English programs. I know some people here think we’re trying to take over, but we just want to be a part of it.
In the article: America, Found and Lost by Charles C. Mann,the colonists that arrived at Jamestown faced many hardships but how they managed their newfound land changed the landscape forever. When the newcomers arrived to America, their different ways changed the landscape around them forever. What we learned in school is wrong, the land was far from untouched. Powhatan’s people lived in villages surrounded by huge plots of cleared land that was used for crops. To avoid attack from Spanish ships, Jamestown was settled over a hundred miles away from the ocean.
Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along is written by Larry Schweikart. Schweikart is an American historian as well as a professor of history at the University of Dayton. As a child he grew up in Arizona where he would later attend Arizona state university. While there, Schweikart completed an M.A. and later earned his Ph.D. in history from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1984.
Before the early 1800’s pass laws had not been used to restrict the movements of non-white’s, but slaves were forced into carrying pass books since 1709. The first pass book was said to be introduced on the 27 June 1797, and was used to in an attempt to exclude all natives from the cape colony. The Natives (Urban Areas) Act of 1923 stated that all urban areas were to be “white land” and all people of colour in that area were to carry pass books at all times. If a native was found without a pass book in a white area were immediately arrested and sent back to a rural area
Paper Topic 1 After reading Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) in the course packet, and watching the film Birth of a Nation (2016) I was able to notice some key takeaways and differences between the two. The film Birth of a Nation was directed by Nate Parker, he also played the main role in the film acting as Nat Turner.
After reading the article "Rethinking our Roots" by Russ Juskalian; it touch many different topics thorough out it. One of these topics was the discovery of Little foot which all began by Ron Clarke, who was looking through mislabeled boxes that were from the 1920 's and 30 's gold rush and found a small human like ankle bone. Which lead to to excavation of the rest of the skeleton. According to Clarke ( Juskalian 2016) about little foot was that it, "was made for walking up straight and it didn 't drags it knuckles(p. 32). The next topic that was discussed was the discovery of Karabo that was discovered by Matthew Berger and how was it was structured.
Stephen Fried’s “Appetite for America” says that as the nation’s first popular champion of fine dining, Fred Harvey invented chain restaurants, chain hotels. Fried’s book includes Fred Harveys biography - the tale of a poor immigrant who became the founding father of the American hospitality industry. Fred Harvey left his native England for United States at the age of 17 same like other Europeans did at that time. Upon his arrival in New York City, Mr. Harvey began working in the restaurant business in New York, in Washington street market, he was hired as a dish washer. The Civil War was bad for restaurants, but good for the railroads, and Mr. Harvey made a career change.
America, the land of equity, has the largest ratio of rich citizens to poor citizens at 12:1. Compared to Japan and Germany’s measly 4:1, this information is outrageous. America is shown to have the most skewed economic pyramid when denoting the amount of people on each side of the economic slide. The selection, Class in America - 2006, an academic paper by Gregory Mantsios, argues the existence and magnitude of class and economic standing in the United States; through the use of fact and opinion, he creates the visual of a society severely divided by economic standing. Gregory Mantsios effectively convinces the audience of the differences in class sanding that cause a significant impact in the lives of americans and economic spectrum with his use of logos, anticipation, and credible evidence.
Thomas Paine and The Promise of America By Harvey J. Kaye It is the position of the creator that Paine was basically the main surly understood radical democrat in America, trade those perspectives to both England and France in the 1790s, and has propelled those trying to counter the powers of mistreatment from that point forward. Despite the fact that Paine was a latecomer to the progressive cause in the states, having arrived just in November, 1774, there is little question that his handout “Judgment Kills” 1776, was a break with an example of alert that many followed as to partition with England. His abrasion of the English government including the King.
In Pierpoint’s article, “The Measure of America,” Frank Boas is a German anthropologist who emigrated to America in order to pursue his career. While attending the Exposition in Chicago, he discovered that anthropologists were not taking into account the historical events and challenges that people had to overcome. Determined to teach Americans about cultural diversity and the “wealth of thought” regarding to the representations of cultures.
During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the people of America were changing. John Steinbeck knew this and figured out that it was finally time to go on the journey of a lifetime. In his novel Travels With Charley: In Search of America Steinbeck sets out on a journey across America, with his poodle Charley, in search of the true spirit of America and the people living in America. Steinbeck felt as if he had not known if what he was writing about was entirely truthful. Steinbeck felt like he needed to rediscover America because he felt like Americans themselves were changing.