His particular approach based on the chronological series of historic events clearly explains the process that transformed cocaine from being a medical commodity to an illicit drug. In “Andean cocaine”, nothing is left to chance, the author is able to clearly explain the causes and the consequences that connect all the events, countries and people in the infamous history of coke. What I found extremely captivating of the book was its relation to several study fields: from medicine to anthropology, or from history to geography, without forgetting to mention branches of politics and sociology, “Andean Cocaine” offers readers from different backgrounds an enriching reading. The book by Gootenberg represents an incredible useful source of knowledge not only for a novice reader who is looking for an introduction to the history of cocaine, but also for a specialist in the field who wants to have a more general overview on how different agents, countries and time periods are all connected to coke’s marketisation process. My opinion on the book in conclusion is genuinely positive.
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, otherwise known as Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist, writer, orator, statesman, and social reformer for African Americans all over. As a slave, he learned how to read and write through fellow people that were in his neighborhood and his plantation owner’s wife. Some say that him learning these two essentials was the start of his political movement to the road of freedom. It was almost as the more he read, the more his ambition and determination leveled up to end slavery. He began to use his new develop skills and put to work some of the greatest writings that has ever hit history.
“He who saves the life of one saves the world entire.” These powerful words from the Talmud were spoken by Itzhak Stern on behalf of 1400 Jewish men, women and children saved from certain death by the actions of one man. The account of his actions is found in a novel that can only be described as a classic. That story is Schindler’s Ark and today I would like to share with you why it should be recognized as part of the literary canon. But what is the literary canon? Stories and legends are woven into the fabric of our identity.
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, a book written by journalist, David Von Drehle, is a historical work that told the story of the infamous fire that took place at a shirtwaist factory in New York City in 1911. the days before the fire, the day of the fire, as well as the trials and aftermath are all covered in chronological order. David Von Drehle’s main argument is that the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory changed the future of America. He successfully proved his point by organizing the book in a certain way that provided a variety of sources, perspectives, and facts that make it clear to the reader that the future of the United States changed because of the Triangle fire. The novel is based around different people that took
Both John Smith and William Bradford were Englishmen who came to America and helped to found the earliest colonies in New England. They came at different times and for different reasons. Both tell of events during these travels in their written accounts, but these accounts show that the two men, as well as their goals, were drastically different. Captain John Smith, considered to be the first American writer, came to America in the spring of 1607. He had many adventures prior to the voyage to New England, and thought quite highly of himself, as is clear in his writings.
In 1831 French sociologist and political theorist Alexis De Tocqueville and a lawyer he befriended named Gustave de Beaumont, spent nine months traveling around America studying its prisons and came back with a full report on the cultural, political and psychological life in America. While Beaumont wrote about the penitentiary system, Tocqueville focused more in the cultural and political life in America. He wrote two essays and published them in a book called Democracy in America. He discussed the possible threats to democracy and the possible dangers of democracy. He believed that religion and equality were the greatest ideas and they were the most advanced in the United States and that's why democracy worked so well in America.
Edward Jenner: Father of the Inoculation Many have heard of the disease “smallpox”, yet few have experienced it first-hand. Occurring in 1947, New York contained one of the last smallpox outbreaks in the United States (Baker-Blocker np). Subsequently, the World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated, in 1980 (Baker-Blocker np). Thanks to the invention pioneered by the English physician and scientist, Edward Anthony Jenner. On behalf of his early life and contributions, Edward Jenner was important to the scientific and medical community.
Although we have made some impressive strides towards ending this loss of life, clearly more work needs to be done. After a century and a half of interacting with this public health phenomena (first commercialized cigarette sold in 1865 from a tobacco farm in North Carolina), we have come to understand it well, how it affects us, why it’s widespread and how it should be prevented. In spite of the many efforts and strategies aimed at hindering the spread of tobacco, it
Drehle, D. V. (2003). Triangle: The Fire That Changed America (1st ed.) New York, NY. Grove Press David Von Drehle’s Triangle: The Fire That Changed America is a historical monograph discusses the rise of labor reforms along with the Progressive Movement throughout the state of New York during the early 1900’s, and pushes forward the argument that the fire which decimated the Triangle Waist Company was vital to the entrance of laws advocated by unions that protect the safety of workers. Drehle himself is a journalist, a former editor of Time Magazine, and a frequent visitor of American History in most of his works.
The first accounts of racism in the U.S. were said to have been as late as 1619 when the first recorded slaves arrived on boat delivered to Jamestown, Virginia to aid in tobacco picking for the new english settlers. You will here about how racism is a daily problem, What we could be doing to stop it, and how it is affecting daily lives around the U.S. These are problems that could be the most beneficial to stopping racism due to the fact that they all related in based on how they revolve around a social dynamic. This is the largest part that affects why there is racism. What this means is that where a person live the school they go to or even their work has the biggest impact on racism.
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend had a major significant impact on the expansion of the United States. This battle ended the Creek War successfully with General Andrew Jackson clearing the Mississippi Territory for the American expansion. This endeavor catapulted his career and made him the one our memorable Presidents. General Jackson knew what would advance his career and this was obviously it. I believe he was motivated by competition with fellow officer, General John Coffee, and what happened to him as a child when he encountered the Indians for the first time.
He grew up in the midst of major Iranian movements such as the 1891 Tobacco Revolt. He studied in France and Switzerland, then later eventually became prime ministers of Iran. Mossadegh was selected as Time 's magazine’s 1951 “Person of the Year” due to his nationalization of the Iranian oil. We are revisiting him today due to unknown factors at the time that article was written such as the United States involvement in the 1953 coup, the 1979 revolution, and other events that arise due to previous events. Growing up, Mossadegh was surrounded by the political world.
The 1619: The Making of America conference exemplifies what W.E.B Dubois stated by telling the truth and not clouding the issue. It is pivotal that African Americans know their history and how our country evolved. To begin, the 1619 Conference documents the first year Africans were brought to North America as slaves. It further explores how slavery continue to impact the United States. The program began with one
While being free, we have laws to keep you safe.~Jackson Do you like tobacco? Do you like farming? Than you 're the kind of people that Virginia needs. But before you come here, here’s some information about the founders of our colony. First of all the colony was founded by Sir Walter Raleigh and the Virginia company in 1607 for the purpose of growing and selling tobacco.
Yesterday, as I was searching for some information regarding slavery in first colonies, I came across an interesting historical document, titled “Resolutions of Germantown, Pennsylvania Mennonites, February 18, 1688”. It was the earliest known official protest against slavery. I also found two articles “The Bible, slavery and Founding Fathers” and “ The Founding Fathers and slavery” that try to describe how a slavery was perceived in that era and what founding fathers thought about it. I liked those articles because they include citations from original documents and therefore seem to be credible. They may also answer at least a tiny piece of your last question.