In the book about John Smith’s “General history of Virginia, New England, and Summer Isles”, I found the journal interesting. The way Smith wrote in third person instead of first is different from most journals published. Smith’s work later on in the journal, reflects on someone else’s viewpoint on his life and reputation and I like that he used different sides to write about. Lastly, his journal showed the history that happened during that time period, such as the Indians, his life, Procantas, and Christianity. One thing I disliked about Smith’s work is the writing style he writes in.
In 1608, there was a race to get to the Americas, which were beginning to be colonized. Britain used lots of advertising to try to convince people to move. During this time, John Smith had been exploring the territory around the Virginia area when he had an encounter with the local American Indian tribe. Many people are unsure what happened during this encounter, and historians argue whether or not Pocahontas saved John Smith when the emperor of the tribe supposedly attempted to kill him. Pocahontas did not save John Smith’s life because the emperor was kind to him; in fact, the emperor was not going to kill John Smith at all.
The colonists portrayed the natives as uncivilized barbarians, and John Smith’s account is the epitome of this idea. His portrayal of the story reflects the natives as inferiors while displaying the colonists as superior individuals who always have the upper hand. Smith describes how for “six or seven weeks those barbarians kept him prisoner,” however he was able to improve their image in the natives’ eyes so much that “those savages admired him more than their own” and he was able to gain back his freedom (Smith 63). John Smith uses bias in his account in order to generate a better look for himself over the natives. He expresses the overall general consensus in how the colonists felt about the natives, portraying them as overwhelmingly barbaric and savage-like who captured him for such a long period.
The Differences between John Smith and William Bradford John Smith and William Bradford were some of the first authors of early American literature. John Smith, a former soldier and pirate, leapt at the opportunity to go to the New World. He helped shape the Jamestown colony and contributed to its government, even serving as a governor for a year. However, one of his most important accomplishments was writing three books about his experiences in the New World.
This quote explains how the protagonist of George Orwell’s 1984, Winston Smith, was prepared to sacrifice his life in order to see through with the downfall of “The Party” which would allow his society to once again know true freedom. Throughout the society it was rumored that anyone who was not completely loyal to the society would be sentenced to death. Smith, knowing that he was about to betray the “The Party” on a level far more severe than “thoughtcrime” realized that he practically sentenced himself to death. He was ready to sacrifice his life in order be a small part of a much greater cause. After Smith is taken into custody, he is brainwashed into believing what the party wants him to think.
Slaves knew that running away from their master would be hard, due to the lack of trust they were given. As time passed, slaves became wiser, and more determined to be free. Many slaves set up plans, and met with men that would help them escape the horrible lives they faced. Many slaves decided to create plans that would help them get out of their lives as servants, knowing that the consequences would be brutal. According to Dr. Bryan Walls, “Henry Box Brown” from KQED he says “a White sympathizer.
Being a quiet and a good listener, reading has always been on the top of the list of my hobbies. Additionally, I am a person who loves to know and appreciate historical art works, lifestyles, and literature works. Thus, getting a chance to read American literature was a wish being fulfilled for me. Amongst all the passages and literary pieces I have read so far in this book, I had trouble in grasping the facts stated in “A Report of the Newfound Land of Virginia” by Thomas Hariot. I am also not satisfied with the organization of the text in the book.
Throughout history, there have been many events that have washed away the innocents of mankind. The Trail of Tears is a true historical horror scene, targeting one race, the Native Americans, and removing them from civilization in the most “humane” way. Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, wanted land that was already owned. The signing of the Treaty of New Echota ceded Cherokee land to the United States in exchange for compensation. In 1838 and 1839, the Indian removal policy forced the Indians to give up their land and walk to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma).
Robert Wood Johnson II’s father, Robert Wood Johnson, has a foundation named after him. The foundation is called the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The foundation supports a wide variety of research and programs targeting some of America’s most serious health issues. According to http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf.html RWJF is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated to health. They are working to build a national Culture of Health.
pennsylvania history 306 militias and Susquehannock Indians in 1675, it proceeds through severalstages: Nathaniel Bacon’s mobilization of extralegal volunteers, GovernorBerkeley’s denunciation of these rebels, and the outbreak of full-scale civilwar. Rice summarizes important background information in expositoryasides, which connect his narrative to the broader social, economic, politi-cal, and diplomatic questions of the day. He places particular emphasis onthe class conflict between wealthy planters and poor settlers, as well as theincreasingly precarious position of Native Americans in the Chesapeake. But Rice focuses on the storytelling, moving rapidly through the unfoldingevents. As might be expected from the author of Nature and History in the Potomac Country