After reading the novel Revolutionary Mothers I have gained significant knowledge and a better grasp of the Revolutionary war. Carol Berkin 's purpose in writing this book was a simple one: Presenting a series of lenses of various raced women and how they affected and were effected by the Revolutionary War. She presents how women of every skin color was a major factor during the war and ultimately in aiding the formation of our nation. A major difference between this novel and what I have previously learned is that this novel magnifies contributions women have made for this country. Furthermore the textbooks that I read once in class greatly minimize those contributions and just give a broad overview of them.
The two texts have different impacts on her story, and it is no different from her beginnings. In the first text, it says that she pushes her nephew through a window to open a locked, abandoned place to have a meeting spot for lots of women. On the other hand, the second text shows that she had support from her husband to start her movement, nothing about pushing her nephew through an open window. The two texts still discuss groups of various females meeting and conversing ideas in a certain spot though. The
She announces her bias and emotional connection to the topic and notes that it could have skewed her findings but ‘thinks’ she ‘assessed the literature clearly’ even though she is a mother with a child in daycare. When you search for her name or look for her accreditations, Slate.com says she is a “science writer based in cold spring, New York, and is Slate’s Parenting Advice Columnist. Follow her on Twitter.” When you delve deeper into other articles she has written, a lot of them have alarming or eye catching headlines. For example, “Swim Lessons Won’t Keep Your Child From Drowning—in fact, they could put your child at higher risk.” Most of the articles may fall under the category of ‘Parenting Advice’ but they appear to be written to attract attention and present an emotional or startling fact or topic. She may not be the most credible
She proceeded to go on explaining how she herself has four teenagers. Some would wonder, why is the author telling us about her personal life when I just care about whether or not I need to ban this book. By sharing this fact about her personal life, Anderson shows the concerned readers she is not just some author telling people to keep her book in schools so she can sell more copies, but that she does fully understand their side of the story and agrees that this is indeed a scary time to raise
While Lisa Tetrault analyzes the myth of Seneca Falls she allows the reader to learn about the event as well. In The Myth of Seneca Falls the reader can understand why she wrote this book by analyzing her research and comments included. The book begins with a debate within the antebellum feminist-abolitionist coalition. The American Equal Rights Association (AERA) brought together women’s rights activists and abolitionists soon after the Civil War. This organization voted to support the Fifteenth Amendment, which led them to prioritize black suffrage over women’s suffrage.
Although Butler’s mother did not want her to become a writer, she had to follow her passion. Butler was encouraged to continue to write by Harlan Ellison after attending a workshop for minority writers. Winning the Hugo award for “speech sounds” was a major milestone in Butler’s writing career(Fox). Butler’s mother received little former education, and because of this, she made sure her daughter received the opportunity to learn as much as possible.
We are Humans too, Right? For decades, women have been discriminated against due to limited job opportunities, low wages, and minimal acceptance to colleges. As an educated congress woman Shirley Chisholm was motivated to make changes in discrimination against women. In the early 1950’s Chisholm was accepted to Brooklyn College, New York, studied education then transferred to Columbia University for her master’s in Elementary Education; A few years later, she also served resolving issues regarding the Vietnam War, the National Organization for Women, the Bureau of Child Welfare. Establishing a feminist point in her career, Chisholm became an active member of Bedford- Stuyvesant Political League and League of Women’s Voters, then joined Brooklyn’s Democratic Party Establishment also known as the turning point (“Shirley Anita Chisholm”).
For the final exam, the class was instructed to present a story and tell how it relates to one of Dale Carnegie’s principles. I chose to use principal 8 from part 3, Try honestly to see things from the other persons point of view. The story I decided to tell was about my mother’s drug addiction and how I never gave her the chance to explain her side of the story. These are two thing I think I did well. I feel as though I chose a great principle and story, they both intertwine with one another.
Do you see people having courage in their society? Harper Lee puts courage as a central idea of To Kill a Mockingbird just as courage is a central idea in The Giver and if you have read the book then you would know that Jonas uses his courage to change society. It is almost the same thing in To Kill a Mockingbird except Atticus is trying to stop racial segregation in the society. If you haven 't read To Kill a Mockingbird then you have to know it is a fictional story about a girl named Scout who grew up in the 1930’s when segregation was all over America. I believe that Harper Lee adds courage as a key component of the overall To Kill a Mockingbird story because courage can change a whole society as she proves in her book.
Bharati Mukherjee wrote an essay called, “Two Ways to Belong in America,” as a response to Congress after they started discussing to take away government benefits from immigrants. In it she discusses her experience of being an immigrant and becoming a citizen to her sister, who chose not to become a citizen. Mukherjee wrote: “The price that the immigrant willingly pays, and that the exile avoids, is the trauma of self-transformation.” This statement is accurate for many reasons, one of which being culture shock. The “trauma of self-transformation” indicates that immigrants, both those who become citizens and those who do not, has to go challenges and transformations when they go to a different country that are not always easy and/or pleasant. When one immigrates to a different country, the society is usually entirely different than the one they are used to.