Even though this is happening all over the world there is should not hold people back from teaching it and it should not be banned. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the most important novels in American history and also one of the most taught novels in American schools which makes it no reason from it not be taught in schools anymore. The book is written in a perspective when slavery was commonly known and used which then gives the reader a different perspective of slavery. The “N” word is purposely used to make the readers uncomfortable and brings the book to be talked about all over the
Those reading and learning about hip are inadvertently not hip. But, John Leland in a way goes against his own warning. He creates a literary historical study that provides the ignorant with knowledge about a past that was unbeknowst to most. In american society now, it is incredibly common for individuals to go about life not knowing about the past. Leland teaches the reader what it means to be hip so they can walk away knowing about the consequences, results, and the actions that determined these cultural high points.
Even though The United States’ use of the atomic bombs is justified relatively, they didn’t consider at the time the long term effects that the nuclear had on the people. The idea isn’t that they knew and decided to ignore it, they just weren’t aware of what new diseases can eventually occur of such materials: “Understanding the past requires pretending you don’t know the present. To conclude, Paul Fussell’s essay is very convincing. I believe that the idea of the atomic bomb as something the people would be thankful for is very challenging and yet Fussell, in my opinion, was able to gather all the main ideas behind his argument along with statistics and gave the people a new perspective for the ending of World War II.
Adams, a Great Man! Before taking this class I had only every studied history in high school, and like most I had a vague idea of the events that had passed. After ready thru the units and the other reading assignments my perception of the past has changed greatly. At first I had a hard time trying to find a figure of great importance on which to write my assignment on, but once I read of Samuel Adams and the unbelievably great things he did for this country my choice had been made for me. He was a great man and a true patriot.
For me, the one whom I loved, all the memories I had with that person is history, but I doubt other people will call it history. It is all about subjectivity. I do not think the author really wanted to say that a blankness of things has no history, but actually the opposite by asking, “what is history?” The fact that Kincaid’s ironic and somewhat self-mocking approach made me reflect on my own perception of history from the very start demonstrates that her method is indeed effective.After demonstrating a large number of barely justified assumptions about historical characters and her general investigative naiveté, the author goes a step further by providing some extremely simplistic descriptions of landscape. While re-imagining Columbus’ impressions of the newly discovered land, she describes it as: “A small lump of insignificance, green, green, green, and green again”. Kincaid continues to emphasize the alleged one-dimensionality of the landscape, commenting that even “painters” (whom she naively assumes to have the job of vivifying dull landscapes) would find it to be, at most, “a green that often verges on
Many people always speak of how today’s world is complex and convoluted, as if it was simple before that particular point. To build a future for one self, they must first know the past to progress. Frederick Douglass wrote a short essay on the Color Line, he does not directly state a definition of the color line, but rather explains the current racial affections, with in depth of the two conflicting races. He speaks on how the white philosophers spoke open and confidently about how the Negro was inferior. The Anglo Saxon had always been prejudice against the opposite race, it was their natural supposedly, but this is not based in science.
“To what extent did Howard Zinn change your understanding and perspective of Christopher Columbus?” Shea Pridgen August 25th, 2015 4th period Christopher Columbus was malicious and had more evil intent than we were taught as young children. Howard Zinn’s book, A People’s History of the United States, has the power to open minds on the topic of American history, more specifically Christopher Columbus. Zinn explores topics that people would be genuinely surprised that actually happened. It’s not our fault for not being aware of our history. If we had a full awareness of what this country is actually built on, then the perceptions that others have built about this country would be ruined.
DuBois mentions “ Going to use history for our pleasure and amusement, for inflating our national ego, and giving us a false but pleasurable sense of accomplishment, then we must give up the idea of history either as a science or as an art” (DuBois 714). This quote stood out because it just goes to show how arrogant people actually are to teaching and how this actually resulted in a problem for DuBois because the knowledge he wanted to spread to people was limited. Nevertheless teaching now and teaching for this generation is still the same from my perspective because though certain topics aren’t touched on or are not even recognized that’s how it was in the times of Reconstruction as well. Moving forward to “ The Miseducation of the Negro Excerpts” by Carter G Woodson this article isn’t more so saying that they didn’t want to teach black education to students but more so that students of the same decent didn’t want to hear about their ancestry. Just as when it reads “It is true that many Negroes do not desire to hear anything about their race, and few whites of today will listen to the story of Woe” ( Woodson
I thought that the book contained every corruptible thing about America that had ever been written. But now I realize it is, more or less, plain old American History. Since that time I have read more and more corruptible things. I think reading William Manchester’s account of things is what set me off on reading history. Many of the things that he said in his books I just couldn’t believe.
The question and answer format broke up the sections and changed topic quickly enough that there was not time for the reader to lose interest. The book is written by a Pagan who has been practicing since 1990, so the views are quite biased, as one would imagine. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but the reader should know that the book is very convincing and persuasive towards Wicca. The author also threw in a lot of personal views that were at times off-putting, especially views about conservative Christians. Whenever mentioning conservative Christians, even if it was meant to be brief, the author seemed to rant about them and do a lot of
The most interesting part was how the people hadn’t any idea what was the best for them, or even the Doctor’s hadn’t looked at each other 's research as thoroughly or respectfully enough to come to a legitimate conclusion about the disease. The overall descriptions provided by the author was enough to explain to the reader what had been the situation in Philadelphia 1793. Jim Murphy had spread his efforts in all of the sections in the book equally, and to the reader it would make it less complicated to understand the concepts. “An American Plague” provides a strong educational opportunity to the reader, and the path Jim Murphy had taken in writing in a memorable way gives plenty of information about the summer of 1793 in Philadelphia. The audience of this book should be for young adults, and “An American Plague” is suitable with the vocabulary, description and maturity to be exposed with certain
As stated by Zinn, “One reason these atrocities are still with us is that we have learned to bury them in a mass of other facts…” (Zinn). The US and European education systems teach students about this controversial topic by stating the positive facts because what happened in the past “should affect very little what we do in the world” (Zinn). History, in general, should not be viewed as unimportant, especially when it involves a genocide. One should reflect on this historical experience by understanding their point of view. Nobody would like to have their own home be invaded by strangers.