``Once you landed here you only looked forward. So why am I always looking back? `` (Abela 13) The play Jump for Jordan, written by Donna Abela and first published on March 23rd in 2014, deals with Sophia, an archeology student, who’s Palestinian father Sahir and Jordanian mother Mara came to Australia as a first generation of so called Arab Australians in order to live a better life. The play establishes from the visit of aunt Azza from Jordan, who is willing to attend the wedding of Loren, Sophie’s sister. The play covers three stages of time.
The hull house helped out so many people in need and in Addams doing this she had been give the Nobel prize and became the first woman to gain this accomplishment. She argued that society should both respect the values and traditions of immigrants and help the newcomers adjust to American institutions. A new social idea was needed! She said, to stem social conflict and address the problems of urban life and industrial capitalism. Although tolerant of other ideas and social philosophies, Addams believed in Christian morality and the greatness of learning by doing.
My grandmother lived Downtown where she attended Courtenay Elementary School and Charleston High, but she did not attend college due to the birth of her first child, my aunt, at age eighteen. My paternal grandfather’s side of the family came to America in 1917, through Ellis Island, from Greece. While in Charleston, my great grandfather worked two jobs, at a restaurant on Columbus Street and at the Banana Dock. He earned enough money to eventually purchase the restaurant. From there, he went on to own a liquor store, a grocery store, and several houses in the high-class area of Charleston, SC.
In the Novel, Lucky Child by Loung Ung 2005, Loung Ung is a girl who is chosen to go to America with her oldest brother and his wife. Chou is Loung’s older sister and stays in Cambodia. Lucky Child is a story about them trying to reunite with each other while coping with their inner demons revolving around the Khmer Rouge genocide and the Cambodian civil war. In this novel, persistence is a major character trait that allows the characters to survive and eventually thrive throughout their lives in their past, present and in the end. Despite enduring hardship during the Khmer Rouge, It is persistence that ultimately ends up playing a vital role that helps the characters survive.
The main character in The Glass Castle, Jeannette, and the main character in Orphan Train, Vivian, share the same theme which is that they both overcame obstacles and succeeded at the end. Vivian moved overseas with her family from Ireland to the United States in sequence for her parent’s and in the future for her and siblings, to have better job opportunities, a more attractive quality of life, and good food suppliers. Not long after they settled down in New York, she lost her family due to fire. Consequently, she was taken to the Children’s Aid Society. Back in the days, orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of forsaken children whose future would be decided by
Belle and Joplin was married for three years before Joplin divorced Belle. In June 14 1904, Joplin married he second wife Freddie Alexander, in Little Rock. Only ten weeks of being married to Freddie, she died of pneumonia. After the death of his second wife, Joplin went to New York City, where Stark had just opened a new piano store and publishing company. Later in 1909, Joplin married Lottie Stokes.
George Washington early life was full of ups and downs, Born February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Va., George Washington was the first son of his father Augustine 's second marriage; his mother was the former Mary Ball of Epping Forest. When George was about three, his family moved to Little Hunting Creek on the Potomac, then to Ferry Farm opposite Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock River in King George County. Washington’s father died in 1743, and young George grew restive under his mother 's management. He proposed at one point to follow the sea, but instead divided his adolescence among the households of relatives, finding a home and a model in his half-brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon. George Washington was eight when he watched his step-brother, Lawrence joined the British Navy and become a captain.
“Two Kinds” a short story out of Amy Tan’s book “The Joy Luck Club” is a representation of the pressures immigrant children face from their parents. In the story, we follow a young girl named Jing-Mei as she embarks down the road to becoming a Prodigy. Her mother believed that “you could be anything you wanted to be in America” (Tan). For Jing-Mei that meant her mother believed she could become instantly famous. “Of course, you can be a prodigy, too”, her mother told her (Tan).
Edward Winslow was one of the 102 Mayflower passengers brave enough to leave all of his past life in England and begin a new life in the “New World” full of the unknown. Winslow was born on October 18th, 1595 in Worcester, England to Edward Sr. and Magdalene Winslow. He had four brothers, two sisters, and one stepbrother. Two years before setting sail on the Mayflower in the year of 1618, Winslow married Elizabeth Barker in Holland. In 1620, Edward and Elizabeth joined the Mayflower voyage to start their new life.
On every twelfth of October, nations across the world, from Spain to the Bahamas, celebrate the voyage and discovery of the soon to be Americas led by the notorious European explorer Christopher Columbus. On August 3rd, 1492, Columbus led his “three ships - the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria - out of the Spanish port of Palos” in order to sail west until he reached the Indies where the riches of gold, pearls and spice awaited him! However, instead of landing in Asia he found himself in one of the Bahamian islands, being greeted by indigenous people in which he described “as naked as when their mothers bore them” and were “very well made, with very handsome bodies, and very good countenances" (Christopher Columbus Discovers America, 1492).