Book Review: The Long Way Home An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War Your Name Professor’s Name Course Number Date Book Review: The Long Way Home The American writer David Laskin has written a beautiful book, The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War. This book sheds light on the immigration settings as well as and discussion on America’s and immigrants’ attitude, passion, thoughts, philosophy, feelings towards making America a melting pot in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. There are many immigrants, who help the US in World War I, despite of being from the other country and their experience, value, in the country and their bravery during the war and martyrdom are well captured in the book. The author uses 12 European immigrants’ example (real life characters) to illustrate with tracing time duration, especially time of 1911 to 1920 to state how and why Native Americans accepted immigrants as their own people in those days. This book clearly provides the logic of today’s patchwork heritage of the American and
Henry Knox had a huge impact on the Revolutionary War for many reasons and here are just some of them. Henry Knox was born in Boston Massachusetts on July 25, 1750. His education was Boston Latin School. His job before the war was a clerk in a Boston Bookstore. He had a very important relationship with General George Washington, as Knox was his secretary of war.
Ethos is equivalent to credibility. Waldinger clearly makes his audience believe what he says by explaining surveys which lead to really strong data. He also states several different quotes by Marc Twain, which provided important pieces of evidence and different perspectives to his speech. Waldinger also states different research facts building a stronger main point. Lastly, he explains one of the oldest and longest study ever, The Harvard study.
Paul Revere shouted throughout his midnight ride, “The Regulars are coming!” He was an American Patriot in the American Revolution who lived in Boston at the time. His lifespan was from 1735 to 1818, during the American Revolution. One of his famous quotes was “In Medford, I awakened the Captain of the Minutemen; and after that, I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington.” Paul Revere is important to history because if he didn't warn Lexington about the British, America itself might not be known as America. Paul Revere was born January 1, 1735, in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was Apollos Rivoire, a French immigrant who came to America on his own at the age of 13, and Deborah Hichborn, a Boston native and the daughter of an artisan family Paul was important to history because he saved a lot of lives by warning Lexington about the British and that they were coming.
The Oneida Community and John Humphrey Noyes Perhaps the most successful and long-lasting utopian socialist society ever established on American soil, the Oneida Community in New York was a religious commune that withstood the test of time, flourishing for over thirty years. Founded by John Humphrey Noyes and developed from his commune in Putney, Vermont, the Oneida Community was notorious for its unorthodox practices and belief system. John Humphrey Noyes was born on September 3, 1811 in Brattleboro, Vermont to a wealthy and accomplished businessman. He attended Dartmouth College in 1830, where he decided to study law (“John Humphrey Noyes”). At the age of 20 he experienced a religious revival, which inspired him to desert Dartmouth for
Robert Oppenheimer was director at the Los Alamos site. Though an American, he had studied in Europe for years, and that was one reason why General Groves picked him for the job” (Claypool 45). After the bomb was set off and Oppenheimer stated that he was “destroyer of worlds”, that quote not only became a part of history but told a story to the American people as to who J. Robert Oppenheimer was and how the world’s most destructive weapon came to life. “Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904. He attended Harvard University, Cambridge University in England and then GÖttigen University in Germany.
The movie uses the storytelling device of interviews to show the traits of Bernie in a short amount of time, but it is very impactful. Hearing how great someone is from others can influence someone’s opinion gratefully, and that’s exactly how the movie uses interviews in Bernie. Interviews are quick and effective way to show a lot of information quickly, and that’s why they are used in Bernie. The whole first part of the movie is interviews, so it has a large impact on the plot and theme. In the movie there is a large difference in socio-economic classes and the interviews help to capture this.
Southern Poverty Law centered stated that immigrant workers are, “routinely cheated out of wages, held virtually captive by employers who seize their documents, forced to live in inhumane conditions and denied medical treatment for on-the-job injuries.” This is an example of immigrants receiving insufficient and stingy amount of government aid. However, Sanders has formulated the perfect median to this issue. One of his eight steps to fixing this issue is to, “sign comprehensive immigration reform into law.” His plan is not extravagant, nor stingy. He has been able to use his perfect balance of generosity to derive plans to solve issues on immigration, gender inequality, women’s reproductive rights, institutional racism, the economic deficit, as well as many other mounting
King appeals to the audience by using strong words and repetition. By using repetition of “let freedom ring” and with this faith it helps the audience be reminded of his purpose that change will occur and equality will reign. This rhetorical technique helps the speech come across strong and more powerful and really convinces the audience of the idea of change. Martin Luther King Jr’s speech was revolutionary and changed the view of many Americans. He helped achieve this effectiveness through his strong choice of diction and loaded words and his assertive tone that grasped the audience's attention.
Immigration plays an important role both in the soundtrack and in our daily lives. Through his work, Miranda expresses immigration as having a positive effect in the history of the United States. In the article “How Lin-Manuel Miranda Shapes History” Edward Delman questions Miranda about the soundtrack for Hamilton. Preluding the interview Delman writes “Perhaps the most significant lesson the show might teach audiences, and one that has particular relevance today, is the outsized role immigrants have played in the nation’s history. Alexander Hamilton was an immigrant—a fact that Miranda repeatedly emphasizes throughout the show”.