On April 28, 1926, Frances Finch Lee and Omasa Lee gave birth to a baby girl by the name of Nelle Harper Lee. Through most of her childhood, she lived in Monroeville, Alabama, and her father was an attorney, as well as a publisher of a newspaper. During her childhood, Lee attended a public school, and later, she had matriculated to the Huntington College for Women before moving to the University of Alabama one year later in 1945 (McGovern). Lee lived most of her childhood within the time period of the Depression; this historical event majorly affected the premise of this
With the generational and social mentality barriers beginning to be broken down there was a shift in perception amongst the American citizens. On April 4, 1968 in Memphis Tennessee, Martin Luther King was assassinated and killed. This led to race riots all over the States and a surge in violence. The death of such a substantial figure would prompt one of the greatest speeches Robert Kennedy produced in his career, furthering the race relations between white America and black America. Less than 3 months later Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed at a campaign, and “two bright lights in society… both of them snuffed out,” in a matter of months.
BPQ#1- In the first half of the twentieth century, the disasters that befell Europe were related to the increased competition between the European states. These divisions have been a “long-standing feature of European political life” (982). This widespread competition lead to the rival alliances, which were “the Triple Alliance of Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Triple Entente of Russia, France, and Britain” (983). These alliances, in conjunction with increasing nationalism, lead to the start of the First World War. The Great Depression also had a large impact on Europe, as this economic crisis increased instability within all social classes.
The Great Gatsby is hailed as a great piece of 1920 's fiction due to its detailing of a new, fast paced America, and the way that America affected the population. These affects manifested as traits in people, and further developed into stereotypes. In the post World War 1 America this novel is set in, industry and technology were becoming readily available to the public, cementing these stereotypes into our population as we quickly moved along at a new pace. In The Great Gatsby, these people, actions, and relationships, are represented by the four main characters: Nick, Daisy, Tom, and Jay. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses these characters to symbolize the stereotypical people of a modern America.
Which at first glance looks like a positive thing but once you dive deeper into what his real motives are, it's rather eye opening. Let's start with the war on crime. During this time you had the black panthers who were people fighting for civil rights, people who were fighting for women's rights, and people who were fighting for gay rights. Nixon felt the need to fight against these movements and therefore one was more likely to get arrested for attending these rallies— for committing a crime which really wasn't a crime. He strategically blinded the public to this by calling it "the war on crime".
The history of imperialism is oft held as one of the murkier chapters in the histories of the western world particularly in the decades since its fall. The stories of the tragedies that occurred in countries under the yoke of imperial powers go often untold, however they are there if you look and they provide a look into the past at those who suffered. Nguyen Thuong Hien’s tale is one such of these tales. It tells of violent imperial past of the nation of Vietnam in the opening years of the 20th century. Hien tells of the brutal oppressions that began as the French took control through religion, trade, and finally war.
This book explores the relational forces of the Latino migrant movement and the homeland security state. From 2001-2012, the intensification of deportations towards the Latino community increased from 180,000 to 400,000+ deportations. Although the book frames this period as a time of great state repression and violence, it has been categorized as a time of great resistance, organization, and mobilization and analyzes the 2006 Mega Marches. The author takes a Gramscian approach to illustrate how the struggle for immigrant politics occurs at both the state level and that of civil society. Gonzales expands on the role of immigrant right activists and the ways they have framed their rights claims.
Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Brainy Quote). Throughout the past century, education has adjusted to the ongoing modifications of the national school system. Similarly, the Great Depression, a time of severe economic devastation, altered many lives, educational institutions included. Displayed as a central theme in the classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, education clarifies the distinct difference between two opposing values in Maycomb, Alabama, self-taught knowledge and education in school. To Kill A Mockingbird begins by informing the reader on the citizens and history of Maycomb, highlighting the death of the main character’s mother and the significant role of her father,
The War on Drugs became a witch hunt to arrest blacks. Reagan’s era was transformative for our society in the negative sense. Reagan’s War on Drugs during 1982, is the “war on drugs” we are currently fighting. Drug imprisonment rates skyrocketed and campaigns such as “Just Say No!” were born. When crack came onto the market, introduction of mandatory sentencing as well came into existence.
The most important theme in this novel that is apparent throughout the entire book is social inequality. This sets the tone for the book and most events are based around this common theme. Throughout the book, the characters learn about the real world through the racism and unbalance of social power that takes place during this time period. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee represents the struggles for social equality in the 1930's through two young characters that grow up around people that are pushing racism and segregation. For example, it was known throughout the whole town that Atticus “won’t win, he can’t win” (Lee 246) in his trial defending a black man.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a worldwide sensation and one of the highest sellers in the world, published in 1960 with immediate success. The plot if the story is based on the 10-year-old author’s (Scout) observations of her family and people in Maycomb, Alabama. The novel is well known for its subtle humour and warmth, along with the severe issues of rape and ethnic inequality. Throughout the book “To Kill a Mockingbird”, set in the 1930’s the different social classes are clearly defined from a person’s features, such as a person’s skin colour, their work place or someone’s financial earnings. The finch family start at the top of the hierarchy, then general townspeople, the Cunningham family is and at the bottom are the Ewells.
Both past and present societies are overshadowed by years of injustice and prejudice. People are often judged, criticized, or have their futures affected by the biased social norms that continue to linger in society today. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird displays and brings up a series of arguments that, although the literature was written more than fifty years ago, are still applicable to the present day, with some of those arguments being about the effects of an individual’s socioeconomic status in an arraigning community. Lee’s arguments on socioeconomic class suffice to say that, on most occasions, citizens who grow up and are naturally born with educational advantages are already at the top of the social hierarchy, while others believe that that kind of status becomes irrelevant when one’s morality is taken into account.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a well know book that elaborates on racial, and social equality. Harper Lee authored, and published this book in July of 1960. The book is about a father with two curious children named Jeremy, and Scout. They learn many life lessons throughout the novel, helping them understand the state of racial and social inequality. Atticus their father is very educated, and a wise man.