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The discrimination of japanese- american soldiers during WWII

Introduction

In 1942 President Roosevelt had issued an Executive Order that required most of the Japanese-Americans to be relocated to internment camps for the entire period of the Second World War. The Japanese-Americans were considered to be a threat to the security of the country even though there was no tangible evidence to ascertain the claims. The Japanese-Americans were believed to have their allegiance to Japan and most were treated as spies even though the majority of those that were relocated to the internment camps were citizens of the USA. During the war, most of the Japanese-American soldiers suffered racial stereotypes despite their commitment and dedication towards making the US emerge victorious. They deemed their sacrifice the main show of their allegiance to the US as they were citizens of the country just like the white majority.

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Glasgow in the 18th Century

Introduction

There are many big cities in Scotland, but Glasgow has come out peculiar due to its overall command in many significant issues especially those touching on the economy of that country. Historically, Glasgow city sprang up from a small settlement which was like a rural set up in nature. This was along River Clyde where it also as a result became the largest seaport city in Scotland (Hoppit and Julian 71). There are many remarkable features in the growth and development of Glasgow as a city, but one which appeared to enlighten the British nation most was during the 18th Century. As Glasgow was growing, the economy across the British land was not so much advanced as it is currently. Glasgow, therefore, became a major center for Great Britain to help improve on its economic health. This happened by the dependence on Glasgow on the Trans-Atlantic trade with North American Countries. Trade was, therefore, one of the major boosters of her economy in the 18th Century (Hoppit and Julian 71). This write up explores the economy of the nation and some of the negative activities that were major boosters of Glasgow’s economy such as international slave trade and the robbing of dead bodies.

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Annotated bibliography

Monographs

            Hofstadter, Richard. The Paranoid Style in American Politics, And Other Essays. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.

Published in the wake of the Goldwater insurgency, this book was aimed at the radical American right. Hofstadter argues that the distorted and paranoid style of politics is not limited to the United States. He adds that “happens to be an Americanist,” and the American politics for him was a choice of convenience. An acclaimed historian, Hofstadter’s work is regarded as a classic that aimed to show how much political mileage can be gained from passions and animosities towards minorities. By discussing the activities of extremist right wing groups that have a major influence on the outcomes of American electoral politics, Hofstadter is able to share a new perspective on present day domestic issues. He is able to show how the extremist groups can influence and even derail the agenda of the main political parties in American politics. The book is an influential historical text that also includes other classic essays such as “Free Silver and the Mind of ‘Coin’ Harvey” and “What Happened to the Antitrust Movement?”

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Film Noir: Femme Fatales (The Last Seduction, 1994)

The Last Seduction (1994) is a thriller film directed by John Dahl and produced by ITC Entertainment. The distinctive features in the movie are the artistic creation that involves the manipulative way of Linda Fiorentino in distancing herself from the evil to live a life of her choice. The major subject of the film is pessimism, in which aspects of fatalism and menace are embedded within the plot (Grossman 7). For instance, Linda Fiorentino out blew the little town to by hiring Mike, and also out blown the New York City by murdering her husband. Bill Pullman acts like a nice person but fails to perceive the ruthless gestures of his wife.

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American Women Evolution

Introduction

American women evolution over time in the workforce has often been overlooked when reviewing American society progression. Since time memorial, women in the United States have passed through various tests, battles, and struggles to prove their ability to become a dynamic part of the United States’ labor force. In the 19th century, women had a different role in society. They were forced to stay at home to carry out household chores and look after their children, whereas men were the family providers. Nonetheless, during and after the civil war this narrative began to change as women began working. The change significantly enhanced Women’s sense of freedom. This paper explores the women history in the labor force and the various events that resulted in the modern day working women. Additionally, this paper also shows how women have actively fought overtime for their working rights to finally gain a sense of freedom to join the labor force.

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Mercy Warren V Governor Gage

Introduction

Different leadership wrangles have marked American history. During the American Revolution, one lady named Wallen stood out among the other women in fighting for their rights amid the crisis. Several army commanders and generals find themselves in conflict with leaders due to differing policies, and ideologies. Mercy Otis Warren was one of the women who had acquired knowledge of the various dimensions of society and could be considered liberated to the extent of challenging the views of others. The army generals, however, were not open to criticism as some leaders, pursued a selfish interest in their daily operations. Among the generals, Warren fell in controversy is gale which was an army commander has served in different positions of leadership (Raphael 2016). The Warren criticized Gale for misguiding the other troops into pursuing selfish interest which led to their failure during the war.

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Class Chapter 12

There exist various twists to understanding of the African American history from the early centuries to the new century – from slavery to modern day free space for Americans of African descent. The chapter outlines the history of African Americans from the times of slavery to the post-racial era. Despite the massive efforts to eradicate segregation, discrimination, and inequality leading to the abolishment of slavery, the lives of African Americans have not gotten any better as they are faced with modern forms of segregation, discrimination, and inequality such as high incarceration and unemployment. African Americans have moved through phases; slavery era, reconstruction, civil rights, and black power movement era. It is mind-boggling to read the efforts made by blacks in the outlined eras but segregation and discrimination have not ended to date.

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Leo Africanus Book Analysis

Introduction

The novel, Leo Africanus was written by Amin Maalouf as a memoir to his medieval travels. Africanus experienced a lot of heartbreak, loss and wins resulting in significant changes in his relationships with friends and foes. Maalouf used the book in the presentation of the role of Islamic culture and youth. Further, he demonstrated the unique role played by multicultural exposure to neutrality in perception. Africanus’ many names were not a result of lost creativity, and instead insinuated irony and desperateness. Africanus repeatedly adjusted his cultural fit as an instinct of survival in cultures.

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Book Review – Leo Africanus

Al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan, or Leo Africanus, was a terrific discourse retold by Amin Maalouf.[1] The storied tale follows Hasan from Spain (Granada), throughout North Africa, Rome and other different places in the globe. This story is considered as a valuable description of the Muslims’ world for centuries and although it is work of fiction, based on al-Wazzan writings, the unfolding events in throughout the story broadly historically accurate. It provides a clear description of vast, diverse people, each with a purpose, but for Hasan, most became great enemies and friends. A major theme of the book focuses on the tensions between Muslims and Christians. Today, even readers can pay attention to the emotions felt by those whose beliefs and faith are under attack by non-believers. Others would sympathize with Hasan because they find themselves caring and supporting people since they are good rather than their beliefs.

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How to Be a Muslim: An American Story Review

“How to Be a Muslim: An American Story” is a story that provides an in-depth experience of Haroon Moghul from a non-believer to a faithful person. Using extensive knowledge and moving logic, the book is a timely memoir that vividly describes a young man trying to find his identity. Representing himself as a commentator, essayist and broadcaster on Islamic affairs, Moghul undertake a personal perspective in highlighting the rifts exhibited between his inner life and outward life. Born to Punjabi parents in Pakistan, Moghul is raised, as a Muslim in New England but deep in his heart has no connection with God [1].

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Response paper: Cardenas’ Legacy

The readings of the excerpts from Hamilton’s New Alliance and Becker’s Everyday Forms of State Formation address the period leading to and after the leadership of Cardenas from different socio-economic and political perspectives. The perspective taken by Hamilton emphasizes on the economic and political implications associated with this leadership, whereas, Becker focuses on the controversies that emanated from this line of thinking. A keen analysis of both readings reveals a shared interest in determining the massive impact the leadership of Cardenas had on the transformation of post-revolutionary Mexico, especially the peasants. The basis on which Hamilton positively describes Cardenas is the same one used by Becker to portray his regime negatively. The legacy of a regime is therefore significantly impacted by the extent to which they perceive and react to the plight of the vulnerable classes within in their society.

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“The Patriot” (2000) by Roland Emmerich

Directed by Roland Emmerich, The Patriot (2000) is an American Revolutionary War film. The setting of the film is in South Carolina during the American Revolution in 1776. Written by Robert Rodat, the film narrates the story of a farmer in South Carolina called Benjamin Martin. Martin is a widower and a former soldier whose earlier experience in the unspeakable French-Indian War has changed his perspectives regarding the value of war. As a result, he is disinclined to participant in a war against the British Dragoons. However, his son joined the Continental army. Martin is compelled to make a decision when British troops burn his home and kill a part of his family. Martin becomes the leader of a local militia that makes efforts to fight the British army. Together with the militia, Martin cuts the British’s supply lines and attacks their garrison. They play a vital role in defeating their adversaries in South Carolina. This leads to the surrender of General Cornwallis, after which he leads his troop back home. This paper examines the accuracy of the historical interpretation presented in each film, why the film producers presented the story in its form, and what the film portrays regarding the era and environment in which the film was created. It is argued that although not historically accurate, The Patriot relies on the American Revolution in South Carolina as a setting to provide a narrative of the war and its effects on a fictional family.

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The War of 1812 and the American System

The War of 1812 arose as a conflict between the Americans and the British and their allies. The main cause of the disagreement was the setting up of a naval blockade by the British to curtail trade with France, as they were at war (Watson 21). The United States, however, saw the blockade as illegal. Furthermore, the British forcefully recruited American merchant sailors into their Royal Navy to handle the blockade. Due to several reasons, such as the British support of Indians in the frontier, British resentment was already high in America. The then President, James Madison, received pressure from Congress and signed the American declaration of war into law.

The British before 1812 still viewed the Americans as colonists and would institute policies which threatened American independence. For instance, America had established a solid relationship with France. The British, however, forbade the Americans to trade or communicate with the French during the war between Britain and France. Likewise, the impressment of American merchants similarly threatened the independence. Had the United States not fought in the war, it would still have strong ties to the British, who would have continued to stifle American independence through repressive policies. The War of 1812 was thus a fight for true independence from the British.

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Waco Massacre

The Waco massacre remains to be one of the still bizarre and unexplainable events in American history. It all began when Vernon Howell, later called David Koresh, became head of the Branch Davidians and soon started to implant martyrdom ideas on the followers. In anticipation of an imminent attack from the federal government, Koresh as on the leader of the Texan ranch of a religious cult sort to acquire firearms, an action that resulted in a 50-day siege in which 76 people died including men, children, and women. Koresh had managed to form the cult by convincing his followers that God gave him a premonition from the Biblical teachings that one day the world as they knew would come to an end. Convincingly, one would say Koresh, was a malicious member of the Branch Davidian crowd.