Literary Terms Harlem by Langston Hughes: The Great Depression was over, the war was over, but for African Americans the dream, whatever particular form it took, was still being deferred.
I took this out of the library to attempt a reread Still don't care for it. As noted, no changes. Oh my goodness aren't we brave to tell re-tell American history this way?
Lewis' Great Divorce there's a high churchman of the Church of England who's going on about how brave he was to take a secular stand and renouncing "t Update: Lewis' Great Divorce there's a high churchman of the Church of England who's going on about how brave he was to take a secular stand and renouncing "traditional" beliefs.
The "person" he's talking to who was with him at that time calls him on it and says you were never in danger of being renounced. You were in the main stream and only pretending or possibly fooling yourself to put the best face on it to go against the main stream.
That's what we've got here, Since the 70s it's been "fashionable" to try and "debunk" American values and heroes. This one goes right down the line from going for the worst take possible on Columbus to attacking the motives of everyone involved in the American Revolution. You want to read this, fine.
But let me suggest some balance, bias is bias no matter which side it comes from or comes down on. I won't debate for example Christopher Columbus' motives here European "industrial" culture met a hunter gatherer culture and we got the predictable result.
Does anyone really think that maybe fencing off the "New World" and making it a sort of preserve for tribal culture would ever have happened? Yes there were tragedies I am not taking them lightly, all human history is rife with tragedy but the continual self flagellation and the "let's all hate America and feel guilty about history-ism" has gotten silly.
If we can't look at it for what it is and was and then move on we'll destroy ourselves. To say that Mike has a "eurocentric" view of history is ridiculous. Spend 7 minutes of your life scr Matt, you clearly haven'tr been paying attention. Spend 7 minutes of your life scrolling through the comments and you'll see him discussing examples from all over the world.
And as for "You don't even allow yourself the room to consider that maybe the way power has functioned historically has hardly been equitable, and where we're at today is a direct reflection of this very problem?
The late Howard Zinn takes off the filters with which American history is taught in schools and takes an unflinching look at how the US has not been the benevolent protector of democracy that propaganda would like us to believe.
Not that the founding principles were wrong - they were ideal then and with some modifications re slavery and women's rights are still relevant today - but American domestic and foreign policy has been held host This is one of the most eye-opening books I have ever read.
Not that the founding principles were wrong - they were ideal then and with some modifications re slavery and women's rights are still relevant today - but American domestic and foreign policy has been held hostage by Big Capital and Old Money for over two centuries.
It should be made essential reading for high school seniors and college freshmen to avoid the kind of knee-jerk reactionism that resulted in Drumpf's election in The US is not a perfect country and has its share blood on its hands and conscience and ignoring that ensures that we will repeat the same errors resulting in the deaths of innocent people again and again.Summary “Harrison Bergeron” is a satire, set in the United States of the future (), when, thanks to our own legislative process—the passage of Constitutional Amendments , , and —and to the leveling interventions and vigilance of the Handicapper General and her agents, everyone is finally equal, not just before the law or before God but “every which way.”.
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A People's History of the United States has , ratings and 4, reviews. Mike (the Paladin) said: Update: I took this out of the library to attempt.