Our lives melting into one another.” What a beautiful way to put it. In an article, I found on Cultural Survival where an interview took place with a Historian (Schlesinger). He states that the reason the Unites States vast multicultural society has worked for over centuries is due to overriding the conception of an American nationality. American citizenship has not only been enriched by strangers from different countries, but it has been transformed. America once a racist country that was initially run by white settlers who felt subgroups should be enslaved to do peon labor.
Overall prospective In the book of “Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” written by Jared Diamond, Diamond writes about his prospective of how it is that the world developed, and why it is that it developed like that. Diamond basically wrote about how he believes that “History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves.”(Diamond) While in the article of Technology and Culture written by Suzanne Moon, she agrees with Diamond’s thesis/argument. In that it isn’t biological that it is environmental and geographical. In the article The World According to Jared Diamond written by J.R. McNeill, he seems to agree with Diamond but yet disagree in partial of his work. His partial disagreement is that he isn’t from the background of history and that he is applying it all in a mathematical form which is a different way to look at it.
In Guns, Germs, And Steel, author Jared Diamond uses environmental and geographical determinism to explain why Eurasian people have advanced so much more than the rest of the people such as Sub-Saharan Africans, Native Americans who been largely conquered, displaced. His basic thesis is that environmental differences, not biological differences, led to the sometimes extreme differences in the worlds societies. Why is it that the Europeans dominated the other races? Throughout Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond desperately attempts to answer Yali’s question asking “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own”? Diamond summarizes his answer to Yali’s question essentially attributing the environment for the success of the Europeans and discredits racial superiority of any sort.
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The Jungle and Immigration The Jungle is a great book that exemplifies immigration and how it has extreme hardships that immigrants face in their everyday lives. Upton Sinclair does a great job of bringing out the horrors of immigrant labor. The lives of modern immigrants compare rather differently to the lives of the immigrants during Jurgis’ time. Many immigrants came to America because they were looking to capture and fulfill the American dream, which believes that working hard and diligently while being patient will result in economic gain and success and achieving every immigrant’s goal of becoming an American citizen. The Jungle also attacks Capitalism and how private owners should not control all means of production and the public economy.
According to Wallace, this view stems from the disregard of many inconvenient truths during his administration. The largest example the author uses to illustrate the repugnant actions of President Jackson is Native American removal. Even before he became president, he worked to acquire Native American land for the United States as treaty commissioner. In his time with that position, he gained large areas of land that would grow the United States. This would seem like an honorable achievement for the country, but Jackson and his fellow commissioners did not always use fair tactics when negotiating with Native American tribes that refused to give up their homes.
Name: Quy Pham Class: History 1302 Teacher: John Ryan Due Date: June 20th, 2011 Book Report of “Guarding the Golden Door” In “Guarding the Golden Door”, Roger Daniels attempts to trace the history of immigration in the United States from 1882 to the present day. Daniels is a writer and he is also a historian. In this book, with his brilliant writings and knowledge, he pointed out many interesting information about the immigration and immigrants from many countries around the world to the America. From the book, we can have some precise arguments about the immigrations: Because of religion, race or ethnicity these groups are too different, and therefore cannot be adapted into American culture. Immigrant groups, because of innate inferiority or prior cultural disposition, are not capable of self-government and are therefore a danger to our political institutions.
A: Yali's question in Guns,Germs, and Steel, The Fates of Human Society was "why is it that white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?" With that being said, Yali is attempting to ask how did white people develop technology beyond the technology in the black people's possession, and why didn't the black people develop technology to the extent of the white people? B: Pizarro's capture of Atahuallpa explains thoroughly why Europeans colonized the New World instead of the Native Americans colonizing Europe. The reason why Europeans colonized the New World instead of Native Americans colonizing that was displayed in the capture of Atahullapa is technology. Technology is crucial to Pizarro's capture of Atahuallpa and for European conquest in the New World since Pizarro's men were equipped with guns, armor, steel swords, and ships needed to travel vast distances across Oceans, whereas the Native Americans were equipped with lesser advanced technology such as no armor and stone tools.
While the world was rapidly industrializing they began to adapt to their cultures. But in the Middle East they wanted to keep their Empires strong. Each colony that was conquered by Europeans began to become colonized. The White man’s Burden was a poem written by Rudyard Kipling, the poem was basically typical racism and showed that Europeans had superiority. White people should educate and civilize other
Gustavo Medrano M W 1:45pm History 12 October 8, 2013 firstname.lastname@example.org Freedom Not Truly Given Mark Twain once wrote “I am opposed to having the eagle put his talons on any other land”. I completely agree with Mark Twain, the United States is trying to claim land to appear stronger, bigger, and to dominate in business colonization which is known as neo-colonialism. The United States has a big interest in markets and resources. To make profit out of other countries is the big picture for the United States, resources and money is of great importance to the United States. After all the events in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it is clear that United States wants to dominate economically, limit freedom from smaller countries and to educate