Chantel Mack Dr. Etheridge English 310 7 February 2011 Annotated Bibliography: Americo Paredes Americo Paredes was a Mexican American folklorist, teacher, writer, poet, and musician. He was a seminal Mexican scholar of the 20th century who developed the foundations of modern Mexican American scholarship. He was born on September 3, 1915 in Brownsville, Texas. Paredes studied corridos, folkloric ballads, machismo, and border stereotypes of Mexicans. Known as an ethnic activist he fought against discrimination towards Mexicanos and he wrote many stories dealing with the Mexican culture.
He’s describing the way the people look and how they worship different idols than what his people worship. |What did the author/creator hope to accomplish?The author hope to accomplish the Aztec view of life and their culture. Did the author/creator seek to influence, teach, persuade, entertain, regulate, inform, record, fulfill a duty, describe, promote himself or herself, or some combination of these?The author seek to influence, teach, persuade, inform, record, fulfill a duty, and promote himself. How does the source reflect this purpose?The source reflect these purposes because he wrote about the Aztecs temples, houses, halls, etc. He try to persuade the Aztecs to worship his god and he try to inform them that the advantages of converting to his people religion and way of living.
Shadows at Dawn shows how an event is remembered can be influenced by who wrote the history of it. The US west and borderlands was a place that was inhabited by people of many different backgrounds; Shadows at Dawn gives all who are involved a voice, leading to a more in depth understanding of the Camp Grant Massacre and that it is much deeper than simply cowboys versus Indians. The inclusion of more perspectives on the camp Grant Camp Grant Massacre leads to stories that had been lost or deemed irrelevant by popular belief to be heard. Jacoby examines the settlement of the Arizona-Mexico border region from four perspectives (The O’odham, Los Vecinos (Mexican settlers), American settlers, and the Nn?? people).
In the Americas they had a strong political organization and culture. The Inca and the Aztec had one ruler who was in charge of the whole empire. The people of the empire were forced to pay tribute in the form of labor. The leader used this to help enforce his power. This power was based off of military conquests that were used to capture neighboring lands.
Chicano literature chronicles the lives and experiences of Mexican Americans in the United States, and is used as a cultural education tool to keep the Chicano heritage alive through text. Although there have been many different Chicano authors, most Chicano literature revolves around themes of culture and Mexican history and issues with identity and cultural discrimination. Many Chicano authors have used writing as a vehicle to express themselves and have a sense of representation that they would not normally be entitled to. In Luis Omar Salinas’ poem Aztec Angel, he uses vivid imagery to paint a picture of what his socio-political complaint is all about. Before delving into Aztec Angel, closer examination of Chicano literature will serve as an excellent primer for understanding how Salinas felt when writing the piece.
They created a world where a few families owned most of the wealth. To strengthen ties & harness control of everything,..they strategically married into other wealthy powerful, families. They created laws to protect their wealth & power & appointed people to enforce the laws that would ensure they maintained their grasp on the control of everything & everyone. 3. Describe the disproportionate distribution of wealth in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York.
The cultural patterns are broken down into four components; nature of beliefs, values, norms and social practice. The patterns of a culture create the filter through which all verbal and nonverbal symbols are interpreted and because all cultures have distinct beliefs, values, norms, and social practices, symbols do not have universal interpretations, nor will the interpretations have the same degree of favorability. In Mexico family is first priority where in the United States family is normally secondary to work. The way some one looks at how you dress and groom yourself set your social status in Mexico while in the United States apperance is secondary to Performance. From birth I remember being taught the differance between wrong and right, and the truth is absolute.
The Monroe Doctrine of 1823 remains to have significant influence across every nation. Sovereigns upon this international stage have adopted this political order as part of their foreign policy. Initially established by President James Monroe, it has become a longstanding presence within the United States foreign policy over the years. The original purpose of the Monroe Doctrine was to secure the “continents” of the United States from outside threats; more importantly, from any further advancement of the European nation. As a young nation maturing into a respected power, the United States, a spectator society as it were, would ideally police and protect their “brethren republics” of Latin America and other nations within the Western
The bills of rights affect every American life in many different ways. The first ten amendments written by our forefathers were created to set limitations on the power of the United States government protecting our rights of liberty and property. As an American citizen I am given the privilege of freedom, liberty, and equality as well as all American citizens. The bills establishes each American their rights and duties as one nation and that we are all to be treated equally. By giving you the divine rights that most people around the world lack to have you will see that we have a great advantage to express ourselves in many different ways.