The main goals for this paper is to compare and contrast the main ideas and views of the great pieces of literature: “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King and “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau. Both authors attempt to argue for the rights to disobey authority is there is social injustice. Both of these authors seem to have the same ideas and views, but Thoreau was writing during the mid 1800s during the time of slavery in America and King was writing in the 1960s during the time of severe racial discrimination in America. Because Thoreau came before King, he was a big influence for King and his writing. Although Thoreau was not the first to introduce these ideas, he may have been the first to bring it to the attention of many Americans.
Book Review “Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion” by Stephen B. Oates History cannot be treated just as a cluster of specific events that took place in the yesteryears that are to be forgotten as lost events in the dark abbeys of the by-gone days. All the historical events have specific reason and they always helps to understand our present better and assist to construct our future. The gruesome rebellion of 1831 in Virginia headed by Nat Turner and the savage aftermath that consequently followed the upsurge is indefinitely one of the very important events in the slave history of the world in general and United States in particular. The rebellion shook the pillars of the myth pertaining to the contentment of the slaves and undoubtedly is one of the most important turning points in the history of America. John B. Oates, the renowned author of history and writer of sixteen books and consultant at the “talking head”, a series hosted by Ken Burn related with Civil War and recipient of the Nevins Freeman award for the civil war studies, takes the pain and the plunge to seek and search the reason that culminated into one of the most horrifying civil wars of America in his epoch making book, “Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Rebellion”.
Slavery has been a part of our history for hundreds of years. Eventually abolitionist movements helped outlaw slavery, but still today it is a controversial topic in society. Gary Collison, who is a Caucasian English professor at Pennsylvania State University, wrote the novel Shadrach Minkins: From Fugitive Slave to Citizen. He wrote this book to voice the truth about hardships of slavery and discrimination. Collison follows Minkins throughout the continent as he is a slave in Norfolk, VA, a fugitive in Boston, and a free black man in Montreal.
The second book is A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn who presents multiple views of the war. The final novel is Jubilee by Margaret Walker. She tells a story of a black slave and her life story. Each of these books presents important views and stories to help one to understand the true effects of the civil war. Alan Brinkley is the author of the text book American history.
Activity Please include this activity in your course portfolio. Make sure you look at the grading rubric below before beginning your assignment. Martin Luther King, Jr., played an important role not only during the civil rights movement, but also in American history. Write a one-page paper describing the impact he has had (and continues to have) on the lives of American citizens. Grading Rubric Activities Not Acceptable 0 points Acceptable 1 point Good 2–3 points Excellent 4 points Lesson 8: one-page paper on the impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. Paper is less than one page and/or not thoughtfully organized.
The Columbian Orator, a collection of political essays, poems, and dialogues, was widely used in American in the first quarter of the nineteenth century to teach reading and speaking. Of all the pieces in The Columbian Orator, Douglass focuses on the master‑slave dialogue and the speech on behalf of Catholic emancipation. “They gave tongue to interesting thoughts of my own soul, which had frequently flashed through my mind, and died away for want of utterance. The moral which I gained from the dialogue was the power of truth over the conscience over a slaveholder” (50). These pieces help Douglass to understand why slavery is wrong, both philosophically and politically.
This is based on the method which Martin Luther King gather much of his information to deliver his speeches and some of his inspirations Martin Luther King Jr. Prophet of Nonviolence Montrese Hawkins American History II Professor Sauble March 29, 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.1 He was thirty-nine years old when he had assassinated, but the impact he would have on American society tremendous. The civil rights movement which was led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a movement in history that would change America and its people forever. During the height of racial tension between blacks and whites, Dr. King’s aim was to educate Blacks
Xander Morejon Period 7 English Gifted II September 7, 2011 Slavery by another name/ warmth of other suns 5pg Summary “Slavery by another name” is from the civil war to World War II and “Warmth of other suns” is based on the great migration, which was from 1915-1970. I see “Warmth of other suns” as a part of “Slavery by another name”. Slavery by another name starts with the explanations of how the emancipation proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, did not help the African-American slaves live a free life until after the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. The slave owners did not let the African-Americans be free. Slave owners forced African-American slaves to work.
He married into an abolitionist family, and was greatly effected by his father-in-law and well-known abolitionists such as Frederick Douglas. After slavery was abolished, he began to write books pertaining to the discrimination and prejudice against not only blacks, but also Chinese and other immigrant groups. Books such as Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy detail and condemn such pejorative actions and feelings towards people unfairly deemed inferior. He wrote an anti-lynching editorial called Only a Nigger in 1869, further denouncing the racism in the country at the time. His idea of slavery had changed very much by the time he wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Spartacus Howard Fast M.E. Sharpe Inc., New York (1993) 363 pages A Quest for Freedom Thesis Throughout Spartacus, Howard Fast depicts this heroic slave war, as a war for freedom, a war that could have caused the collapse of Rome’s economy and government. Even though the story takes place 2,000 years ago, it is very clear that this novel was written to relate to the reader of today. By the end of the book the reader slowly but surely ends up with a profound lesson in the dynamics of social change. Fast also makes the point that the true class foundation of ethics in his strong contrast between the preaching of decadent Roman ruling class and the basic Spartacan code.