LSTD505 | Richard Maxwell Brown, No Duty to Retreat: Violence and Values in American History and Society (1994) | Book Review | | Sherron Neal-Putman | 9/22/2013 | Book Review | Introduction: Richard Maxwell Brown, one of the leading scholars of American violence, beginning in the late 1960’s, is also a Beekman professor at the University of Oregon, concentrating in Northwest and Pacific History. Besides, his current book: No Duty to Retreat: Violence and Values in American History and Society, he has also authored the Strain of Violence, American Violence and along with Don E. Fehrenbecher coedits, Tradition, Conflict and Modernization. Brown previously “testified before the Congressional Crime Caucus and the National Commission on the Cause and Prevention of Violence.” n In the latter part of the 1960’s, following the civil unrest, after the assassination of both Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, Browns work, interpreting violence in America, was selected and published by a presidential commission. Brief Summary In No Duty to Retreat: Violence and Values in American History and Society (1994), Brown’s arguments are not only stimulating but provocative. He seeks to examine crime, law, violence and values in the United States and its relationship to the American Frontier.
Craig Harline’s Miracles at the Jesus Oak Craig Harline is a historian and author. He is really into researching religion and culture .He was born in California and now he lives in Orem, Utah. In 1986, he earned a PhD in European History from Rutgers University .Currently, he is a professor of History at Brigham Young University in teaching courses on western civilization, the history of Christianity, the reformation, history on film, and such seminar as “Miracles”, “Culture Change” and “Tolerance and Intolerance”. However, his books are meant more for general readers and students than for scholars, and try to show the relevance of the distant European past for modern American readers. His research focuses on the religious history of Europe since the middle Ages.
2. Given the emerging role of the United States in mid-20th century world affairs as described on the online textbook, what evaluation can be made of the leadership styles Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy that made them effective or inhibited their effectiveness? Why in the United States is the direct leadership of the President so very important? Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page 3 NOTE: The basic directions that apply to all the written assignments are available in Doc
2. Timeline and Powerpoint Lecture Hand out Cold War timeline and lead students through it using powerpoint slides to draw attention to key events: • Slide #1: The Iron Curtain Speech • Slide #2: The Truman Doctrine • Slide #3: The Marshall Plan • Slide #4: NATO and Warsaw Pact • Slide #5: Introduce question of the day: Who was primarily responsible for the Cold War - The Un ited States or the Soviet Union? Cold War Over the past decades historians have disagreed over this question. Today, we are going to look closely at some Cold War documents in order to address the question for ourselves. 3.
Lies My Teacher Told Me By: James W. Loewen Report By: Ethan Daniels "Lies My Teacher Told Me" a book written by Professor James W. Loewen gives students an understanding of the past of the United States, and how knowing this could effect our future. Twelve of the most popular and widely used American history textbooks are included in this novel. Loewen uncovers the flaws, lies, and bias the textbooks present. There are two main ideas that come to mind while reading this book. The first is the bais that is show in American History textbooks, and the second is historiography, or the study of the development of how history is written.
“Making the grade at college: choices, stress, and surviving your freshman year” by Dr. Patrick Murphy is extremely insightful in what it takes to succeed in college. I feel as if this article is reliable. Dr. Patrick Murphy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has retired from Oklahoma State University but does still talk to the University’s students from time to time. The article could be considered scholarly as it is published on one of the university’s course websites and authored by someone with a PhD.
In G. Wallace Chessman’s book Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of Power, Chessman discuses Theodore Roosevelt’s early years at Harvard where he was quite the scholar, his political framework through the New York State Assembly where he was the voice of reform. The book also talks about Roosevelt’s military roles in the Spanish-American War, whereas after he turned into a national war hero; to his unexpected Presidency with all the peaks and valleys through it. It talks about the Progressive Political party that he was so actively involved in. G. Wallace Chessman wrote this book for an audience that would like a new insight or a deeper breath of knowledge of Theodore Roosevelt’s political career. G. Wallace Chessman wrote the first chapter with the intent to show the audience the roots of Theodore Roosevelt’s upbringing.
Carlos Fuentes, a renowned Mexican novelist, scholar and diplomat, presented his view of Mexican history and national identity at a lecture in a packed McCosh 10 last night. Fuentes traced the social, political and economic development of Mexico in a talk called "A Panoramic View of the History of Mexico." Fuentes began his talk by describing Mexican mythology, focusing on the question of identity that pervades the country's lore from the very beginning of the civilization to the present day, a theme he also often visits in his many novels. "From the beginning we asked ourselves questions of identity: Who are we? What do we remember?
Entman, Entman describes the guidelines that news companies fallow to get their audiences to think or act in a certain way. Entman earned his Ph. D in political science and National Science Foundation Fellow of Yale. He studied at Yale, the University or California-Berkely, and Duke where he graduated and later returned to teach. I’ll be using the same article in the next section, because he then informs his readers how to identify when a news corporation is considered bias.
I worked individually on my paper to research the topic of the war in Iraq and more specifically, President Bush’s policy on this topic. My initial intended focus for my research started with the presidential election debates during 2004 but was redirected to the current President’s policy on the war in Iraq. This transition was, in large part, due to my reading from Fiasco.