Adam Erskine ENG 143 Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is written during a period of momentous social and political discontent in the United States. The Cold War signified a clash of powers which both condemned the other to be evil; the communists, for instance, marked the capitalists and all of their conspirators as evil by means of depriving the whole of the freedoms of economy through exploitation; the capitalists denounced the communists as evil by means of depriving everyone freedom to participate in an open economy. Both sides, however, had striking similarities in how they conducted their searches for what both believed to be traitors to humanity. Both conducted a series of “witch hunts”, the product of which
Although, she does admit even she was shocked when listening to the speech, as she explains “the line was not believable”. From this I can conclude that source one doesn’t wholly hold Churchill responsible for the 1945 election defeat, however the reliability of the source is questionable as it is bias towards the conservative party. Source two, an extract from Lord Butler’s memoirs, clearly shows opposition to not only Churchill but also the conservative party, Lord Butler for example describes Churchill’s speech as a “negative attack on the labour party” and believed that he should have instead focused on “post-war policies”. By describing Churchill’s use of the word “Gestapo” as a “strategic blunder” shows that Butler is blaming Churchill in having played a role in the defeat of the 1945 election. Although both members of the conservative party, Butler and Churchill were political enemies, this is evident when looking at the extract: “a poor third place to the concentrated exploitation of Churchill’s personality” – this is a personal attack on Churchill’s actions.
The book 1776 by David McCullough tells the story of the military aspects of the American Revolution. McCullough writes the book from both the British and American point of views, creating a better understanding of what both sides were undergoing during the war. Not only does he have a degree from Yale, but McCullough has also been awarded with the nations highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In addition to this, he has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice. He has also written multiple other non-fiction historical books and biographies such as Truman, The Great Bridge and John Adams.
rals vs. ConservativesAbigail Gillam September 7th, 2011 Mr. Henderson AP United States History After reading excerpts from A People’s History in the United States by Howard Zinn and A History of the American People by Paul Johnson on the post-Revolutionary years of history, it is easy to see the major differences in these author’s ideologies. Their profound differences are made even more evident by their writing styles. Howard Zinn writes in more of a muchraking manner as if he is just trying to explain the truth. Paul Johnson on the other hand has a very conventional approach to American history, sounding more like a textbook author most of the time instead of novelist. His writing is not engaging and sounds like
The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction, by Gil Troy, published in 2009 briefly summarized the Reagan presidency, look into both his public and private life. This book tries to capture the complexities involved in Reagan’s presidential term. It looks at the effects of his leadership and his policies that continue long after his departure from the White House. Troy’s book is a brief, but very insightful, seemingly bipartisan, look at how the “Reagan Revolution” was born, blossomed, and continues to root in the heart of presidential leadership styles. Gil Troy is a distinguished historian and professor.
With a strong background in history, Anderson narrates the sixties from one movement to another, building up the excitement of each to another giving the reader a very realistic idea of that time and analyses people’s ideas from that. Something that distinguishes Terry Anderson’s book from the rest is that given his strong background of history, Anderson can be reliable as a source. He first received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1971 and then returned to school to receive a Master of Arts in history from the University of Missouri in 1973. That didn’t seem enough for Anderson so in 1978 he received his Ph.D. in history from Indiana University. With a Master and a Ph.D degree in History, everyone can agree that Anderson’s credibility is high.
Title Page History 1301. 07 Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-4:45 John Quincy Adams: The Critical Years Robert A. East New York, Bookman Associates, Inc. 1962 Author Robert Abraham East was a gifted writer. He has many books out today called Business Enterprise in the American Revolutionary Era, John Adams (Twayne’s World Leaders Series; Twis 78), Connecticut’s Loyalists (Connecticut Bicentennial Series), John Quincy Adams: The Critical Years 1785-1794, and Previously Unpublished Writings of Robert A. East.
Let me do a little bit to introduce those authors, Mr. Ernest Hemingway was an American author and journalist and his life of adventure influenced later generations. Miss Louise Erdrich is an American writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings. In the following paragraphs, I will examine each story and how setting, symbol and important ideas are used in each story.
‘HHMM’, Hollywood, Harvard, McDonald’s, and Microsoft, were selling not only their products but also America's culture and values, the secrets of its success, to the rest of the world.' However, employing only hard power or only soft power in a given situation will usually prove inadequate. Nye utilizes the example of terrorism, arguing simply utilizing soft power resources to change the hearts and minds of the Taliban government would be ineffective and requires a hard power component. Nevertheless, in the Middle East, in the eyes of Islamic fundamentalists, the openness of Western culture is repulsive, which we have a term for it ‘anti-Americanism’. As a result, Joseph Nye, suggests that the most effective strategies in foreign policy today require a mix of hard and soft power resources, the ‘smart power’.
He also collaborated with his brother, Ken Burns, on the critically acclaimed series The Civil War. Drew Gilpin Faust is an American historian as well as the first woman president of Harvard University. Her book "This Republic of Suffering" earned her acclaim as a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. At the beginning of the Civil War many believed that the war would quickly be over with relatively little loss of life.