Book Critique In my critique of Stephen V. Ash's A Year in the South: 1865 I will discuss his theme and his use of evidence to support his thesis. I will also identify Ash's purpose in writing this book. Additionally I will discuss his writing style. Ash's ultimate goal in writing this book is to educate the reader on the rapid and drastic changes to living in America immediately after the Civil War, specifically in the Confederate South. He does this by providing the stories of four individuals who lived in different places in the South under very different circumstances the year the Civil War ended.
Rebecca didn’t get any of the information in the book from any website. This book wasn’t written until after the death of Henrietta. She actually took time to cooperate with Henrietta’s family, friends, lawyers, doctors, ethicists and also many journalists who’ve written about the Lacks family. The main person that Rebecca has taken information from is Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah Lacks personal journals. She didn’t just take information from human figures but from archival photos, documents, and scientific and historical research.
Banks spent most of his life in a discriminating and violent town. The conflict of his town motivated him to the point that he wanted to help his community and he became a successful entrepreneur. Banks attended rust university in holly springs, Mississippi. Banks opened a general merchandise store in his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi. He married Trenna Ophelia Booza at the age of 20.
Cameron Howard Cold Mountain 15 November 2011 Pages 3-126 Reading Log 1 The novel Cold Mountain, written by Charles Frazier, is an intricate story that revolves around man’s life in the Civil War and his quest to find the love of his life. This book is very interesting because there are two different main characters that are in the story, named Inman and Ada. This story takes place in 1864 near the end of the Civil War. The book also refers to events that immediately followed the war. The events that occur in the story take place in multiple places, including Virginia, North Carolina, and the Cold Mountains, which is where Ada lives.
Elders, who are home most of the time, don't see the need in carrying ID, thus they don't own any. In addition, what counts as proper ID is still in question. Voters can cast provisional ballots if they are not able to vote the first way. However, the problem with this is that provisional ballots are hardly ever acknowledged if a candidate wins by a great margin.
Several discrepancies exist between the two men. Author O’Brien never had children, or ever killed a man in war. In addition, writer O’Brian has control over what is told, while character O’Brian tells the stories themselves. These simple little facts separate what is real and fake in the novel and reality. Author O’Brian also confuses the reader by writing his novel as if everything that was told took place in the real world.
Some of the soldiers became sick from sleeping on the damp ground. After reading Brownie letters, I realize that America engaged in World War One without structure and organization for the military to live, train, and clothing and other needs the military required. I felt that the United States would have been more sufficient with the housing, sleeping quarters, food and clothing. This goes to show there were no organization with the military before the enlisting and drafting. I believed before reading Brownie letters the United States would have been sufficient in all the needs for the American military.
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.
The United States raised the money through income taxes and by special taxes on liquor, tobacco, and theater tickets. Millions of men left their jobs to serve at war however many had died. As the war ended a new era had arrived. This new era was called the Roaring Twenties. The Roaring Twenties lasted from 1919 to 1929.