American History

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  • The Long Song Analysis

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    History may tell us when certain events happened, and it might tell us certain angles to those events. What history does not tell us are the interesting and exiting stories that were kept silenced. This is a main theme in Andrea Levy’s reflecting essay “The writing of The long song”, publicised in 2010. In the essay we hear how Andrea Levy got her motivation and inspiration to her book “The long song”. She stumbles upon the idea, when she hears a young woman asking; how she could be proud of her

  • Destructions Of Memory

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    brought many consecutive events that have changed many cultures. The history of conflicts is a vital part to acknowledge in order to understanding the present. History is important to grasp; it is the study of evidence-based events that have occurred in the past for an extended period of time. As Christine Boyer an urban historian, describes in The City of Collective Memory “we too in contemporary times recognize the importance of history to our sense of place and well- being.” (Boyer, 1994) Boyer later

  • Examples Of New Historicism

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    particular, while cultural studies has taken an increasing interest in history, some historians have expressed a sense of being overtaken or displaced by cultural studies. E. P. Thompson and his The Making of the English Working Class (1978) not only constructs the English working class, ‘calling it up’ through the writing of its story, it also ushers in a new kind of history. Instead of focusing on the elite and the powerful, Thompson’s history places its distinctive emphasis on those who lived ordinary lives

  • The Third Industrial Revolution Analysis

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    There is a famous quote by Karl Marx which states, “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” The history of mankind started from lives in caves. The first human beings used handaxes to hunt animals for food. As time passed, human began to seek for a more stable life, marking the beginning of civilization, followed by industrialization which led to the development in the field of technology. Now, the human history is facing a new chapter of evolution, which is the Fourth Industrial

  • Revisionist History Research Paper

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    When describing the term revisionist history, I think it is important to first understand the word revision. Merriam-Webster defines revision as a change or a set of changes that corrects or improves something. To build on that word, revisionist history is the term used to describe the corrections scholars make to historical accounts when errors, contradictions, or misconceptions are discovered. There are three major angles from which revisionist historians work; the social or theoretical perspective

  • African History: 632 A. D, 1800s And The 1900s

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    African history is slowly being unfolded. As we unfold brand new history we discover that Africa was not shaped by itself automatically shaped through a long process. African society faced many challenges in the past and is still currently facing challenges. However, we can not underestimate the impacts of the series of traumas and the experiences they lived on. We live in a world where we allow people to judge Africans without knowing their history, culture, identity and traditions. It is very important

  • Essay On Knowing History

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    “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” This a famous quotes by Marcus Mosiah Garvey, who was a proponent of black nationalism in Jamaica and especially the United States. Knowing history is not a pleasure for the historians, but also for every individual who have a past life. This intense quote helps us to question our self, like “what is the use of knowing history”, “why do I need to know my roots”, “it isn’t enough knowing my great

  • History: History And The Importance Of History

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    HISTORY Presentation: The word History is gotten from a Greek word Historia, which implies request, learning obtained by examination. Definition: History is the investigation of the past in view of request and examinations, as it is characterized in composed reports. Occasions before composed record are named as the ancient times. Investigation of history is fundamental to know the source of our reality. WHY TO STUDY THE HISTORY? History causes us in understanding the change and how the

  • Aristotle's Relationship Between Art And Reality

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    favour goes out to historical materialism. The difference between the two is that historicism tends to look at history in singular events, the past here is understood only in relation to itself. Historicism will empathise with the victors, but will not see barbarism in the story, this part of the story is missed since they only look at the isolated event. Historical materialists look at history as multiple layers that fold over one and other, this excludes them from looking at a historical event as a

  • The Way To Walth Lepore Summary

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    “History is written by the victors”; a common phrase that doesn’t take into account who writes that history. Historians are the ones who get to put pen to paper or fingers to keys and set out their ideas and interpretations of what history is and what it means. Historians make use of historical evidence, primary sources such as; letters, books, documents or secondary sources i.e. other historians work, to lend credence to their interpretation of history. Without credible evidence history is just