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January 23, 2019

Posts tagged "American History Since 1865"

Analysis and Summary of “The Classic Slum: Salford Life in the First Quarter of the Century” by Robert Roberts

  As this analysis and generalized topical summary of “The Classic Slum: Salford Life in the First Quarter of the Century” by Robert Roberts attempts to examine, Roberts systematically redefines the way we think about Engels’ version of the “classic slum”  →

Overview of the Reconstruction Era in American History

Reconstruction was the period after the Civil War that extended from roughly 1865-1877 in the span of American history immediately following the Civil War and involved the re-integration of states of the Confederacy. It was a highly volatile time because while many  →

The Kansas-Nebraska Act Controversy

Before beginning a discussion about the Kansas-Nebraska controversy, it is useful to point out that there were sectional and other political problems brewing. For example, one cannot ignore the role played by Stephen Douglass nor the current economic situation in  →

Analysis, Review, and Summary of Jesse James, Last Rebel of the Civil War by T.J. Stiles

It is impossible to consider the life, crime, and times of Jesse James without first considering the historical context within which he was situated. In a biography of Jesse James by T.J. Stiles  “Jesse James, Last Rebel of the Civil War”,  →

The Long Telegram : Historical Perspective

George Frost Kennan, now recognized in history as the “father of containment” served in several capacities in the United States government, but was most influential in his role as the Ambassador to the Soviet Union in Moscow in the 1940s.  →

Review & Summary of “Path to Power : The Years of Lyndon Johnson v.1”

In this first volume of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s biography, historian Robert A. Caro explains Johnson’s trajectory that led him to the highest office of executive power in the United States. “The Path to Power : The Years of Lyndon  →

Condensed History of the Vietnam War : Major Events and Facts

The Vietnam War is considered to have begun in the early 1960s, but like all wars, there was a series of events leading up to the Vietnam War that preceded American troops entering a prolonged armed conflict with the Vietnamese  →

Analysis and Summary of “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston

The short story by Zora Neale Hurston “Their Eyes Were Watching God” the reader has its setting in a small village in the South, and the story picks up as the townspeople watch a strange female figure as she makes  →

Analysis and Summary of “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston

As the short story by Zora Neale Hurston, “Sweat” begins, the reader is introduced to the protagonist, Delia, as she is sorting clothes on a spring night in Florida at her home. The main character in Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat”  →

Poetry Analysis of “Dolce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen

Literature since the time of the Ancient Greeks glorified and glossed over the horrors of war, making it seem as a worthwhile, honorable, and romantic male endeavor. This same philosophy carried on even until past the time of America’s bloody  →