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    Both rebellions fought against the ill treatment of slaves on many plantations in Berbice and Demerara, but each had distinctive features that proved their short term success. One difference between the rebellions is that the Berbice 1763 Rebellion lasted for an entire year while the Demerara only lasted two days. Even though the 1823 Demerara slave rebellion estimated between 11,000 to 12,000 slaves from about fifty-five plantations participated in the revolt this did not aid in their success (…

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    procession. In the letter, Sheng was portrayed as a highly accomplished businessman that made an unmatched contribution to modernizing China’s industry, commerce, and education. His role in helping Shanghai avoiding the catastrophe of the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901) found particular mention in the letter. To highlight Sheng’s…

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    “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I 've ever known.”- Chuck Palahniuk. Chuck Palahniuk states that our own identities are not only formed by ourselves, but also by the culture around us. Gene Luen Yang 's Boxers & Saints follows the lives of Bao and Four during the Boxer uprising in China, as they struggle to find their identities. The uprising forces Bao and Four to chose whom they identify with, their fellow countrymen or the foreigners and christians. Through…

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    The great nation of the United States of America has been shaped by rebellions and revolutions since it was first colonized in the late 17th century. It is the brave men and women who speak up for liberty that keep the American spirit and constitutional freedom alive. Although it was rebellion and a revolution that broke America free from its mother country, they are the principles she was founded upon that spark rebellion and revolution against herself. One such principle is that the…

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    One of the more controversial methods they used was violent resistance. Gabriel Prosser in Black Thunder organized an uprising which involved hundreds of slaves and even though his rebellion does not manage to be successful in the end it does show that African American did not simply succumb to their lot as slaves. Even before the planning of his uprising Prosser was exercising agency. The free black man in the story, Mingo would read…

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    Gender Prior to the establishment of the Republic of China, women had a significantly different role in society. During the Qing dynasty, there was a tremendous emphasize on society for individuals, both male and females to get married and produce sons. Women’s essential role in society was “childbearing and childrearing” and depending on their efforts, by raising a successful official can gain them merits and recognition. According to Paul Bailey, there are arguments that claim that…

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    The Boxer rebellion in China in 1900 has many interesting parallels to events in the early 21st century. It saw an uprising in a non-western country against what was seen as the corrupting influence of western practices and ideologies. In some respects a foretaste of the current war against terrorism, in that a basically grass roots organisation fought what they saw as a holy war against a technologically superior collection of foreign powers to preserve their values and beliefs. On one side of…

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    A Comparison and Contrast of Enslavement in the 18th and 19th centuries This paper compares and contrast two different views of enslavement throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. These two responses were created out of a need for explanations about the meaning of slavery. According to Jupiter Hammon, using religion to comfort the slaves would attract their attention and give them hope. According to David Walker, using an Old Testament liberation theology mixed with the natural rights…

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    During the Seven Years’ War, the British and French military were able to witness firsthand the savagery of the Native American tribes. The Europeans, who primarily practiced what they called “civilized warfare”, found the Indians style of fighting much too barbaric. Instead of face to face combat, the Indians liked to use surprise tactics and ambushes. Many of the Europeans found this style of fighting cowardly, that they could not face their enemy in combat face to face. But this did not at…

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    How effective were the Late Qing Reforms of Empress Dowager Cixi in modernizing early 20th century China 1902-1908 INTRODUCTION Empress Dowager Cixi (alternatively Tz’u-his) has traditionally been characterized as a powerful obstacle to reform; promulgating Qing conservatism, Manchu values and neo-Confucianism, and, throughout the second half of the 19th century, stolidly resisting political reform. However, from her return to court in 1902 to her death, a dramatic revolution in Cixi’s approach…

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