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    For this paper I will be answering the question, “how did the American Civil War effect Elizabeth Val Lew”. I have always had a strong interest in the Civil War. I am particularly interested in the Battle of Gettysburg and Michigan’s involvement in the war. Recently I have become interested in the role women had during the war as well. During the war many women enlisted in positions that were mainly set aside for men, for example nurses. Some women even disguised themselves as men and fought in the battles. I first became aware of women spies after reading a book titled “The Spymistress”, by Jennifer Chiaverini, which is a book in the historical fiction genre, about Elizabeth Van Lew and her life during the Civil War. After reading this book I became interested in her and how the Civil War changed her life.…

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    When Elizabeth Van Lew, a famous Northern spy during the Civil War, died on September 23, 1900, she left behind a powerful summary of what it is like to be a spy on her graveyard. It reads, “She risked everything that is dear to man- friends, fortune, comfort, health, life itself, as for the one absorbing desire of her heart, that slavery be abolished and the Union be preserved.” (Zeinert 147) This quote draws attention to the extent to what one does as a spy. It highlights the costs and…

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    members of high society. With all the information she obtained, she became a spy for the confederacy. The fourth and final woman, is named Elizabeth Van Lew from Richmond. Van Lew was the outcast in society but accepted for her father 's legacy as a wealthy businessman and slave owner. Many people in the community believed her to an very odd and foretold that she would die alone as an old spinster. She was forty-three at the time and still lived with her mother. Van Lew was taught in…

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    paying for more students while the parents aren’t having to worry about tax dollars going to waste. Not only will parents be able to school their own children at home, but neighborhoods and communities will begin to come together to help create their own little school systems in which the parents of the community can take turns teaching, reducing the need to quit their jobs or devote all of their time. This will also create a stronger sense of community and locality among neighbors and friends. …

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    Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In 1971 they began the development…

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    Distillery Tour WHAT: Round up your friends and expand your world of spirits this weekend at the Frankfort Spirits Distillery Tour. You and your friends will have a great time as you enjoy a unique distillery excursion. You will experience firsthand how spirits are made, how to properly taste them, as well as what makes craft spirits special. During your tour, you will get to enjoy a variety of sample-sized handcrafted cocktails as you explore their sensational flavors and properties.…

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    Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 What makes it a Classic: The Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 Often it's difficult to determine if an old car is truly a classic. However, if you're looking at automobiles from the [Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors], it's a little easier. If you pop the hood on a late 50s or 60s Pontiac of any model and a Tri Power 389 V-8 is staring back at you, you've just found yourself a classic. Join me as we talk about one of Pontiac's [greatest engines of all time]. We'll…

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    I chose this question because my dad collects classic cars and I frequently see catalogs that come in the mail that are filled with parts for all sorts of car parts. I know my mom gets on my dad a lot about buying too many parts at a time because they can get very pricey. Why are the parts to pricey? I know that the parts themselves are fairly simple and much less complex than a part you would find for a new car. I assume that car parts are so pricey because the parts simply aren’t made anymore.…

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    Birdsong by Stephen Faulks is a novel to show the effect war has on a person who served in battle and the importance to understand the history of war for those who wish to learn about the past. This novel is about the Great War and its impact it had on the life of Stephen Wraysford, the protagonist of the novel, and his granddaughter Elizabeth Benson. Stephen had an affair with a woman named Isabelle Azaire who ends up getting pregnant and wasn 't sure about the feelings for Stephen so she left…

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    Dr. Q Honors English 17/3/23 The Fundamental Actress of The Importance of Being Earnest- Dame Judi Dench “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a British comedy written by Oscar Wilde, which was transposed into a movie by the director Oliver Parker in 2002. Lady Augusta Bracknell is a dominant character which has a profound impact in both play and movie; her role is essential. She symbolizes the stereotypical upper-class woman during the Victorian Age. She is the tool through which Oscar…

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