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  • El Niño Famines: The Third World

    deterioration in the terms of trade,” and, “Victorian imperialism” and its “confiscate(ing) local fiscal autonomy” (289-290). This conclusion should be no surprise as Davis makes a point of grounding his efforts in both “environmental history and Marxist political economy” (15). I found his arguments made based on environmental history more compelling than those grounded in Marxist theory did. These arguments, however, remained insufficient to convincingly make his case. There are some distracting (if not disturbing) inaccuracies in Davis’ work which no doubt exist to empower his narrative. The phrase “Maxim and Gatling guns effectively eradicated the last indigenous resistance” is a powerful one, but when one speaks of the 1870’s it is a false one. The Gatling gun was in very limited service during this period while Maxim did not invent his machine gun until 1884 and its entry into service began even later. He similarly asserts Qing China refused to build railroads or telegraphs due to “fear of their becoming weapons of economic and ideological penetration,” and that “it took months for accurate reports from China’s outlying areas to find their way to Beijing” (64). In fact, the traditional Chinese messenger service allowed for the rapid movement of information throughout the empire, and despite conflicting perspectives of officials and bureaucrats, telegraphs appeared in 1870, a school for telegraph engineers and operators opened in 1876, and, railroads…

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  • Weapons In The 19th Century

    Weapons in the 19th Century In the early 19th century war and conflict were common amongst different regions and groups of people. War and fighting was a dreaded event as it took long periods of time and caused injury and death on both sides of the fight. Technology was constantly increasing and new advancements in warfare were always surfacing; some meant to improve fighting tactics and others were intended to end conflict at a faster rate. In the 19th century Warfare was changed tremendously…

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  • Essay On Civil War Weapons

    Civil War Weapons Throughout the Civil War, many weapons were used. The Civil War marked an era of advancements in both weapons and technology. Guns made the Civil War as brutal as it is and caused the deaths of thousands of Americans, but without them many problems would have arisen. Crime would be everywhere on the streets and slavery would still exist. The Civil War shaped our country for the better, and made us the great nation that we are. Before the war, soldiers had used muskets to…

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  • Blacksmithing History

    swords, knives, bayonets, and lots of different types of guns, including infantry rifles, dueling pistols, and repeating carbines. As history advanced, blacksmiths began to make fewer weapons as they could be made by machines. After the industrial revolution, blacksmiths were barely ever called upon to assemble weapons. However weapons were still getting better. Fewer knives are used as you can get mass produced ones and they could be easily replaced by a gun, however some clients want handmade…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Banning Firearms

    the United States in 2015 in a gun homicide, unintentional shooting, or murder/suicide” (Mascia, “15 Statistics That Tell the Story of Gun Violence This Year”). “There were, on average, 16.4 such [mass] shootings a year from 2007 to 2013, compared with an average of 6.4 shootings annually from 2000 to 2006” (Schmidt, “F.B.I. Confirms a Sharp Rise in Mass Shootings Since 2000”). These statistics prove that within the past couple of years, gun violence has been a rising epidemic. America is in…

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  • Concealed Handguns Essay

    Circle or highlight your position. (Keep in mind that you cannot be “pro” or “con” for all three topics) I am “Pro” I am “Con” Summary of most important points for your side of the issue. This must include 5 distinct points stated in complete sentences: • If more people were to start carrying handguns that would lead criminals to believe that victims are more likely to have a gun so the criminal will be more likely to also carry a gun. • Although there are requirements that need to be…

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  • How To Prevent Mass Shootings

    Mass shootings have been the subject of many conversations and debates over the years. It seems a shooting happens every fews months, which is all to often, and is in the news almost every day. Not long ago, in 2007, a shooter with a troubled history of mental health killed 32 people at Virginia Tech and injured many other students and faculty members (Seung 1). One of the most well known shootings was on April 20th, 1999. The event was known as Columbine. 13 high school students were killed,…

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  • Stricter Gun Laws In The United States

    Although Obama’s intentions may be pure, the gun laws that he and his administration have gotten enacted fail to consider the long term effect that they will have. These laws are created on the faulty premise that the amount of gun crimes and gun violence can be drastically decreased by restricting legally obtained firearms. The fallacy of this premise can be easily established by looking at California which has the strictest gun laws in the country and is still home to one of the U.S.’s top 5…

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  • The Wild Party Play Analysis

    Mae, which causes a fight to break out between Eddie and Burrs. During the fight Queenie and Black reenter and Queenie is worried that Eddie is going to kill Burrs, that she has Black hit Eddie, to break up the fight. Burrs descends into insanity throughout the play until he finally breaks, when he catches Queenie and Black in bed together that he pulls out a gun, and makes Queenie choose between him or Black. Burrs threatens to kill Black, Queenie and himself. Burrs tells Black to be her…

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  • Analysis Of Shameful Scapegoating Of The Mentally Ill

    Unfortunately this mental image is pretty much the norm. Between the media and the movies, when one thinks of a mad man they think of a mentally ill person swaying a gun left to right uncontrollably while pacing back and forth. The point of Toms article is to educate that this is not always the case, and to ask people to stop assuming every murderer must be mentally ill. By doing so the people who are mentally ill and need help have a huge stigma put on them. People are less likely to care about…

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