George Meany

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  • Afl Cio Observation

    Kenya and Asian countries such as Japan and China. I had a great personal interest in this collection because my father was a foreign service officer with the United States Department of State. The posting I remember most was Holland, but his expertise is in Southeast Asia. Thus, our first posting as a family was to Indonesia, and when I was asked to write a blog post, I was happy to choose Indonesia. I wrote a blog post for the Special Collections blog to encourage patrons to explore the contents of the international affairs documents. The blog entry featured elements of the democratic revolution in Indonesia in 1999 focused on labor issues. After that I inventoried African American worker files and then the George Meany AFL-CIO Memorial collections. The George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive is the largest single donation to the University Libraries and complements other collections related to labor in the libraries. The AFL-CIO records help researchers better understand pivotal social movements in this country, including those to gain rights for women, children, and minorities. Unfortunately, these were a little less organized. Some boxes had loose materials, others had empty folders and there were many undated and untitled folders. The other half of my field study was conducted with Jason Grant Speck, Head of Collections Management for Special Collections and University Archives at the UMD. My work with him has mainly consisted of performing first-level descriptions…

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  • Examples Of Foreshadowing In Owen Meany

    Foreshadowing in Owen Meany (612-617) A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving gifts us with the story of Owen Meany, a small, miraculous boy with a big mission. Owen Meany knows that he is ‘god’s instrument’. He later finds out, in a dream, when he is going to die, how he is going to die, and he is going to die a hero. The story offers a great deal of foreshadowing. The main idea that has foreshadowing are things being ‘armless’. Some of these items that are armless include: Owen, the…

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  • Faith And Religion In John Irving's A Prayer For Owen Meany

    Authors profusely use themes to add dimension, help the reader understand, and direct the reader in following the path of novel’s intention. Providing a novel with the structural value of a theme, the author keeps the reader guided. In a Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving uses themes to combine the complexity of his work. Without the theme of religion/doubt tying in with fate versus free will, the novel would lose substance and value. Faith and religion, without a doubt, is the underlying main…

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  • The Importance Of Inaugural Addresses

    ” Will believes that “the general shortening of sentences reflects, in part, a change in nature of Inaugural Addresses.” He refers to Teddy Roosevelt who called the presidency “a bully pulpit.” Later addresses have had an incentive to tell Americans how to behave with phrases such as “The only thing we have to fear…” and “Ask not…” A more popular phrase which was used by Kennedy and Nixon was “Let us…,” which according to Will means, “For Pete’s sake, pull up your socks and shape up.” The…

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  • Critical Analysis Of A Sunday On La Grande Jatte

    I had to understand why Seurat used such a difficult technique for his work. I then came upon the theory that perhaps he wanted to produce a deeper sense of life in his paintings. All things in the world are composed of millions of cells, and these cells create objects, color, and everything that practically exists. I imagine that Seurat's motive was to utilize this scientific law in his work to give an atmosphere of life, texture, and movement in the scenes that he…

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  • Compare And Contrast Animal Farm And Lord Of The Flies

    I will be comparing Animal Farm by George Orwell and Lord Of The Flies by William Golding. In a Lord Of The Flies, young boys get stranded on a island after their plane crashes. After the plane crashed the boys try to make life livable on the island, but two boys Ralph and Jack fight over who gets to be the leader of the island. Eventually Ralph and Jack go head to head about who gets to be leader, and Jack wins because all of the younger boys go to his side. In Animal Farm, Mr. Jones the owner…

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  • Beatles And Drugs And The Beatles

    LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) was little know at this time, but still legal, and was commonly used by John, Paul, George, and Ringo. It had an “[immense] effect on the Beatles songwriting and recording” (“Beatles and Drugs”). The first released song to mention acid was “Day Tripper,” but “over time its influence resulted in less explicit and more abstract references to acid” (“Beatles and Drugs”). The song most commonly associated with The Beatles use of LSD is “Lucy in the Sky with…

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  • Fahrenheit 451 1984 And Brave New World Analysis

    The dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and Brave New World show Bradbury, Orwell and Huxley’s vision of modern society. The authors include ideas of fear, technology and pleasure in a way that predicts how they see today’s society. Although Orwell, Bradbury and Huxley have valid points of fear, technology and pleasure, Huxley’s vision of the future is the most accurate in modern society in his book Brave New World. Technology in today’s society is coming very close to the technology…

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  • John Lennon And John Mccannon Analysis

    Time magazine 's year 2000 top 100 influential people article not only ranked the Beatles as the best-selling band of all time but stated the group had sold 600 million albums. Fifteen years after this report one can only imagine the amount of Beatles albums sold today. Together John Lennon and Paul McCartney co-wrote 180 out of the roughly 245 Beatles songs while the remaining songs were written with or by other band mates. The Lennon McCartney songwriting duo is as historical in the field of…

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  • Similarities Between Indian Independence And American Revolution

    the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, and the Townshend Acts to raise money rather than try to control the trade with already enraged Americans in the colonies. Tensions increased further after Parliament passed the Coercive Acts and the First Continental Congress took the first steps toward independence from Britain. Before the colonies gained independence, they had to fight a long, cruel, and bitter war. The Revolutionary War: The British had many advantages in the war, including a large,…

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