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  • Blackbeard: The Historiography Of The Atlantic World

    On a calm day in May of 1718 the Queen Anne’s Revenge, a warship of forty guns, and three sloops appeared on the horizon off the coast of Charleston. Edward Teach, more famously known as Blackbeard, had arrived with his pirate fleet. Taking up a position outside the harbor, Blackbeard used surprise to his advantage and captured ten ships as they attempted to leave the harbor. One of those ships, The Crowley, was returning to London when it was waylaid by the famous pirate. Among the…

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  • Malcolm X Historiography

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X is written by American journalist and civil rights activist, Alex Haley. The content of the story was derived from several interviews with Malcolm X, conducted by Haley, beginning in 1963 up until Malcolm’s assassination in 1965. After dropping out from Alcorn State University, Haley enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard at the age of 18. At first, Haley was a steward, because it was one of the only jobs open to people of color. During World War II, Haley had gained an…

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  • Persuasive History: Roman Rhetoric And Historiography

    Antonius, has come to represent the Roman--and, to some extent, ancient--attitude toward the relationship between historiography and rhetoric Written in 1997 by Robert W. Cape, Jr., “Persuasive History: Roman Rhetoric and Historiography” thoroughly examines and analyzes Cicero’s written work, De Oratore, and the arguments he provides for the connection between rhetoric and historiography. An ultimate connection is made throughout the piece that the orator is the only man with the right…

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  • Analysis Of Sex And Sin: The Historiography Of Women In Colonial Massachusetts

    later, Sandra (2013) Sex and Sin: The Historiography of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Colonial Massachusetts The purpose of this article was to go in depth about what it was like in Colonial Massachusetts. One of the most important things is how everything starts and without a base, you have nothing. When starting a colony, you must have people and to have people you have to have marriage, sexuality, and family. Back in Colonial America sex without marriage was a forbidden thing, but sex…

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  • A Concise Biography Of Eli Whitney Historiography

    A Concise Biography of Eli Whitney “Eli Whitney was born on the 8th of December, 1765 in Westborough, Massachusetts to Eli and Elizabeth Whitney. Though he grew up on a farm with his two brothers and one sister, though he grew up on a farm, but he was more inclined towards machinery and technology from an early age. Eli once dismantled his father's valuable watch in an inquisitive attempt to know how it worked”. He became a skilled at making nails from a device of his during the revolutionary…

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  • Analysis Of Andha Yug

    Bharati is practicing historiography, what Benjamin regards as, from the margins. It could be argued that Bharati regards the events of Mahabharata as the source events and demonstrates the historiography from the margins by reworking the events in his play. The addition of such marginal characters serves his purpose well. This could also be interpreted as Bharati’s critique of history of war. Only those in authority or the hegemonic class is mentioned in the historiography of such events, and…

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  • Analysis: The Many Bodies Of Marie Antoinette

    time periods, political institutions with regard to political power have greatly affected the ways in which history has been interpreted. The rise of the nation-state as a political entity during the late 18th- 19th centuries had greatly altered historiography, for, with history emerging as a modern discipline, history began to mirror the ideals of, and acts as a font of, the polities of the time periods during which it was written. In both historian Thomas Babington Macaulay’s “Minute on Indian…

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  • Indian Removal Act Rhetorical Analysis

    The historiography of Native Americans after European colonization is rather limited compared to American history, or even African American history in the United States. The lack of credible resources leaves anyone trying to research or obtain a clearer picture of the events with the words of President Jackson, and the possible hypothesis, not much occurred after relocation. The assumption is rather plausible; without knowing the historiography, one could assume Native Americans…

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  • The 19th Century: Imperialism And Colonialism In The 18th Century

    Historiographies: Imperialist/Colonial historiography, with an aim of justifying the empire, Nationalist historiography that lamented the decline of the 18th century and colonization, Aligarh School of historiography leaning towards the left and focusing on a structural analysis rather than a personality based one and finally new historiography emerging in 1980’s. Two major shifts can be noted in the different analyses:…

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  • S First Confrontation With A Historical Narrative In William Ellison's 'Invisible Man'

    emblematic of Ellison's critique: real progress trails far behind the historical narrative that proclaims it. 3.3 The Legchain(s) Invisible Man's most evocative historical object combines both the power of dominant historiography and its injustice to demonstrate the danger that distorted historiography poses to progress. The legchain motif first surfaces in Bledsoe's office when the protagonist sees Bledsoe “[reach] for [...] an old leg shackle from slavery which he proudly called a 'symbol of…

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