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  • James N. Gregory's American Exodus

    James N. Gregory's American Exodus remolds the perception of his readers by taking a step back from the stereotypical understanding of the social and economic migration to introduce a new perspective of the movement patterns into California, and to readdress misperceptions. At the beginning of his book, he shows two photos of Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" photograph, which is an iconic piece of American culture; this is an excellent example of what he has accomplished with his book: a new perspective. Gregory's thesis addresses the medias’ inflation of the Dust Bowl and the migration of people into California and how that created an identity for people who migrated. He examines the influences of the migration on American culture through the examination of population movement showcasing the social and economic impact the migration had on California, but more specifically, on the San Joaquin Valley. Gregory brings to life the plight of the thousands of "Southwesterners" who migrated to California from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri by drawing from the statistics on the graphs and maps he uses. Gregory's book is not only heavily reliant on census data, but also relies on different forms of media, such photography, print, and music, to introduce a new perspective of the mass migration. Predominately, he utilizes photos throughout his book. Photos were taken by Dorothea Lange, but he does not heavily rely on pictures as highly famous as the "Migrant Mother." His…

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  • West Side Story: Music Analysis

    From the origin of the American musical, a variety of creative teams have developed many methods to popularize now memorable shows. These methods were considered integral in the formula for developing the musical and were later deemed “conventional”. Composers and lyricists throughout the years eventually adapted these conventions and have created some of the most successful shows that are still relevant to this day, including Sweeney Todd and Les Misérables. Some of those inspirational…

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  • Why Is Richard Rodgers Important

    It’s Possible! The importance of Richard Rodgers What does the sound of music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, and Cinderella have in common. They have the music written by the Richard Rodgers. Richard Rodgers helped change the face of Broadway musicals, he changed them by giving them each individual stories that made them both memorable and loveable. This essay will discuss how Richard Rodger early life affected his work, his legacy, and the importance of his work. Richard Charles Rodgers was born on…

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  • Juke Box Musical Analysis

    The musical has gone through many changes in its lifetime. Its has been developed, explored and performed in millions of theatres around the world. But what really are the foundations of the art form itself? All of the three elements are really important, but there is one that stands out and has changed the most. That would be the music. The music has served the musical in many ways. It serves the characters extended feelings of fulfillment and gives the audience something to hum out of the…

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  • Enterprise Risk Management Planning

    Types of external considerations within Rutherford County are related to natural disasters, political disasters and macroeconomic shifts, including inflation, rate of growth, and unemployment. As a measure to offset natural disasters, we have relationships with other counties across the state coordinate efforts with our Emergency Management team. Indeed, the county 's mitigation planning efforts consist of local, state, and federal assistance. Unfortunately, there are few measures to plan for…

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  • Public Campaign Finance

    City-states of the ancient world were one of the first political entities with democratic governance. Part of the democratic process is authorizing individuals to make decisions, holding these individuals accountable, and for these individual to be responsive to the needs of the community (Pitkin, 1957). Today, cities have low levels of democratic participation that hold elected officials accountable and authorize them to have the power to make a decision. At the same time, a majority of the…

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  • Pivot Table Report Observations

    Pivot Table / Chart Report Exercise There are four observations in the pivot table, and the one part of pivot table report is about the annual adult care facility, total number of census, SMI and SSI. The other part is about New York State Population, total population and total number of race and ethnicity distribution. The results that I received are come from the data Adult Care Facility Annual Survey and New York State Population. I use the pivot table or chart to get the observations. At the…

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  • Count/Verification Assistant: A Case Study

    Jill started a new job as a count/verification assistant for the Johnson County Board of Elections. After completing her degree, she believed she would have the greatest chance of making a difference in her community and society as a whole. She had completed the counties required training and briefings, read and agree to the terms of the Statement of Secrecy, and she would have no problem with acting impartially at all times and respect confidentiality of material handled. Mark the senior…

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  • Blue Valley Multi Service Center Case Study

    For the purpose of this assignment, I chose Blue Valley Multi Service Center which is located here in Overland Park, KS. Overland Park is about 40 minutes southwest of Downtown Kansas City. It is part of Johnson County which is a fairly large county. The county itself is drastically different from the KC Metro area because it is known to be a very affluent area, especially the south half of Johnson county. Overland Park itself is one of the highest priced living areas. I chose this location…

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  • Amenities And Open Spaces: The City Of Utica

    1. Area: The community in which I live is an urban setting located in Central New York. The City of Utica is located in Oneida County. 2. Demographics: With an estimated 61,332 people in the City of Utica according to the U.S Census Bureau, the city has seen a decrease in residency since the formal census conducted in 2010 (Census Bureau). Even with the estimated decrease in population, the city is home to a multitude of races and ethnicities immigrating to the U.S from various countries…

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