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  • African American Soldiers Journey

    Scott’s article quotes First Lieutenant Oliver Willcox Norton of the camp 's 8th United States Colored Troop (USCT) Regiment as he described the enthusiasm of the black recruits to join the union "Our camp thronged with visitors...who wanted to enlist," he wrote. "There are hundreds of…

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  • The Consequences Of The 1700 Piracy Act

    The biggest difficulty historians face in relying heavily on the trial reports is their varying form and content. Although the 1700 Piracy Act required registers to keep minutes of the proceedings, like much of everything surrounding piracy law, there were no specifics on what that meant. It is clear from the collection of these trials that the point of the recorder was not to capture every word uttered in court. Depending on the court the narrative changes between first and third person, and…

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  • The Causes Of Legislation In The Piracy Act Of 1700

    As there are inherent flaws with legislation in historical analysis, so too are there issues with these trial reports. The most obvious concern is that we must rely on the competence and impartiality of court registers which at times was questionable. William Norris, the register of the vice-Admiralty court of Jamaica, recorded little defense for John Rackam and his crew, noting their response to the judge’s inquiries was that “they had no Witnesses, That they had never committed any Acts of…

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  • Sons Of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty: Fathers of American Activism The United States has a long history of political activism by and for the people, a legacy that continues today. The day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, more people took to the streets in protest than ever before. That fiercely American action dates back to the Sons of Liberty, a political group that organized for the rights of colonial citizens in the 18th century, against oppressive taxation from Britain (135-136). Many…

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  • African American Struggle In The Civil War Essay

    Imagine fighting for a great cause, not only for your country but for your own race! African Americans fought for both the Confederates and the Union. Some of these African Americans were former slaves, others were African Americans who wanted to abolish (or get rid of) slavery. Over 180,000 African Americans served in the Civil War. Many however, were not recognized after the war ended. At the time when the Civil War occurred there were over 4 million slaves in the south. The Union fought to…

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  • Women's Roles In The American Civil War

    In “Harriet Tubman” her work in the Civil War began as this, “In 1862, for example, Governor Andrew of Massachusetts sent her to Beaufort, South Carolina, after the fall of Fort Royal to nurse the sick and wounded soldiers and teach newly-freed blacks to become self-sufficient. Tubman worked as a spy, too, organizing a group of eight men of African…

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  • Delaware Research Paper

    Delaware lies on a small niche of the Eastern American border. Henry Hudson is credited with the discovery of Massachusetts in 1609. Henry Hudson was working for the Dutch East India Company and he discovered the Delaware Bay and River, which allowed easily accessible routes for trade. This made Delaware a desirable stop for traders and merchants. The natives to the state were the Lenape, Algonquian and the Powhatan Indians. The first natives were of the Paleo-Indian culture that lived in caves…

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  • The Trade Union Movement Analysis

    “There is certainly...something wrong in that form of unionism whose leaders are the lieutenants of capitalism.” These were the words of American socialist politician Eugene V. Debs reflecting on relationship between unionism and capitalism. The quotation very aptly alludes to realities that framed the American trade union movement; the lack of major opposition to capitalism amongst union leaders, the division between socialism and trade unionism and the lack of potent socialism amongst the…

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  • Richard Nixon Biography

    Richard Nixon was Quaker and in the 1940’s, Quakers were excused from military service. He served as an aviation ground officer in the Pacific and surged to the rank of lieutenant commander before resigning in January…

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  • Film Summary: The Vietnam War Film Glory

    Glory is a 1989 war film which portrays the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer infantry in the American civil war (1861-1865). The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, inspired and based largely on the personal letters and experiences of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the novel One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard, and Lay This Laurel (1973) by Lincoln Kirstein. It is directed by Edward Zwick and stars Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Mathew Boderick, and Denzel Washington as the main characters in…

    Words: 1977 - Pages: 8
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