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    by the British in the end. This resulted in French land in North America being surrendered to the Great Britain and also angered the Native Americans. Great Britain not wanting more problems with the Natives proposed that if the colonist stay east of the mountains and you stay west will that work? Natives agreed resulting in angry colonist. The outcome of the war sparked the colonist to start wanting to be independent ultimately leading to the creation of America. This is perhaps the biggest example of greed as the colonist greed for expansion eventually led to the creation of a new country and so many more settlements and developments. These examples of greed in history can also be seen in A Midwife 's Tale. This book is a diary of Martha Ballard and gives insight on many things dealing with midwifery as well as lots of insight about life at that time. In this case aspects of greed will be brought to the light. The first occurrence of greed chosen occurs in 1796 in the form of land specifically '“The angry settlers saw things differently, of course the intimidation of Ephraim was part of a larger struggle to save their own land from “the avaricious appetite of men who are striving to be independent Lords in a glorious Republic.” No man had the right to a million acres” ' (Ulrich, 217). The quote refers to the greediness for land to prove independence and goes on to state that no one has that right referring to coming to a foreign place and taking up all the land that one…

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    exploration into the life of Martha Ballard, a successful sixteenth-century midwife, through her diary entries. Through Martha’s perspective and Ulrich’s commentary, the readers are able to get a sense of how society was like in colonial North America, where her diary entries take place. Colonial women were primarily expected to perform wifely duties and tend to domestic affairs while their husbands worked to financially sustain the household. Historically, women and their accomplishments have…

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    Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Martha Ballard’s diary shines a light on the everyday task of women in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Martha is simultaneously a “physician, nurse, midwife, mortician, pharmacist, and attentive wife.” Many people would have the common misconception that women weren’t an essential part of life in the 1700s. However, Martha Ballard’s diaries shows a variety of jobs that women had and the intelligence and work ethic that was required to balance their busy…

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    Martha Ballard; previously Martha Moore, was thought to be a highly depended on midwife and healer in her town of Hallowell, Maine. She dedicated the majority of her life to serving those around her, helping care for any aches, pains, and ailments her friends and family suffered with. Her community greatly depended on her for her knowledge and abilities to manufacture remedies and early medicines. The best evidence of the practical side of Martha’s education came from the diary itself. She…

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    to inspire thousands of people. And that’s exactly what they did. Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson were three incredible women that made their mark on history. The Supremes were the top group of the sixties right behind the Beetles, and they inspired many people during the civil rights movement. Getting together The Supremes had a bumpy start, however after their big break;”Where did our love go”, in 1964, they became one of the most…

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    Continental Army, “Martha was forced to assume a public role as a symbol of the patriotic cause… [and was put in danger now as] a potential target for British assault.” As British intelligence learned of the new rebel leaders, their families were put at risk for potential kidnapping to be used as hostages. While no attempt is known of an attack on Martha, the fear alone can represents the turmoil women were put through by their husbands’ actions in the war. Additionally, as men across the…

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    Dance Concert Critique

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    Being able to choreograph and perform in dance concert is a very unique and amazing experience. Creating ideas with everyone around you and transforming those ideas into a masterpiece is a process like no other. With everyone’s opinions out in thin air, you can put all of your ideas into one to create something so beautiful. In Modern especially it was really intriguing to watch the whole process of how the dance was created. Since we did originally have a combo to go off of, it was different…

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    Two modern dance masters of the twentieth century, Merce Cunningham (1919 - 2009) and Alvin Ailey (1931 - 1989) both deceased and both from entirely different backgrounds, created genius compositions of movement and interpretation as exhibited on stage through their chosen art, modern dance. Suite for Five by Merce Cunningham (1956) and Revelations by Alvin Ailey (1960) were considered to be some of their greatest compositions and although the pieces were created and performed within four years…

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    Jose Limon Essay

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    Jose Limon was born on January 12, 1908 in Culiacan, Mexico. His family immigrated to America during the Mexican Revolution. After graduating from Lincoln High school, Limon attended UCLA as an art major. He moved to New York City in 1928 to study at the New York school of design. There he was inspired to begin training as a dancer after he attended a dance production by Yvonne Georgi and Harald Kreutzberg. He trained with Charles Weidman and Doris Humphrey at the Humphrey-Weidman Studio and…

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    Wigman Dance Analysis

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    - Time differences It is clear from the living times of the two great dancers that they lived in different times with Wigman having the peak of her career in the early 40s while Pina was active up to the close of the 20th century and even in the beginning of the 21sst century. The differences create Pina as an image of a modern dancer who found the stage well set without much hindrance. On the other hand, Wigman was among the pioneers who were responsible for setting the stage. It follows that…

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