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    In my last few weeks at Harpers Ferry, a man in his mid-fifties walked into the Provost Marshal’s office. He was a big man, maybe six foot four. Bald, overweight, wearing a red polo shit and sagging cargo pants with sunglasses pressed into his forehead. I was already talking to a family from the Carolinas interpreting the experiences of the town’s citizens after the war, when across the former slave states Provost Marshals were replaced by agents of the newly formed Freedman’s Bureau. They were good visitors, they asked excellent questions. I told them of the intense conflict in Harpers Ferry and surrounding area, of the resistance from the town’s white residents to those black men and women formerly enslaved. “A young white woman from Maine who came to the county to teach black children was pelted with stones. On the street behind you, there was a brawl between black and white…

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    capitol might be seen as an endorsement of militant white supremacists. The South Carolina legislature couldn’t, of course, have been able to come to this conclusion when it first hoisted the rebel battle flag on the state capitol grounds (in 1961) as they were too busy contesting school desegregation. This was the summer, the National Parks Service, a federal agency, announced they would no longer sell the most recognizable symbol of the guys who killed a hundred thousand American soldiers in…

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    In his article, “The Pain of Police Killings Can Last For Decades,” Ben Greenberg states that the grief that comes from an unjust police killing can last in the family for generations. His thesis statement is, “But long after the demonstrations end, the streets go quiet and the cameras leave, families of those killed have to find ways to cope with their loss” (Greenberg, 2016, para. 1). The audience for this article is anyone who might be interested or uninformed about unjust police killings.…

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    one. In this film, Ford brings to perspective the society that he created in the past and how it died as a result of the new transition in form of modernization. In this film, the western frontier ideals are brought to light with the transition from an old social order characterized by lawlessness embodied by the gunslingers into a modern society that is governed by law and order (Ebert). The inevitable transition represents a death of the old social order which then paves way for a new and…

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    Court Reflection Paper

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    One individual in particular became violent with the court marshals, while the other laughed when the one man was sentenced. Watching the judge request an apology respectfully was very interesting and admiring to watch, this judge in particular understood these individuals were human, however, was looking for the needed respect individuals within the court deserve. Two cases in particular were interesting, one was of an individual who was being sentenced and another the individual was nolled.…

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    In the short story The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky by Stephen Crane the two Main Characters are Jack Potter and Scratchy Wilson. The main conflict is built up along the way of the entire story due to the secondary characters like the men at the bar. The Drummer was from the east and was unfamiliar with the way things go in the west so naturally the conversations the men were having were swinging to the way of life in Yellow Sky. They discussed Scratchy and Jack revealing unknown traits like when…

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    Change Comes to the Old West In Stephen Crane’s 1898 short story entitled “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”, the reader is introduced to a Marshal of a small town and his new bride aboard a train from San Antonio. Jack Potter (The Marshal) has departed his small town of Yellow Sky to marry a woman he believes he loves and is bringing her home. He has not informed nor consulted with his townspeople of his decision and he fears they will be displeased with him upon his arrival. As he returns, the…

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    Strategic decisions made on both sides presented Fighter Command with the victory and ensured that they did not come close to defeat. Germany suffered from ‘fog of war ‘and was clearly not prepared for the battle ahead; arrogantly predicting to overcome the RAF in a matter of days with a false sense of superiority after success in France; and misjudging RAF aircraft force. The Luftwaffe started the battle with 2830 aircraft, made up of fighters, bombers and stuka dive bombers. The RAF comprised…

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    by British officers distrustful of U.S. intentions and capabilities, as well as the geographic dispersion of those respective staffs throughout the MTO. These obstacles all combined to challenge Eisenhower’s ability to integrate forces. As a joint force commander, organization and integration of forces to best meet his intent and campaign objectives should have been a priority but he instead ceded to the organizational inertia that relied on antiquated British doctrine. Shortcomings in the…

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    With the fall of France on 22 June 1940, came the shifting of Germany’s attention to the coast of the United Kingdom. Hitler’s strategic goals for the region were dependent on the defeat of Great Britain, the last remaining ally remaining to fight off the Nazi advance through Europe. With this goal came the revision of Great Britain’s strategy in the war, it was simply to survive. While Germany began its raid of the United Kingdom through the air, the British people took to the skies to defend…

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