The Transatlantic Slave - 2,910 words
From the 1520s to the 1860s an estimated 11 to 12 million African men, women, and children were forcibly embarked on European vessels for a life of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Many more Africans were captured or purchased in the interior of the continent but a large number died before reaching the coast. About 9 to 10 million Africans survived the Atlantic crossing to be purchased by planters and traders in the New World, where they worked principally as slave laborers in plantation economies requiring a large workforce. African peoples were transported from numerous coastal outlets from the Senegal River in West Africa and hundreds of trading sites along the coast as far south as Ben ...
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The Transatlantic Slave - 2,865 words
... tes often greater than for all other overseas trades combined. Slave mortality usually increased during the last stages of a particularly long passage when there were shortages of food and water. The Atlantic crossing lasted three to five weeks from West African trading sites such as the Gambia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone Rivers. Near the equator, in regions such as the Bights of Benin and Biafra (near present-day Nigeria), the voyage to the Americas took several months. A few French ships transported slaves from Mozambique or Madagascar to the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean and then returned to France via Saint-Domingue in the West Indies, where additional cargoes of captives from ...
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Hindenburg - 1,562 words
Thesis: The Hindenburg has contributed to the history of aircraft as well as A. attention getter and relate it to Hindenburg A. Count von Zeppelins first rigid airships III. Paul von Hindenburg: The man that the famous airship was named after. A. Hindenburg, king of rigid airships and the last of them. B. aircraft has changed because of it C. investigations have changed because of it. the hindenburgs history and investigation A 747, O.J. Simpson, the Goodyear blimp and the shooting at Columbine High School all have one thing in common. The Hindenburg has contributed to these things in one way or another. The 747 is a modern aircraft that is very popular in commercial airlines. O.J. Simpson i ...
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Titanic - 2,477 words
I have always been intrigued by the Titanic, but my interest boomed with the recent development in how the side of the ship was damaged. I was amazed that instead of causing a gaping wound, as was previously believed, the iceberg that Titanic hit merely caused a series of small rips in the side of the ship. Sonar was used to determine that the side of the ship had six small slits that were no bigger than a single hand (http://www.titanic.cc/sonar.htm). This research amazed me because of the amount of water that passed through the small slits in the hull. I was always interested in ships, but the mystery that surrounded the Titanic sinking caused me to choose it for my senior project. At our ...
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Hells Kitchens Irish Mob - 1,847 words
Hells Kitchen is a working class neighborhood on the west side of Midtown, Manhattan. At the turn of the century the area was largely an Irish and Germen enclave. Throughout the early years of the twentieth century, the most common activity for a young male was to be in some sort of gang. The most powerful of the early Hells Kitchen gangs was the Gophers, named so because they usually met in tenement basements. It was mostly made up of Irish toughs from the West Side. At their peak in 1907, there was believed to be around some 500 members. Their main specialties were burglarizing shops and pool halls, and raiding the docks and the Hudson River Rail Road. Occasionally they would rent themselv ...
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Boeing Corp - 1,612 words
Commercial Aircraft Industry Summary B.Typical Industry Competitive Strategy C.Porter Competitive Model Analysis E.Importance of Information Technology to the Industry B.Market and Financial Performance D.Significance of Information Systems E.Strengths and Weaknesses of Boeing as a Company Boeing Corporation Analysis Paper The objective of this paper is to analyze the commercial jet aircraft industry and more specifically Boeing Corporation to better understand the significance of the role of information systems. At the present time the industry is dominated by two global players; Boeing and Airbus, and their rivalry is in many ways representative of two seemingly incompatiblenot to say tota ...
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Internet Junkie - 1,841 words
We have all seen the pictures, in our head and on television, of the typical Internet junkie: alone in the dark, he sits glued to the soft glow of the computer screen, hand on the mouse, eyes glaring into the screen. His eyes flutter through the endless web pages and online chats, fingers gliding over the keyboard, seemingly pressing keys at random. There is a soda by his side, and potato chip crumbs strewn about. He occasionally has glasses, sometimes caused by the endless hours spent focusing on the close monitor. A small, glowing reflection shines off each lens, two blocks of light where his eyes should be found. His glare is blank, no emotion, no feeling, just staring into a reality many ...
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Us Women - 724 words
In the past hundred years, many people have had a dramatic influence on the world. However, the people we usually recognize are men. Einstine with E=mc and John Kennedy with Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. Now its time to recognize the women who dramatically changed history and generations of lives. There are many women that should be mentioned in this paper but the women I write about have changed my life as well as yours. Ann Richards is a former governor of Texas. She had many different beliefs but one thing she believed strongly in was education for everyone. I believe she should be on the list for the centurys 100 Most Important Women becau ...
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Ww - 956 words
The First World War and Submarine Warfare The first "World War," also known as the Great War, took place shortly after the turn of the century from 1914-1918, and was so named because it was the first conflict of global proportions. The war resulted in the loss of millions of lives and the virtual destruction of Europe. The stunning proportions of the war were due largely to the application of technology to warfare. The industrial revolution at the end of the nineteenth century had brought mechanization and mass production to society, and the Great War had applied this technology to warfare. The war saw the introduction of airplanes, submarines and tanks, as well as radio, machine guns and p ...
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Urban Legends - 1,010 words
... e took place in England where they were reported and printed in an English newspaper around the seventies. Two of these Urban Legends include "The Double Theft" and "The Packet of Biscuits (cookies)" (Choking 192-193). In "The Double Theft," a woman customer in a store goes to the restroom. She puts her purse on the floor beside her, and before she knows it someone has grabbed it. By the time she emerged the thief has escaped. She reports her loss to the shop manager, and returns home. A few hours later she receives a phone call from the store saying they found her purse. She returns to the store, but there is no bag and none of the staff had phoned her. Upon returning home again, she fi ...
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Hannibal - 685 words
North American moviegoers were hungry for Hannibal the Cannibal at the weekend. "Hannibal," a thriller starring Sir Anthony Hopkins in a long-awaited follow-up to the 1991 hit "The Silence of the Lambs," grossed a record-breaking $58 million in its first three days of release in the United States and Canada, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. If the numbers hold when final data are issued on Monday, "Hannibal" will replace 2000's "Mission: Impossible II" ($57.9 million) as the third-highest bow in movie history, after 1997's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" ($72 million) and 1999's "Star Wars: Episode One -- The Phantom Menace" ($64.8 million). It also set new records for a non-s ...
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Esp - 1,874 words
... meta-analysis obtained overall target hit rates of approximately 35 percent, where chance performance would be only 25 percent. Moreover, Bem and Horonton reported several psychologically meaningful predictors of Ganzfield performance. Subjects who 1) were artistically creative (music, drama, and dance students recruited from the Julliard school), 2) extroverted, 3) had previous ESP-like experiences (but were novices,i.e., had no previous experience as Ganzfield subjects), and 5) received high scores on self-report indices of emotionality and perceptual orientation to the environment obtained especially high hit rates. In addition, experimental conditions using dynamic visual stimuli yi ...
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Slavery In The Bible - 1,000 words
... never debasing or cruel. (619). Slavery seems to be more humane under the patriarchs then it would become in ancient Greek or Rome or under the slave trade to the New World but it still existed, even among Gods chosen people. Supporters of slavery often quoted Ephesians 5:6 and Colossians 3:22, which say Slaves, obey your earthly masters. This is the most blatant passage in the Bible supporting slavery. It was passages like these that lead Karl Marx to call religion the opiate of the masses. Ephesians 5:6-8 clearly tells slaves to be faithful to God so they can be rewarded in the next life instead of this one. In Marxs time he was more concerned about wage slavery when people sold themse ...
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King Leopold's Ghost - 1,019 words
Out of sight mind is very convenient. If we dont see what is really going on it is easier for us as consumers to sleep at night. Capitalism, colonialism and slavery are still practiced today, but in foreign countries and in a different manner. Before reading King Leopolds Ghost, when I thought of slavery I thought of the transatlantic slave trade or Africans working as slaves in the US. After reading the book my eyes were open to a whole new perspective on slavery, capitalism and colonialism. When buying a product from a local store, one rarely inquires of the origin of the products raw materials as well as the working conditions / living conditions of the employees who created it. Our cloth ...
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Fiber Optics - 1,524 words
Fiber optics is a cable that is quickly replacing out-dated copper wires. Fiber optics is based on a concept known as total internal reflection. It can transmit video, sound, or data in either analog or digital form . Compared to copper wires it can transmit thousands of times more data (slide 2) . Some of its general uses are telecommunications, computing, and medicine. The very first fiber was made in 1870 by the British physicist John Tyndal. In this experiment that he showed to the Royal Society he placed a powerful waterproof lamp inside a tank of water, which had closed pipes coming out the sides. When he opened up the pipes so water could flow, to the amazement of the crowd, the light ...
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Madonna Biography - 1,055 words
Madonna Louise Ciccone was born on August 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan. Madonna is one of the most successful artists in the history of popular music. No other female singer in music has been as successful over such a long time. At the age of five, Madonna lost her mother to breast cancer, this had an effect on her music throughout her life. After the death of her mother, her and her brothers and sisters were sent to live with various relatives. After a couple of years her father remarried and Madonna and her brothers and sisters went to live with him. Madonna explains that her father was extremely strict and always had her doing something productive. She was also the oldest daughter of e ...
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Use Of The Middle Passage In The Slave Trade - 373 words
The Middle Passage was the journey of slave trading ships from the west coast of Africa, where the slaves were obtained, across the Atlantic, where they were sold or, in some cases, traded for goods such as molasses, which was used in the making of rum. However, this voyage has come to be remembered for much more than simply the transport and sale of slaves. The Middle Passage was the longest, hardest, most dangerous, and also most horrific part of the journey of the slave ships. With extremely tightly packed loads of human cargo that stank and carried both infectious disease and death, the ships would travel east to west across the Atlantic on a miserable voyage lasting at least five weeks, ...
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Essay On The Abolitionist Movement In America - 779 words
During the thirty years that preceded the Civil War, abolitionism was a major factor in electoral politics. Abolitionism refers to antislavery activism between the early 1830s, when William Lloyd Garrison began publishing The Liberator, and the Civil War. By the year 1834, there existed a weak framework of abolitionists, many who were determined free blacks from the north who had a common goal, the emancipation of slavery. These abolitionists took great courage and leadership, for slavery was either against their moral beliefs and gave the anti-slavery movement the growing popularity that it needed. I believe that the abolitionists (only anti-slavery persons), who wanted an immediate end to ...
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Policy And Effectiveness Of George Washington - 606 words
George Washingtons nonviolent ability to handle both foreign and domestic affairs, people of different political parties, and to lead a newly independent nation has made him well known as an impressive, historical figure. Washingtons experiences with foreign affairs, Constitutional ideas, and national concerns have helped to shape our nation at a crucial time. As Washington left office, he held the belief that America should remain isolated and avoid permanent alliances with other countries, a theory he developed from his experiences with foreign affairs. Washington first earned nation reputation as war hero of Braddocks defeat. Throughout the French and Indian War, Washington became known a ...
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A Look At Stoppard's Influences In 'rosencrantz And Guilden' - 1,066 words
... m another play (Hamlet ) find themselves in an "un-, sub- or supernatural" world where they are forced to adopt a role or embrace a fate which has been sealed by their author (Shakespeare). Ros and Guil's reality (a condition Guil refers to as "thin the name we give to the common experience" in Act I) is not something which they can definitively establish but is continually altered as new information is provided by the playwright who controls their destiny. Stoppard denies any conscious "quoting" of Pirandello's work in his play, however; he states, "As for Pirandello, I know very little about him, I'm afraid. I've seen very little and I really wasn't aware of that as an influence." 7 Be ...
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