Response to Jospeh Reidy’s “Black Men in Navy Blue During the Civil War” The American Civil War era is well known to be the catalyst for major changes in the country. It resulted in the union of the previously opposing Northern and Southern states, the solidification of the importance of the armed forces, and the abolishment of slavery as a legalized institution. Reidy’s article places its focus on the last, and what is considered to be one of the most important, results of the Civil War. He makes the argument that change was not a sudden shift that occurred when Abraham Lincoln declared the Emancipation Proclamation, and that the case of the United States Navy was one that deserved to be more closely investigated. When a typical American is asked about the status of black military men on the side of the Union, the typical response tends to be that the group was generally a small minority, used for the lowest jobs, and were generally slaves that escaped from the Confederate states in a bid for freedom. While these ideas are based on reality, Reidy shows that the role and presence of black men in various Naval units differed from the Military units in dramatic ways. Firstly, the Navy was racially integrated, combining men of all different races upon single boats. Regarding the issue of the proportion of black men to white men, Reidy turns up some interesting facts. He finds that by the end of the war in 1864, a good twenty percent of the Navy was made up of black men, in…
September 9th, 2013
When Patrick Henry spoke at the Second Virginia Convention he presented a bold idea to go to war with England. Henry presented those in attendance several reasons why they had no choice but to fight England. This paper will present what Henry wanted his fellow Virginians to do, his justification for his desire, and how he addressed concerns from those who disagreed with his beliefs.
In the article “Crazy Love” written by Steven Pinker, he wrote the effects that cause the human species to fall in love. Steven Pinker explains the facts on how the Hallmark-card company’s poets invented the meaning of falling in love, or finding true love. Another corporate for the reasons of the sensation of love, might be on how our own body would make us forget of our own ethics and logic, because of human hormones intoxication. He explains the way how the human anatomy has…
February 9, 2015
Response Paper 1
1. This whole article was about Mormon Polygamy. In the article a young lady’s husband gets a divorce from her. This particular girl belonged to the Mormon Church, as did the rest of her family. After her divorce her sister and her husband asked her to join their family. It was very common in the Utah community they lived in. After she agreed to join their family, she realized that the church leadership had asked her sister…
Gender is associated with biological characteristics of the person. From the day a baby is born, that baby is immediately classified as a boy or a girl. It is indeed that the boy and girl, woman and man gender categories can not represent people entirely. Intersex, gay, lesbian, and bisexual are often overlooked or ridicule by many people. In contemporary American culture, we like to think of beautiful women as fit or skinny. However, Asian culture value the masculinity of a man…
February 24, 2015
Response Paper 3
Banded Together in Sisterhood
As a middle class white woman reading these speeches on my couch I feel uncomfortable. I cannot imagine what it must have felt like to be sitting in the audience. Francis Ellen Watkins Harper ended her speech by saying “I tell you that if there is any class of people who need to be lifted out of their airy nothings and selfishness, it is the white women of America”. That must have been…
Response Paper #3
There were a lot of different interesting topics in the video Freakonomics including cheating in sumo wrestling, legalizing abortion and Incentives. The two topics that I found most interesting were legalizing abortion and giving students in school Incentives do get better grades. Legalizing Abortion isn’t just what it sounds like; it was used to drop crime rates. The reason that crime rates dropped when abortion was legalized is because when a child is born unwanted…
Response Paper 1.
In this paper I will be responding to a question about my own faith to a person whom has a total opposite of my own. I will try to help them see their own faith, or choice to not have a faith, while I explain better my own and give them the tools they need to learn more so that they are better educated.
“So, what do you believe?” asked my new friend… I knew we were on a long flight…
Management Applications & Theory
August 15, 2013
1. What are the five characteristics of well-developed goals? ‘Please share one or two of your professional and/or academic goals that meet the “well-developed” criteria.
Ans: (a) The five characteristics of well-developed goals are:
(b) One of my academic goals is to pursue a master’s degree in social work.