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  • Amistad - 773 words
    AMISTAD Director: Steven Speilberg Screenwriter: David Franzioni Amistad is a film that shows the beginning of slavery and how it all began. To my surprise, the African Americans started slavery themselves, because they traded themselves for guns, materials, food, and many other things. Slaves were brought over on the ship, La Amistad from Cuba and tried to free themselves from their owners. The slaves killed all of the whites on their ship except for two. They did not kill these two whites because they hoped that these whites would help them find their way home, but in fact, they were still bringing them to Spain, to be used there. However, these two men led to them to the United States, wh ...
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  • Amistad - 298 words
    Amistad Amistad is a movie about a struggle and freedom. The character of man-Amistad, captured viewer and made them realize a painful and brutal past that they could not escape. The word amistad comes from a word meaning friendship, and this movie is far from being based on friendship, which is why it is quite ironic that they chose this for a title. The opening scene portraying an open desperate ocean, a smooth drum beat, and an exhausted slave. The film in its entirety expresses a brutally violent environment, a struggle for freedom, and the need for friendship. The movie surrounds the idea of the Constitution of America, and even more so, when the words Life, liberty and property, flowed ...
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  • Amistad - 298 words
    Amistad The Portuguese abducted a group of Africans, and shipped them to Havana, Cuba. The Africans were then purchased by two Spanish men and put aboard the schooner Amistad for a voyage to Principe. The Africans seized the ship, killed two of the crew, and ordered the schooner to be navigated for the coast of Africa. The remaining crew altered their course and steered for the American shore. In August of 1839, the Amistad was seized off Long Island, NY, by the U.S. brig Washington. The Spaniards were freed and the Africans were imprisoned in New Haven and Hartford Connecticut. The Spanish men claimed the Africans as their property and others claimed that they saved the schooner Amistad and ...
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  • Amistad Movie Review - 659 words
    Amistad Movie Review The movie Amistad is a 4 star film because I believe it is historically accurate, very effective in showing the way slaves were treated, and the way slavery and the American judicial system worked during the Antebellum period. The movie was also a good watch, and was entertaining and educational at the same time. The movie also proved to be realistic, entertaining, and believable. Amistad seemed realistic to me throughout the entire movie; one specific example would be the opening scene of the movie. The scene had the slaves taking over La Amistad. At first, it didn't seem very likely that the slaves would have actually been able to do that. But after thought, it began t ...
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  • Atlantic Slave Trade - 615 words
    Atlantic Slave Trade Atlantic Slave Trade When most people talk about or think about slavery, they look at how it effected the US. The Atlantic Slave Trade had a huge effect on the US but there are no words or expressions that can describe the effects it had on Africa and its familys. It is estimated that between 1450 and 1900, there were 11,698,000 slaves exported from Africa. (Atlantic Slave trade, pg.170) To understand the effects this had on Africa you must consider the families that lost relatives, the stores that lost business, and even the friends that lost friendships. None of the misfortunes can be brought back or replaced. The many lives that were taken can never be brought back to ...
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  • Costa Rica - 1,953 words
    ... field of preservation. This has created a political environment consisting of many organizations, funds and cooperative efforts promoting the responsible utilization of Costa Ricas land. Through these conservation efforts, the Costa Rican government can boast about"protecting 90 percent of its existing forests and the largest percentage of land dedicated to national parks in the world." 13 In addition to the National Parks system, the government plays a large active role in joint efforts such as Project CARFIX with FUNDECOR. "FUNDECOR is an environmental non-government organization...with funding provided by the US Agency for International Development, to assist community organizations i ...
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  • Enslavement - 479 words
    Enslavement In the three packets we read Zinn, Mannix and Cowely, Takkaki they all refer to the Middle Passage and the brutality of enslavement. Specifically my interests were how the slaves white and black were treated. The women were treated with no respect at all. They were beaten and raped for no legitimate reason by their masters. Beatings and whippings were common. Servant women were raped. One observer testified: I have seen an Overseer beat a Servant with a cane about the head till the blood has followed, for a fault that is not worth the speaking of.... The Maryland court records showed many servant suicides. In 1671, Governor Berkeley of Virginia reported that in previous years fou ...
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  • Eva Peron - 1,576 words
    Eva Peron En esta monografa comparo que hay una diferencia entre los cuentos politicos e historicos del cine y el musical de Evita y la historia de Maria Eva Peron de Argentina. En el pasado de Eva Peron es dificl de seperar la verdad de los sueos. Hay rumores que Eva haba tenido relacines sexuales con muchos hombres para obtener poder en el gobierno, para trabajar en un buen trabajo, y para ayudar a su esposo cuando el gobierno lo secuestro. Los pobres dicen que ella fue una santa, y que ella cur a mucha gente (40,000 cartas al Papa dicen esto). Los pobres de Argentina dicen que Eva Peron es una santa. Cuando ella estaba viva se recibia a los pobres en la capital y les ayudaba con un bao y ...
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  • Jaclyn Parker - 1,089 words
    Jaclyn Parker Amistad book review Topics in U.S. History 1 Prof. Davidson March 25, 1998 The novel Amistad is one that discusses a group of slaves that were originally transported from Africa by Spanish traders employed by Queen Isabella II. These traders, however, claimed that these slaves came from Havanna, Cuba. The book reveals that these slaves were not unaccustomed to slavery in their own country. Cinque said at one point that there were some people who were enslaved because of debts or other such problems. He knew that he did not want to be a slave in America because of the way that he would be treated, and he was somewhat ashamed to say that in his country, his people had been enslav ...
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  • Native Son By Right - 1,310 words
    ... g attorney, and Boris Max, Biggers lawyer. Bigger is highly intimidated by Buckeley, who only sees him as a sub-human being and is only out to get him. Max, Biggers lawyer, has little contact with him during the trial and fails in his defense for Bigger. At the of the story, Bigger stands alone and must accept the life he has made for himself. Also, before his death Bigger says, "What I killed for mustve been good!" and "I didnt want to kill . . .But what I killed for I am!" Native Son is a landmark novel that created important new directions in literature. Native Son was the first novel written by a black American writer achieve widespread critical and popular success. Many critics hail ...
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  • Steven Spielberg - 1,450 words
    Steven Spielberg It is hard to imagine a person who has not heard of Steven Spielberg. He is one of the most renown, if not the most renown, American filmmakers of the century. His films have captivated and helped develop imaginations of contemporary society and remain among the most successful films ever made. Spielberg was born in Cincinnati on December 18th, 1946. His father was an electrical engineer, and his mother a concert pianist. Steven seemed to get the best elements from both of them. Spielberg had an early fascination with cinema and began making amateur films at a very young age. At 13, he won a local contest for his 40-minute film, Escape to Nowhere. Ironically, Steven was unab ...
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  • Steven Spielberg Biography - 1,264 words
    ... use their imaginations, he told Film Comment (Graham 530). Stanley Kaufman described the films finale as one of the most overpowering, sheerly cinematic experiences I can remember (529). Having released his second box office smash in a row, Steven also earned his first Oscar nomination as well. Unfortunately, he would lose in what would be the beginning of an Oscar losing streak. This time period would also mark his meeting and collaboration with another director whom he met at a film festival, George Lucas. Steven saw Lucas as both compadre and competition (Empire 5). The two would develop a close friendship over the years that stands to this day and would collaborate on many projects. ...
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  • The Color Purple - 1,763 words
    The Color Purple Wilson, 1 Katie Wilson Ms. Allen English 11, 3 10 June 2000 The Color Purple Change over time was a theory that was first realized by the Greeks and, only thousands of years later, accepted as fact. As time goes by, things change. And this change is never more evident than in human growth and development. But what is it that causes human metamorphosis to occur? Oftentimes, the change comes from within, simply the innate desire to improve oneself. Other times, the transformation is directly the result of outside influences; such as a significant event or inspiration from respected individuals and role models. The latter is the case in Alice Walkers The Color Purple. In this n ...
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  • Womans Suffrage In The 19th Century - 1,498 words
    Woman's Suffrage In The 19Th Century Women's Suffrage in 19th Century England Women's Suffrage in the right of women to share political privileges on equal terms with men, the right to vote in elections and referendums, and the right to hold public office. The women's suffrage was a worldwide issue that had begun a long time before the 19th century. The issues involving women's right to vote was aroused in 1839 when the American Missionary Association began to work to develop education opportunities for blacks and other minorities in the U.S. which begun with the defending of the slaves of the Amistad. (Banner, Lois W. 1,NP) The Amistad was a ship that carried fleeing slaves from the coast o ...
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