The World War I Primary Documents Archive Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events, 1620-1920 Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events: Pre-1620 to 1920 This timeline provides a short chronology of events in American history and literature. It is linked to course pages and bibliographies as well as to a set of more general linked resources: pages on American authors, literary movements, and American literature sites. Each author page contains a picture (if available), a bibliography (if available), links to major sites about the author, and links to works online. Handy Latin Phrases
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Origin The IPA was first published in 1888 by the Association Phonétique Internationale (International Phonetic Association), a group of French language teachers founded by Paul Passy. The aim of the organisation was to devise a system for transcribing the sounds of speech which was independent of any particular language and applicable to all languages. A phonetic script for English created in 1847 by Isaac Pitman and Henry Ellis was used as a model for the IPA. Uses The IPA is used in dictionaries to indicate the pronunciation of words. Where symbols appear in pairs, the one on the right represents a voiced consonant, while the one on the left is unvoiced. Download an Excel spreadsheet containing the IPA How the sounds of English are represented by the IPA Recommended books about phonetics and phonology Links UCLA Phonetics Lab Data IPA, International Phonetic Association Free IPA fonts
Jim Crow Museum: Home The new Jim Crow Museum is now open and is FREE to the public. The Museum features six exhibit areas -- Who and What is Jim Crow, Jim Crow Violence, Jim Crow and Anti-Black Imagery, Battling Jim Crow Imagery, Attacking Jim Crow Segregation, and Beyond Jim Crow. The Museum also offers a comprehensive timeline of the African American experience in the United States. The Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University strives to become a leader in social activism and in the discussion of race and race relations. Regular hours are Monday thru Friday 12-5 p.m. Museum Policy Update For Children Visitors to the Jim Crow Museum Policy, please see Contact page. Visitors to the Jim Crow Museum are prohibited from photographing or video recording any portions of the Museum. Exceptions to this policy can be made at the sole discretion of Museum staff and might include special events, scholars who have made arrangements in advance of their visits, and credentialed members of the press.
Kate Chopin International Society, The Awakening, biography We provide a network and forum for the study of American author Kate Chopin. We encourage and support scholarship and activities that illuminate Chopin’s contribution to the American literary tradition, and we seek to preserve her literary significance for future generations. If you’re a scholar or advanced graduate student interested in conference presentations, scholarly journals, contributing to this website, or helping us with queries, you may want to check our page for scholars. About this website. Our history The society was formed in 2004 by Heather Ostman and Avis Hewitt, both English professors at American universities, after the conference of the American Literature Association, an organization made up of scholarly societies devoted to the study of American authors. Our officers and our website staff Heather Ostman continues as president of the society. The KateChopin.org website staff: The editor of KateChopin.org is Bernard Koloski (Mansfield University). Melanie M. Laura V. P.
Streams of Consciousness - Top 10 List - Top Ten List - Top 10 Greatest LSD Quotes - Top 10 List - Drug Quotes - Jerry Garcia Quotes - Terence McKenna Quotes - Steven Wright Quotes - Jim Morrison Quotes - Ken Kesey Quotes - Tom Wolfe Quotes - Timothy Lear Top 10 Greatest LSD Quotes “Nobody stopped thinking about those psychedelic experiences. Once you’ve been to some of those places, you think, ‘How can I get back there again but make it a little easier on myself?’” "LSD burst over the dreary domain of the constipated bourgeoisie like the angelic herald of a new psychedelic millennium. "If God dropped acid, would He see people?" "Always that same LSD story, you've all seen it. "In the beginning we were creating our music, ourselves, every night . . . starting with a few outlines, maybe a few words for a song. "I believe that with the advent of acid, we discovered a new way to think, and it has to do with piecing together new thoughts in your mind. “The Pranksters had what looked like about a million doses of the Angels’ favorite drug—beer—and LSD for all who wanted to try it. "'Turn on' meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. “That was the fatal flaw in Tim Leary’s trip. © 2014 Shelf-Life Productions LLC
"Born Eunuchs" Home Page and Library The willingness to engage in homosexual activity (particularly intergenerationally) was widespread among men in the ancient Mediterranean region. Women and boys were considered equally tempting sex objects for ordinary men. Therefore, homosexual activity could not have provided a means of distinguishing a minority of men as "gay" the way we do in the modern world. However, the ancients did differentiate based on an unwillingness or incapacity for heterosexual sex. Certain men were known to fundamentally lack arousal for sex with women, and men of this kind were distinguished from the majority of ordinary men on that basis. The innately and exclusively homosexual men of the ancient world inhabited the category of eunuchs. What was called sodomy in the Judeo-Christian tradition, namely the sexual penetration of "males," was criminalized in many ancient cultures. email: firstname.lastname@example.org visitors since 3/1/99 © 1999 Faris Malik.
For All the World to See : Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights : Sports Heroes Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as professional sports became more integrated, images of African American athletes entered the culture at large through newspapers, picture magazines, newsreels, movies, television, and sports memorabilia, such as baseball cards, clothing, and toys. The mainstream media, concerned with the racial anxieties of white readers, typically portrayed black athletes as apolitical and unthreatening—their decency and gentleness away from the field emphasized. It perpetuated an unthreatening and uncomplicated view of black sports figures—wresting them from the reality of prejudice, its continued effect on their lives, and their own reactions to it. Overall, black periodicals enthusiastically followed the careers and personal lives of African American athletes, earlier and with far greater frequency than mainstream publications.
The Antislavery Literature Project — Antislavery Literature Project Operation Crossroads Bikini's native residents agreed to evacuate the island, with most moving to the Rongerik Atoll. Later, in the 1950s, a series of large thermonuclear tests rendered Bikini unfit for subsistence farming and fishing. Because of radioactive contamination, Bikini remains uninhabited as of 2013, though it is occasionally visited by sport divers. Although planners attempted to protect participants in the Operation Crossroads tests against radiation sickness, one study showed that the life expectancy of participants was reduced by an average of three months. The Baker test's radioactive contamination of all the target ships was the first case of immediate, concentrated radioactive fallout from a nuclear explosion. Background Meanwhile, the Navy proceeded with its own plan, which was revealed at a press conference on October 27 by the Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, Fleet Admiral Ernest King. Opposition Secretary of State James F. Preparation Ships
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