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13 Jan 2024

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin (1813) - 19th century English Society

Text commentary - 2 pages - Modern history

Society, a theme that has been the focus of many novels over the last few centuries. No novelist, however, has mastered to approach it in such a unique manner as Jane Austin. During the Regency Period in 1813, one of the most transformative eras in European History, Jane Austin wrote and...

04 Nov 2023

The Journals of Lewis and Clark - Lewis and Clark (1804-1806) ; The Republic for Which it Stands : The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Ages, 1865-1896 - Richard Wright (2017) ; Wi-jún-jon, Pigeon's Egg Head (The Light) Going To and Returning From Washington - George Catlin (1837-1839) - Encounters with Other Cultures

Text commentary - 1 pages - Modern history

This document proposes a detailed plan for commenting on a corpus of documents composed of : - The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Lewis and Clark (1804-1806) ; - The Republic for Which it Stands : The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Ages, 1865-1896 by Richard Wright (2017) ;...

01 Nov 2023

Speech of Barack Obama on March 18th, 2008 - The Inequalities in the 21st Century in the United States

Text commentary - 3 pages - Modern history

This speech, pronounced at the Constitution Center, a highly symbolic place for the history of the USA by the Senator and candidate to the primary election of the Democratic party, and transcribed later in the New York Times of that day, has a particular meaning if we consider that it mainly...

23 Jan 2023

First Address on Chernobyl - Mikhail Gorbachev (1986) - How does Gorbachev depict the Chernobyl disaster?

Text commentary - 4 pages - Modern history

The Chernobyl disaster is considered as the worst nuclear disaster in history. Experts agree on the death of approximately thirty people from immediate blast trauma, but there is a debate on the accurate number of projected deaths due to the long-term health effects. The estimation is around...

06 Sep 2022

Working People in Alberta - Alvin Finkel (2012) - Labour Movements in Alberta

Text commentary - 3 pages - Modern history

Working People in Alberta by Alvin Finkel traces the history of labour in the country during the first nation's residence to the current occupants. The book describes the movement from interviews with ordinary citizens, activists, and labour leaders. It also draws inspiration from...