Category: Amstuds

Modern Poetry Assignment #2

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost: Explication   Throughout the Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Frost describes a brief moment in a journey home, and captures his mind state in that small instance. The speaker…

Civil Rights Timeline

July 26, 1948: President Harry S. Truman signed the Executive Order that desegregated the United States Military. May 17, 1954: Brown vs. Board of Education ruled that Separate schools based on race were inherently unequal and thus unconstitutional. August 28,…

3rd source eval

Over the course of my research, I have done a fair bit more on hip-hop than punk, so it seemed about time to find a good book on punk/post-punk in 1970’s-80’s New York City. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk…

2nd Source Eval

The second major source I am using for my research paper is the book “Def Jam, Inc.” by Stacy Gueraseva. It details the lives of Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons leading up to the founding of Def Jam Records and…

Poe on Hawthorne

Poe Claims that Nathaniel Hawthorne is a skillful literary artist and attests that, as such, he does not fashion “his thoughts to accommodate his incidents”, but rather creates a purpose to the story and “then invents such incidents”. This assertion…

Artifact Project

The artifact I chose is an issue of the comic book series, Spider-Man, released in 1986 called “The Day Gwen Stacy Died“. This is one of the hundreds of comics my mother kept, from her time working at Marvel Comics,…

Interview

For my Interview I asked my mother about her experience when Nelson Mandela came to New York on June 21st, 1990. At the time my mother was living in New York City and working for Scholastic. Nelson Mandela had just…

The American Frontier

The frontier, both as an ideal and in the physical sense, shows up in both Train Dreams and River of Shadows. In Train Dreams the frontier appears through the protagonist’s job of building railroads through the, at that time, somewhat wild and uncivilized area…