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Phantom Limb Pain

I read the article “The Civil War Doctor Who Proved Phantom Limb Pain Was Real” by Alicia Puglionesi. It was really interesting to me, because my major and career is in healthcare. Apparently, it was safer to just perform limb amputations, so there were a lot of veterans with amputated limbs (the article says three … Continue reading Phantom Limb Pain Continue reading

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“Disease”

We’ve had a lot of reading about slavery in this class that have explained how people tried to justify enslaving people.  It’s always shocking to learn about this but this weeks reading was just unbelievable.  To say that enslaved people wanting to be free and run away, is a disease is ridiculous.  It’s always amusing… Continue reading

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Cartwright Reading

I have to rant about this a little bit, mostly because I am going into the (and currently am in) the healthcare field. The reading, for those who did it, details illnesses that are unique to negros, which includes the want/need to run away. I think this is ridiculous, and it just goes to show … Continue reading Cartwright Reading Continue reading

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Women In America

I found this weeks readings to be very interesting about women abolitionists in America and how they had set the foundation for womens rights later on down the line.  The way that we live in today’s society, I think we sometimes forget to look back at how women were treated throughout history and realize that… Continue reading

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The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

This is going to be extremely opinionated, so please beware. Never have I ever been so irritated that I had to put a book down and stop reading. The amount of loathing that I have for the state of Georgia is unreal. I would say that I can’t believe that the human race could conceive … Continue reading The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears Continue reading

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Round vs. Flat

So since it was Columbus day yesterday, there are a lot of history articles floating around about Christopher Columbus.  This one I found was explaining how the legend of Columbus “proving” the earth was round and not flat is just not true.  Historians say that there was no way that around that time, people thought… Continue reading

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Indigenous People’s Day

Several states have adopted ‘Indigenous People’s Day’ in place of Columbus Day in an attempt to celebrate Native American contributions over the violent atrocities of Columbus, according to the article I read. I think this is a great idea, as far as school needing to teach more about Native American peoples, but I don’t think … Continue reading Indigenous People’s Day Continue reading

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Transcontinental Railroad

The transcontinental railroad was a big step in the industrial revolution.  This railroad also known as the Pacific Railroad is what first connected the east United States to the west.  Before the railroad was built, people had to travel either by wagon or even by boat to travel across the United States.  The railroad provided… Continue reading

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Confederate Statues Continued

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the tearing down of confederate statues. While my ideas on the issues have changed a bit, what is happening now I find completely unacceptable and disrespectful. Apparently, activists are now raiding cemeteries and defacing statues on graves of confederate soldiers. I find this appalling, disrespectful to the families … Continue reading Confederate Statues Continued Continue reading

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American Character: Reconciling Excellence and Consent

In this reading I  was very interested in how Alexis de Tocqueville saw the character of the American people.  It seemed that he liked that people acted as individuals but saw that as a little bit of an issue when it came to trying to reconcile excellence and consent within the government.  Overall he seemed… Continue reading

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