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Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad dazzles as part of the Virginia Festival of the book. Combining her passion for photography with an insatiable desire to recreate and share life as a fugitive slave, author Jeanine Michna Bales creates a masterpiece. The decade of research supporting her book is evidenced through…

Jacob Riis Photographs

These photos, from a slideshow entitled How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York (1890) depict extreme poverty among Americans. Cramped quarters, dilapidated buildings, and filthy sheds that double as homes illustrate tremendous difficulties during an economic crisis. It is impossible to forget the faces of the…

Research Paper: First Wave Feminism – Source Evaluation #1

The Prezi entitled First Wave Feminism acted as a broad overview of topics and events central to my research paper on the Civil Disobedience surrounding the early Feminist movement. This source, created by Mrs. Robertson, offered a significant amount of information regarding women from a variety of stances, including their role during…

Edgar Allan Poe’s Critique of Hawthorne: Wakefield

Edgar Allan Poe describes Nathanial Hawthorne’s work as being “of the highest merit” and the writing of “a high genius.” Poe names Hawthorne as one of the few exceptional American prose tale authors because of his “invention, creation, imagination, [and] originality,” manifested in both plot and stylistic tone. As evidenced through his essay, Poe…