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The Great Migration

The Great Migration and Fences The Great Migration was the movement of African-Americans from the Southern States, such as Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana, to Northern, Western or Midwestern states, such as Michigan, Illinois, New York, and Philadelphia. Most Historians … Continue reading

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Daniel Quarles, a Metaphor for Jim

Mark Twain´s old friend Daniel Quarles had a lasting impression on Mark Twain, the writer and Samuel Clemens, the human rights activist. Daniel Quarles was a middle age slave belonging to Mark Twain´s uncle, John Quarles. Young Mark Twain, at … Continue reading

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The Hidden Father-Son Plot

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A forward thinking philosopher

Benjamin Franklin was a forward thinking philosopher in the 18th century. Many believe that his modern way of thinking made America what it is today. His ideas and values shaped the next century’s way of thinking, and developed literature, politics … Continue reading

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