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7 Victory The Petersburg and Appomattox Campaigns

Lawrence A.Jr. Kreiser Indiana University Press ePub

The march toward the James River on the night of June 12 quickly turned more grueling than soldiers of the Second Corps had anticipated. This was no march of a few miles to clear the Confederate right flank, as the Union army had attempted at Cold Harbor. Rather, Grant hoped to cross the James River and capture Petersburg, Virginia, before Lee had time to counter. Petersburg was a major Confederate transportation center, connecting Richmond, twenty miles to the north, to the southern heartland. Grant correctly believed that capture of this key point would force Lee either to abandon Richmond or to submit to a debilitating siege. Both Confederate choices favored Union numbers and logistics, and would hasten the war’s end. For the moment, however, the grand strategy was lost on soldiers of the Second Corps. Trudging behind General Baldy Smith’s Eighteenth Corps in the lead of the army, Hancock’s men marched through heat and dust before reaching the James River on the evening of June 13. The next day and the following morning were spent aboard transports to Windmill Point on the river’s south bank. The marching and sailing was nearly too much for one Pennsylvania sergeant. Not only did the fast pace from Cold Harbor make his feet “very sore,” but the choppy voyage across the James River gave him “a headache also.”1

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Homicides and Private Quarrels

Chuck Parsons University of North Texas Press PDF

chapter two

Homicides and Private Quarrels

“… many of these homicides have resulted from private quarrels. There is much bad blood in the land.”

—Report of Special Committee on Lawlessness and

Violence in Texas, June 30, 1868

H

ays and Doboy Taylor, the sons of Creed, were the first of the Taylors to be involved in difficulties with the occupying Federal forces. Anyone associated with them naturally became part of the “Taylor gang,” although the

Taylors certainly never considered themselves a gang. We cannot know today who all comprised the Taylor party, those men

Union officials identified as outlaws, but certainly their cousin

Buck Taylor would have been a welcome member, if indeed such a notorious band of outlaws did exist. Hays, Doboy, and

Buck became the first to draw the full attention of the military.

Its efforts merged with the attempts of various civilian officers, the initial troubles ultimately bringing on the feud.

Hays Taylor’s first recorded act of violence occurred on

April 15, 1867, when he and William North argued about the winnings at a horse race in DeWitt County. The twenty-fiveyear-old Taylor shot North through the thigh, and at the time it was believed he could not recover.1 The rumor mill also recorded that Hays and Doboy had seriously wounded Captain Nolan

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4 Bisexuality on the Boob Tube

Maria San Filippo Indiana University Press ePub

Alice (Leisha Hailey): I’m looking for the same qualities in a man as I am in a woman.

Dana (Erin Daniels): Big tits!

THE L WORD (“Pilot,” 1/18/2004)

 

As the flippancy of this chapter’s naming and epigraph suggest, the vast majority of representations of bisexuality in television involve femme women, with the bi-suggestive character or narrative inevitably reconsigned to monosexual logic – if not immediately (as with Dana’s retort above) then soon thereafter. As a number of lucid if lesbian-centric readings have pointed out, televisual representations of non-monosexuality historically have featured sensationalized forays into “lady love” sparked by the short-term appearance of an alluring temptress timed to coincide with network sweeps periods or as a last-ditch effort to revive flagging ratings. These “very special episodes” (as networks are known to bill them) feature visits by characters established to be “real” lesbians, thus serving, as Sasha Torres argues about their frequency in the single-woman sitcom, to “ease the ideological threat of such ‘feminist’ programs by localizing the homosexuality which might otherwise pervade these homosocial spaces.”1 But rather than fully resurveying that history here, I wish to consider the rich (though rarely realized) potential of serial television’s extended narrative format to create spaces for representing sexual fluidity, and to consider what’s happening lately – by asking how and to what degree representations of alternative sexualities escape the constraints of bisexual disavowal and compulsory monosexuality in contemporary English-language serial television.

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Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Collaboration Study Based Critical Thinking Approach

Hamid R. Arabnia Azita Bahrami, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, and Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF

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Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'14 |

Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Collaboration

Study Based Critical Thinking Approach

Ghassan Azar

Lawrence Technological University

Southfield, MI, USA gazar@ltu.edu

Su Yu

Shanghai University of Engineering and Science

Shanghai,China suyu_sh@hotmail.com

Clay Gloster

North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC, USA cgloster@ncat.edu

Naser El-Bathy

North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC, USA nielbath@ncat.edu

Xincheng Xu

Shanghai University of Engineering and Science

Shanghai,China xincheng@sues.edu.cn

Abstract—The academic education system confronts major challenges to graduate high quality students. Therefore, schools started to implement assessment tools to measure the level of the students, faculty, and teaching methodologies in America.

However, the current education system in China is sufficient to graduate students with knowledge in their program of studies.

The equipment and technology provided for students are superior. Large number of students in classes are challenged and tested to pass their exams. The current system emphasizes on memorization of the subject matter. Little or no attention is devoted to enhance students’ critical thinking. In this paper, a novel institutional effectiveness assessment collaboration study based critical thinking approach is presented. This study is a result of collaboration educational plan developed by three schools in America and China.

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10 WHAT PEOPLE REALLY WANT

Korten, David C. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

At this stage of history, one of two things is possible: Either the general population will take control of its own destiny and will concern itself with community interests guided by values of solidarity and sympathy and concern for others, or alternatively there will be no destiny to control.

NOAM CHOMSKY

Empire’s greatest tragedy is the denial and suppression of the higher-order possibilities of our human nature. The culture and institutions of the Wall Street economy cultivate and reward our capacity for individualistic greed, hubris, deceit, ruthless competition, and material excess.

They communicate the message in both subtle and unsubtle ways that this is our human nature and that it is all for the good because individualism, competition, and greed drive economic innovation and growth. Our capacities for sharing, honesty, service, compassion, cooperation, and material sufficiency are denied and discouraged, even punished.

The touts of Wall Street would have us believe “there is no alternative.” Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher gave it a name: TINA. To accept TINA is to give up all hope of a future for our children.

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