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June 2010 Blog Posts (3)

Reading Notes #2-Battleground Or Meeting Ground?

Elizabeth Rawlins

MCD in American History

Reading Notes #2

Multiculturalism: Battleground or Meeting Ground?



In this article, Takaki discusses the debate over the multi-cultural history curriculum. On p. 110, C. Van Woodward has attacked Takaki’s work Iron Cages: Race and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America. Woodward charged that Takaki was “guilty of reverse discrimination,” because he his characterization of whites in terms of rapacity, greed, and brutality constituted… Continue

Added by Liz Rawlins on June 2, 2010 at 11:18am — No Comments

Reading Notes #1-The Tempest In the Wilderness

Elizabeth Rawlins

MCD in American History

Reading Notes

The Tempest in the Wilderness

The major connection I made in this article, analyzing the Tempest and explaining the historical contexts within it, was how the treatment of the Indians at the time was later the very same treatment that we gave to the blacks here in the United States.

On page 893 of the article, the Irish(and later the Indians) were viewed as “savages,” a people living outside of “civilization.” In… Continue

Added by Liz Rawlins on June 2, 2010 at 8:20am — No Comments

Retreat

Just back from a "retreat" out past Port McKenzie. Productivity kept us company, along with endurance, frustration, production and let's not forget processes and protocols! :-) I feel pretty good about our accomplishments including raising the yurt. Hopefully our retreat mentality continues: None of us has the whole picture/answer, but together, we're pretty darn good! :-)

Added by Cindee Karns on June 1, 2010 at 7:06am — No Comments

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