Mark Dean is an African American inventor and electrical engineer. He has helped in many ways to make today's world what it is. Some of these things are helping to develop the ISA bus, leading the design team for making the first one-gigahertz computer processor, and contributed to the creation of IBM’s first personal computer. Today, he still holds three of IBM’s original nine PC patents.
James Dean did not just portray a Rebel Without a Cause, he was a rebel without a cause. Despite his short career as an actor, Dean's legacy carries on through his relationships, unique looks, and mysterious lifestyle. Immortalized by a fatal car crash in 1955, he is now a popular icon of American cinema.
James Dean was born February 8, 1931 in a small town in Marion, Indiana. After a career change, his father moved the family to Santa Monica, California, where they remained until the death of James’ mother, Mildred when he was 9 years old. Unable to care for his young son, Winton Dean sent James back to Indiana to live on a Quaker farm with his paternal aunt and uncle in Fairmount. James stayed in Fairmount through High School, where he played basketball and participated in the Speech and Debate and Drama programs. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000015/bio) James Dean was a performer; he tap-danced, acted in plays and explored all avenues of the performing arts. After high school graduation in 1949, James moved to Los Angeles to study pre
In Telling the Truth About History, three historians discuss how the expanded skepticism and the position that relativism has reduced our capacity to really know and to expound on the past. The book talks about the written work of history and how individuals are battling with the issues of what is “truth.” It likewise examines the post-modernist development and how future historians
History can be defined as the study of past events, focused particularly in human affairs. Historians must research and infer to propose educated guesses to correctly document events of the past, which leaves a lot up to personal interpretation of limited facts. People often forget there is not just one sole history of something. Rather, a history of a people is composed of many different individuals living in the same time. Perspective can skew what history becomes. The past does not change, but our interpretations of the past do. More often than not, however, only one perspective is included in the retelling of a historical event.
Studying history can be an active, often arduous process, dependent on making assumptions with the evidence available and proving those assumptions to be correct or otherwise. But it can also be an easy task if done incorrectly, one of cutting corners and assuming falsehoods to be true for the sake of convenience. This is the way that many historians, amateur or professional, approach history. Not only does this approach exclude any possibility for well-constructed conclusions to be made, it can also leave the populace ignorant of the truth. In “The Strange Death of Silas Deane”, James West Davidson and Mark Hamilton Lytle argue that history is not merely the act of collecting data-rather of making assumptions about the data-through the use of countless rhetorical questions, paragraph organization, and a sardonic tone.
A historian picks and chooses what information to analyze. By leaving out some information it is also a form of manipulation and twisting the past. I think that this shows a direct link between a historian and a mythologizer, whose job it is to twist history for another purpose.
Silas Deane was born to a blacksmith in Groton Connecticut. After climbing his way up the political ladder he was selected to go to France twice, the second of which was with two other prominent figures of the time, Benjamin Franklin and Arthur Lee. There they arranged a treaty of alliance with France. However he was not on good terms with at least one of his travel partners. Arthur Lee accused Deane of using his advantages to make a private fortune. Although the allegations were never proved, Deane was recalled from his position of Minister Plenipotentiary and it was all downhill from this point, as in 1781 he had written questionable letters stating that newfounded America should "patch up their quarrel with England." These letters were intercepted
“The Strange Death of Silas Deane” by James West Davison and Mark Hamilton Lytle creates a new perspective on what people see history as. Although many people would define history as something that happened in the past, through “The Strange Death of Silas Deane”, the authors demonstrate that this everyday view on history can be profoundly misleading.
The question of “What is History?” is answered through philosophical questions. This led to many tangents which could confuse readers and retract from the strength of the thesis. Furthermore, the concept of history being based on facts almost seems to be refuted as the author states that facts are not always concrete. An example of this is when the Carr mentions that articles are seen as a form of fact, however, that documents only tell what the author of the document believed had happened. Such a rebuttal causes confusion on whether to trust historic “facts,” as all as they seem to be all
What is History? This is the question posed by historian E.H. Carr in his study of historiography. Carr debates the ongoing argument which historians have challenged for years, on the possibility that history could be neutral. In his book he discusses the link between historical facts and the historians themselves. Carr argues that history cannot be objective or unbiased, as for it to become history, knowledge of the past has been processed by the historian through interpretation and evaluation. He argues that it is the necessary interpretations which mean personal biases whether intentional or not, define what we see as history. A main point of the chapter is that historians select the facts they think are significant which ultimately
Is history always the way it has been told, or are there multiple truths that meet in one point and intersect? Presentism is what modern historians do to the past. The way in which presentism reveals and formats information about history is simplified and modified. This, for the most part, is not the exact way these events took place. Important parts and concepts are changed in order to fit into modern views and interpretation. Many historians are accepting of either the victim's or perpetrator's side. Sometimes picking one particular side may skew the hard facts of the situation or event. Failure of telling the accurate past can lead
When I move into my dorm for my first year of college, there is no question of which quote I would put onto my wall. Jimmy Dean, one of my favorite old school country singers, once said "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." This quote has really stuck with me. It reminds me that life will not always go my way and it is imperative that I learn to do deal with whatever the world may throw at me.
Recorded history is nothing but the belief or bias of the man who wrote it. Often when discussing history, people us the popular phrase, “the winner writes the history books” or something along the lines. But nevertheless, the phrase does hold true. All history that is written is biased, but it is up to the reader to find the truth in within history. No matter what history is written, there will always be a different perspective, a different society, and a different perception of what is truly going on. History does not tell us the absolute truth, but it gives us a morphed version of the truth that we, as readers, must interpret to find the truth.
Bobby Seale was born in Texas, on October 22, 1936. He similar to Newton moved to Berkley and lived in crowded, dirty housing projects. Throughout his childhood he was constantly surrounded by poverty, partly due to his father not receiving a proper education. He joined the U.S. Air Force but then was discharged after he began to curse at his superior, for disrespecting him. He then enrolled to Meritt College and joined the Afro-American Association, where he met Newton.