Essays Tagged: "Grant"

The Grant Years, speaks of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was a heroic figure for many reasons. He was a great leader of the Union forces during the Civ ... nion together. His presidential years also had positive outcomes of the future of the United States.Grant's life was a long and interesting one. He was born at Point Pleasant, OH on April 27, 1822 (Wo ... leasant, OH on April 27, 1822 (World Book CD-ROM, 1995). He was the son of Hannah Simpson and Jesse Grant (World Book CD-ROM, 1995). After he got out of school he went to West Point Military Academy a ...

(5 pages) 93 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

In this essay, I was asked to describe who I though the greatest hero was in "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest J. Gaines.

ing all signs of heroism, ?makes the changes needed in order to become the hero he is. According to Grant, a hero ?must be selfless, or willing to do anything to better the lives of the ones he loves. ... to these, but in the end of the novel, does more than what's expected of a hero.?The first part of Grant's definition, being selfless, is truly displayed in Jefferson in ?the end of the book. Jeffers ...

(2 pages) 78 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Book Review/Contrast of Keegan's MASK of COMMAND. 5 Parter (Total of 21 pp with bib and citations) Part 4, Review of Chapter on Grant.

perational Command Is Something That Anyone Can Do--an in-depth study of The Mask of CommandPART 4: Grant* * * "I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made. No advantage ... ever made. No advantage whatever was ever gained to compensate for the heavy loss we sustained." --Grant * * *Although at this point I was sure I would disagree with the remainder of Keegan's insight ...

(5 pages) 74 0 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Famous people of the Civil War.

Ullysses S. GrantUlysses Simpson Grant served effectively with Zachary Taylor'sarmy at Monterey during the Mexic ... d effectively with Zachary Taylor'sarmy at Monterey during the Mexican war. Right when the war beganGrant obtained a position on the staff of General George McClellan.During the war he showed courage ... McClellan.During the war he showed courage in both physically and morallymanners. In February 1862 Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelsonwith help from the Federal navy. In October he was appoin ...

(9 pages) 142 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

A Lesson Before Dying.

ntenced to death by an all white jury. Convinced he is an animal, Jefferson is going to be shown by Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, that he is in fact a man. Though Grant and Jefferson ha ... sually dropped out of school early" (Parrillo 216). The chains of tradition prevailed, leaving both Grant and Jefferson trapped in mental slavery within their communities. Both men share a common them ...

(7 pages) 205 3 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Civil War battle at Vicksburg.

e planning the war strategy felt they had no choice but to use ground forces and General Ulysses S. Grant. From mid October 1862. Grant made several attempts to take Vicksburg.In order to protect the ... ruct a line of defense around the city, which would guard the road and railroad access to Vicksburg.Grant's long campaign to capture Vicksburg on the Mississippi was one of the most important series o ...

(8 pages) 81 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

"A Lesson Before Dying" by Richard E. Gaines, Jefferson.

idn't commit and sentenced to death. His lawyer degrades Jefferson by referring to him as a hog and Grant is forced to teach Jefferson that he is not a hog, but a man. In the end, Grant and Jefferson ... nt and Jefferson become friends and Jefferson goes to the electric chair with dignity and strength. Grant and Jefferson are able to learn from each other the important lessons of self acceptance, frie ...

(3 pages) 197 4 4.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Lesson Before Dying

attempts to make Jefferson appear to be a man to the society that degraded him Miss Emma calls upon Grant Wiggins a schoolteacher to help her. He is very hesitant but is persuaded by his aunt Tante Lo ... e Lou to try to help Jefferson. After the three visit Jefferson in jail, he refuses to be helped by Grant after many visits. On Grant's fourth visit, he finally breaks through to Jefferson and gets hi ...

(4 pages) 77 2 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Lesson before Dying

Grant Wiggins has been teaching on a plantation outside Bayonne, Louisiana, for several years when a ... h, Jefferson's godmother, Miss Emma, resolves to help Jefferson die like a man, not a hog. She asks Grant to help her, knowing that he will resist. Grant left many years prior to attend college, and h ... However, after considerable pressure from his aunt, Tante Lou, he agrees to try to help Jefferson. Grant, Miss Emma, and Grant's aunt go to visit Jefferson in his cell, and they discover that he too ...

(4 pages) 63 2 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

General Grant Bioagraphy/Battle of Shiloh

General Ulysses Simpson Grant is an important part of this countries war between the north and south. I am writing a biograp ... . I am writing a biography about this important union General to document his work. Ulysses Simpson Grant was born on April 22, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio around twenty-five miles ... , 1822, in Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio around twenty-five miles away from the Ohio River. Grants birth name was Hiram Ulysses Grant her maiden name was Simpson which after she got married it ...

(1 pages) 49 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How is Jefferson's life and death a product of racism practiced in the first half of the 20th century?

h, underprivileged and difficult life of blacks in the South is portrayed all throughout the novel. Grant's school, in which Jefferson had studied, was completely inadequate for teaching or learning. ... n had studied, was completely inadequate for teaching or learning. Firstly, it was understaffed, as Grant requires the elder students to lecture the younger students, and often leaving Irene Cole in c ...

(3 pages) 19 1 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Black Composers.

William Christopher Handy and William Grant Still were both great Black composers that were subjected to a time in which their racial iden ... not as it today with reservations and everything laid out in advance for celebrities and the like, Grant and Handy lived day by day, and although they did get paid most of the time, matters such as f ... mmunities they performed at. Both men traveled together for a time, and it was Handy that subjected Grant to certain styles of music. Grant's mother was against the idea of him making his life music , ...

(2 pages) 22 0 4.3 Sep/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

"A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest J. Gaines - speech

's store- Miss Emma, Jefferson's godmother, she is determined that Jefferson will die with dignity- Grant Wiggins, the narrator. A cynical disillusioned teacher called upon to instill a sense ofpride ... called upon to instill a sense ofpride and self-worth in Jefferson before his execution- Tante Lou, Grant's aunt and Miss Emma's best friend- Vivian Baptiste, Grant Wiggin's girlfriend- Henri Pichot, ...

(4 pages) 39 1 3.5 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Presidential Wives

History. Paul F. Boller, Jr. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. Pages 133-146.Mrs. Julia Dent Grant was married to Ulysses S. Grant and served as First Lady during her husbands two presidential ... arried to Ulysses S. Grant and served as First Lady during her husbands two presidential terms.Mrs. Grant was very proud to be the wife of a General and President, and tool her White House duties as h ...

(1 pages) 359 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Grant And Lee: A Study In Contrasts

Abstract: Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts Wars and conflicts may determine the rise or fall of great leade ... ayed as martyrs for their impeccable courage and valor on the battlefield. In Bruce Catton's essay, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts, he reveals the different leadership styles of both generals and ... n to reveal the situation that was presented to both generals. Two great Americans, General Grant and General Lee, fought for their respective, regional beliefs. Despite their regional differe ...

(3 pages) 39 0 5.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

God and heaven in a lesson bef

sir, I'm concerned for his soul…. But I want him to be a man, too…" (22). It becomes Grant Wiggins's responsibility to teach Jefferson how to change his attitude and gain the courage to ... ty to teach Jefferson how to change his attitude and gain the courage to stand and reach salvation. Grant becomes responsible to help Jefferson walk towards death like a man, and does not have to do a ...

(4 pages) 13 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Lesson Before Ding

In the last parts of the novel, Grant gets into a fight in a bar because there were white men talking negatively about Jefferson. La ... Grant visits Jefferson for one last time and the children from his school also come along with him. Grant gives Jefferson a notepad before Jefferson's execution so that he may write down his thoughts. ... oughts. The book ends off with Jefferson being noted as the strongest man in the execution room. As Grant waits for the news about Jefferson's execution he says "Don't tell me to believe. Don't tell m ...

(2 pages) 949 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Performance as a Function of Increased Minority Hiring

984; Campbell, Crooks, Mahoney, & Rock, 1973; Ford, Kraiger, & Schechtman, 1986; Gael & Grant, 1972; Gael, Grant, & Ritchie, 1975), our focus is on the impact of increased minority hir ... lection of 20% of the White test takers would result in selecting only 3% of the Black test takers. Grant and Bray (1970) reported minority–majority differences on a variety of selection tests ra ...

(11 pages) 33 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

Away From Her - A Film Review

came over the Mountain” by Alice Munro. The story focuses around the relationship of Fiona and Grant, an Ontario couple married over 40 years. The couple is forced to face that fact that Fiona ... at she can no longer live at home. Fiona has too much self-pride for herself, and too much pity for Grant, to subject him to her deteriorating mind. She makes the decision on her own to check into a c ...

(8 pages) 1582 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Grant: a biography

Grant: A BiographyNovember 15, 201110th Honors U.S HistoryPeriod 5I. IntroductionA. Book1. Grant: A ... riod 5I. IntroductionA. Book1. Grant: A Biography2. A biography about the life of President Ulysses GrantB. Author1. William S. McFeely2. Professor of history at Mount Holyoke3. 1982 Pulitzer Prize fo ... William S. McFeely2. Professor of history at Mount Holyoke3. 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for Grant: A Biography4. Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences5. Frederick Douglasa. Told the ...

(6 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jan/2012

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents