Essays Tagged: "West Virginia"

Family, Marriage, and Gender Roles in America

certain issues when I learn to understand them better.With my Father growing up in a small town in West Virginia, his family used the current day template of raising a family. Finding someone who you ...

(3 pages) 369 0 2.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

'October Sky' film reveiw

een Homer Hickam's dreams and destiny change forever. Set in the small coal-mining town of Coalwood West Virginia Homer is your average underachieving teenager destined and expected to follow in his f ...

(3 pages) 85 0 3.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"October Sky" by Homer Hickam.

r Sky was written by Homer Hickam. Describes Homer growing up in the small mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia. He became fascinated with rockets and began the BCMA (Big Creek Missile Agency), to m ... y. Written as an autobiography about his life. The story takes place in a small coal mining town in West Virginia from 1957 on. The main form of conflicts in October Sky are man vs. man. Homer Hickam ...

(3 pages) 125 4 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A review of the movie "October Sky"

rictly, this is not of all life story, this is only few months from Homer's youth in Coalwood town, West Virginia in the 1957 year, bat this few months defined of all his succeeding life. Only this co ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Stereo Typing How One Should Feel?. My comments on how people stereo type others just because of their country and how should we react towards them.

with someone then it has some kind of truth in it. I discovered in Maryland State that people think West Virginia is a place of extremists and rednecks. People used to ask me how we were surviving the ... ave threaten us to kill or we were told to get out of this country. One of the major stereotype for West Virginians is also that the women are always barefoot, no shoe or lots of children. For an inst ...

(2 pages) 107 5 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Antebellum Slavery ( Virginia )

Antebellum SlaveryAlthough most people in western Virginia were engaged in farming and livestock operations in which slavery was not economica ... ulation) in eastern Virginia belong to 48,308 slaveholders, averaging over ten slaves per owner. In western Virginia (including Eastern Panhandle counties), 18,451 slaves (4% of the total population) ... te that in both regions most slaveholders owned fewer than five slaves.Most slaves from present-day West Virginia lived in the Eastern Panhandle counties, but a substantial slave population existed in ...

(1 pages) 32 0 2.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The life of General "Stonewall" Jackson

nickname. Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). His father, a lawyer, died when young Thomas was six and the death left the family i ...

(1 pages) 21 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

This essay answers the question: What are some of the reasons President Lincoln chose to declare all slaves free in the middle of the Civil War.

on whether to join the Confederacy or stay in the Union. These states included Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia (which seceded from Virginia due to numerous reasons), Maryland, and Delaware. These s ... e Ohio River a strategic advantage for either side flowed along the Northern border of Kentucky and West Virginia. For all these reasons and more it was necessary to keep these states at all costs. Si ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

John Nash: Madman Mathematician

John Forbes Nash was born in Bluefield Sanatorium, West Virginia on the 13th of June, 1928. John showed much interest in books when he was young, shyin ... te him into learning there. His primary learning was done at home.Nash entered Bluefield College in West Virginia in 1941. He engaged in mathematics and science courses. His tendency towards mental il ... ried to electrocute his sister with a chair wired to batteries.Nash won a scholarship in the George Westinghouse Competition and was accepted to the Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie-Mellon U ...

(3 pages) 73 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Malpractice insurance: what price can be put on safety?

of doctors closed their offices in Florida in order to attend a malpractice seminar and surgeons in West Virginia and Las Vegas took leave and caused hospitals to close (Appleby). Many specialists and ...

(3 pages) 78 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Diet and Exercise: Problem, solution or excuse?

fault that we are over weight, or even that it is the fault of the economy. I live in the state of West Virginia. Here, the obesity level is 23.2% compared to the national average of 20.1%. Is it bec ... ved August 10, 2005. Website:"Obesity: Facts, Figures, Guidelines" West Virginia Health Statistics Center. Retrieved August 10, 2005. Website: http://www.wvdhhr.orgCon ...

(4 pages) 207 3 4.3 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Hate Crimes

you don't like somebody because of their attitude that is a different story. In 1994 a black man in West Virginia killed 2 white college students and later that year was involved in a shooting of a wh ...

(2 pages) 47 0 4.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Arthur Ashe

ad to deal with discrimination all his life. Right before Ashe turned 18, he joined a tournament in West Virginia, where he was the only black person to compete. Understanding that discrimination effe ...

(3 pages) 864 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chesapeake Bay

lume from the Atlantic Ocean and the rest drains into the Bay from parts of New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and the entire District of Columbia. It is a threaten ...

(5 pages) 23 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


ly he has here. He is used to be away from family though because they all live here and he lives in West Virginia. He said he loved learning about how another culture functions. He enjoyed being able ...

(1 pages) 529 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Missing May

(1 pages) 3 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

My Summer Trip: Audra

ve a blast. When we first get there, we have to “set up camp.” Audra is a small state park in West Virginia that my Aunt found on accident when she was going camping about fifteen years ago, and ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

in the month of July and started off in a town called Martinburg which was located in the state of West Virginia. What lead up The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 was a depression that started in Septe ... refused to go back to work until the second wage cut was returned to employees. The governor of the West Virginia sent the states militia to Martinburgs to get the train stations and train service bac ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: History Term Papers

coal mining

nd many other issues that result to death (Hendryx & Ahern, 2008; Hitt & Hendryx, 2010). In west Virginia, women who live near coal mining usually have poor birth rates caused by the increase ... hern, M. M. (2008). Relations between health indicators and residential proximity to coal mining in West Virginia. American Journal of Public Health, 98, 669-671.Blankenship, D. (2006). Especially for ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology