Life Family and early childhood The Dickinson children Emily on the leftca. Her father, Edward Dickinson was a prominent lawyer in Amherst and a well respected trustee of Amherst College. Two hundred years earlier, her patrilineal ancestors had arrived in the New World—in the Puritan Great Migration—where they prospered. On May 6,he married Emily Norcross from Monson.
The name "America" is often used to refer to the United States, but until the political formation of the United States after the Revolutionary War, this designation referred to South America only.
Contemporary use of the term to refer to the United States underlines that country's political and economic dominance in the western hemisphere. Such use of this designation is impolitic from the perspective of Canadians and Latin Americans. The United States has an Anglo majority that is politically and economically dominant.
One of the defining characteristics of the country as a nation is its legacy of slavery and the persistence of economic and social inequalities based on race.
Most Americans are aware of these differences despite the fact that these regions have experienced economic transformations and that Americans are a mobile people who often leave their regions of origin.
The Northeast is densely populated. Its extensive corridors of urbanization have been called the national "megalopolis. The Midwest is both rural and industrial. It is the home of the family farm and is the "corn belt" and "breadbasket" of the nation.
In the Great Lakes area of the upper Midwest, the automobile and steel industries were central to community and economy. As those industries declined, the upper Midwest became known as the rust belt.
The South was shaped by its secession from the Union before the Civil War and is associated with slavery and with subsequent battles over civil rights for African-Americans. In contemporary terms, these are the sunshine states, retirement havens, and new economic frontiers.
The West, the last national frontier, is associated with national dreams and myths of unlimited opportunity and individualism. It has the nation's most open landscapes.
California, along with the southwestern states were ceded to the United States by Mexico in after the Mexican-American War. The Southwest is distinctive because of its historical ties to colonial Spain, its Native American populations, and its regional cuisine, which has been influenced by Native American and Spanish cultures.
The United States is the world's fourth largest country, with an area of 3, square miles 9, square kilometers. It includes fifty states and one federal district, where the capital, Washington, D.
Its forty-eight contiguous states are situated in the middle of North America. The western border meets the Pacific Ocean, and to the east lies the Atlantic Ocean. Alaska and Hawaii are not joined to the other forty-eight states.
Alaska is at the extreme north of North America, between the Pacific and Arctic oceans, and is bordered by Canada to the east. The island chain of Hawaii is situated in the east-central Pacific Ocean, about two thousand miles southwest of San Francisco.
Although Americans generally do not consider themselves an imperial or colonial power, the country has a number of commonwealths and territories, most of which were acquired through military conquest. United States The physical environment is extremely diverse and often spectacular.
Alaska's glaciers coexist with flowering tundras that bloom in the arctic summer. The forests of the Pacific Northwest and northern California are known for giant ancient trees such as Sitka spruce and sequoia redwoods.
The physical regions of the country overlap both national boundaries and cultural regions. It is characterized by flooded river valleys that form major estuaries, such as the Chesapeake Bay.
The Appalachian Mountains span two cultural regions. Located to the west of the Atlantic coastal plain, they extend from the Middle Atlantic state of New York to the southeastern state of Georgia.Early Influences Leonard Humphrey and Benjamin F.
Newton were both men who influenced and encouraged Emily's talent to blossom. These two men: Leonard Humphrey, principal of Amherst Academy, and Benjamin F. Newton, a law student in her father's office both stimulated her interest in books and Newton encouraged her to write.
Born in the English county of Lincolnshire in , Elizabeth Jennings was one of the most popular female British poets of the 20th Century. She is noted amongst a number of poets who were collectively part of The Movement that was devoted to the notion of English poetry and its place in the world.
Although she suffered serious mental illness in the early 60s, she wrote a large number of works.
Using updated scholarship and never before published primary research, this new biography peels away the myths surrounding Emily Dickinson and takes a fresh look at the complex and busy life of this genius of American letters.
Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. stock price, stock quotes and financial overviews from MarketWatch. Family Dynamics and Writing. Dickinson began writing as a teenager. Her early influences include Leonard Humphrey, principal of Amherst Academy, and a family friend named Benjamin Franklin Newton.
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