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Class:AMST 10 - Introduction to American Studies
Subject:American Studies
University:University of California-Santa Cruz
Term:Fall 2009
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"I believe when a woman signs her own emancipation, her first declaration of independence will consist in admiring and loving a - Emma Goldman - "What I Believe"
"When England and France declared war on September 3, 1939, I had been traveling in Europe for a year on an art fellowship from - Mine Okubo - Citizen 13660
"We are not convinced... socialism... will guarantee liberation." - The Combahee River Collective - "A Black Feminist Statement"
"This ain't your country... Raul... Egypt... kicking ass chicanos." - Luis Valdez -Zoot Suit
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"In the covenant of marriage, she is compelled to promise obedience to her husband, he becoming, to all intents and purposes, he - Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretta Mott - Declaration of Sentiments
"Trolleys... everyone wore white in the summer... sexual fainting." - E.L. Doctorow - Ragtime
"...California was regarded as both model and magnet for the nation..." - Peter Schrag - Paradise Lost
"Every gov't degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories." - Thomas Jefferson - Notes on Virginia - detests gov't - people should play prominent role in how gov't is run - belief in social contract
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"Prop 13.... Just as significantly, the state's latter-day populism... occurred precisely during the period when the state was u - Peter Schrag - Paradise Lost
"I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together - unless we perfect our union by - President Barack Obama - "A More Perfect Union"
"They're dark specs now, lost in... white immensity...Theirs is a great rite of passage...symbol of America... yet for most of A - Ruben Martinez - Crossing Over
"Wense was the darkest of the clan... The hierarchy of color is omnipresent in Mexico, almost as powerful a dynamic as in the Un - Ruben Martinez - Crossing Over
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"Many of the women could not get used to the community toilets. They sought privacy by pinning up curtains and setting up boards - Mine Okubo - Citizen 13660 - privacy is denied and surveillance is constant
"At first the women were very self-conscious and timid about using the showers. The men's showers were in one large room but the - Mine Okubo - Citizen 13660 - privacy is denied and surveillance is constant
"The boys used two of the blankets of curtain off a room for me in one corner." - Mine Okubo - Citizen 13660 - people around her are prisoners
"Inside the laundry building, also used as a bull pen, long wooden benches separated the rooms into sections." - Mine Okubo - Citizen 13660 - In image they are constantly being watched
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"Letters from my European friends told me how lucky I was to be free and safe at home." - Mine Okubo - Citizen 13660 - Inmates didn't know what would happen to them
"There was a lack of privacy everywhere. The incomplete partitions in the stalls and the baracks made a single symphony of yours - Mine Okubo - Citizen 13660
"Topaz, the Central Utah Project, was a more or less permanent center. Therefore, the evacuees looked for work immediately upon - Mine Okubo - Citizen 13660
"One of the most prevalent sounds in Cheran on a typical autumn day is that of hammers clubbing nails into wood... by nortenos w - Ruben Martinez - Crossing Over
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"I own a house, pay taxes... What more does it take to be an American?" - Ruben Martinez - Crossing Over
"...we are living in one of the most terrifying moments in this nation's history...economic decline...scapegoat those who are mo - Cornel West - The Moral Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society
"... a sense of what it is to be a citizen among citizens." - Cornel West - The Moral Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society
"A hotel- the fusion on a home and market- is such a wonderful metaphor for America... marginalizing of public interest and the - Cornel West - The Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society
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"Du Bois also underscored that to be part of a problem people is to be viewed a part of an undifferentiated blob, a monolithic b - Cornel West - The Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society
"Why was there such an obvious level of comfort with the prospect of... new prisons?... media images... realities... hidden." - Angela Y. Davis - "Introduction: Prison Reform or Prison Abolition?" - sense of permanence & normalcy of prisons in our lives
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 "I believe when a woman signs her own emancipation, her first declaration of independence will consist in admiring and loving a - Emma Goldman
- "What I Believe"
 "When England and France declared war on September 3, 1939, I had been traveling in Europe for a year on an art fellowship from - Mine Okubo
- Citizen 13660
 "We are not convinced... socialism... will guarantee liberation."- The Combahee River Collective
- "A Black Feminist Statement"
 "This ain't your country... Raul... Egypt... kicking ass chicanos."- Luis Valdez
-Zoot Suit
 "In the covenant of marriage, she is compelled to promise obedience to her husband, he becoming, to all intents and purposes, he- Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretta Mott
- Declaration of Sentiments
 "Trolleys... everyone wore white in the summer... sexual fainting."- E.L. Doctorow
- Ragtime
 "...California was regarded as both model and magnet for the nation..."- Peter Schrag
- Paradise Lost
 "Every gov't degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories."- Thomas Jefferson
- Notes on Virginia

- detests gov't
- people should play prominent role in how gov't is run
- belief in social contract
 "Prop 13.... Just as significantly, the state's latter-day populism... occurred precisely during the period when the state was u- Peter Schrag
- Paradise Lost
 "I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together - unless we perfect our union by- President Barack Obama
- "A More Perfect Union"
 "They're dark specs now, lost in... white immensity...Theirs is a great rite of passage...symbol of America... yet for most of A- Ruben Martinez
- Crossing Over
 "Wense was the darkest of the clan... The hierarchy of color is omnipresent in Mexico, almost as powerful a dynamic as in the Un- Ruben Martinez
- Crossing Over
 "Many of the women could not get used to the community toilets. They sought privacy by pinning up curtains and setting up boards- Mine Okubo
- Citizen 13660

- privacy is denied and surveillance is constant
 "At first the women were very self-conscious and timid about using the showers. The men's showers were in one large room but the- Mine Okubo
- Citizen 13660

- privacy is denied and surveillance is constant
 "The boys used two of the blankets of curtain off a room for me in one corner."- Mine Okubo
- Citizen 13660

- people around her are prisoners
 "Inside the laundry building, also used as a bull pen, long wooden benches separated the rooms into sections."- Mine Okubo
- Citizen 13660

- In image they are constantly being watched
 "Letters from my European friends told me how lucky I was to be free and safe at home."- Mine Okubo
- Citizen 13660

- Inmates didn't know what would happen to them
 "There was a lack of privacy everywhere. The incomplete partitions in the stalls and the baracks made a single symphony of yours- Mine Okubo
- Citizen 13660
 "Topaz, the Central Utah Project, was a more or less permanent center. Therefore, the evacuees looked for work immediately upon - Mine Okubo
- Citizen 13660
 "One of the most prevalent sounds in Cheran on a typical autumn day is that of hammers clubbing nails into wood... by nortenos w- Ruben Martinez
- Crossing Over
 "I own a house, pay taxes... What more does it take to be an American?"- Ruben Martinez
- Crossing Over
 "...we are living in one of the most terrifying moments in this nation's history...economic decline...scapegoat those who are mo- Cornel West
- The Moral Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society
 "... a sense of what it is to be a citizen among citizens."- Cornel West
- The Moral Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society
 "A hotel- the fusion on a home and market- is such a wonderful metaphor for America... marginalizing of public interest and the - Cornel West
- The Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society
 "Du Bois also underscored that to be part of a problem people is to be viewed a part of an undifferentiated blob, a monolithic b- Cornel West
- The Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society
 "Why was there such an obvious level of comfort with the prospect of... new prisons?... media images... realities... hidden."- Angela Y. Davis
- "Introduction: Prison Reform or Prison Abolition?"

- sense of permanence & normalcy of prisons in our lives
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