Abstracts of 2011 Edition
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In the past decade where America was fighting vigilantly on two battlefronts in both Iraq and Afghanistan, war has defined the new millennia. Wilfred Owen, a veteran from WWI, has a resounding, clarion answer: poetry. In my paper, I explore Owen’s therapy through his poetry and the stark truthfulness that he conveys about war’s horrifying reality in the hope of healing his British countrymen from the ravages of conflict.
Even before the official founding of our nation, the United States has always been considered a uniquely spiritual country. This ever present reverence for organized religion has characterized many different groups of America’s citizenry. However it has also been the source of contention for vast sociopolitical questions in the United States. We as a people would be amiss to assume that tenets of religious faith have had little impact on our society. The point of departure from fundamentalism to open-minded, rational thinking is best evinced in classic American literature.
The building of Braddock's Road is one of the most spectacular engineering achievements in military history. Despite its scale and the ingenuity behind its development, many people know little about this colossal road carved into the American Wilderness. Many military leaders and their campaigns have gone down in history because of their triumphant victories; however ones that fail in their objective fade into history. The story of Braddock's Road represents one of those forgotten campaigns and represents one of history's lost gems.