By Gaurav Desai

Analyzing the lifestyles narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a brand new background of Africa's come upon with slavery, colonialism, migration, nationalism, improvement, and globalization. instead of process literature and tradition from a nation-centered standpoint, Desai connects the medieval exchange routes of the Islamicate empire, the early independence routine galvanized partially through Gandhi's southern African reviews, the discovery of latest ethnic nationalisms, and the increase of plural,

multiethnic countries to the fertile trade happening around the Indian Ocean.

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Everyone’s power and place depended on a complex network of real and symbolic relationships. When the two groups met—whether for trade or diplomacy—each tried to reshape the other in their own image. Lewis and Clark sought to impose their own notions of hierarchy on Native Americans by “making chiefs” with medals, printed certificates, and gifts. Native people tried to impose the obligations of kinship on the visitors by means of adoption ceremonies, shared names, and ritual gifts. 45 501 Critical Reading Questions (35) (40) (45) (50) (55) (60) The American republic began to issue peace medals during the first Washington administration, continuing a tradition established by the European nations.

Analyze. determine. prove. quiz. challenge. 63. The passage suggests that the college students in Greensboro, North Carolina (lines 21–27) a. were regulars at the Woolworth lunch counter. b. wanted to provoke a violent reaction. c. were part of an ongoing national movement of lunch-counter demonstrations. d. inspired other students to protest peacefully against segregation. e. did not plan to create a stir. 64. The passage implies that the 1963 March on Washington a. resulted in immediate legislation prohibiting segregation in public accommodations.

C. make laws that reflect the principles of the Constitution. d. rewrite laws that are unconstitutional. e. make amendments to the Constitution. 49. The image of the Constitution as a “living” document (lines 10 and 11) implies that a. the supreme law of the land cannot be altered in any way. b. it can only be amended through a difficult process. c. its principles need to be adapted to contemporary life. d. the original document is fragile and needs to be preserved in the Library of Congress so that it will not deteriorate.

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