Preserving Cultural Heritage- Only the Truth Can Set Them Free

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Student: Cheryl Parsons
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Comparative Analysis of Two Texts

Preserving Cultural Heritage- Only the Truth Can Set Them Free
Individual heritage can and does shape generations to come. Americans, for the most part, accept this as an important and necessary ingredient in the fabric which sets us apart from other cultures in the world. It is a heritage that is uniquely ours. Cultural traditions and stories provide a basis upon which generations to come can connect to all the factors that have shaped how they are living today. The next generation learns from the last and ancestral stories are repeated, passed down and incorporated into the fabric of the uniqueness of individuals within a
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With the form completed you received your patent certificate indicating you could record your deed with the country register of deeds. A total filing fee of $18 was the only money required, but sacrifice and hard work exacted a different price from the hopeful settlers.” (Park Service)
On July 4, 1861 Lincoln addressed a Special Session of Congress to secure payment for the war against the Confederacy. “On the side of the Union it is a struggle for maintaining in the world that form and substance of government whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men; to lift artificial weights from all shoulders; to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all; to afford all an unfettered start and a fair chance in the race of life.” (Halsall) History records this as a speech to continue the war against slavery but Lincoln could have made the same speech in 1862 when he signed the Homestead Act into law.
While there is beauty there is also adversity in both of these cultures. In contrast to Norris, Angelou can tell the whole of her story. It has been told before and a war was fought on its behalf. Angelou speaks of her “people coming home.” “The South is rich with memories of kindness and courage and cowardice and brutality. It is beautiful physically, and spiritually rich’’ (Angelou). Regarding her plains, Norris is “invigorated by


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