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To what extent does it conform to the themes associated with the Cult of the Self-Made Man and to what extent does it deviate?
Otter started out in several professions -- a shoemaker with John Paxton in New York City, the venetian blind-making business with William Howard, a carpenter with Gausman, and finally, the bricklaying and plastering business with Kenweth King. Barnum purchased what has come to be called the "Feejee Mermaid" i.
This "mermaid" was a conglomeration of various fish parts and other faked pieces assembled to look like a real mermaid; of course, its authenticity was not promoted by Barnum who merely wished to display the "mermaid" as a curiosity of "artful deception.
As a demagogue, Crockett would also have not liked the idea of the mermaid as a "promise" to the viewer in regard to its authenticity, for Crockett surely would have considered any attempt to make money from gullible customers as outright theft. How would he describe it? Would he enjoy the exhibit?
Would he demand his money back? In his book The Arts of deception, James W. For William Otter, this exhibit, due to his New York City roots, would have been seen as quite hilarious yet somehow reminiscent of the streets of New York with its roving bands of thieves and rowdies, some of whom were most assuredly African-American.
As to enjoying the exhibit, Otter would most probably have thoroughly liked it, for it may have reminded him of his own early roots working as a "slave" in various low-paying and often unglamorous professions in New York City.
Also, Otter may have understood the true meaning of this exhibit -- a symbolic reflection of life on the streets of the city with many people living as animals while the rich and powerful enjoyed their luxuries and wealth.Andrew Jackson's Leadership in the Battle of New Orleans Essay Words | 5 Pages Shayne A.
Charles History “Andrew Jackson, The Battle of New Orleans” Andrew Jackson was born in rural South Carolina March 15, , the son of impoverished Irish immigrants. Andrew Jackson Prior to winning the presidential election in , Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams shared deep hatred for each other.
When Jackson won the presidential election, his popularity created the age of Jacksonian democracy. Mr. Ward, who teaches at Princeton, very successfully illustrates his point that Jackson more than marked an ageâ€”he belonged to it.
Andrew Jackson, one historian has written, was the “symbol for an age”. How might Jackson be considered symbolic of certain ideas and trends in the early 19th Century?
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Reviews in American History. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 10 (4): 45– doi/ The Jackson that Margaret Bayard Smith and other Washingtonians decried in existed merely as a symbol. Old Hickory was not as refined as the Adamses who served as chief executive, nor as.
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