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Powder

Powder

The image above is an image of a powder box. This powder box was created by Henry Birks and Sons in the year 1944. This…

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Drayton Hotel

Drayton Hotel

  The Drayton hotel which is actually the Drake Hotel in Chicago is located at the top of the Magnificent Mile. The Drake Hotel was…

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Obeah

Obeah

The term “obeah” goes by many names such as Voo-doo, Santeria, Voudun, and many more. Those that practice these beliefs used herbal magic and communed…

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Dreams play a large role in the folklore and spiritual belief s of those from Caribbean descent, they have the capability to not only of…

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Money

Money

“He came into the room again and I watched him in the glass. My handbag was on the table. He took it up and put…

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Gully

Gully

“Gully” is the term used to talk about the ghetto’s of Jamaica.  It’s an underground sewage system. In recent times, it is still impoverished but…

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twenty-third street toward sixth avenue

twenty-third street toward sixth avenue

Lizzie and her partner in crime Henry Prest parted ways after the fire. Henry went uptown, while Lizzie went downtown, this is a true separation…

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The Strength of a Million People

The Strength of a Million People

“How strong, how full of life and hope I felt as I walked out the bakery.  I opened my arms, burning to hug the new…

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Fifth Avenue Hotel

Fifth Avenue Hotel

The first climactic moment in Wharton’s novella happens at the beginning, “She was bad … always, They used to meet at the Fifth Avenue Hotel”. …

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Mother-Country

Mother-Country

Clare Savage is a Jamaican born woman, who is first referred to as a “light-skinned woman.” Because of her lighter complection, Clare struggles with identifying…

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