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Devon Korhammer on Clarence King

I decided to look into the little-known double life of Clarence King. I made a youtube video where I briefly discuss how Clarence King lived as a prominent New Yorker and public figure and as a “black” steel worker married to an African-American woman with children. I also talk about why he decided to live like that.

Word Cloud

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I used a passage from the beginning of chapter 3 when Henry Adams is confronted with slavery first hand in Washington. I used the top 75 words from the passage in my word cloud. I think this word cloud is teachable because it embodies what the majority of this section of the chapter is talking about and it shows how the world in Boston is being contrasted with this new world of Washington. The four words that stand out the most to me are “Boston”, “Nature”, “Boy” and “Negro”, and that shows the big ideas of the chapter and the rest of the smaller words like “horror”, “blood”, “inheritance”, and “wickedness” are the descriptions and emotions associated with those big ideas. Henry Adam’s nature of living in Boston is being deeply contrasted with the new and horrifying nature he is discovering in Washington because of slavery.