Reflections on Violence, Law, and Humanitarianism Talal Asad Charles Taylor, one of the most influential living philosophers in the English-speaking world, has inspired many social scientists, including anthropologists. In his remarkable work Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity he traces the sensibilities that are central to the modern individual and argues that they have Christian especially Protestant roots. Prominent among them is the virtue of universal benevolence that is closely connected with a new concern with psychological interiority:
Pre-incorporation[ edit ] The earliest known inhabitants were the Huchiun Indians, who lived there for thousands of years. The Huchiun belonged to a linguistic grouping later called the Ohlone a Miwok word meaning "western people".
Inthe area that later became Oakland was claimed, with the rest of California, by Spanish settlers for the King of Spain. The grant was confirmed by the successor Mexican republic upon its independence from Spain.
Most of Oakland fell within the shares given to Antonio Maria and Vicente.
However, the Chinese struggled to settle because they were discriminated against by the white community and their living quarters got burned down on several occasions. The city and its environs quickly grew with the railroads, becoming a major rail terminal in the late s and s.
A number of horsecar and cable car lines were constructed in Oakland during the latter half of the 19th century. The first electric streetcar set out from Oakland to Berkeley inand other lines were converted and added over the course of the s.
The various streetcar companies operating in Oakland were acquired by Francis "Borax" Smith and consolidated into what eventually became known as the Key Systemthe predecessor of today's publicly owned AC Transit. Plague epidemic[ edit ] Oakland was one of the worst affected cities in California that was impacted by the plague epidemic.
Quarantine measures were set in place at the Oakland ports requiring the authorities at the port to inspect the arriving vessels for the presence of infected rats. Byover 5, people were detained in quarantine.
During this period Oakland did not have sufficient health facilities, so some of the infected patients were treated at home. After eating the squirrel, he fell ill four days later and another household member contracted the plague.
This in turn was passed on either directly or indirectly to about a dozen others. The city gradually annexed farmlands and settlements to the east and the north.
Oakland's rise to industrial prominence, and its subsequent need for a seaport, led to the digging of a shipping and tidal channel in This resulted in the nearby town of Alameda being made an island. Inthe city's population doubled with refugees made homeless after the San Francisco earthquake and fire.
In lawyer, former miner and newspaper owner Homer Wood suggested to his friend Frank Bilger of Blake and Bilger Rock Quarry and Paving Company that he organize a gathering to establish a Rotary Club east of the bay.
On November 27, Homer took a ferry across the bay in a driving rainstorm and met for lunch with Frank and twenty three other businessmen at the Hotel Metropole at 13th and Jefferson.
This group established the tradition of weekly meetings, something most clubs worldwide follow today. Approximately 13, homes were built in the 3 years between and more than during the 13 years between and Inthe Tribune Tower was completed; init was restored and declared an Oakland landmark.
It is no longer used by the Oakland Tribune.Indiana University Press was founded in and is today recognized internationally as a leading academic publisher specializing in the humanities and social sciences.
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth most populated city in California, and the 45th largest city in the United States.
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Aug 20, · Journals, Reflection, and Learning Essay Words | 9 Pages Journals, Reflection, and Learning A journal is a crucible for processing the raw material of experience in order to integrate it with existing knowledge and create new meaning.
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