It is the peak of immigration in New York City, at the dawn of the twentieth century. Shouts in dozens of languages whoop through the air and smells from every dish imaginable waft through the streets of the Lower East Side. Tenements, rickety but home, climb the sky, fire escapes snaking down. The streets are crowded with pushcarts and calls. Thus is the setting for The Uprising, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Bella is a young immigrant girl, fresh from Italy and weighted with the daunting task of providing for her family overseas. She is lucky to find a job, though the hours spent hunched over a sewing machine in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory are not quite what she expected.
Yetta has worked at Triangle for months. She lives with her equally rebellious elder sister, and, like Bella, sends most of her earnings home to her family in Russia. She is lively with life and pulsing with her want to change the world, to mean something, to matter. She wants women’s rights and safer conditions at work, shorter hours and higher wages. She is determined and fiery, willing to stand for months in the blistering heat and shivering cold, holding a picket sign and striking for union recognition in factories. Yetta is spirited and intense, gladly giving every bit of herself to her cause.
Jane, lastly, is a society girl with an intellectual spark. She is curious and compassionate, spending time with strikers and at rallies for no gain of her own, and finds herself swept up into this passionate world of striking and working and wanting and hoping. There is more to feel, she finds, outside of her ignorant, sheltered life. And these ardent factory girls so desperate for their cause accept her and love her—she finds a place with them that she cannot find at home.
Uprising is the story of these three girls. It is inspiring and adrenalizing (if that was not previously a word, I now deem it one), making me want to jump up and devote myself to a cause with all of my everything. On the other hand, the book does such a good job of enticing the readers into the world it creates, that it runs the risk of romanticizing poverty to some extent.
However, all in all, I love the way the book was crafted. The fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory looms ahead for the entire novel. Right from the first chapter, we learn that two of the three best friends will die in the fire, though we do not know which ones they will be. This sets up an interesting dynamic--as I would read and get to know each character better, I would start to root for her to survive, before realizing, dismayed, that the other two would have to perish. It gave the book momentum and a reason for me to keep reading at the few moments the plot lagged.
Furthermore, the author was very skilled at weaving fiction and fact together, creating a story that haunts and perplexes, makes you think about the world and what you can do to change it, but also makes you care deeply for the three main characters. She succeeded in bringing life to a tragedy that occurred almost a hundred years ago. In making us care not only for the girls who died, but for the factory owners and the workers who survived as well. In painting a horrifying picture of flame and sky and the impossible choice—to jump or to burn? In making readers understand that if we want change to we have to fight for it, as the shirtwaist girls did in their months-long strike. The author wrote the story to make us u
The states are order like this hope I helped you guys a lot it sure helped me…
STATE M/D/Y CAPITAL NICKNAME MOTTO
1. Delaware Dec. 7, 1787.Dover “The First State”.”Liberty and Independence”.
2. Pennsylvania Dec. 12, 1787.Harrisburg “The Keystone State”.”Virtue, Liberty, and Independence”.
3. New Jersey Dec. 18, 1787.Trenton “The Garden State”.”Liberty and Prosperity”.
4. Georgia Jan. 2, 1788.Atlanta “The Peach State”.”Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation”.
5. Connecticut Jan. 9, 1788.Hartford “The Constitution State”.”He Who Transplanted Still Sustains”.
6. Massachusetts Feb. 6,1788.Boston “The Bay State”.”By The Sword We Seek Peace, but Peace Only Under Liberty
7. Maryland April 28,1788.Annapolis “The Old Line State”.”Strong Deeds, Gentle Words”.
8. S. Carolina May 23,1788.Columbia “The Palmetto State”.”While I Breathe, I Hope”.
9. New Hampshire June 21,1788.Concord “The Granite State”.”Live Free or Die”.
10. Virginia June 25, 1788.Richmond “The Old Dominion State”.”Thus Always to Tyrants”.
11. New York July 26, 1788.Albany “The Empire State”.”Ever Upward”.
12. N. Carolina Nov.21,1789.Raleigh”The Tar Heel State”.”To Be Rather Than To Seem”.
13. Rhode Island May 29,1790.Providence “The Ocean State”.”Hope”.
14. Vermont March 4,1791.Montpelier “The Green Mountain State”.”Freedom and Unity”
15. Kentucky June 1,1792. Frankfort “Bluegrass State”.”United We Stand, Divided We Fall”.
16. Tennessee June 1,1796. Nashville “The Volunteer State”.”Agriculture and Commerce”.
17. Ohio March 1,1803. Columbus “The Buckeye State”.”With God All Things Are Possible”.
18. Louisiana April 30,1812. Baton Rouge “The Pelican State”.”Union, Justice and Confidence”.
19. Indiana Dec. 11,1816. Indianapolis “The Hoosier State”.”The Crossroads of America”.
20. Mississippi Dec.10,1817. Jackson “The Magnolia State”.”By Virtue And Arms”.
21. Illinois Dec. 3,1818. Springfield “The Prairie State”.”State Sovereignty, National Union”.
22. Alabama Dec.14 1819. Montgomery “The Yellowhammer State”.”We Dare Defend Our Rights”.
23. Maine March 15,1820. Augusta “The Pine Tree State”.”I Lead”
24. Missouri Aug. 10,1821. Jefferson City “The Show Me State”.”The Welfare of the People Shall Be the Supreme Law”.
25. Arkansas June 15,1836. Little Rock “The Natural State”.”The People Rule”.
26. Michigan Jan. 26, 1837. Lansing “The Wolverine State”.”If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look Around You”.
27. Florida March 3, 1845. Tallahassee “The Sunshine State”.”In God We Trust”.
28. Texas Dec. 29, 1845. Austin “The Lone Star State”.”Friendship”.
29. Iowa Dec. 28, 1846. Des Moines “The Hawkeye State”.”Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain”.
30. Wisconsin May 29, 1848. Madison “The Badger State”.”Forward”.
31. California Sept. 9,1850. Sacramento “The Golden State”.”I Have Found It”.
32. Minnesota May 11, 1858. St. Paul “The North Star State”.”The Star Of The North”.
33. Oregon Feb. 14, 1859. Salem “The Beaver State”.”She Flies With Her Own Wing”.
34. Kansas Jan. 29, 1861.Topeka “The Sunflower State”.”To the Stars Through Difficulties”.
35. W. Virginia June 20,1863.Charleston “The Mountain State”.”Mountaineers Are Always Free”.
36. Nevada Oct. 31, 1864. Carson City “The Silver State”.”All for Our Country”.
37. Nebraska March 1, 1867. Lincoln ”The Corn husker State”.”Equality Before the Law”
38. Colorado Aug. 1, 1876. Denver “The Centennial State”.”Nothing Without Providence”.
39. N. Dakota Nov. 2,1889. Bismarck “The Peace Garden State”.”Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable”.
40. S. Dakota Nov. 2,1889. Pierre “The Mount Rushmore State”.”Under God the People Rule”.
41. Montana Nov. 8,1889. Helena “The Treasure State”.”Gold and Silver”.
42. Washington Nov. 11, 1889. Olympia “The Evergreen State”.”By and By”.
43. Idaho July 3, 1890. Boise “The Gem State”.”It Is Forever”
44. Wyoming July 10, 1890. Cheyenne “The Equality State”.”Equal Rights”.
45. Utah Jan. 4,1896. Salt Lake City “The Beehive State”.”Industry”.
46. Oklahoma Nov. 16, 1907. Oklahoma City “The Sooner State”.”Labor Conquers All Things”
47. New Mexico Jan. 6, 1912. Santa Fe “The Land Of Enchantment”.”It Grows As It Goes”.
48. Arizona Feb. 14, 1912. Phoenix “The Grand Canyon State”.”God Enriches”.
49. Alaska Jan. 3, 1959. Juneau “The Last Frontier”.”North To The Future”.
50. Hawaii Aug. 21,1959. Honolulu “The Aloha State”.”Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono(The Life Of The Land Is Perpetuated In Righteousness).
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Also I decided to add this to this article the state quarters most (if not all) of you know about I am going to add the years they were made.
1999= Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut 2000= Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia 2001= New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky 2002= Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi 2003= Illinois, Alabama, Maine, Missouri, Arkansas 2004= Michigan, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin 2005= California, Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia 2006= Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota 2007= Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah 2008= Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii. THAT IS ALL FOLKS…