Anna Khomina

About Anna

Pioneers in the Wild West Americans hold a certain image of the West and Great Plains: a vague concoction of pioneers in covered wagons, hardworking, honest farmers, and, of course, Little House on the Prairie. The  (1862) garnered widespread interest in settling the U.S. West; it created the impression that anyone willing to work hard could… MORE

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American poet Phillis Wheatley spent the majority of her life embroiled in a clash of cultures. Her poetry revealed much about colonial society in eighteenth century New England and its hierarchal relationships. As a Christian, a slave, a woman, a poet and an African, Wheatley experienced discrimination on several fronts. Her poetry gave insight into… MORE

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As a child, did you ever play Oregon Trail? From the safety of your computer chair, you were able to get a taste of the trials early pioneers had to endure: illness, food shortages, sluggish pacing, and unreliable tools like that pesky wagon axle that always broke. Despite the dangers of making the 2,000-mile trek… MORE

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