In the Time of the Butterflies is the story of the four Mirabal sisters, who lived through the despotic regime of General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. Throughout the novel that spans more than 50 years, Julia Alvarez masterfully weaves fact with fiction as she shares the hopes, fears, and struggles of Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and María Teresa.
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In “Trujillo & the Mirabal Sisters,” Mike Kubic explores Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo’s rule from 1930 to 1961, before the oppressed people of his nation would no longer stand for his regime.
In “Our Deportment, or the Manners, Conduct, and Dress of Refined Society,” John H. Young explains the rules of etiquette during the early 19th century. In this excerpt, Young explains the proper etiquette for wives and husbands.
This article describes life in North Korea under totalitarian government rule. In North Korea, the government has total control over the economy, the military, education, and people’s access to information—and it punishes those who try to change the status quo.
In the informational text “Recalling Castro’s Ascension — And CIA Reaction,” Tom Gjelten explores Fidel Castro’s rise to power in Cuba and the responses of CIA officials at the time.
China’s first female historian Zhao Ban instructs women on proper behavior toward their husbands.
In this early 20th-century story, a poor mother refuses to give up on her ailing daughter, and turns to a spiritual healer when a doctor tells her there is nothing left to do.
This article discusses modern diplomacy, what it means to deal politically with other nations and maintain these friendships—or at least, to get what your country wants.
In “The Landlady,” Roald Dahl tells the story of a young man offered lodging by a landlady who has dark plans for him.