History: Dominant Discourse, The "Self" And Vision Of Community

11 pages in length. The writer discusses how those in supposedly "minority" positions could be said to have used "dominant" discourse for their own purposes; the virtues and the problems involved in the American tendency to make the single "self" somehow representative for everybody else; and Lincoln's vision of community. Included in the discussion are views from Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, Cabeza de Vaca, Cherokee Memorials and the Federalist Papers. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The History of the Holy Grail

A 7 page paper discussing the sources from which the theme of the Holy Grail was gathered, and how the theme has changed over time. Sources discussed include the Mabinogion, Chrétien de Troyes, Robert de Boron, the Perlesvaus, the Queste del Saint Graal, and Thomas Malory. Bibliography lists six sources.

Jose Maria Eca de Queiros' 'The City & The Mountains' # 2

A 6 page paper that provides an overview of Eca de Queiros's work and the considers the major themes as they apply to Portuguese society of the late 19th century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Four Speakers from American History

A 7 page exercise in selecting speakers for a fictional graduation. The author selects four key speakers from three different historical periods. The theme of the proposed graduation is individualism and spirit of community, the balance between the spiritual and material worlds, and race and ethnicity in American history. Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Amy Tan are used to illustrate these themes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Slaughter/Denial in 3 Accounts

A 5 page research paper that examines three accounts from early American history written by Bartolome de las Casas, Bernal Diaz del Castillo and Mary Rowlandson. The writer argues that each author sees slaughter, and experiences loss and death. However, what each one perceives is filtered through a cultural prism of that person's consciousness. Therefore, the perspectives that they offer are quite different. No additional sources cited.


This paper examines the comments about black people in the United States written by French politician Alexis de Tocqueville in his book, Democracy in America. The paper also compares how the 19th century words of de Toqueville are still true today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Alexis and Herve Tocqueville / Contrasts and Comparisons

An 11 page paper exploring the writings of father and son Alexis de Tocqueville and Herve de Tocqueville regarding the French Revolution. Bibliography lists five sources.

The Penitentiary System in Nineteenth Century America

This 3 page paper highlights points from On the Penitentiary System in the United States and Its Application in France by Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont. The fact that the U.S. was a model country at the time is noted as is the fact that authors examine the concept of isolation and its relevance. Finally, early criminology theory is examined. No additional sources cited.

Freedom and Slavery in Huckleberry Finn

5 pages. Mark Twain not only wrote entertaining novels but he wrote with a purpose as well. In Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, for instance, Twain made some very obvious critiques and satires regarding freedom and slavery. This paper assesses the effects and significance of this theme throughout Twain's work and backs it up with research. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Strategy Assignments

An 8 page paper containing 3 assignments in strategic planning and public administration. The first addresses the role of strategic planning in a highly political environment; the second discusses clarifying the organizational mission statement; and the third assesses three mission statements. The organizations used are the US Naval Hospital, Guam; the Cook County (IL) Department of Public Health and the US Army. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Women And Smoking

A 14 page paper. Cigarette advertising began in the early 1900s. It was about 1924 when women were targeted as a market. Tobacco companies first had to dispel society’s mindset against women smoking. Three themes have dominated public relations campaigns and marketing campaigns directed towards women. These are discussed as is the timeline of advertising to women. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Views on the Economy Compared (Bush, Kerry and Nader)

This 4 page paper examines the economic views of these three politicians. A hypothetical situation is examined. What would these three do if there were a depression in 2007? Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Tocqueville/His Views of Blacks

A 6 page essay that offer analysis and discussion of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. In the chapter entitled, "The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Three Races that Inhabit the Territory of the United States," Tocqueville describes the relations between the three, "naturally distinct" races that inhabited the US at this time (Tocqueville). These were European-descended Americans, Native Americans and African Americans, the majority of whom were held in slavery. At this time in the early nineteenth century, Tocqueville accurately perceived the racial problems that would haunt the country. Tocqueville saw no satisfactory solution to the questions of slavery, abolition and racial coexistence. Examination of Tocqueville's predictions regarding slavery shows them to be quite accurate in many ways. No additional sources cited.

Three Women of Color in the West

A 5 page paper examining the statement, “Scholars have suggested the West afforded greater educational and employment opportunities for women of color.” It can be argued that this is true, but only in relative terms. The West did – and does – offer more opportunities for women of color in many ways relative to those opportunities available in much of the Eastern Hemisphere. The reasons, however, likely have more to do with more developed economies in the West and more opportunity being available in general. The experiences of Era Bell Thompson, Fabiola Cabeza and the fictional Lalu Nathoy illustrate the point. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Risks, Benefits And Possible Necessity Of Democratic Action

8 pages in length. The writer discusses the various notions and applications of democracy as they have existed throughout history, including references to Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, Lauren Berlant and Frederick Douglass. Bibliography lists 6 sources.