South Africa: Effects of Colonization

This 3 page research paper/essay offers a brief history of colonialism in South Africa, which focuses heavily on the slavery. The writer argues that the effects of colonialism and slavery continue to the present day. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Slavery in Cape Colony, Prior To and After 1815

This 22 page research paper provides examination of literature, which investigates the nature slavery in Cape Colony prior to and after 1815, which is when Cape Colony was officially annexed by the British and became a colony of the British Empire. Bibliography lists 40 sources.

The Biafran War: An Examination of Cause

A 5 page overview of the history of the Biafra War. This paper examines the underlying causes of the war, identifying those causes as being related to the problems instigated by European colonialism. The assertion is presented that it was this colonialism that impregnated the idea of ethnic difference. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

French v. British Press

A 6 page research paper that compares and contrasts French and British newspaper reporting. The writer argues that French newspapers are moving toward more investigative reporting, while British journalists, according to Pilger (1996b) appear to be moving away from investigative journalism. While French papers continue to assume that their readers are intelligent and cognizant of current events, British newspapers, particularly those owned by Rupert Murdoch, are accused of "dumbing down" their content to fit the lowest possible common denominator of public interest. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Relevance of Britain's MI6 During the Cold War

This 3 page paper examines this British intelligence agency and other agencies aligned with British forces. The positive and negative effects of MI6 are the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict Compared to Modern Wars in the Gulf

This 8 page report discusses key themes in the conflicts that have taken place and continue to occur in the Middle East. The processes of territorial change in the Arab-Israeli conflict must be examined as both a unique case and as a recurrent pattern. There are also fundamental issues that cross the cultural and non-secular issues inherent in Middle East conflicts. Such issues include the lasting effects of colonialism, nationalist sentiments, economic policies, and the development and production of oil resources. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

How Social Darwinism is Relevant in Respect to Nineteenth Century Developments

This 5 page paper looks at Darwinism and how it helps to explain slavery and colonialism during the 1800s. Social Darwinism as a concept is explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

From Colonialism to Revolution: American Reasons for Seeking Independence from England

A 4 page overview of the reasons Americans elected to revolt against English control. The author contends that English support was just not there even in the earliest stages of colonialism. Once the Americans became self assured that they could survive they began to look at their ties with England more as a burden than as an asset. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

French Nationalism

A 12 page research paper that examines the basis of French nationalism within the framework of the French Revolution of 1789. French colonialism and the French Algerian war are discussed in this context. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Northern Ireland: The Influence of the Sinn Fein and the British Army

A 6 page contention that the role of the British Army has been significantly impacted by a number of factors throughout history. The author of this paper asserts that the Sinn Fein, an Irish nationalist political party, has comprised one of the most influential of these factors since its inception by Irish journalist Arthur Griffith in 1905. Indeed, the Sinn Fein has been instrumental in a number of political aspects, not the least of which has been the formation of an independent Irish republic. The activities of the Sinn Fein, therefore, have held tremendous significance to the role of the British Army in that they have kept military forces committed to the homeland, a commitment which has resulted not only in excessive manpower as well as economic commitments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Causes Leading To The Revolutionary War

All too often, our contemporary media portrays the American Revolutionary War as a relatively brief and glorious fight for Independence from British taxation. In reality, it was for at least a century and a half prior to the onset of Revolutionary conflict that the forthcoming war was foreshadowed through economic struggle, political instability, and an increasing distance between the needs of the American people and the desires of the British crown. This 4 page essay describes the tensions from as far back as1632 with the Maryland Charter, up through the Navigation Acts (1660s), the Hat Act (1730s), etc; No Bibliography.

The American Revolution: From Protection To Revolutionary Movement

5 pages in length. No different than most other wars, the American Revolution began as the result of a quest for independence and freedom from oppressive rule. British North American colonists were content with being loyal to their homeland; it was only after British rule began enforcing unnecessary and unreasonable demands that the colonists vehemently opposed such treatment. The writer discusses that what started out as an attempt to protect and restore the rights of freeborn Englishmen soon developed into a revolutionary movement that culminated in the founding of a republic. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Commodore Isaac Chauncey And The War Of 1812

This 5 page paper discusses some of Chauncey's actions and command at Lakes Erie and Ontario. Chauncey established his main site at Sacket's Harbor by Lake Ontario. His aim was to prevent communication between the British forces along Lake Ontario. He succeeded in doing that although Chauncey is not perceived as a great naval hero. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Paul Revere's Ride

A 5 page research paper that examines the true circumstances and contributions of Paul Revere to the American Revolution. While pointing out that the details of Longfellow's famous poem are inaccurate, the writer argues that Revere's life, in general, was indicative of the political and cultural attitude of New Englanders during that era and their overall reaction to the British occupation. Bibliography lists 4 sources

The Role of George Washington's Leadership in the Revolutionary War

This 3 page paper examines George Washington's leadership ability. it contends that Washington was ultimately responsible for the victory and not the incompetence of the British forces. Bibliography lists 3 sources.