Similar Themes in “Myne Owne Ground” and “American Slavery, American Freedom”

A 3 page paper which examines the similar themes presented in Breen and Innes’ “Myne Owne Ground” and Edmund S. Morgan’s “American Slavery, American Freedom.” No additional sources cited.

American Slavery/American Freedom - An Analysis

A 6 page analysis of Edmund S. Morgan's book American Slavery/American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. In this book Morgan examines the economic and demographic development of early Virginia. The fact that a love for liberty and equality in the American colonies developed simultaneously with a reliance on the institution of slavery is the central dichotomy in the study of early American history. Morgan examines this relation and postulates that the experience of Virginia is indicative and applicable to the rest of the colonies regarding the issue of slavery. No additional sources cited.

Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson

A 3 page paper which compares Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” with Thomas Jefferson’s “The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Debates On The Abolition Of Slavery

An 8 page paper that defines the hottest event leading up to 1876 to be the debate over the abolition of slavery, not only on moral grounds, but also on the political grounds of retaining the union of states. Debate topics include writings and speeches made by Garnet, Douglass, Garrison, Grimske, Lowell and Walker. The paper concludes with comments around the Lincoln 'house divided' speech, and the Lincoln-Douglas debate of Oct 15 1858. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources.

Revolutionary Elements in American and Russian Theatre, 1880 - 1980

A twenty-page paper which looks at the work of selected Russian and American dramatists during the period 1880 to 1980, and assesses the ways in which their work, both in terms of form and content, afforded a revolutionary perspective on the socio-cultural systems of the time. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Volcanic Eruption of Mount St. Helens

This 6 page paper discusses Mount St. Helens in Washington State and its 1980 eruption. Environmental effect, brief history of the area, impact of the destruction and long range predictions for the area are all briefly covered. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia

In 9 pages, the author discusses Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia. Notes on the State of Virginia is an extensive work undertook by Thomas Jefferson. In this tome, Jefferson discussed his state of Virginia proudly and in great detail. The book was written in the twenty-three chapters or responses to queries from a Frenchman concerning the state of Virginia. From his writing, it is clear that Thomas Jefferson was first and foremost a Virginian. His words were a factual display of what the state, its people, and its landscape meant to him. No additional sources are cited.

Differing Experiences Between Native Americans in the East and Those in the West Resulting From Contact with the Europeans

A 5 page discussion of the changes which occurred in Native American cultures in the Eastern Woodlands and the West after the arrival of the European invaders to their lands. Discusses the forced relocation of Eastern tribes to western reservations despite their incorporation of many aspects of European culture, the cultural transformations of the Plains tribes from an agrarian lifestyle to the mounted hunters of the Plains, and their eventual confinement to the reservations. Identifies the root cause of the cultural experiences in the East and the West as European greed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Slavery in Eighteenth Century Virginia

This 7 page paper takes a look at the slave trade in Virginia during the 1700s. Attention is paid to the geography of Virginia and its ambivalence due to its proximity between North and South. Bibliography lists 8 sources.


This 7-page paper examines Sydnor's American Revolutionaries in the Making: Political Practices in Washington’s Virginia, examines the theories behind democracy and aristoracy, and discusses if Virginia's political systems from the 18th and 19th centuries would work in today's political system.

Toussaint L'ouverture And The San Domingo Revolution

10 pages in length. Rebellion was part of the enslaved people's everyday lives in San Domingo. Not a day went by that they did not plan and scheme and devise ways to gain their freedom, a freedom that was unjustly oppressed by the white population. Yet so vigilantly controlled were the slaves that rebellion became a near-impossibility, that is, until Toussaint L'Ouverture took the responsibility of leading the slaves to inevitable freedom by means of revolt. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Political and Economic Freedom

A 7 page paper presenting some of the views of Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry David Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin regarding the interconnection of personal virtue, political freedom and economic freedom. The conclusion from the readings is that political and economic freedom go hand in hand, and that personal virtue provides the necessary degree of accountability. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Causes of the 1980 Iran Iraq War

This 5 page paper examines the different causes of the Iran Iraq war which started in 1980 and lasted 8 years. The writer looks beyond the dispute over the Shatt al-Arab waterway, to the underlying issues and the build up of hostility which lead to the outbreak. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Critical Elections

There have been critical presidential elections in U.S. history; this 4 page paper examines three: 1860, 1932 and 1980. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Central America's Civil Wars & Brazil's Country Profile

8 pages in length. The writer discusses the 1980's Nicaraguan civil war and provides country statistics for Brazil. Bibliography lists 9 sources.