The Victorian Era - Its Gender Rules and Roles

The Victorian Era – Its Gender Rules and Roles: This 10-page analytical essay examines the 19th century issues relevant to gender roles during the Victorian Era in Middlemarch, George Eliot’s novel, and E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View. Multiply examples of the morphing society are given, in addition to historians’ postulates relative to the ultimate change. Although the “gendering” of culture in the late Victorian period has been recognized, much about the specific dynamics of these processes still remains to be explored and uncovered. Bibliography lists 7 sources. SNGender.doc

The Development Of The Modern Era / 1870 To 1920

A 5 page research paper on how the Victorian era of the late nineteenth century evolved by 1920 into the modern era. The writer addresses the effects of the Industrial Revolution, but also how this instigated sociological change. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Did the 19th Century Americans Conquer the West or Did the West Conquer Them?

This 5 page paper discusses the following two books specifically, both of which are diaries from that era: "Chardon's Journal at Fort Clark" and "The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin". This paper examines their experiences in the West versus their expectations and the expectations of the people of that era. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Social Relationships of the 19th Century:

This 5 page paper discusses the nature of social relationships in the 19th century and references the autobiographies of two people of that era. This paper asserts that the social relationships of that era were negatively affected by race and gender. Bilbiography lists 2 sources.

Organized Crime In the History of Chicago

A 6 page research paper which looks specifically at the Prohibition era and how Chicago was ruled by gangsters, bootleggers, and corrupt politicians at that time. This era ended when mobster Al Capone was finally arrested for tax evasion by 'Untouchable' leader Elliott Ness. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Women’s Participation in Revolutionary Activities: A Look at Mary Jemison

This 5 page paper considers the nature of the role of women during the 18th and early 19th centuries and especially during the period of the American Revolution and considered the impact of their role in specific political activities. In particular, this paper considers examples like Mary Jemison and their importance during the revolutionary era. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Era of Enlightenment and Industrialization

This 6 page paper provides an overview of two periods in American history and reflects the impacts on America. This paper considers the influences of the Era of Englightenment and the Industrial Revolution on the history and progression of this country. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Comparing Slave Narratives

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of slavery. Slave narratives are quoted to explore the contrast of experiences during different eras. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

THE CRIME AGAINST KANSAS: TO ENSLAVE OR NOT?

This 4-page story discusses the "Bleeding Kansas" of the pre-Civil War era, including the fight between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces. Also discussed is the Raid on Lawrence and the John Brown Massacre. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Teach Your Children Well - The Redefining of Values Passed From Parent to Child

A 5 page paper that explores the redefining of values and beliefs as passed from American parents to their children following the era of the 1960s. Discussed is the unquestioned respect for both parental and political authority that existed in America prior to the 1960s and how these values were changed by opinions and beliefs born of the contradictions and confusion regarding both the Vietnam War and the social injustice of the era. Also discussed are Ron Kovic's autobiography Born on the Fourth of July and how its message applies to the entire era of change that marked this period in American history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Russian Art - From Russian Realism and the Rebel Fourteen to the Post Severe Style Era

This 263 page paper examines the development of art in Russia starting from the 1860’s and the emergence of Russian realism, considering the emergence of the rebellion fourteen and the Peredvizniki, also known as the wanderers. The paper than tracks the development by looking at the development and evolution of Russian impressionism, social realism, socialist realism, Soviet realism, soviet impressionism and the severe style. In all styles the development, influence and manifestation of the style are discussed along with the work of specific artists that produced notable works. Illustrations of the notable works are included. The bibliography cites 69 sources.

Civil Rights in the Nineteenth Century

This 5 page paper looks at Jim Crow laws, the Civil War era, and various cases such as Plessy v. Ferguson and the Dred Scott Decision. Civil rights are evaluated in the context of nineteenth century cases. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Slavery & Religious Principles

A 4 page essay that draws upon 3 primary sources from the antebellum era. From a modern perspective, it seems incredible that the most engrossing religious topic of the antebellum era was whether or not God sanctioned slavery or prohibited it. As slavery seems to modern eyes to be completely antithetical to Christian principles, this historical fact is difficult to comprehend. However, an examination of primary sources, both pro and con, shows that this was a complex debate, which had both sides drawing on scripture for justification of their arguments. However, ultimately, the most compelling arguments are against slavery, as the reality of the inhumanity of slavery negates any rationalization that can be put forth. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

French Revolution of 1789/Pivotal Point in History

A 5 page research paper that argues the position that the French Revolution of 1789 was a pivotal point in history. In other words, everything that had occurred in recent world history led up to and influenced the coming of the French Revolution and then the Revolution influenced everything that came afterward. Examination of this topic shows that there is a great deal of validity to the position that the French Revolution was the most significant historical event of this era. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

American Women's History

An 8 page research paper that answers 4 questions concerning American women's history drawing from Sara M. Evans' Born For Liberty (1989). The topics covered include political and legal rights during the colonial era; women's participation in the Revolutionary War; the "cult of true womanhood"; and the contribution of the "mill girls" to industrialization. No additional sources cited.