Nineteenth Century Europe -- The Industrial Revolution, Nationalism, “Concert of Europe” and Changes in Intellectualism

This 6 page report discusses several questions related to European development and international relationships in the 19th century. In the 19th century, the nations of Europe were confronted with a large number of “new” issues. In terms of politics and social issues but far more in terms of economics, everything was in the process of change. Political, economic, and technological events of great significance were shaping the thinking and development of the world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Perdue/Slavery & the Cherokees

A 5 page research paper that examines how slavery evolved as a facet of Cherokee society. Principally, the writer concentrates on the work of Theda Perdue, who argues in her text Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society that the adoption of European-style slavery of Africans evolved from the Cherokee reaction to the social change engendered by European colonization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Developments Preceding the European Industrial Revolution

A 5 page survey of the major developments that lead to the European Industrial Revolution. Writer traces major religious, political and economic developments from 1100 A.D. up through the Eighteenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Age Of The Common Man

5 pages in length. The span of years between the 1820s and the 1840s has come to be known as The Age of the Common Man, an historical period in time in which many important changes took place in American society with regard to political, economical and social concerns. Indeed, one of the most critical aspects of this particular era was the fact that political reforms were designed as a means by which to place more power into hands of the common man; however, these designs were not without counter movements that attempted to impede such progress. Religion, too, played an integral role in the overall establishment of social shaping and reformation, as did the changing role of family and women's traditional place within the social structure. Additionally, the growth of immigration and the slave system had made their way to the forefront of American concern. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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.

Politics, Religion & Native American Identity

A 5 page paper that explores and examines the theme of the reconciliation of the heritage of Native American politics and religion with that of the heritage of the politics and religion of European colonization in twentieth century literature. Discussed and compared are John Neihardt's 1932 publication of Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, Scott Momaday's 1969 publication of The Way to Rainy Mountain, and Michael Dorris' and Louise Erdrich's 1991 publication of The Crown of Columbus. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Civilization and Technology: A View of Military Technology

This 12 page paper considers the interactions between technology and modern civilization, with a specific analytical view of the impact of technology on social forces, including the way in which we wage war. This paper outlines the changes in military technology as they underscore social change and also assesses how military technology has changed society’s expectations of war, of media coverage, and of changing world politics. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

12th Century Renaissance & Intellect

A 5 page paper discussing the cause of the intellectual changes that occurred during the renaissance period in Europe. Many people have stated that the cause of these changes was due to the education and knowledge available through the monasteries of that time, but the monasteries were limited to the texts they contained. Their exposure to the world outside of Europe was very limited. The idea that the Crusades changed the intellectual face of the Europeans is the argument given. Bibliography lists 1 source.

War as Engine for Change

A 4 page research paper that examines the history of warfare in the 16th and 17th centuries and argues that war provided an engine for social change during this period. The writer discusses how military changes, such as increased army size, brought lasting social, financial and political change. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Changing American Family

This 5 page essay describes the changing American family, considering many aspects including gender roles, ethnic variances, longevity, blended families as well as projections for the future. The paper's position is that the traditional nuclear family was a temporary structure and has been replaced by a revised definition mostly brought on by social change. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Prohibition’s Effect on Economics, Religion, and Crime in America in the 1920s

An 8 page paper which examines the effects alcohol prohibition had on economics, religion, and crime in the United States during the 1920s. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

History and Uses of the Flute

A 4 page paper discussing changes in the flute since the 14th century. The flute as it is known today owes many of its characteristics and qualities to the changes designed and implemented by Theobald Boehm (1794-1881) in the early 19th century. A woodwind most often used as a soprano voice in orchestras, marching bands and ensemble groups, the flute remains one of the most popular of all the musical instruments commonly in use today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

THE ECONOMICS OF AIRLINES

This 4-page paper discusses airline economics and price wars. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Comparison of Discrimination and Assimilation of African and Native Americans: Minority Groups, Cultural Changes, Colonization, Immigration, and Relations with the Dominant Group

This is an 8 page paper discussing discrimination and assimilation of African and Native Americans. African Americans and Native Americans in the United States have experienced generations of discrimination and assimilation but from somewhat different perspectives. Native Americans were the most profoundly affected by colonization and were forced into minority group status and relocated by European whites who wanted the Native lands for their own needs similar to the minority group patterns in the theories of Robert Blauner. African Americans, on the other hand, have experienced two different forms of assimilation and discrimination in which those who were born here experienced legal segregation (until the 1960s Civil Rights Movements) in addition to discrimination and minority status based on “group inequity” in which the dominant group (white Anglo Europeans) believed African Americans to be inferior combined with “differential power” in which the dominant group was larger and had the resources to force the African Americans into minority status; ideas reflected in the theories of Donald L. Noel. African Americans are also comprised of immigrants who according to Blauner, made the decision to immigrate to the U.S. and therefore differ from those who were forced into minority status. Regardless of the origins of the Native Americans and African Americans, most sociologists agree that because they have been deemed “minority social races” they will continue to experience various forms of assimilation expectations and discrimination by the dominant group. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The History of Japanese - Western Relations from 1400 to 1700

This is a 5 page paper discussing Japanese foreign relations with the West between the years 1400 and 1700. The years from 1400 to 1700 in Japan covered three Japanese historical periods: the Muromachi Period (1333-1573); the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603); and, the Edo Period (1603-1867) which also included the great eras of the Shogun. While these centuries are generally not known for their great developments in international trade for Japan, there were certain instances in which Chinese and Western trade and influences and relations were introduced into Japan. During the mid 16th century, the Japanese greatly valued Portuguese weaponry which played a large factor in the ongoing warlord conflicts. By the late 16th century, foreign relations and trade had also been established with Britain, Spain and the Dutch who were as interested in the Japanese artisan goods as were the Japanese interested in goods imported from the Americas such as tobacco and sweet potatoes among other goods. Through the relations established with the English, Western shipbuilding and navigation tools were also of great value. During the mid-17th century however, shogun Iemitsu wanted to strengthen Japan by eliminating foreign influence which included further restrictions on Christianity, which had been introduced by the missionaries in the 1500s, a ban on travel outside of Japan, expulsion of foreign trade merchants and a ban on European literature among other restrictions thereby decreasing foreign trade and relations with the West. Bibliography lists 2 sources.