Comparing Columbus, Jefferson and Tecumseh

A 6 page research paper that compares three historical figures on several points, including leadership qualities and their significance to the 'American Experience.' These figures are Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson and Tecumseh. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Ordinary People and American History

A 5 page paper which examines how ordinary people often help create powerful times in American history. George Robert Twelves Hewes, Christopher Columbus and John Smith are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Sample Letter to the Army

This 3 page paper is a sample letter to the army, based on a case study submitted by a student. The letter includes information about a candidate who had left the military after lying about suicide ideation. The letter is apologetic and persuasive. No bibliography.

Describing Life and the Market Revolution of the 1800s

This 5 page paper is written in the form of a letter that is answering the questions about what life was like in America when the writer of the letter was a child. The writer of the letter is speaking from the perspective of the 1850s. No sources.

Native American Views Of Columbus

A 3 page paper that discusses not only the genocide of indigenous peoples instigated by Columbus on his voyages, but also that it engendered the same policy in Euro-American societies. The paper presents the viewpoint presented in a 1996 position paper on Columbus and the fallacy of idolizing him as a 'hero,' including statistics in support of the genocide argument and the paper's/writers and contributors global concerns for the environment (based on initial Seneca quote). The position paper argument is backed by five other authors. The paper posits that refusal to listen to these arguments has serious implications for free-market societies. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Letter on Civil Rights

A 5 page research paper that takes the unusual form of a letter from an attorney for the NAACP in the 1960s who has been asked to represent an African American for nonpayment of income tax. The letter is to the judge handling the case asking for dismissal. The writer bases the grounds for dismissal on the fact that Black Americans did not have full citizenship in the 1960s. Bibliography lists 4 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.

Changes in Native American Culture

This 5 page paper looks at the Culture of the native Americans and the way in which it has changed over the years as a result of increased immigration to the United States. From the days before Columbus to the current day the culture has evolved through force rather than natural progression, the paper considers the positive and the negative aspects of these changes. The bibliography cites 1 source.

Cuba's Path to Independence

A 9 page paper tracing Cuba's history from Columbus' discovery to the present day, focusing on Castro's seizing of the government in 1959. The paper also discusses Che Guevara, an Argentine revolutionary that Castro met while both were in exile in Cuba. Guevara joined Castro's cause and served in Castro's government for several years before being executed by American-trained Bolivian soldiers in 1967. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Cultural Conflict as Evidenced in Contemporary Native American Literature

An 11 page discussion of cultural conflict as is evidenced in Thomas King’s “Green Grass, Running Water”, Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Ceremony”, Gerald Vizenor’s “The Heirs of Columbus”, and Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”. The author notes the underlying theme of the differences in the way the environment is viewed by Native Americans verses Non-Natives and suggests that in pre-contact cultures the villain in Native American stories took the form of witchcraft while in contemporary literature it takes the form of non-Natives. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

“Century of Revolution, 1603-1714” by Christopher Hill

A 5 page summary and review of Christopher Hill’s “Century of Revolution, 1603-1714” which outlines some of the conditions in 17th century Europe. No additional sources cited.

17th England & Transformation

A 4 page research paper that discusses the 17th century as a time of transformation in England. The writer argues that the seventeenth century was a period of rapid change in England, economically, politically and religiously. In his text The Century of Revolution, historian Christopher Hill argues persuasively that this was a period of transformation. The view of the seventeenth century presented by Hill shows that it was nothing less than the period in which the modern world began to take shape. No additional sources cited.

'The Gulf War Reader' / A Review

A 6 page summary of the book edited by Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf. No other sources listed.

Hibbert's 'Days of the French Revolution / Book Review'

A 5 page review of Christopher Hibbert's 'Days of the French Revolution' -- a book detailing the socio-political events surrounding the conflict of 1789. The primary source is cited in bibliography.

Early European/Native American Interactions: From Columbus to Cortez, and Aztec Impressions

A 4 page overview of the early interactions between Europeans and Native Americans. The author identifies the overriding goal of Spanish colonization as greed and relates the fact that that goal determined the manner the Spanish regarded and treated the indigenous inhabitants of the so-called "New World" as well as the way these people regarded the Spanish. Bibliography lists 2 sources.