Colonial Era / Knowledge And Learning

This 5 page paper explores the importance of learning and knowledge in colonial America. There is a focus on Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin and their thoughts about education and learning. The essay discusses the purpose of learning and what knowledge was perceived as the most valuable. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Bali/Colonial & Post-Colonial History

An 8 page essay that draws heavily on J. Stephen Lansing's anthropological study of Bali entitled "The Balinese" and outlines the history of this island culture during its colonial and post-colonial eras. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Perspectives on Slavery

A 5 page analysis of two books on slavery-Suzanne Everett's “History of Slavery” and Donald K. Wright's “African-Americans in the Colonial Era.” The writer argues that Wright's book tends to emphasize the economics behind slavery and its place in the structure of overall colonial society, taking a scholarly approach. Everett's book, on the other hand, brings home the pain, the anguish, and the intense suffering that was an intrinsic part of slavery via numerous full-color and black-and-white illustrations. No additional sources cited.

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.

Variations in European and Native American Interactions

A 3 page review of the interactions that occurred during colonial times between Native Americans and the Europeans that invaded their lands. The author observes differences in colonial administration and goals Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Michael Crowder's West Africa: An Introduction to it's History

Michael Crowder's Introduction to West African history is an eye opening experience. With the background provided by Crowder of the colonial period, the escalation of Nationalism is understood within both the historical context and the social dynamics. This 5 page paper addresses the nature of British and French colonial rule and the political and cultural impact it had on West Africans. No additional sources are listed.

Lessons from Prohibition

This 3 page paper takes a look at the prohibition era and how the failure of the policy should provide lessons for the government today. The war on drugs should be halted as a results of lessons learned from that time period and human nature. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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.

In What Ways Is Reading Literary Works of Another Age Of Value To Understanding History And To Understanding One's Place In History?

3 pages in length. Learning about history occurs in many more ways than merely through textbook knowledge; indeed, history is taught through some of the most unexpected sources, not the least of which includes literary works from another age. The most important component of these primary historic informers is that they originate from the very period they are published, affording readers an unadulterated insight as to how life truly was at that time. Clearly, nothing is more valuable to both the learning of history and the learning of one's place in history than by way of the authenticity found in literary works from another age. No bibliography.

Native Indian Life & Survival During the Early Colonial Era

A 3 page article review in which the writer examines an author's discussion of the White men who first came to America and failed miserably at imitating Native Indian lifestyles and wound up dying from cold winters, malnutrition, etc;-- Simply because they tried to do things their "own way"-- and not follow the example of those who had already lived there successfully for so many centuries. Although the article itself is no longer available, the essay provides excellent analysis and makes for worthwhile reading on the subject. No Bibliography.

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

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.

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.

The History, Culture, and Governments of Africa: Timeline 1945 to Present

This is a 5 page paper and timeline discussing the history of Africa from 1945 to present day. A timeline from 1945 to present day Africa shows a great deal of change which has occurred within the last fifty years throughout the continent. Since 1945, African countries have gained independence from their colonial countries, established democracies and are heavily involved in international trade and commerce. However throughout this time period, Africa has also been fraught with civil wars, drought, famine, poverty and increasingly poor health. Culturally, although the African countries gained their independence from their colonial countries, the influence of the French, British, Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish and Italian cultures are still felt across Africa and acknowledged. Today, African leaders are working with international agencies and corporations to increase their trade and economic status, establish new health and debt relief plans and improve international relations in addition to addressing the national and international exploitation of their people and natural resources. Bibliography lists 5 sources.