Colonization, Servitude, and Slavery: Differences in French and Spanish Approaches

An eight page comparison of English and Spanish colonization of the Americas. Identifies the geographic range of each and the differences between the two countries in regard to issues like dealing with Native Americans, indentured servitude and slavery. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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.

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.

European History

A 9 page paper which addresses there specific topics in European history. The paper examines why Britain's attempts to colonize America were unsuccessful, John Locke contribute to the development of a progressive theory of history, and the similarities and differences between British and French colonization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

European History

This 6 page paper provides answers to four questions posed by a student. The answers are chock full of information pertinent to the French Revolution and Robespierre’s rule as well as Napoleon’s problems when he took the reigns. The significance of the unification of Germany and Italy is explored and finally, a look at colonization and imperialism sheds light on differences between trends in the late nineteenth century as opposed to earlier times. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

"Fantasia" by Assia Djebar

This 7 page paper discusses the French colonization of Algeria; colonization in general; and reviews the book "Fantasia" by Assia Djebar, an Algerian. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

French, Spanish, and British Colonists

A 4 page paper which examines the difference between French and Spanish colonists and British colonists as it relates to revolution and rebellion against Britain. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

French Colonization Of Indochina

A 6 page paper that provides an overview of French colonization in Indochina and considers the elements that led to the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu. Bibliography lists 5 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.

Slavery Displaced Servitude in Early America:

This five-page-paper presents a discussion about indentured servitude during early times in America and the displacement of that system when slavery was expanded from British America. Bibliography lists fours sources.

The 13th Amendment :

A 6 page paper. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. This essay discusses the meaning of the amendment, provides some background and also discusses some cases where the 13th Amendment has been invoked. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Renaissance Slavery

A 3 page overview of Renaissance slavery, slavery occurring between the fourteenth and seventeenth century AD in Europe. The author emphasizes the similarities and differences between Renaissance slavery and American slavery. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Impacts to Native Americans In The 16th & 17th Centuries

A 4 page overview of the different approaches to colonization of Spain and Portugal verses England, France, and Holland in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Describes differences in their interactions with Native Americans. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

African Slave Trade / 3 Views

A 5 page analysis of three articles on the origins of slavery. Eric Williams, Winthrop D. Jordan and David Brion Davis offer three contrasting views on the origins of slavery and how slavery interacted with the development of racism. While each view is logical and based on historical fact, the three perspectives differ considerably in their basic premise. The writer discusses each while analyzing their similarities and differences. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Settling the Colonies

This is a 5 page paper that examines early English colonization. It describes the manner of interaction between the native peoples and the colonists. It gives a brief history of the development of cultures within the colonies. An attempts is made to explain the paradox inherent in the development of political ideology, the history of aggression, subjugation and extermination and the integral necessity of slavery. Bibliography lists 2 sources.