The Ottoman Empire And The First Balkan War

12 pages in length. As a bold statement against the existing Ottoman Empire, an authority that had been in operation since the early sixteenth century, the First Balkan War was in response to the Young Turks having spread their fingers of control well beyond any reasonable extent. This particular monarchy, which held power for almost four hundred years, was something the Balkan people had long accepted as their lot in life; however, the twentieth century brought with it a decline in the authority of the Ottoman Empire along with the dependence inherent to unwanted political subjugation. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

The History of the Middle East

This 10 page paper provides an overview of some of the central questions on the history of the Middle East. This paper outlines the major issues in Safavid history, the decentralization of the Ottoman Empire, the causes and course of the Crusades and perspectives on the Israel/Palestine conflict in the role of the United States. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Middle Eastern History

An 8 page research paper that discusses various aspects of Middle Eastern history. Topics covered include the coinage of the term "Middle East," and the rise and fall of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

1676/ Stephen S. Webb

A 5 page research paper that examines the thesis proposed by historian Stephen S .Webb in his book '1676: The End of American Independence.' Webb suggests that the root cause of the discord during 1676 was the independent ways of the American colonists and that their submission to empire was its cure. The writer argues against this position, while discussing the details of Bacon's Rebellion and King Philip's War. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Winston Churchill & Empire

A 15 page research essay exploring Churchill's protectionist desire to maintain the British Empire at all costs, even when this included forging a permanent alliance with its old enemy, the United States. Explored briefly is the extent of the empire, a historiography of some of Churchill's attempts at maintaining the empire, and the reasons behind his ultimate failure. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Truman Doctrine And Foreign Relations

A 6 page paper that begins with a brief summary of the Truman Doctrine and why it was adopted. Post Cold War foreign relations between the U.S. and Turkey are discussed, current relations with Turkey and with China are discussed. The writer discusses the differences in those relations and how the U.S. has changed it foreign relations over the last two decades. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

"The Life of James Madison" by Gaillard Hunt

A 5 page paper which examines the book "The Life of James Madison" by Gaillard Hunt. The book is also discussed in comparison with another work which focuses on James Madison titled "If Men Were Angels James Madison and the Heartless Empire of Reason" by Richard K Matthews. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Jack A. Goldstone and the Causes of Revolution

This 6 page report discusses Goldstone’s model of how political and social revolution occurs. In his 1991 book “Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World,” he outlines four specific factors that are in place and encourage a revolution to take place. He explains that at some point in the past 500 years, early every nation on Earth has experienced some form of revolution. He believes that those revolutions either began inside of their own boundaries or they were transmitted because of a revolution occurring in a neighboring country. His analysis of revolution and rebellion in England, France, and the Ottoman and Chinese empires provides a framework for examining the development of human history in terms of the interactions between ideologies and cultures. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

“An overview of Cypriot history from 1878 to the present day, with specific reference to UK and US involvement in the island”

A five page paper which looks at the history of Cyprus since the beginning of British colonial rule in the nineteenth century, and considers the respective roles of the UK and the US in the island’s aspirations towards independence and the ongoing conflicts with mainland Turkey. Bibliography lists 3 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.

European Misperceptions and Stereotypes: Racism in Native American Society

A 5 page discussion of the reasons behind the racism which has existed in regard to Native Americans for the last five hundred years. Identifies Europeans misperceptions and stereotypes regarding Native American culture as being at the root of this racism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Eggers & O'Leary/ Revolution at the Roots

A 6 page analysis of William D. Eggers and John O'Leary's book Revolution at the Roots, which offers a template for reforming government that could revolutionize the way that the country's cities and towns are run. No additional sources cited.

The Scientific Revolution

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in Europe, people began to see and understand the world in an entirely new way. The Scientific Revolution brought about the transformation of thought concerning the nature of the world and man's place within that world. This 11 page paper examines the roots of the scientific revolution and profiles four influential men: Galileo, Copernicus, Newton and Descartes. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Roots, Identity, and Culture in the Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, and Louisa May Alcott

This 4 page report discusses three of the most important writers of 19th century America and how each of them wrote in ways that represented the fundamental roots and cultural identity of the United States during their lifetimes. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Progression Of The French Revolution: Constitutional Monarchy To The Reign Of Terror To The Napoleonic Era

3 pages in length. The French Revolution quickly turned into a relentless deluge of death that culminated by creating a Republic and executing the king and queen. From its roots as a constitutional reform movement instigated by an assemblage of aristocrats to its ultimate climax that left people fearful of whose hands would ultimately control their beloved homeland, there were a number of variables that helped to motivate the progression of this battle, not the least of which includes constitutional monarchy, the Reign of Terror and the Napoleonic era. Bibliography lists 3 sources.