Source documents relating the 30 Years War

A nine page paper which analyses three letters, two from Elizabeth Stuart and one from James I, which were written at the start of Frederick V's brief reign in Bohemia, and which relate to the original causes of the 30 Years War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Reorganization of Culture from a Woman’s Point of View - 19th Century Novels of Gaskell and Braddon

This 7 page report discusses “Uncontrollable Beauty” The 19th century fiction represented by Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s “Aurora Floyd” (1863) and Elizabeth Gaskell’s “Ruth” (1853) offer examples of ways in which a vision of a reorganization of culture may take place based on a woman’s point of view. Both of the 19th century novels discussed transcend their own time and place with each reading to create the site in which the novel speaks directly to the reader. As a result, the reader is able to reconsider a number of suppositions as related to the era and the characters that inhabit it. No secondary sources.

Reign of Terror & The Revolutionary War in France (1789)

This 5 page essay discusses the infamous Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. The author proposes that the Reign of Terror was inevitable. The thrust of the Revolution made this so. The juxtaposition of the people resulted in the slaughter of many. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Governments Of France & England

A 6 page paper discussing the rise of France and England in power after the end of the Crusades. Analyzes the feudal and aristocratic systems of government in each country and draws comparisons to the present-day US. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Cold War Civil Rights

A 3 page review of Mary Dudziak’s Cold War Civil Rights. No additional sources cited.

Desmond Seward’s Wars of the Roses

An 8 page book review on Desmond Seward’s text, The Wars of the Roses, which is a civil war that marks fifteenth century English history and established the Tudor dynasty. The writer discusses the overall purpose of the text, general content of the book, its structure, scholarship, use of sources, etc. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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 Social Effects of the Glorious Revolution

A 9 page research paper on William III's accession to the throne of England and its affect on the various social classes in England. The writer details religious toleration, the standing army, the Restoration settlement, freedom of thought and speech, and other issues which resulted from the 1688 Revolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The French Revolution

A 5 page overview of the French Revolution. The author contends that this revolution had its roots deeply imbedded in France's history. The problems leading up to the revolution, in fact, can be traced some one-hundred years to a point preceding it, to a point even before the reign of Louis XIV the grandfather of Louis XVI. This revolution was replete with much bloodshed and can not be characterized as a "glorious" revolution such as that experienced in England in the previous century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

"King Leopold's Ghost" - Colonization

8 pages in length. Hochschild's treatment of how African-Americans evolved into the slave trade is indicative of a much more significant challenge than most will ever realize; in essence, the author illustrates the dichotomy of slavery within an otherwise free and democratic society by transporting readers back in time when the color of one's skin was the only determining factor that cast the black community into enslavement under Leopold's reign. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Eighteenth-Century Louis XIV Bureau Mazarin (French Desk)

A 5 page paper which examines how this writing table represents the reign of Louis XIV and the French Regence period. Specifically analyzed are the furniture piece’s points of form, function, construction and materials, paying particularly attention to how it reflects the society of the period, along with a summary of the designer Andre Charles Boulle’s career. 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.

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.

The Role of the Industrial Revolution in Graphic Arts

This 3 page paper begins with a brief history on the role of the industrial revolution in graphic arts and then expands to a discussion of whether creativity can reign in a world of replication. Originality is a primary concept discussed in this paper. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Emperor Trajan: Socio-Cultural and Economic History

This 4 page paper uses contemporary sources to examine the reign of the Roman Emperor Trajan; it also considers the reliability of the sources themselves. Bibliography lists 3 sources.