Joseph Stalin / An Evaluation Of His Military Prowess

A 7 page paper on the leadership talents and military campaigns of Joseph Stalin. The writer focuses upon Stalin's activities just prior to and during World War II-- particularly the Red Army's conquests in the Far East and elsewhere. It is argued that Stalin should be commended for playing such a significant role in ultimately defeating the Germans. 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.

Duffy & Thomas/Comparing Views on Medieval English Religion

A 5 page analysis of Eamon Duffy's The Stripping of the Altars and Keith Thomas' Religion and the Decline of Magic. The writer argues that Duffy differs from the standard view of this period and the causes of the Reformation, while Thomas, essentially, supports the standard view. No additional sources cited.

Colonial America and the Cherokee

A 5 page discussion of the impacts on Native American culture during the Colonial period. Discusses the differing values of non-Indian and Indian and the cultural transition which many of the tribes made toward taking on European ways. Emphasizes the Cherokee culture and observes that despite their willingness to integrate with the Whites they were still viewed as inferiors and were eventually forced from their homelands both out of greed and out of perceived inferiority. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Differing Views of the Causes and Impacts of Revolutions

A 4 page overview of the perceptions of Edmund Burke, Maximillien Robespierre, and Thomas Paine. The author of this paper emphasizes the opinions of Thomas Pain and asserts that revolutions do no necessarily result in long-term instability and violence. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Karl Marx vs. Edmund Burke on Human Nature

The subject is viewed through the eyes of Edmund Burke and Karl Marx in this 6 page paper. The ideas of these men are compared and contrasted. Subjects included in the discussion are religion, morality, man's work ethic, political ideology, communism, Hegelism and acceptance versus revolution. Examples in contemporary society are given to illustrate each theorist's view. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Winston Churchill: An Effective War Leader

This 7 page paper examines Winston Churchill's war leadership skills and argues that he was the most effective of the European leaders (as opposed to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini or Chamberlain). However, the paper does not take the position that Churchill was the most important man of the 20th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

How Radical was the American Revolution?

An 8 page paper looking at Gordon S. Wood's nonfiction book The Radicalization of the American Revolution in terms of its key issues. The paper illustrates Wood's belief that the American Revolution differed from other wars in that it not only replaced one ruler or ruling class with another, but it transformed a society based on heredity and patronage into one based on individuality and ambition.

19th Century Jews, Catholics, and Anti-Semitism

This 7 page report discusses the existence of anti-Semitism in the 19th century and the differing ways in which Catholicism and Judaism dealt with it. From the vantage point of the opening days of the 21st century, the issue of anti-Semitism and the ways in which Jewish people were viewed by most Christian faiths in the 19th century appears relatively similar. Jews were reviled throughout Christianity for what “good Christians” defined as a host of sins, certainly not the least of which was that they were “the murderers of Christ.” Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Comparing CBS and NBC News on the Peace Talks Following the Iraq Bombings (1999)

This 5 page report discusses and compares the news coverage provided by two of the top news organizations in the United States. How were they similar and in what significant ways did they differ? No sources cited.

Slavery on Long Island

An eight page paper which describes the history of slavery on Long Island from the first black immigrants to the Revolution. The writer looks at the ways in which life for Northern slaves differed from that of their Southern counterparts, and considers how the change from Dutch to English rule negatively affected the Long Island slaves. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Different Viewpoints on Global Trends

6 pages in length. In looking at the differing viewpoints on global trends as observed by Thomas Friedman and Ignacio Ramonet, we show how each author conceptualizes globalization. Additionally, the ongoing concerns over security and nuclear arms in the post-cold war era will be discussed, as well as the future of nuclear weapons in global security. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

U.S. Involvement in the Gulf War

A 7 page outline of the factors behind the Persian Gulf War and U.S. military strategy during that war. Notes the extreme sense of American patriotism which was incited by Saddam Hussein, the harsh contrast between Iraq and American ideology, and the differing goals of these two countries. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Comparison of Presidential Leadership Styles

6 pages. While presidents may have technically the same type of job to do from one administration to the next, their leadership styles differ greatly. This paper focuses on the different leadership styles of Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, and George W. Bush. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Native American Views On Custer

An 8 page paper analyzing the Native American view of Custer and the battle at Little Big Horn that they should have won. The analysis is based on their spiritual views on land preservation and how the preservation has been their spiritual duty for 20 million years. This is contrasted to the U.S. settler's views of autonomy on a new land, and the belief that they also received this land in exchange of developing the 'right' form of government. The Native American view concentrates on the vision as interpreted by Crazy Horse and the council of Chiefs of that time period. Bibliography lists 9 sources.