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.

A Young People's History of the United States

This 4 page paper analyzes key content from the book by Howard Zinn. Women's place in society is of particular emphasis as is how these places have changed over time. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Mexico and the Industrial Revolution

7 pages. The years 1825-1925 marked many changes that took place in Mexico during this time of the Industrial Revolution. This paper will focus on the economic growth that was taking place and the changes in the social and economic climates of that time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Age Of The Common Man

5 pages in length. The span of years between the 1820s and the 1840s has come to be known as The Age of the Common Man, an historical period in time in which many important changes took place in American society with regard to political, economical and social concerns. Indeed, one of the most critical aspects of this particular era was the fact that political reforms were designed as a means by which to place more power into hands of the common man; however, these designs were not without counter movements that attempted to impede such progress. Religion, too, played an integral role in the overall establishment of social shaping and reformation, as did the changing role of family and women's traditional place within the social structure. Additionally, the growth of immigration and the slave system had made their way to the forefront of American concern. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

"Remember the Ladies!" Abigail Adams, Author.

(5pp) As the wife of the second president, and the mother of the sixth, Abigail Adams was in a historic "front-row seat" to record America's early times and political history. She did this through active correspondence, and has provided a valuable and often humorous insight into the times. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The 'World Turned Upside Down,' Describes so Many Historical Times

7 pages in length. Christoper Hill's World Turned Upside Down : Radical Ideas During the English Revolution describes how the English Revolutionary war was waged for several reasons, with religion as one of the primary causes. The author provides a detailed overview of Hill's historical account of the English Revolution. No additional sources sited.

The Progressive Era and American Values

A 5 page overview of the factors influencing the formation and change of values. This paper observes that here have been certain shifts in values in U.S. society over the country’s brief two-hundred year history. In turn, there have been numerous factors to which each of these shifts can be attributed. Our values have changed both as a reflection of the president and other major leaders of the time and as a reflection of the social situation of the time. The American values of hard work, profit maximization, and protection of the rights of the American worker have roots which go well into our history, to the Progressive Era in particular. This paper asserts that there has been an unfortunate degradation of the values which resulted in the movement over time, however. While the value of profit maximization is still in place in American society, the values of hard work and protection of the rights of American worker are slowly falling by the wayside.

Humankind, Animals & Nature / Perceptions Through Time

A 9 page research paper analyzing and illustrating humankind’s historic perception of animals and the natural world. This paper gives examples throughout history of humankind’s perception of animals and nature, with an emphasis on the time of the Industrial Revolution until present day. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

12th Century Renaissance & Intellect

A 5 page paper discussing the cause of the intellectual changes that occurred during the renaissance period in Europe. Many people have stated that the cause of these changes was due to the education and knowledge available through the monasteries of that time, but the monasteries were limited to the texts they contained. Their exposure to the world outside of Europe was very limited. The idea that the Crusades changed the intellectual face of the Europeans is the argument given. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Contemporary and Historic Issues Confronting Native Americans

A 6 page overview of the historic and contemporary issues confronting Native Americans. The author condenses these issues into three main categories: health, land and leadership. Background information is provided for each category and the reasons for its importance are emphasized in terms of statistics and historic and future applicability. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Contemporary and Historic Issues Confronting Native Americans

A 6 page overview of the historic and contemporary issues confronting Native Americans. The author condenses these issues into three main categories: health, land and leadership. Background information is provided for each category and the reasons for its importance are emphasized in terms of statistics and historic and future applicability. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Discrimination and Liability: An Investigation into the Backlash of Civil Rights Legislation

A 6 page contention that the laws that were put in place immediately after the Civil War to guarantee the rights of freed slaves, and those which have been in place since to prevent discrimination, have had a tremendous societal impact. While these laws were justified by the circumstances of the time period in which they were enacted, they now translate into the liability crisis which our businesses, governments, and organizations are facing today when they try to hire or replace employees based on qualifications rather than racial, ethnic, or gender identity. Bibliography lists 2 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.

The Road to Equality: An Assessment of the Writings of Barbara Ehrenreich

An 8 page discussion of "The Road To Equality: Sorry Sisters This is Not the Revolution" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Outlines Ehrenreich's concerns that the original goals and aspirations of the feminist movement have changed over time. Suggests a reassessment of these goals and a return to the original values which were not just to take position beside men in society as equals but to effect a greater societal change which resulted in the betterment of women and men alike. No additional sources are listed.

The Changing Role and Status of Women in Germany

This 5 page paper examined how the role and status of women changed over time in modern German history between the Kaiserreich though the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany and the developments in West Germany and East Germany. The paper includes discussion on what factors lead to these changes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.