How Frederick Douglass Would Define Human Nature

A 5 page paper which considers how Frederick Douglass would define human nature (something he failed to do in "My Bondage and My Freedom"), compare this definition with those offered by Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the Black Codes, to determine why these authors make their respective claims about human nature and analyze what larger arguments are being made about the issue. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Human Evolution and the End of War

A 17 page research paper exploring the human animal, his tendency to kill, and his evolutionary path out of that propensity. Based on Lorenz’s views “On Aggression,” the writer posits that while history and human nature suggest that nations will always be at war, that humans are evolving economically and morally, and that an end to such archaic forms of “discourse” can become outdated. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

The European Renaissance

This 7 page paper examines the impact of the European Renaissance on the concept of an absolute monarchy in France. In addition, it discusses the resulting Baroque period and the scientific revolution that were directly attributed to the Renaissance and the turmoil caused as a result.

Is Our Age a Contemporary Renaissance?

A 6 page research paper that argues that our contemporary age is similar to that of the Renaissance. The writer compares the two times on numerous levels, but finds them most similar in that both the Renaissance and contemporary modern times have undergone an 'information revolution.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Impact of the Renaissance Period on Physical Education:

This 5 page paper discusses the impact of the Renaissance period on physical education. Specifically, major renaissance happenings such as the black plague, the Spanish Inquisition, and the crusades are discussed in terms of their effect on physical education. 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.

The French Moralists -- Blaise Pascal and François de La Rochefoucauld

This 6 page report discusses François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-80) and Blaise Pascal (1623-62) who were both French, brilliant, and thoroughly involved in what has come to be thought of as the moralist tradition. Each was interested in the nature of human beings and human interaction. Each saw that social realities were of a far greater influence in the majority of people’s lives than any form of religion or faith. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

“The Effects of Industrialisation on Art”

A five page paper which looks at the effect which the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century had upon art, and the ways in which reactions against it such as the Art and Craft movement led to the development of Art Nouveau and the later combination of functional design with aesthetics which was exemplified in the works of such artists as Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


This 5-page paper discusses human resources and staffing issues for a fictitious gourmet coffee shop in Washington, DC. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Why Nations Go To War # 2

A 5 page, analytical evaluation of Stoessinger's "Why Nations Go To War"-- a political treatise on the causes of war in the 20th century. The writer assesses the importance of leaders' personalities, conquest, and war as an aspect of human nature. It is argued that while another major world conflict is unlikely at present, we must be mindful of leaders in Third World countries who stand to threaten global security. No other sources cited.

Lucretia Mott

5 pages in length. The quest for antislavery and women's rights was as much a part of Lucretia Mott's very being as was the need to breathe air. The extent to which these two issues served to define Mott's entire existence is both grand and far-reaching; that this Quaker is part of history's most revolutionary female figures when it comes to the perpetual pursuit for human rights speaks to the very nature of a humane and compassionate woman. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Lessons from Prohibition

This 3 page paper takes a look at the prohibition era and how the failure of the policy should provide lessons for the government today. The war on drugs should be halted as a results of lessons learned from that time period and human nature. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Baroque art/France & Holland

A 5 page research paper that examines art that exemplifies French and Dutch Baroque art. The writer focuses on work by Poussin and Rembrandt. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The History and Future of Graphic Art

This 28 page report discusses graphic art in terms of its development, its history, and where it will go in the future. In considering the future of graphic arts, it can be remarkably instructive to look at its history and how it has governed its developed. Both the history and potential future of graphic art are looked at in the report. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Mexican Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries / Comparison of Styles and Trends

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the basic trends in art in 19th and 20th century Mexico and considers the impact of the War of Independence on the emergence of the focus on regional art. Bibliography lists 5 sources.