French Revolution of 1789/Pivotal Point in History

A 5 page research paper that argues the position that the French Revolution of 1789 was a pivotal point in history. In other words, everything that had occurred in recent world history led up to and influenced the coming of the French Revolution and then the Revolution influenced everything that came afterward. Examination of this topic shows that there is a great deal of validity to the position that the French Revolution was the most significant historical event of this era. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Comparing Histories of the American Revolution

A 5 page essay that compares and contrasts two accounts of the American Revolution-- The American People: Crating a Nation and a Society edited by Gary Nash and Julie Roy Jeffrey and A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. The writer discusses how both of these accounts endeavor to present a more accurate picture of the Revolution then has been typical of traditional scholarship. No additional sources cited.

The Communist Manifesto: Its Development and Changes Based on the Revolutions in Europe

This is a 5 page paper discussing the Communist Manifesto from its formation and the influence of the French Revolution to its revision inspired by the European revolutions of 1848, the year it was published. The revised Manifesto emphasized action and interaction and was adopted by the European unions which still are strong symbols today of the equality working classes within the state. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Management in Business History

A 4 page paper discussing this question: “Does the ‘managerial revolution’ in leading industrial nations explain their competitiveness and growth performance?” The structure and function of the integrated managerial enterprise is credited in the view of many with giving rise to large firms and enabling them to achieve success, but others claim that this explanation is not sufficient outside of the rapid growth of big business in the later years of the 20th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Cultural Revolution--the Sixties

An 8 page research paper/essay that examines the idea of the 1960s as a cultural revolution. The 1960s are often referred as a time of cultural revolution in the United States and in other Western countries, but how useful is this term in describing this turbulent period? The connotation associated with the phrase "cultural revolution" suggests that this does not refer either political or economic considerations, as the basic structure of the nation, its economy or government were not radically altered. Rather, in this context, the phrase "cultural revolution" refers to the changes that occurred during this time in everyday life, as different groups agitated for civil and political rights (within the system) and societal mores evolved and transformed to encompass new ideas. From this understanding of what "cultural revolution" means, a look at the history of this era shows that, indeed, the term is apt and provides a concise way of referring to the societal transformations that occurred at this time. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Rise of the West, Etc.

A 5 page research paper that relies on the text The Earth and Its Peoples by Bulliet, et al (1997) to discuss three areas of history. The first section of the paper concerns the "rise of the West," the next section relates European expansionism to the Atlantic slave trade, and the final section contrasts the revolutions in Latin America to the American Revolution. No additional sources cited.

Could The United States Have Avoided The Cold War?

6 pages in length. Based upon conjecture, one might readily surmise that even though the United States might have been able to avoid involvement in the Cold War, the desire for power over the Soviets proved to intense to ever consider such an option. Thus, the rise and fall of the Cold War represented not only the simplistic desires of two power hungry nations, but it also reflected a more innate passion toward answering to the intrinsically driven motivation for conquest. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Military Theory/Enlightenment

A 25 page research paper that examines the ways in which the ideals of the Enlightenment impacted the military and military theory in the late eighteenth century. The writer discusses how this caused armies to change from being dynastic in nature to nationalistic, and also how wars changed from being limited to unlimited in their scope. Examples are drawn principally from the American and French Revolutions. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Geoffrey Parker’s “The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800”

This 3 page report discusses the fact that the key to the success of the West in creating global empires between 1500 and 1750 was dependent on the technological improvements in the ability to wage war. No bibliography.

Richard Cobb/The French and their Revolution

A 5 page analysis of a collection of Oxford historian Richard Cobb's essays on the French Revolution. The writer argues that each of these essays demonstrates Cobb's interest in the social aspects of history, rather than the political or the military ramifications of the Revolution. This being the case, the common thread that ties these essays together into a cohesive whole is Cobb's obvious belief that the spirit of the French people, which motivated the revolutionary upheaval, is most accurately discerned by focusing on the lives of ordinary people. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

French Revolutions 1789 and 1848 Compared

A 7 page research paper on the political and military basis behind these two Revolutions, as well as a discussion of how these Revolutions led to France’s continual support of social programs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Power Struggles in Eighteenth Century Europe

This 12 page paper assesses eighteenth century Europe and evaluates changes in power through different nation states. France is the focal point of this paper which takes the position that the French Revolution, and others, were started due to neglect by the sitting monarchs. Annotated bibliography lists 4 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.

Revolution in Haiti

This 8 page paper examines both the recent unrest in 2004 and the initial revolution that created the state in 1804. Haiti's constitution is examined. The recent struggles are discussed in the context of the world community. Economic theories are used to explain the problems for the nation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Did The American Revolution Help Spur The French Revolution ?

A 14 page comparison & contrast research paper citing the causes, actions, and results of each of these historic revolutions. The writer concludes that each war was fought for obviously different reasons and in markedly different ways. Nevertheless, the American Revolution did have some influence upon the French Revolution even though the latter would have occurred eventually anyway. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources.