“The History of the IRA”

A fourteen page paper which looks at the history of the Irish Republication Army, from its formation out of the Irish Volunteer Army in the early twentieth-century to its part in the peace negotiations of the 1990s. The paper considers the way in which the IRA’s strategies and organisation changed over the years, the role it played in the Northern Ireland civil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s, and the political standpoint of the splinter groups which broke away from the official IRA in the latter part of the twentieth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources

The Ideology of Equality Verses Practice in Early American History

A 5 page discussion of the ideology of equality which existed in the years preceding the American Revolution. Notes that while the words of Thomas Jefferson, preserved for history in the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming that all men are created equal; were far from accurate in regard to the state of race and gender relations which existed at the time. Provides the historical setting for that ideology and the movements which would follow in the nineteenth century in true quest of equality. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Reasons That I Serve My Country in the US Army

This 3 page paper emphasizes the privilege of being American, America’s role in maintaining world stability, and how our military exists not just to preserve America as it is but to make the world a better place. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Hayden White's "The Content Of The Form; Narrative Discourse And Historical Representation" And Thomas Kuhn's "Structure Of Scientific Revolution" - Approach Comparison

5 pages in length. The writer compares approaches between the two authors by illustrating that when discussing the significance of this comparison, what it teaches, why anyone should care about it and what it tells about history, it is important to expound upon 1) the important role history plays in mankind's overall understanding of himself and how that understanding is sometimes based upon more of personal perception than accounts of reality and 2) how science has served to virtually reconstruct man's existence in every way. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Thucydides/The Peloponnesian War

A 3 page essay that analyzes the writing style employed by the ancient Greek historian Thucydides in writing his classic history of the Peloponnesian War. The writer focuses on Thucydides' use of narrative and rhetorical arguments. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

History of the Guitar

In ten pages this paper offers a history of the guitar and how it has changed the face of music from classic to modern times. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

History of Russian Nationalism

A 4 page research paper that examines the topic of Russian nationalism from an historical point of view. The writer argues that by examining the history of Russian nationalism, it is possible to gain insight into the continuing role that Russian nationalism has played throughout Russian history and particularly in regards to how it contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Why Brands Should Not Have History

This 4 page paper considers why a brand with a long history, or the perception of a long history may not be as successful as a more up to date brand. The paper considers the role of the product or brand lifecycle and the impact historical association may have on a brand and the need for brand renewal. Examples are cited to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

American Women in the Revolutionary War

An 8 page research paper that examines the role that American women played in fighting and winning the American Revolutionary War. The typical history text on the American Revolution gives more copy to Paul Revere's horse then it does to the role that American women played on obtaining that victory. Nevertheless, a convincing argument can be made that the Revolutionary War could not have been won without their help. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The History of the Middle East

This 10 page paper provides an overview of some of the central questions on the history of the Middle East. This paper outlines the major issues in Safavid history, the decentralization of the Ottoman Empire, the causes and course of the Crusades and perspectives on the Israel/Palestine conflict in the role of the United States. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Prostitution / A Cross-Cultural History & Analysis

A 5 page paper on this history of 'the world's oldest profession'-- prostitution. The writer discusses the shape and form that prostitution has taken throughout history with respect to individual cultures and societies such as the Ancient Greeks, Romans, Church in the Middle Ages, and more recent eras as well. The role of law, societal opposition, and venereal disease is stressed with regard to prostitution in more recent times. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Two Versions of Indiana History: A Review of the August 1, 1997 Article by Lucy Hoyce Kamau in “History Today”

A 5 page critical literature review of “Out of Harmony” written by Lucy Hoyce Kamau. Discusses the author’s effective illustration that the “official” history of Posey County Indiana presented by the New Harmony Museum provides only a distorted view of the communal Harmonists and Owenists who occupied the area for a brief period of time in the early 1800s. Stresses that the role of the common farmer and other occupants of the area is more adequately presented in the folk history of the area. No other sources listed.

Impact of the Digital Revolution of Information Providers in Ireland

This 6 page paper considers the potential impact of the digital revolution is how to on Ireland in social and commercial terms. The paper starts by considering what is meant by digital information and determining whether or not an information revolution is taking place. After this the different potential impacts are discussed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Native Americans/Preserving Independence

A 3 page research paper that discusses the strategies used by Indians to preserve their independence in the face of colonial expansion in the eighteenth century. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Arguments For and Against Allowing Secession

A 5 page paper addressing president-elect Abraham Lincoln, who has been elected to the office of president but not yet inaugurated. Ten Southern states have seceded from the Union, and this is a report to Mr. Lincoln outlining arguments for allowing the secession to stand unchallenged and arguments against doing the same. The final recommendation is that Mr. Lincoln determine to preserve the Union at all costs, even those of bloodshed and suffering. Bibliography lists 2 sources.