The European Impact on Eastern North America in the 16th and 17th Centuries: A View of Canadian History

This 9 page paper considers the issue of the introduction of European influences in Canada in the 16th and 17th centuries. This paper attempts to determine if contact with the indigenous communities during this period produced a significant cultural conflict or if attempts were made to achieve a kind of mutual co-existence. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Latest Developments In Prostheses: Tutorial

An 11 page paper. Artifical limbs have a long history, which some say dates back to ancient Egypt. The beginning field is attributed, however, to a French surgeon in the 16th century. This paper discusses a brief history of prostheses, the reasons individuals may need a prosthesis of some kind; the remarkable advances made since the mid-1940s and especially in the last twenty years, and the probable future developments. Interspersed are tutorial comments to help the student.

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.

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.

What Would Have Happened If The Computer Revolution Took Place At The Same Time As The Industrial Revolution?

4 pages in length. The popular adage that contends too much of a good thing can be bad might readily be applied had the computer revolution occurred at the same time as the Industrial Revolution. Looking at it from the perspective of twenty-first century understanding, where virtually everything in the modern world revolves around or is operated by computers, it seems wholly unlikely that anything positive would have come out of this simultaneous coupling when the Industrial Revolution was itself a monumental period of advancement all on its own. In essence, it was result of a series of events that took place to set the stage for industrialism; there was a tangible timeline that provided for the progression toward the Industrial Revolution. Contrarily, there would have been no precursor to usher in the computer revolution had it occurred at the same time and, as such, would have undoubtedly thrown the early twentieth century into a tailspin. No bibliography.

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.

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.

Confrontation in European History

A 5 page paper discussing several of the most dramatic moments in European history in regards to military involvement and revolution. The books used in this examination are “The Challenge of The West,” by Lynn Hunt, “Nineteenth-Century Europe,” by Jan Goldstein and John Boyer eds., “Death's Men,” by Denis Winter, and “Maus II,” by Art Speigelman. Events discussed include the Paris Commune, the Bolshevik Revolution, WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. In relationship to the driving force of European politics, as discussed, the decisive forces between 1848 and 1989 appear to be both socialism and nationalism, depending upon the particular event and time period. No additional sources cited.

War as Engine for Change

A 4 page research paper that examines the history of warfare in the 16th and 17th centuries and argues that war provided an engine for social change during this period. The writer discusses how military changes, such as increased army size, brought lasting social, financial and political change. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Scientific Revolution /Enlightenment

A 5 page research paper that compares and contrasts the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century with the Enlightenment of the eighteenth. The writer argues that an overview of this period of history shows that the two movements, while different, were distinctly related. The ideas that grew in the Scientific Revolution blossomed in the Enlightenment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Scientific Revolution & The Enlightenment

A 7 page research paper that discusses the relationship between the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century and the Enlightenment of the eighteenth and how these eras changed the worldview of Western European society. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Developments Preceding the European Industrial Revolution

A 5 page survey of the major developments that lead to the European Industrial Revolution. Writer traces major religious, political and economic developments from 1100 A.D. up through the Eighteenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Remaking of Mexico

An 18 page research paper that examines the Mexican Revolution and both Zapatista Movements (1920s and 1990s) and how they affected the spirit of Mexican nationalism. The writer offers an overview of the Revolution, nationalism and what experts feel is needed for a healthy Mexican identity and nationalism. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

The French Revolution

A 5 page overview of the French Revolution. The author contends that this revolution had its roots deeply imbedded in France's history. The problems leading up to the revolution, in fact, can be traced some one-hundred years to a point preceding it, to a point even before the reign of Louis XIV the grandfather of Louis XVI. This revolution was replete with much bloodshed and can not be characterized as a "glorious" revolution such as that experienced in England in the previous century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The French Revolution of 1848

20 pages in length. An in-depth sociopolitical analysis of the causal factors behind the (second) French Revolution of 1848. Some comparisons are made between this incident and the (first) Revolution of 1789. Many scholarly `opinions are incorporated. Bibliography lists 15+ sources.