Slavery as Illuminated by Primary Documents of the Time

This 4 page paper examines key writings of Richard Allen, John C. Calhoun, Frederick Douglass, George Fitzhugh, A. Hogeboom and William Lloyd Garrison. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Influence of the Frontier on Presidents Washington, Jackson and Lincoln

(5 pp) When we are sitting in front of our computer screen or driving to work or school we loose sight of the term "frontier." Think about out presidents of choice for this reading, for them the frontier was still changing. We will look at their lives in terms of three authors presentations: The Whiskey Rebellion (1988) by Thomas P. Slaughter, Andrew Jackson, Symbol of an Age (1962) by John William Ward., and Out of the Wilderness, the Life of Abraham Lincoln (1994) by William Hanchett

Eliza and Marie in Uncle Tom's Cabin

This 4 page essay is on the characters of Eliza Harris and Marie St. Clare in Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The writer argues that Eliza, a slave, fits the nineteenth century societal ideal for women, while Marie, a plantation owner's wife, does not. Bibliography lists only the novel.

Eggers & O'Leary/ Revolution at the Roots

A 6 page analysis of William D. Eggers and John O'Leary's book Revolution at the Roots, which offers a template for reforming government that could revolutionize the way that the country's cities and towns are run. No additional sources cited.


In 6 pages, the author examines how the institution of slavery and a condoning society conspire to destroy the souls of the enslaved African Americans, according to Douglass' 'Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass.' References to Douglass' observations and personal experiences related to the education of slaves, the 'management' of the slaves by plantation masters, and Douglass' experience with abolitionists once he escaped from the South are included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Owning Slaves in the 19th Century

A 12 page research paper that examines the life of the slave owner, looking at the way that plantations were run, the economics, and the life of women in this environment. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

French Provincial Furniture

5 pages in length. French Provincial furniture originated during the time of Louis XIV. Up until this period, provincial furniture pieces were few and far between; if they did exist, they were constructed very simply. Furniture production of this countrified style began to increase once France established peace throughout the land, with the first of this manufactured furniture borrowing significantly from both Italian ornamentation and Parisian style: precious stones, ivory, mother of pearl or carving. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Evolution of American Literature from the Colonial Period to the Romantic Period

This 5 page paper traces the development of American literature from the religious and puritan themes of colonial sermons to the political writings of the revolutionary years and into the mature use of fiction to reflect reality rather then recreate it in the romantic period. Authors discussed in the paper include John Winthrop, Jonathan Edwards Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: A ‘Simple’ Hypothesis Reveals a Real Conspiracy

A 16 page paper which considers the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, proving it qualifies as a ‘real conspiracy,’ supported by a hypothesis that proves a simple conspiracy that began with a kidnapping plot but ended in murder featured John Wilkes Booth at the top of the hierarchy, with subordinates including the Surratts (John and Mary), Lewis T. Powell, Michael O’Laughlin, Samuel Arnold, David Herold, George Atzerodt, Dr. Samuel Mudd, and Edman Spangler. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Edward I & Edward II of England / Why They Could Have Never Conquered Scotland Successfully

In 5 pages the author discusses why both Edward the First (Long Shanks) and Edward the Second of England could have never have successfully conquered Scotland. The Scottish people adamantly refused to be conquered. They were steadfast in their hold on their homeland and refused to give in the tyrannical English. The dominating conduct of the English was very reprehensible to the people of Scotland. One person who found the English particularly reprehensible was William Wallace. William Wallace was more than a legend; he was a brave soul who valiantly fought against the oppression of England. After William Wallace was murdered in a grisly manner, Robert the Bruce took over the fight. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The 13th Valley by John M. Del Vecchio

5 pages. This compelling book is a novel about the Vietnam war as experienced through the eyes of James Chelini. Engagingly realistic in content, this novel not only mesmerizes the reader immediately, but makes the horrors of this cataclysmic war only too real. John M. Del Vecchio, the author, has written a horrifying and realistic portrayal of the way it really was in Vietnam. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Colonial Cuban Sugar Production: Impacts on Slavery and World Relations

An 18 page overview of the historical setting of sugar production in Cuba. Emphasizes that sugar production not only impacted Cuban plantation owners and processors, it impacted a diversity of people the world over. While some of these impacts were positive, many were not. The concentration on sugar production permeated such aspects of Cuban life as land tenure, class structure, and even racial composition of the country. In many ways it can be contended that sugar production drove such deplorable societal institutions as slavery. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Canada and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

A 10 page contention that while the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis composed the first real threat to North American territory since the bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II, the reaction of the two countries most threatened by this crisis was considerably different. The U.S. reaction was swift yet perhaps somewhat premature. Canadian reaction was considerably slower. Concludes that while many criticize Canada's reaction to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the U.S. request for Canadian alert, her caution was actually prudent given the threat of all-out nuclear world war as a result of U.S. actions and the concerns for Canadian sovereignty in regard to the control of her military. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Glorious Revolution

A 5 page research paper that examines the bloodless revolt of 1688-89, referred to as the "Glorious Revolution," the competing political factions of the country, the Whigs and the Tories, united to dispose James II and in favor his daughter Mary and her husband, William, Stadtholder of the Netherlands. While this extraordinary chain of events may seem out of context with the century of stability and security that followed, it really was not. As William B. Willcox, of Yale University, has pointed out, it was James II who was the revolutionary and not the insurrectionists. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Winston Churchill/The Hinge of Fate

An 11 page research paper that analyzes Winston Churchill's the Hinge of Fate. Churchill, who guided Great Britain through the trauma of World War II, recorded his experience in an extensive series of personal memoirs. One of the books in this series, The Hinge of Fate, records Churchill's perspective on the war from the time that the US entered the conflict after the bombing of Pearl Harbor to just prior to the taking of Italy. The title for this volume derives its name from the fact that Churchill considered the intervention of the US to be the turning point in the war. Bibliography lists 6 sources.