Influences on Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”

This 3 page paper discusses some of the influences that led Ray Bradbury to write “Fahrenheit 451,” including the Nazi book burnings, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Cold War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Religion and Power / The Politics of Religion in England from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century

This 8 page paper considers the hypothesis that religion is ultimately a tool that is used to control people. Example of the crusades, King Henry VIII and the witch hunts are cited to demonstrate this relations between religion power and control.The bibliography cites 8 sources.

The Rosenbergs' Guilt / More than Questionable

A 15 page paper discussing the injustices suffered by Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. America's hysteria over the Red Threat needed outlet, and Joe McCarthy's witch hunts had not yet begun. The Rosenbergs provided a scapegoat image through which the entire country could feel better: the 'boys' in Korea would not be facing the horrors of the new type of warfare had it not been for these evil spies giving away all our secrets to the Russians. That the Rosenbergs were never proven to have committed any wrongdoing of any kind was immaterial. They were going to be found guilty regardless of the charges levied against them, and the stiffer the penalty the better. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Harris: Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches

This 5 page paper discusses Marvin Harris's book "Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: the Riddles of Culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Peyote & The Sacred Pipe / Their Use in Native American Religions

A 5 page overview of two items of extreme importance to some Native American cultures, the Sacred Pipe and peyote. Describes the use of each and stresses that these are items of religion which deserve the same respect shown for any other religious object such as a crucifix or Star of David. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

U.S. Involvement in the Gulf War

A 7 page outline of the factors behind the Persian Gulf War and U.S. military strategy during that war. Notes the extreme sense of American patriotism which was incited by Saddam Hussein, the harsh contrast between Iraq and American ideology, and the differing goals of these two countries. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A Return to the Agriculture Revolution of the Agricultural Revolution of the Neolithic Period

This 5 page report discusses one of the most significant periods in all of human development. Human history from the Neolithic (sometimes called the “new stone age”) or the period of agricultural revolution demonstrates that humanity evolved from relatively small bands of hunters and gatherers to those who cultivated their own food to those who understood that their development of agriculture served both the producers and the consumers of the age. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages / Book Review

5 page review and discussion of the book 'The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages,' by Robert S. Lopez. Book describes changes (mostly economic) during the Middle Ages and surrounding periods in Europe. Excellent for those studying courses relevant to the History of Western Civilization. No additional sources.

Age Of Discovery & Atlantic Revolutions

A 5 page paper that discusses the factors leading to the Age of Discovery, also called the Age of Expansion. As territories were expanded and colonized, the interchange of cultures also began. The writer then discusses the reasons for the Atlantic Revolutions and the effects of these. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Emancipation Of Children

A 25 page paper discussing the liberation of children from their parents' control. The emancipation of children from the control of their parents has been an issue in this country for years. Twenty years ago, adults were nearly at a loss for any sense of control over the actions of their teenage children. Though many of the more radical measures have since been neutralized, parents are still at risk if they impose any measure of forced control over their dependent children who are approaching the age of majority. There are also those who believe that the age of majority should be lowered from 18 to 16, along with applicable child labor laws so that those between the ages of 16 and 18 can be employed in a manner in which they can support themselves and so be fully independent of their parents should they choose to do so. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

A Historical Paper in Three Parts

This 5 page paper is in three parts. The first half of the paper considers Europe at the end of the nineteenth century, the role of politics, economics and social background in the lead up the First World War. The second part of the paper considers what was revolutionary about the Industrial revolution. The third part of the paper goes even further back in time and looks at the Age of Enlightenment, otherwise known as the Age of Reason, it has a brief look at the changes of attitude and style of the time and why it may be called the Age of Enlightenment. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

FROM HERE TO ECONOMY - AN ANALYSIS

This 4-page paper focuses on Buchholt'z "Here To Economy," and explores his ideas that the three greatest economic events were the industrial revolution, the Great Depression, and the information technology age. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

In What Ways Is Reading Literary Works of Another Age Of Value To Understanding History And To Understanding One's Place In History?

3 pages in length. Learning about history occurs in many more ways than merely through textbook knowledge; indeed, history is taught through some of the most unexpected sources, not the least of which includes literary works from another age. The most important component of these primary historic informers is that they originate from the very period they are published, affording readers an unadulterated insight as to how life truly was at that time. Clearly, nothing is more valuable to both the learning of history and the learning of one's place in history than by way of the authenticity found in literary works from another age. No bibliography.

Scams And Quackery Through The Ages

This 8 page paper takes a look at scams and quackery in advertising through the ages in America. A focus is on pharmaceuticals but other issues are explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Procopius/The Secret History

A 6 page book review that examines Procopius’ The Secret History.The writer argues that examination of this text shows that Procopius felt that the most pressing problem of his generation was the tyrannical and amoral nature of its ruling class. In other words, Procopius’ Secret History offers a far different picture of early Byzantium than one gained by simply considering its artistic accomplishments, which characterize it as a “golden age.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.