Frederick Douglass & His Crusade Against Slavery

A 5 page examination of the life and work of Frederick Douglass. Includes information regarding his most noted literary works, his activities as a speaker in the abolitionsist movement as well as information on other activities of his life which were dircted against slavery. Bibliography lists five sources.

A Case For Including Nostradamus In A Case For Including Nostradamus In World History Text Books

This 7 page paper submits a proposal to include Nostradamus in future World History text books. An outline of his accomplishments is provided followed by an explanation and rationale for including him in text books. One of the many things people tend to forget about Nostradamus was that he was a physician who believed in revolutionary ideas for his day, like clean water. He is credited for saving thousands of lives during the plague but he was also persecuted for doing so. The essay also discusses his prophecies and includes several and their common interpretations. Critics' comments are reported, as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Canadian Working Class - Pre 1860

This 3 page paper uses four articles to examine what life was really like for Canada's poor and working class in the early 1800s. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

T'oegye: The Man and His Times

An 8 page paper which discusses the life and works of T'oegye, a great philosopher in Korean history, in the context of the times of T'oegye. The history of Korea is discussed as it illustrates the conditions prior to, during, and after, the life of T’oegye. His works and his influence are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Freedom & Slavery / Is Freedom Really Better?

A 9 page paper discussing opinions surrounding the issue of freedom as it relates to all aspects of life in regards to two separate pieces of work. One piece of work is The Lowell Offering, edited by Benita Eisler, and The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass. The Lowell Offering is a book which is a compilation of narratives by the mill working woman. These women were free and worked for a wage. In Frederick Douglass's book he was a slave and later became a free man. There are many similarities and differences but the question that needs to be addressed and answered, based on these two works, is whether or not the institution of slavery was better at taking care of the worker than the industries that offered them jobs.

Philip Freneau / Patriot Poet

A 6 page paper discussing the life and works of the Revolutionary War poet who during his lifetime was considered the Father of American Poetry, but is now scarcely remembered at all. The paper analyzes why this is so, and concludes that Freneau's influence on other writers and political thinkers was greater than the originality of his work. Bibliography lists three sources.

The Lives Of Working And Middle Class Women In 19th Century Britain

7 pages in length. The distinction between the lives of working and middle class women in nineteenth century Britain is both grand and far-reaching. That the working population was considered the equivalent of undesirable social outcasts when compared with their middle class counterparts clearly illustrates the unmistakable divide that existed beyond the issue of gender separation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Composer Cesar Franck: His Life and Representative Works

This is a 9 page paper discussing composer Cesar Franck and his works. French composer Cesar Franck (1822-1890) born in Liege, Belgium was considered one of the most talented French composers of all time. While he was known initially for his organ music and playing, especially in the new church of Ste. Clotilde in Paris, he became considerably better known for his range of compositions throughout his lifetime. The organ and the Church played significant roles in some of his early works but his talent was truly revealed through his exceptional range in compositions which included not only singular pieces for the organ, keyboards and other instruments but also symphonies, chamber music and the nineteenth century phenomenon symphonic poems, among others. Much of Franck’s work showed the influence of the Church within his work and life and many of his works are still used within the Catholic liturgy. Other works, such as the symphonic poem Psyche among others showed how passionate and romantic Franck could be often revealed within the mythical and natural worlds. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Revolutionary Elements in American and Russian Theatre, 1880 - 1980

A twenty-page paper which looks at the work of selected Russian and American dramatists during the period 1880 to 1980, and assesses the ways in which their work, both in terms of form and content, afforded a revolutionary perspective on the socio-cultural systems of the time. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Nathan Bedford Forrest; Villain or Misunderstood Man?

This 5 page paper examines the life and works of Nathan Bedford Forrest, and the controversy which surrounded him in life as it does in death. From his poor roots as a frontier farmer and then slave trader to his rise as an army general the reasons for his success and his violent reputation are considered, as is his role in the foundation of the Klu Klux Klan, and his later split from it. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Freedom from Slavery: Gender Issues

A 5 page paper which examines if issues of slavery and freedom were different for men then they were for women. 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass' by Frederick Douglass, 'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl' by Harriet Jacobs, and 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' by Harriet Beecher Stowe are the works utilized to conduct this examination. No additional sources cited.

The Civil Rights Movement and Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi”

A 4 page paper which examines the effects of discrimination on Southern blacks during the 1950s as characterized by the lives of Moody’s family and acquaintances, the ways her life changed after leaving home for the city and going onto college, the dangers she confronted while working for racial equality in Mississippi, her later disenchantment with the civil rights movement, and how she viewed African-American attitudes as yet another obstacle to rational progress. No additional sources are used.

Leonard Peltier

A 4 page biography that looks at the life of Leonard Peltier, Native American activists who has been held unjustly imprisoned by the US justice system for over twenty-five years. The writer gives the details of his life and imprisonment, as well as this philanthropic work from within prison. Bibliography lists 4 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

The Life of Sitting Bull

A 5 page paper which traces the life of Sitting Bull from his birth in Dakota to his death at Wounded Knee, including references to the Ghost Dance, his involvement in the battle of Little Big Horn and his time with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Bibliography cites 6 sources.