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.

Cultural Memory, Monuments and Memorials

A 7 page discussion of the phenomena of cultural memory and how this memory is reflected by, and indeed spawned, monuments and memorials. Defines cultural memory and emphasizes that such memory is an evolutionary process. Provides a background of the history of the Washington monument and relates how the cultural memory of this and other monuments and memorials has changed over time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict Compared to Modern Wars in the Gulf

This 8 page report discusses key themes in the conflicts that have taken place and continue to occur in the Middle East. The processes of territorial change in the Arab-Israeli conflict must be examined as both a unique case and as a recurrent pattern. There are also fundamental issues that cross the cultural and non-secular issues inherent in Middle East conflicts. Such issues include the lasting effects of colonialism, nationalist sentiments, economic policies, and the development and production of oil resources. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Fischer/Washington’s Crossing

A 3 page book review of David Hackett Fischer’s Washington’s Crossing. This text describes the pivotal events in the American Revolution that led up to Washington crossing the Delaware and giving the Americans their first victories of the Revolution. Fischer describes these engagements and their significance and meaning in a highly detailed, and highly readable, narrative. No additional sources cited.

Cultural Revolution--the Sixties

An 8 page research paper/essay that examines the idea of the 1960s as a cultural revolution. The 1960s are often referred as a time of cultural revolution in the United States and in other Western countries, but how useful is this term in describing this turbulent period? The connotation associated with the phrase "cultural revolution" suggests that this does not refer either political or economic considerations, as the basic structure of the nation, its economy or government were not radically altered. Rather, in this context, the phrase "cultural revolution" refers to the changes that occurred during this time in everyday life, as different groups agitated for civil and political rights (within the system) and societal mores evolved and transformed to encompass new ideas. From this understanding of what "cultural revolution" means, a look at the history of this era shows that, indeed, the term is apt and provides a concise way of referring to the societal transformations that occurred at this time. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

European Culture of War: To 1700:

The European social, political and economic cultural structure was not a peaceful process of evolution. This 7 page paper asserts that the many factors that influenced the development of what is now considered Europe includes, perhaps is founded upon, the many wars and disputes that plagued its history. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

“Drag” Performance in the American Theater

This 15 page report discusses the history and impact of drag performances on the American theater. One of the reasons that drag performance, whether in a drag queen show or in the “legitimate” theater, titillates, amuses, and shocks people is that it plays with gender’s most honored and traditional beliefs and celebrates the confusion of social and sexual identities. Drag is definitely not found only in the homosexual community, but also in other worlds of cross-dressing: straight men dressing in drag for personal thrills and people in the performing arts donning drag as part of a show. In the a dramatic performance, cross-dressing establishes a realm that differs from daily preconceptions of life -- just as drama itself does. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

The Fallen Women of Victorian England

This 11 page paper assesses the fallen women of 19th century England. This paper determines how these women were treated, their marginalization, and attempts at rehabilitation through religious means. This paper also defines the basic perspectives on prostitution in the 19th century and the way in which this influenced the socialized view of women. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Asian Prostitution & The U.S. Military

A 5 page look at Sturdevant & Stoltzfus's 'Let The Good Times Roll,' a book examining Asian prostitutes as a class of victims of American soldiers during times of war. Various social reasons for Asian prostitution are assessed and the American military is scrutinized for endorsing their solicitation. No additional sources cited.

The Miami Indians: History and Culture

An 8 page discussion of the Miami Indians, indigenous representatives of the Eastern Woodlands. Provides a brief history of the Miami since contact with Europeans and outlines the cultural changes which they have experienced. Emphasizes that Miami Indians today are often identical in their appearance and lifeways to non-Indians yet many retain remnants of their traditional culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Michael Crowder's West Africa: An Introduction to it's History

Michael Crowder's Introduction to West African history is an eye opening experience. With the background provided by Crowder of the colonial period, the escalation of Nationalism is understood within both the historical context and the social dynamics. This 5 page paper addresses the nature of British and French colonial rule and the political and cultural impact it had on West Africans. No additional sources are listed.

Ira Berlin And Sterling Stuckey: Slavery

3 pages in length. One of the most glaring points about which Stuckey (1988) and Berlin (2000) argue with regard to the history of slavery in North America is the extent to which Africans suffered in the midst of such tremendous cultural and social change. No additional sources cited.

American Ideology: Slavery, Freedom, Revolution and Cultural Uniqueness

A 5 page examination of the American concepts of freedom, solidarity, and cultural uniqueness. Addresses the questions of the association of the concepts of freedom and slavery; the ideal of the American tapestry; and the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movement as revolutionary periods in U.S. history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Slaughter/Denial in 3 Accounts

A 5 page research paper that examines three accounts from early American history written by Bartolome de las Casas, Bernal Diaz del Castillo and Mary Rowlandson. The writer argues that each author sees slaughter, and experiences loss and death. However, what each one perceives is filtered through a cultural prism of that person's consciousness. Therefore, the perspectives that they offer are quite different. No additional sources cited.

Causes & Consequences of Native American Migration

A 5 page overview of the pre-Columbian history of the people we call Native Americans. Includes possible reasons for their migration to the Americas and describes the complex evolution that resulted in many diverse cultures. Describes the division between the cultural regions separated by the Rio Grande river and differences that existed between the governmental organization of Aztec and Inca. Concludes with a summary of the decimation Native Americans experienced upon contact with European cultures. Bibliography lists 4 sources.