The Impact of the Renaissance Period on Physical Education:

This 5 page paper discusses the impact of the Renaissance period on physical education. Specifically, major renaissance happenings such as the black plague, the Spanish Inquisition, and the crusades are discussed in terms of their effect on physical education. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

"Native Son" And American History X" - Dual Racial Intolerance

3 pages in length. Both Richard Wright's Native Son and director Tony Kaye's American History X chronicle the events that stem from racial intolerance, however, they do so from opposite ends of the spectrum. Derek Vinyard, Kaye's (1998) protagonist, turns to racial discord as a means by which to confront the reverse discrimination that has long plagued his neighborhood; only by adopting the vengeful mentality of a skin-head can he settle of score for his father and all other whites murdered by blacks. Wright's Bigger, by contrast, reflects the conventional components of racial intolerance by illustrating how blacks have been victimized by white supremacy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

17th England & Transformation

A 4 page research paper that discusses the 17th century as a time of transformation in England. The writer argues that the seventeenth century was a period of rapid change in England, economically, politically and religiously. In his text The Century of Revolution, historian Christopher Hill argues persuasively that this was a period of transformation. The view of the seventeenth century presented by Hill shows that it was nothing less than the period in which the modern world began to take shape. No additional sources cited.

The Social Effects of the Glorious Revolution

A 9 page research paper on William III's accession to the throne of England and its affect on the various social classes in England. The writer details religious toleration, the standing army, the Restoration settlement, freedom of thought and speech, and other issues which resulted from the 1688 Revolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Historical Experiences of Native Americans, Black Americans, & Chinese Americans / Comparison

In 5 pages the author compares the historical experiences of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans. A historical narrative of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans is necessary to determine the specific historical factors, social structure factors, and ideological factors that seem to have contributed to the differences in their experiences. The history of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans is unique to each of those groups of peoples, yet they have all been discriminated against. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Role of Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Women in general and black women in particular have been excluded from the literature in terms of the role they played in the attainment of civil rights for blacks. The truth is that black women, from Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks to Angela Davis, have been intimately involved in the struggle for black freedom and rights. African American Women made significant and long lasting contributions that were to help define the Civil Rights Movement and the social context of equality. This 5 page paper examines the myriad roles of African American Women within the Civil Rights Movement. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Antislavery: Slave Narratives And Abolitionists

15 pages in length. The quest for eradicating slavery was an objective undertaken by a combination of both blacks and whites; while the black population represented the vast majority of abolitionists, there were enough of those from the white race whose voices made the effort count. Still, the ultimate realization of antislavery efforts proved a long and arduous road, with slave narratives serving as a primary component in this eventual reality. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Hugo Black: One Individual Asserting his Civil Rights

5 pages. When we look at how Justice Black was allowed to serve on the Supreme Court and the fact that he did, in his own way, serve fairly and doing good for all people in an equal sense, we must consider the philosophy of civil rights in general. Being a former Klansman did not have to taint Black's ability to serve as a credible Supreme Court Justice, nor did it. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An Argument for Black Reparations in the U.S.

An 8 page overview of the numerous injustices that have been faced by blacks throughout their history in this country. The author argues that the impacts of slavery have been both direct and indirect and that blacks are entitled to economic compensation as a result of those impacts. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A Divergent View of the Black Female Experience in the Latter Nineteenth Century: Charlotte Forten and the Slave Women of the Fields

A 5 page overview of life as it was for slave women in the late latter nineteenth century. This paper contrasts those experiences with those of Charlotte Forten, a free black woman of relative privilege. The author contends that, although Forten was sympathetic to the black plight, her experiences are hardly comparable to the day to day existence of the slave. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Ecclesiastical History of the English

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the basic points in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of English, especially as they relate to the concept of kingship. This paper considers what Bede’s perceptions of the ideal kingdom or kingship might have been related to the text, and also assesses the issues that were raised in the book regarding the role of that these kingships took in the midst of problematic developments like the plague. Bibliography lists 2 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.

A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman

5 pages. In this historical narrative of Medieval Europe, the author writes of French nobleman Enguerrand de Coucy who ruthlessly made himself wealthy by preying on the unfortunate peasants of the time period. The 14th century was a time of great horrors such as the plague and the Hundred Years war, and the fact that the French nobleman was making himself wealthy and powerful because of other's misfortune is just one more nightmare to add to that time of strife. Bibliography lists 1 source.

White Slaves: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century America

An 8 page consideration of an often overlooked component of American history. While it is impossible to assign a precise number to the percentage of slaves that were white, suffice it to say that this number was significant and that these slaves served in the same capacity as blacks. As a consequence, they began to identify more with blacks in some instances than the did with whites. As white slaves interchanged both culture and genes with blacks, the previously strictly separate ideas of Caucasian verses African began to somewhat blur. 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.