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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Black Church: Influential Agent

A 7 page paper which argues that the Black Church has heavily influenced the Civil Rights Movement and the Country as a whole. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The 1919 Chicago Race Riot: Causes

8 pages in length. The overflow of social, economic and political tension that permeated throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries culminated in one of history's most explosive crossing points where racial unrest is concerned. The 1919 Chicago Race Riot was the direct result of myriad causes that, when all combined, reflected a wholly unstoppable synergistic rage that manifested in an historical onslaught between blacks and whites. Of those causes, Eugene Williams' death, the Great Migration, attitudes toward returning black soldiers, and the lack of housing and jobs represent some of the more inflammatory reasons. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Brian Ward’s “Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness and Race Relations”

This 6 page report discusses Brian Ward’s 1998 book that looks at forty years of Black music in America and the ways in which its development paralleled that of the political and civil rights movements of the times. Ward makes the point that it was Rhythm and Blues that became the first musical genre to successfully permeate white American culture. As a cultural historian, Ward is able to eloquently present a number of fascinating correlations between white admiration for black music (and culture) and how it related to and still relates to racial inequalities. Bibliography lists 2 sources.