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.

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.

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.

"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.


This 4-page paper discusses Marx's labor theory of values and compares it to the paper on "The Other Civil War."

The Civil Rights Era and the Student Movement

This 7 page paper looks at the civil rights and student movements and compares their objectives and techniques. The discussion includes reasons why the movements began peacefully but ended with violence. The movements are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Terrorist Organizations / A Comparison & Contrast

A 12 page paper comparing the Irish Republican Army (IRA), the ETA (a Basque separatist organization), the Shining Path or Sendero Luminoso (SL), and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The writer is concerned with the sociopolitical reasons why each of these organizations exists, their size, scope, and support; etc.-- Their causes & ideologies are compared with much attention paid to detail. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

American Slaves and Russian Serfs / Comparison and Contrast

In 9 pages, the author compares and contrasts American slaves and Russian serfs. In comparing American slaves and Russian serfs, one must realize the dramatic differences between the two. Yes, both were slaves, but American slaves had no rights. Russian serfs actually were able to submit lawsuits in order to seek emancipation. This type of action was not within the realm of American slaves. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Civil Rights in the Aftermath of September 11th

This 5 page paper compares civil rights after September 11th with rights that were allowed during WWII. Present day treatment of Middle Easterners and Muslims in America is compared with how Japanese were treated during the 1940s. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Comparing Histories of the American Revolution

A 5 page essay that compares and contrasts two accounts of the American Revolution-- The American People: Crating a Nation and a Society edited by Gary Nash and Julie Roy Jeffrey and A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. The writer discusses how both of these accounts endeavor to present a more accurate picture of the Revolution then has been typical of traditional scholarship. No additional sources cited.

Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce Et Decorum est' vs. Yusef Komunyakaa's 'Facing It'

This 5 page essay compares and contrasts two poems written more than seventy years apart and that both speak to the futility and waste of war. The essay briefly addresses the tone, point of view, and subject matter, as well as proving the point that. No additional sources cited.

Karl Marx vs. Edmund Burke on Human Nature

The subject is viewed through the eyes of Edmund Burke and Karl Marx in this 6 page paper. The ideas of these men are compared and contrasted. Subjects included in the discussion are religion, morality, man's work ethic, political ideology, communism, Hegelism and acceptance versus revolution. Examples in contemporary society are given to illustrate each theorist's view. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The American Revolution According To Bailyn & Woods

A 6 page paper discussing and comparing views of the American Revolution as portrayed by Bernard Bailyn in 'The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution' and Gordon Wood in 'The Radicalism of the American Revolution.' No additional sources cited.