“The History of the IRA”

A fourteen page paper which looks at the history of the Irish Republication Army, from its formation out of the Irish Volunteer Army in the early twentieth-century to its part in the peace negotiations of the 1990s. The paper considers the way in which the IRA’s strategies and organisation changed over the years, the role it played in the Northern Ireland civil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s, and the political standpoint of the splinter groups which broke away from the official IRA in the latter part of the twentieth century. Bibliography lists 4 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.

Ford: “Michael’s War”

This 3 page paper discusses the novel “Michael’s War,” about the IRA. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Korean War and Implications for the US

This 3 page paper explores the history with North and South Korea and contends that that history demands our continued involvement. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Era of Enlightenment and Industrialization

This 6 page paper provides an overview of two periods in American history and reflects the impacts on America. This paper considers the influences of the Era of Englightenment and the Industrial Revolution on the history and progression of this country. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Dominican Republic, Its History and People

This 3 page research paper reports on the history of the Dominican Republic. The writer discusses the history of its settlement, its association with pirates, its language and the ethnic origins of its people. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Hayden White's "The Content Of The Form; Narrative Discourse And Historical Representation" And Thomas Kuhn's "Structure Of Scientific Revolution" - Approach Comparison

5 pages in length. The writer compares approaches between the two authors by illustrating that when discussing the significance of this comparison, what it teaches, why anyone should care about it and what it tells about history, it is important to expound upon 1) the important role history plays in mankind's overall understanding of himself and how that understanding is sometimes based upon more of personal perception than accounts of reality and 2) how science has served to virtually reconstruct man's existence in every way. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Literature as the Mirror of History

A 5 page research paper that argues that literature has always held up a mirror to history. Karl Marx contends in his writing that all of history is the history of class welfare. While this may or may not be true, depending on one's perspective, a more compelling argument can be made that literature has, throughout its history, provided a mirror for history. The writer discusses this premise using examples from Aristophanes, Beowulf and others. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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.


This 4 page paper considers how “The History Book” may present a different picture of history compared to the history which is usually found in school history books. The approach is then applied to modern events such as the Iraq war. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

History of "Living Wage" Movement

A 6 page research paper that investigates the history of the "living wage" movement. The writer presents the arguments, both pro and con, and concludes that the pro argument is the most valid. Additionally, the history of the current movement is given and related to the more extensive history of the minimum wage. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A Different View of US History

A 5 page summary and analyzes of a history text by Dinnerstein, Nichols, and Reimers, Natives and Strangers (1979) which is probably one of the first efforts at inclusion and acknowledgment of diversity in regards to US history. The writer argues that to a large degree, the authors achieved their goal, as this text offers a survey of American history that stresses the contributions of minorities and also the perspective of minorities toward the events that led to the founding of the United States. No additional sources cited.

David Lowenthal's "The Heritage Crusade And The Spoils Of History"

5 pages in length. David Lowenthal's primary objective in "The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History" is to illustrate the inherent separation, as well as the inextricable cohesion, of heritage, history and contemporary society. The author strives to enlighten his readers to the inadequacies of conventional thought pertaining to heritage, noting that while heritage is, indeed, interwoven with history, it is also reinvented throughout modern-day society by way of new icons, such as Disney World and other pertinent symbols of the twentieth century. No additional sources cited.

The History and Future of Graphic Art

This 28 page report discusses graphic art in terms of its development, its history, and where it will go in the future. In considering the future of graphic arts, it can be remarkably instructive to look at its history and how it has governed its developed. Both the history and potential future of graphic art are looked at in the report. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

History as Nightmare

a 3 page paper which examines the quote (James) "Joyce is right about history being a nightmare--But it may be the nightmare from which no one can awaken. People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them" made by J. Baldwin.