Colonial America and the Cherokee

A 5 page discussion of the impacts on Native American culture during the Colonial period. Discusses the differing values of non-Indian and Indian and the cultural transition which many of the tribes made toward taking on European ways. Emphasizes the Cherokee culture and observes that despite their willingness to integrate with the Whites they were still viewed as inferiors and were eventually forced from their homelands both out of greed and out of perceived inferiority. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Immigrant Experience / Strangers in Their Homeland

A 5 page overview of the similarities and contrasts between the original immigrants to this country, the native Americans who were already here, the African Americans, and the Mexican Americans. Stresses that although the European mainstream viewed these other cultures as inferior the cultures recognized themselves as valuable and equal human beings. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Remaking of Mexico

An 18 page research paper that examines the Mexican Revolution and both Zapatista Movements (1920s and 1990s) and how they affected the spirit of Mexican nationalism. The writer offers an overview of the Revolution, nationalism and what experts feel is needed for a healthy Mexican identity and nationalism. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Mexico/Workers Rights & Urban Modernization

A 7 page research paper on the Mexican Revolution and the decades afterwards. The Mexican Revolution promised the Mexican people many things--an end to deprivation, poverty and political domination by the elite being among them. The following examination of Mexican history explores how well these promises were fulfilled and whether or not the processes of modernization provided the rights that would improve working class lives. The writer concludes that, in general, the Mexican Revolution did not live up to its promises to the common people. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Mexican-American War

A 5 page paper discussing the Mexican-American war. The war that Americans refer to as the Mexican-American war is referred to even today in Mexico as "the Mutilation." It played a significant role in leading the United States into civil war, and also gave new US commanders real battle experience to take into that war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

How NAFTA Can be Expected to Affect the US Trucking Industry

A 5 page paper discussing the ongoing dispute over allowing Mexican trucks to deliver goods produced in Mexico but shipped to the US for sales and marketing. The US trucking industry is one that has many constraints placed on it. It is relatively stable as long as it remains in equilibrium, for all competitors must operated under the same rules. Allowing Mexican trucks to freely roam the highways of the US can have the effect of upsetting the entire industry. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Caste War of the Yucatan

This 9 page paper considers the nature of the Yucatan Caste War and relates it to the elements that defined the Mexican Revolution. This paper considers the role that indigenous people and the implications in the development of uprisings due to class divisions. This paper asserts that factors relative to the shaping of revolutionary activities were similar both in the Mexican Revolution and in the Yucatan Caste War. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

'The End of Victory Culture' by Tom Engelhardt

A 5 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of his concepts in The End of Victory Culture, especially as they relate to the transition in perceptions of the American war story in post-World War II Cold War America. No additional sources cited.

The Mexican Revolution

A 16 page research paper that gives an overview of this turbulent period in Mexican history. The writer argues that the leaders of the Mexican Revolution were just as courageous, just as idealistic and just as patriotic as the leaders of the American Revolution. Like the early U.S. leaders, they also were not in total agreement as to their vision of how their country's future should be accomplished; however, the Mexican leaders lacked the administrative skills and experience that enabled their U.S. counterparts to compromise and form an effective government. Consequently, the history of revolution in Mexico was much more turbulent than that of the U.S. and was marked by successive revolts. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Humankind, Animals & Nature / Perceptions Through Time

A 9 page research paper analyzing and illustrating humankind’s historic perception of animals and the natural world. This paper gives examples throughout history of humankind’s perception of animals and nature, with an emphasis on the time of the Industrial Revolution until present day. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Native American Culture: Considerations for the Professional Service Provider

An 8 page discussion of Native American culture and the factors which shaped that culture. Emphasizes that the term “Native American” encompasses a variety of different cultures and that within those cultures Native Americans relate on an individual basis to others within the culture and those outside the culture. Written from the perspective of the professional service provider who is attempting to deal with a Native American from a medical, counseling or other professional basis. Stresses that in order to establish an effective relationship the professional should not make assumptions and should sincerely try to understand their individual client. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

America's Part in the Mexican Revolution

20 pages in length, this paper explores the the thesis that America played a part in instigating the Mexican Revolution. The growth of Mexico's economy during the early Porfiriato years is discussed, as well as the effect suffered by this economy as a result of the American Bank Panic of 1907-08. America's continued interference in Mexican affairs is outlined, including its two actual invasions of Mexico carried out in 1914 and 1917. The underlying causes of this interest and interference in the affairs of Mexico are listed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Many Incompatibilities: Native American Verses European Culture

A 5 page discussion of the numerous incompatibilities between Native American and European cultures. Analyzes differences in societal organization, concepts of land ownership, and use of natural resources. Concludes that these differences are only a few of many and that incompatibilities have resulted in the decimation of both a people and a culture, a decimation which continues to this day. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Decline of Native American Culture

A 5 page overview of the factors which have affected Native American culture. Defines Native American culture as being composed of a number of distinctive components. Relates the concern that while the number of Native Americans may be increasing, the cultures of many groups are being lost as they associate more and more with mainstream white America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Native Americans: Social Status and Social Group Interaction

A 5 page overview of Native American social interactions and the factors influencing those interactions. The author emphasizes that not only is the topic of Native American culture multifaceted in terms of the number of cultures which it encompasses but so is the temporal nature of that culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.