“An overview of Cypriot history from 1878 to the present day, with specific reference to UK and US involvement in the island”

A five page paper which looks at the history of Cyprus since the beginning of British colonial rule in the nineteenth century, and considers the respective roles of the UK and the US in the island’s aspirations towards independence and the ongoing conflicts with mainland Turkey. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict Compared to Modern Wars in the Gulf

This 8 page report discusses key themes in the conflicts that have taken place and continue to occur in the Middle East. The processes of territorial change in the Arab-Israeli conflict must be examined as both a unique case and as a recurrent pattern. There are also fundamental issues that cross the cultural and non-secular issues inherent in Middle East conflicts. Such issues include the lasting effects of colonialism, nationalist sentiments, economic policies, and the development and production of oil resources. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Justifying the Russian War in Chechnya

This 8 page report discusses the Russian war in Chechnya. As with so many of the battles going on around the world, the Russian war in the province of Chechnya is one that is difficult to understand and appears to change on an almost daily basis. Numerous issues are at stake in the confrontation, not the least of which is the determination of the Russian Federation to maintain what it sees as its cohesiveness and territorial integrity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Frontier Myth In the United States / From the Colonial Period to the Vietnam War

A 6 page examination of the frontier myth in United States history. Identifies greed and the never-ending drive for territorial expansion and control of resources, both natural and human, as the driving force for white Anglo Saxon males in the United States from the colonial period up until the Vietnam War. Relies largely on the work of Richard Slotkin in his 1992 book 'Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth Century America'. No additional sources cited.

Alan Taylor: "Liberty Men And Great Proprietors : The Revolutionary Settlement On The Maine Frontier, 1760-1820"

6 pages in length. Alan Taylor's Liberty Men and Great Proprietors : The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820 is an expansive book that studies the life and times of Maine's backcountry settlers during the period after the American Revolution. The initial and subsequent chapters delve deeply into the historical Liberty Men and their resistance movement as it related to the region they attempted to settle, in spite of Great Proprietor's rebellious efforts. The writer offers a review of Taylor's book that chronicles the settlement of Maine's frontier. No additional sources cited. A-Taylor.wps

Historical Development of the Nuclear Power Industry in the United States

A 12 page paper which examines the origins of its development and concentrates on the critical period between 1970 and 1990. Specifically considered are current reactor research programs, current state of nuclear power plant design, radioactive waste, plant licensing extension, decommissioning, government oversight, and future prospects. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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.

Colonial America and the Possibilities

A 4 page paper which examines the settlement patterns of the colonists in America and then discusses whether or not America could have found a more peaceful separation from England. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Slaves and Southern Colonists

A 5 page paper which examines the Southern colonists and the slaves in regards to participation of the development of the United States from the beginning of settlement to the onset of the Civil War. 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.

North Carolina During Colonial America And The Early Republic

7 pages in length. North Carolina's first wave of permanent English settlers came in the form of southeastern Virginia immigrants, whose relationship to the tidewater area helped label them as 'overflow' settlers. Their final destination at mid-century came to be a northeastern part of North Carolina known as Albemarle. Thirteen years later, eight Englishmen were granted a charter to North Carolina -- which has "received considerably less scholarly attention than have other mainland southern colonies of British North America" (Ambrose 229) – for aiding Charles II re-establish his place on the throne. At the crux of this charter reside the tenets of territorial dominion that clearly and ever so distinctly laid out the coordinates so that no one – absolutely no one – could be mistaken of just how much territory was involved. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Bartolome de las Casas

A six page paper which looks at the involvement of the Spanish historian and theologian Bartolome de las Casas in the Spanish colonisation of the Americas. The writer described las Casas’ background and the way in which firstly acquiesced in the colonists’ management of the new settlements, but later criticised the Spanish authorities’ rule and took up the fight for the rights of the native Indian population. The way in which his best-known work, The Devastation of the Indies, could be construed either as an accurate representation of atrocities or as anti-Spanish propaganda is also considered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Avi Shlaim's "War And Peace In The Middle East: A Concise History": Consequences Of Post-War Settlement

5 pages in length. According to Avi Shlaim's "War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History," ignorance of human rights and a tendency toward political oppression were the consequences of the post-war settlement of 1918-1922, clearly reflecting the consequential elements of imperialism for American policy in the Middle East. At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States was on the verge of becoming one of the world's most important imperial powers. The combination of public pressure, foreign policy elite and agricultural/industrial capitalism clearly signaled a massive global change of significant proportions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Interaction Between European American And Native American Cultures

4 pages in length. Given the proper circumstances, traditional Native American cultures could never have co-existed alongside European American cultures, inasmuch as neither one even remotely upheld the same attributes. The Native Americans lived their lives in accordance to a higher influence supported by their affinity with the land and its animals; theirs was a cultural existence built upon harmony and compassion. European colonists, by stark contrast, barreled through indigenous country with a 'slash and burn' mentality: To wipe clean any remnant of cultural presence that did not abide by their own myopic – and highly destructive – point of view. As such, there could never have been such a thing as 'proper circumstances' where the cultural rift between European colonists and Native Americans were concerned, illustrating how historical accounts of Puritan settlement were both accurate and inevitable. Bibliography lists 5 sources.