Morgan/critical analysis of 'Am. Slavery, Am. Freedom'

A 5 page essay that summarizes and analyzes Edmund S. Morgan's book 'American Slavery, American Freedom.' Morgan argues that the simultaneous development of slavery and freedom represents the central paradox of early American history. This text goes far in explaining the paradox. No additional sources cited.

The Genius of George Washington

A 4 page research paper which examines the book by Edmund S. Morgan whose basic premise is that Washington's genius lay primarily in his use and understanding of the principles of power. Morgan makes a good case for this argument as he gives insight into Washington's character and the politics that were prevalent during the American Revolution. No additional sources cited.

American Slavery/American Freedom - An Analysis

A 6 page analysis of Edmund S. Morgan's book American Slavery/American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. In this book Morgan examines the economic and demographic development of early Virginia. The fact that a love for liberty and equality in the American colonies developed simultaneously with a reliance on the institution of slavery is the central dichotomy in the study of early American history. Morgan examines this relation and postulates that the experience of Virginia is indicative and applicable to the rest of the colonies regarding the issue of slavery. No additional sources cited.

Similar Themes in “Myne Owne Ground” and “American Slavery, American Freedom”

A 3 page paper which examines the similar themes presented in Breen and Innes’ “Myne Owne Ground” and Edmund S. Morgan’s “American Slavery, American Freedom.” No additional sources cited.

Hank Morgan in Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”: His Goals and Values in Comparison with Those of Thomas Jefferson

This is a 5 page paper comparing Thomas Jefferson and Hank Morgan’s goals and values. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence and the bill which established religious freedom in the United States. In addition, he believed in the value of education for all and the separation of the Church from the state. Hank Morgan established similar guidelines in his re-creation of American society in 6th century England in Mark Twain’s work “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” published in 1889. In the book, Morgan sets up an education system for all and a freedom of religion which was separate from the education system; ideals consistent with Jefferson’s. Despite their ideals of liberty however, both Jefferson and Morgan also used advanced methods at their disposal to protect their societies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Edmund S. Morgan/American Slavery, American Freedom

A 4 page book review of Morgan's award-winning treatise on the evolution of racism in the American colonies. In this text, which is one of the most "celebrated books in recent American historiography," Morgan explores the connections between "slavery, freedom, persistent inequality and American egalitarianism." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Edmund Burke's 'Reflections on the French Revolution'

In 5 pages, the author presents a report on 'Reflections on the French Revolution' by Edmund Burke, discussing the historical setting, the influence of the time, place, class, attitudes, and prejudice with a true understanding of the document. Bibliography lists 1 source.

English Colonists Perceptions and Beliefs as Applied to Native Americans

A 7 page overview of early colonial interactions with Native Americans. The manner in which European colonists viewed the Native Americans whose lands they invaded varied both according to geography and according to time. The Puritans as a whole would proclaim their belief that all people were equal before God. Puritan proclamation and act, however, were two different things. In practice, race, class, and literacy were salient issues.

Leon Trotsky’s “Their Morals and Ours”

A 6 page paper which examines the first chapter of Leon Trotsky’s book “Their Morals and Ours.” Trotsky’s work is also compared to Karl Marx’s “The Communist Manifesto” and Edmund Burke’s “The Reflections on the Revolution in France.” Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

Understanding Edmund Burke as a True Conservative

This 5 page report discusses British parliamentarian and political philosopher Edmund Burke (1730-97) and his essay titled "Reflections on the Revolution in France" and why he discounted the revolution. It also discusses why Burke should be thought of as a political "conservative." Bibliography lists 4 sources.

John Hunt Morgan

This 5 page paper explores Morgan's importance in the Civil War and his long term impact on Kentucky history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Differing Views of the Causes and Impacts of Revolutions

A 4 page overview of the perceptions of Edmund Burke, Maximillien Robespierre, and Thomas Paine. The author of this paper emphasizes the opinions of Thomas Pain and asserts that revolutions do no necessarily result in long-term instability and violence. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Washington DC - Foggy Bottom & Adams-Morgan Neighborhoods / Change

A 24 page paper that provides an overview of the major representational aspects of both the Foggy Bottom and Adams-Morgan Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. in a comparison that evaluates the transformation since the 1930s. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

19th Century Social Evolutionism

This 9 page paper discusses the evolution of man. It talks about Charles Darwin, Lewis Henry Morgan, Edward Tylor and Herbert Spencer. Their theories and where they originated from. 11 sources are 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.