Spanish History: 1898 to 1948

Spain was forced to grant independence to most of its colonies during the 1800s. The remaining colonies (Cuba and the Philippines) were lost to the United States in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War. This 5 page paper explores fifty years of Spanish history, from the end of the Spanish American War to the end of World War II. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Two Historical Papers: The English Civil War and Puritanism and the American Colonies

This is a 6 page paper in tutorial language which includes two short historical papers: one on the English Civil War(s) from 1625 to 1649 which were also termed the “Puritan Revolution” because of one aspect of the conflict which referred to divisions within the populations which preferred the Protestant and the Presbyterian religions over the Church of England; and the second paper which discusses Puritanism and its contribution to the American colonies. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

War & Technology / U.S. (1770-1870)

A 5 page research paper on how the U.S. employed existing technology for warfare during this period, rather than investing in war technologies. Only one weapon was invented by an American during this period, although peacetime technologies were converted during wartime. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Women’s Participation in Revolutionary Activities: A Look at Mary Jemison

This 5 page paper considers the nature of the role of women during the 18th and early 19th centuries and especially during the period of the American Revolution and considered the impact of their role in specific political activities. In particular, this paper considers examples like Mary Jemison and their importance during the revolutionary era. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Origins of Slavery in the U.S. Colonies

(7 pp). Although, the number of African American slaves grew slowly at first, by the 1680s they were essential to the economy of Virginia. During the 17th and 18th centuries, African American slaves lived in all of England's North American colonies. Before Great Britain prohibited its subjects from participating in the slave trade, between 600,000 and 650,000 Africans had been forcibly transported to North America . Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Origins of Slavery in the U.S. Colonies.

(7 pp). Although, the number of African American slaves grew slowly at first, by the 1680s they were essential to the economy of Virginia. During the 17th and 18th centuries, African American slaves lived in all of England's North American colonies. Before Great Britain prohibited its subjects from participating in the slave trade, between 600,000 and 650,000 Africans had been forcibly transported to North America . Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Religion and Power / The Politics of Religion in England from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century

This 8 page paper considers the hypothesis that religion is ultimately a tool that is used to control people. Example of the crusades, King Henry VIII and the witch hunts are cited to demonstrate this relations between religion power and control.The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Influences on Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”

This 3 page paper discusses some of the influences that led Ray Bradbury to write “Fahrenheit 451,” including the Nazi book burnings, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Cold War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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.

The Evolution of American Literature from the Colonial Period to the Romantic Period

This 5 page paper traces the development of American literature from the religious and puritan themes of colonial sermons to the political writings of the revolutionary years and into the mature use of fiction to reflect reality rather then recreate it in the romantic period. Authors discussed in the paper include John Winthrop, Jonathan Edwards Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Family Metaphors and The American Revolution

This 10 page paper examines the use of the family metaphor (children , parent, mother country, etc.) in describing the relationship between England and the colonies. The American Revolution is discussed. The works of various authors who wrote during the 1770s are examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Second Revolution: The Development of the U.S. Constitution

A 3 page discussion of the period of time following the American Revolution during which no national Constitution was in place. The author describes the turmoil which characterized that period and contends that, in effect, it was the “second revolution”. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Revolutionary Elements in American and Russian Theatre, 1880 - 1980

A twenty-page paper which looks at the work of selected Russian and American dramatists during the period 1880 to 1980, and assesses the ways in which their work, both in terms of form and content, afforded a revolutionary perspective on the socio-cultural systems of the time. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Cultural Interactions in the Time of the Revolutionary War

A 4 page consideration of the many gains that were made in interactions between whites, blacks, and Native Americans during this critical time period in American history. While there were great losses, both in terms of culture and in terms of basic rights such as freedom and property ownership, there were also many gains. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Irish American Influence on American Culture

A 5 page research paper that examines the influence of Irish Americans on American culture during the period 1800-1877. Bibliography lists 6 sources.