Developing Identity: Gender in the 50s and 60s

A 4 page paper which examines how young people’s identity was strongly developed, according to gender, through war and the media in the 50s and 60s. The paper argues that men were strongly influenced and directed through the War in Vietnam and women through the media. The paper utilizes Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried and Susan J. Douglas’ Where the Girls Are. No additional sources cited.

Grief Support for Youths and Young Adults

This 9 page paper provides an overview of a grief support group for youths and young adults who have experienced loss, especially those who have suffered the loss of a spouse resulting from war. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

E.M. Remarque's 'All Quiet on the Western Front' # 2

A 10 page analysis of the E.M. Remarque's novel about the grim realities of War and (WWI) and a young man's loss of innocence. The writer details his discoveries along with the cultural assumptions and illusions of the time that underlie the text and concludes that, through this novel, Remarque alludes to the destructive nature of man and accuses him of being a murderer. The primary source is cited in the bibliography.

Women and Retirement

An 8 page paper which discusses how women spend their retirement in the United States. Issues discussed involve women working for more years than men, living longer than men, and how women look at retirement, among other various issues relating to the leisure years of women in America. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Lyndon Johnson

An 8 page paper discussing both the personal and public life of Lyndon Johnson. Johnson was a unique man with many manly qualities, sometimes the worst of those qualities in appearance. He was in some ways truly an opportunist, and in other ways one of the most troubled and kind men the presidency has known. In discussing his life we examine two books detailing parts of his life. One book is titled 'The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years' by Joseph Califano, who worked alongside Johnson and had every opportunity to truly know the man, and the second book is titled “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream” by Doris Goodwin which is a book that details the emotional man looking back at his career as president. Issues discussed include machoism, civil rights, women, and a comparison with president Clinton. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

James Meredith

This 5 page report discusses the young man who in 1962 found himself as the focal point of the civil rights movement when he became the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi, 'Ole Miss.' Four years later, he was gunned down while leading the 'March Against Fear,' an effort to encourage African Americans to vote. He has remained active in civil rights but his conservative views have alienated many. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Development Of The American Identity In The 19th Century

This 6 page report discusses how the United States developed its own unique 'identity' in the 19th century. Change and establishment of that identity was found in issues relating to race and slavery, the development of the American political system, and the westward expansion of the country. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Revolutionary Men

A 5 page paper discussing the concept of revolution and the influence that individual men have on the political changes that occur within a country. The examples are based on Vaclav Havel's Open Letters and Eduard Dune's Notes of a Red Guard. Both of these men were men of vision and both of them have a story that llustrates how one man can become involved, however subtly, and make a difference.

The Ottomans And The Armenians: Casualties Of War Or Genocide?

10 pages in length. Assessing the Armenian genocide not only immediately brings to mind the staggering numbers of people in this murderous episode, but it also warrants re-evaluation of whether or not this occurrence was truly mass extermination. While there is no denying an Armenian and Muslim tragedy, one might readily argue that it was not genocide as proposed by some. Such supporters claim that the young Turks who annihilated one and a half million Armenians possessed the same blatant disregard as those who orchestrated the Holocaust, while opposing voices – careful to acknowledge the existence of hostilities – vehemently deny the fundamental accusation of genocide. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Lieutenant General Hal Moore

A 14 page paper. Lieutenant General Harold (Hal) G. Moore led the first major American battle in Vietnam. He was a Lieutenant Colonel at the time. Moore’s 450 troops fought against 2,000 well-trained North Vietnamese troops for three days with constant artillery being fired. This essay provides brief biography of Moore, his military career, and how he led his men in Ia Drang. It also discusses some of Moore’s personal traits that were essential for his success. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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.

Police and Fire Services in Eighteenth Century Paris

This 7 page paper explores what existed during the time period in terms of police and fire services. Some information about what occurred as the nineteenth century began is also included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

GATES OF FIRE BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD

This 7 page paper discusses the novel by Steven Pressfield called Gates of Fire. This book is analyzed for its portrayal of Spartan culture, education, the famous battle, and its application to modern warfare. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Women and the Advent of Unions

This 3 page paper examines unionism early in the twentieth century, and in the late nineteenth century. Problems experienced by women are highlighted. information on the Triangle Factory fire is included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Does History Tell the Truth?

This 6 page paper considers the question of truth with regard to one historical incident, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire of 1911. It also discusses ways in which an examination of this incident is relevant to our understanding of the present, and whether it illuminates any contemporary incident. Bibliography lists 2 sources.