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Labor and Public Activism of Women »

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the role of women in the industrial West. The role of women in the emerging industrial workforce at the end of the 19th century had a definitive impact on family values and perspectives on racism, ethnicity and changing demographics (including increasing ...
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20th Century Civil Rights »

This 12 page report discusses civil rights and the civil rights movement of the past century. While it was a time of social change in America that was unprecedented, it is also essential to understand that while it accomplished much, it did not solve America’s civil liberty and racial problems. ...
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Industrialization Problems and Coping Strategies »

A 7 page research paper that examines ways in which several nineteenth century political philosophers proposed to correct the problems caused by industrialization. These include Thoreau, Henry George and William Dean Howells. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Perspectives on Mental Illness »

An in-depth 12 page research paper on how poorly the mentally-ill were treated during the 18th and w19th centuries when terms such as "loony" and "insane" were common. Some of the ridiculous ideas from those years pertaining to how mental illness was caused are explored as well (i.e., partying, masturbation, ...
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Cuban Missle Crisis and Canada »

A 10 page contention that while the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis composed the first real threat to North American territory since the bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II, the reaction of the two countries most threatened by this crisis was considerably different. The U.S. reaction was swift ...
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Autonomy and the Basques »

A 25 page paper arguing the thesis that the Basques are still waging an uphill battle for autonomy, desired since 711 A.D., and nationalism formally requested in the 1980s. The paper is divided into sections on Basque origins; social formation and politics leading to the 19th Century; 19th Century, ...
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War in Iraq and Journalism Coverage »

10 pages in length. For as long as man has been on planet Earth, he has faced a tremendous struggle between right and wrong; as history readily illustrates, his behavior has too often reflected a poor choice of direction where these two entities are concerned. Now in the ...
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The Iron Heel by Jack London »

(4 pp). A narrator, seven centuries down the road tells us of a "manuscript" he has found. "(There are not ) errors of fact, but errors of interpretation. Looking back across the seven centuries that have lapsed since Avis Everhard completed her manuscript, events, and the bearings ...
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If the Industrial and Computer Revolutions Had Occurred at the Same Time, What Would Have Happened? »

4 pages in length. The popular adage that contends too much of a good thing can be bad might readily be applied had the computer revolution occurred at the same time as the Industrial Revolution. Looking at it from the perspective of twenty-first century understanding, where virtually everything ...
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Rousseau, Jefferson, Paine & The Enlightenment »

A 4 page research paper that discusses these eighteenth century authors. During the eighteenth century, trends in politics, society and religion culminated in the philosophical movement known simply as the Enlightenment, which drew its name from the era’s emphasis on reason and rationality (Brians). Enlightenment philosophers subscribed to the belief ...
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Theories on the Advancement of Knowledge »

This 5 page report discusses technological and intellectual advances that have taken place in the 20th century and whether or not such an expansion of knowledge has been due to great new ideas suddenly appearing on the intellectual horizon or a technological evolution of ideas that has led to such commonplace realities as photocopy machines, personal ...
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Legacy of Conquest/The American West »

An 8 page book review on Patricia Limerick's history analysis, The Legacy of Conquest. In this book, Limerick presents a persuasive argument that disagrees with the popular conceptualization of the history of the American West. First of all, Limerick disagrees with the idea that 1890 constitutes a clear demarcation line ...
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Nineteenth Century America's Rapid Urbanization Causes and Effects »

This 8 page paper discusses the causes of rapid urbanization during the last half of the 19th century, with an emphasis on the last decades of that century. The writer explains there were many factors contributing to the exploding population in cities, including industrialization and immigration. Comments regarding the factors ...
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History and Societal Effects of Opium »

8 pages in length. Opium was the drug of choice during eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America. Popularized for its mood-altering capability, opium was first consumed in crude form and then later transformed into various recreational and medicinal strains. From the juice of the opium plant's poppy came laudanum ...
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First Balkan War and the Ottoman Empire »

12 pages in length. As a bold statement against the existing Ottoman Empire, an authority that had been in operation since the early sixteenth century, the First Balkan War was in response to the Young Turks having spread their fingers of control well beyond any reasonable extent. This ...
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Lystra's "Searching The Heart" - Analysis »

4 pages in length. Lystra's "Searching the Heart: Women, Men, and Romantic Love in Nineteenth-Century America" draws its influence from a long-standing misinterpretation of Victorian love and relationships as being covert and void of romantic undertones. The chronological scope of the nineteenth century provides for a more focused ...
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The City and the Mountains by Jose Maria Eca de Queiros II »

A 6 page paper that provides an overview of Eca de Queiros's work and the considers the major themes as they apply to Portuguese society of the late 19th century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Compare and Contrast: The Two World Wars »

A 12 page paper which details some of the circumstances of World War I and II. World War I took place in the beginning of the century and changed the balance of powers that were in existence for centuries. Europe was virtually devastated by the war and the United States ...
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Robert F. Kennedy's Thirteen Days, A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis »

A 5 page discussion of some of the primary points presented by this book. The book is doubly valuable in that it offers a historical overview of the period as well as insight into the personal reactions of U.S. leaders who were at the helm of our government of ...
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19th Century America and the Effects of Communism »

This 5 page paper considers Communism in Europe in the 19th century and how it influenced America. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
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The Development of Libraries »

An 18 page essay on the development of libraries in the late nineteenth century and the impact of the money and philosophy of Andrew Carnegie. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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The Heritage Crusade And The Spoils Of History by David Lowenthal »

5 pages in length. David Lowenthal's primary objective in "The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History" is to illustrate the inherent separation, as well as the inextricable cohesion, of heritage, history and contemporary society. The author strives to enlighten his readers to the inadequacies of conventional thought ...
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Jefferson and Hamilton and Agriculture »

A 3 page paper which examines Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton’s ideals concerning the place of agriculture in the United States at the beginning of the 19th century. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Political and Economic Power Correlation »

A 6 page research paper that examines some of the most influential and famous works of the Enlightenment. During the eighteenth century, inspired by new and revolutionary discoveries in science, Western political philosophers such as Locke, Rousseau, Smith, Paine and Jefferson reevaluated the nature of political authority and how it ...
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Wier/Tehano »

A 4 page essay that examines one aspect of the novel Tehano by Allen Wier, which is a sweeping epic of nineteenth century America. One of the many sub-plots in this novel concerns two brothers: Alexander Wesley Speer and Charles Wesley Speer. Identical twins, Wier describes not only the connection ...
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Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Labor Unions and Women »

This 10 page paper examines two such issues that are related by the ideology of the "work ethic": what happens when people retire too early and without benefits; and the history of women in labor unions in the 18th and 19th centuries. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Nineteenth Century Great Britain, Middle Class and Working Women »

7 pages in length. The distinction between the lives of working and middle class women in nineteenth century Britain is both grand and far-reaching. That the working population was considered the equivalent of undesirable social outcasts when compared with their middle class counterparts clearly illustrates the unmistakable divide ...
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Musical Overtures in the Nineteenth Century »

A 10 page research paper that, first of all, defines the different types of overtures that were written in the 19th century and then looks at some representative work by Beethoven Mendelssohn and Wagner. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Late 18th and Mid 19th Century Anti Slavery Movements »

11 pages discussing the anti-slave movements that existed from the late eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. Bibliography contains 11 sources.
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The Anti-Slavery Movement »

A 3 page overview of the abolitionist movement of the nineteenth century. This paper emphasizes the multifaceted nature of the movement. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Gordon S. Wood's The Radicalism of the American Revolution »

A 4 page paper which examines how American, in the 19th century, became a nation that was far different from the one that the revolutionary fathers envisioned. The argument is examined through Gordon S. Wood’s work “The Radicalism of the American Revolution.” No additional sources cited.
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U.S. Life and Immigrants of Ireland »

A 6 page paper that provides an overview of the immigration of Irish into the United States in the 19th century and considers the discrimination based on religious, cultural and educational differences. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Comparison of 1790 and 1860 Economies »

This 5 page paper examines the two time periods in American history. The time in between is the focus of this paper that examines the industrial revolution, slavery and immigration. Many statistics are included in this factual look at the early part of the nineteenth century when ...
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Korean Conflict »

5 pages in length. The writer discusses how the political, social and economic strife that punctuates the relationship between North and South Korea has its roots in cultural development of centuries ago and ultimately culminated in the Korean conflict. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Southern Slave Codes »

This 3 page paper discusses the southern Slave Codes of the 19th century that were enacted to keep the "peculiar institution" of slavery in place. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Nineteenth Century Childhood in the Works of Henry James »

An 8 page essay that argues that Henry James works, The Turn of the Screw and What Maisie Knew, represent the way that childhood was socially constructed in the nineteenth century and the theme of both works is that children should be regarded as people, and not manipulated by adults ...
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Why Nations Go to War by Stoessinger »

A 10 page paper focusing primarily upon Stoessinger's book "Why Nations Go To War" and complementing it with extra research. The writer discusses war in the twentieth century, its causes & outcomes, etc;. The concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.) is examined and the possibility of another major conflict ...
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Analyzing The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman »

A 5 page paper which examines how the death of the Cold War led to the birth of globalization, which has restructured capitalism and international relations in the twenty-first century. No additional sources are used.
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Russell Bourne/Red King's Rebellion »

A 3 page book review of Russell Bourne's The Red King's Rebellion, which recounts the conditions leading up to and including the war between Native Americans and colonists in the seventeenth century. Bourne addresses the position of colonists who argued against cooperation with Native Americans, but also those who argued ...
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18th and 19th Century Great Britain's Social History Development »

A ten page paper which looks at the way in which Britain, and particularly England, changed and developed between 1700 and 1900, in terms of industrialisation, the growth of the middle class, the changes in conditions for the working population, and the improvements in social reform which came about during ...
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The History of the Financial Markets »

This 8 page paper looks at the history of the financial markets. Starting with Ancient Rome and the etairia the paper looks at the development of investments in shares, the emergence of stock brokers and the stock markets as well as the way bubbles have developed as a result of ...
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Lloyd's of London History »

A five page paper which traces the history of Lloyd’s of London from its origins in Lloyd’s Coffee House in the seventeenth century to the present day, including its expansion from maritime to other forms of insurance, its establishment as a global financial institution, and the effect of the severe ...
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Nineteenth Century Japan and China and Its History Course Determinants »

A 5 page paper which examines what determined the course of histories in China and Japan during the 19th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Early Photography History »

(5 pp). In the early nineteenth century, the new "invention" photography seemed as though it could "capture" the whole world, some labeled it, the "mirror with a memory."This discussion will examine some of those early photographers and their experiments. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Social Movement and Law Enforcement »

A 5 page paper which illustrates the relationship between law enforcement, as it involves the power theory, and social movement. In illustrating the connections and levels of involvement we discuss the evolution of the relationship as it has been evidenced through social movement in this century. Subjects such as racism, war concerns, women’s ...
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A Musical Theater History »

A 5 page paper that explores the history of the musical theater. Although there have been stories told through music since at least the mid-1500s, musical theater as we know it today began in the 19th century in Paris and Vienna. It did not take long before it moved to ...
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An 18th Century American »

A 5 page paper which examines life in 18th century America from a personal perspective. The paper primarily examines the Seven Years War. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Contemporary Actions and the Predeterminant of History »

A 4 page contention that our actions today are often determined by decisions that we made well back into the chapters of history. Indeed, even if we consider such gross aspects of our lives as our politics and our religions we see that this is indeed the case. One of ...
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US Lutheran Church and its History »

A 6 page paper that explores the changes that the Lutheran Church has undergone since its introduction to America beginning in the 1600s. Discussed are the divisions and reunification that the Lutheran Church in America has experienced during the twentieth century and the differences that still remain between the ...
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U.S. History, Quilting, and Quilts »

An 8 page paper which examines how quilting enhanced the role of women in nineteenth-century society, considers the significance of quilting bees and quilts as folk art. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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