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Post 1878 History of Cyprus »

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.
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Treatment Delivery Systems and Addiction Treatment History »

This 4 page paper looks at the history of substance abuse treatment. The problem is looked at from the nineteenth century on, but a significant change in the 1980s is highlighted. Government involvement in the treatment of addiction and other problems are discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 2 ...
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Native American Plight in The Long Death by Ralph Andrist »

An 8 page paper that recounts the history of the American Indians and the U.S. military strucuture that defeated them. Considered are a number of major battles and the consequences that the military push toward genocide had on the Native American nations of the 19th century. No additional sources cited.
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Benedicte Marie Wrensted’s Photographs of Native Americans »

A 4 page analysis of the photographs Wrensted took during the early twentieth century of Native American subjects. This paper illuminates the fact that considerable artistic license was taken in these depictions. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Native Americans/Preserving Independence »

A 3 page research paper that discusses the strategies used by Indians to preserve their independence in the face of colonial expansion in the eighteenth century. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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US Government's Failure of the Late Nineteenth Century Assimilation of Native Americans »

During the second half of the 19th century there were increased efforts to assimilate the Native American Indians into the mainstream settler culture. This 7 page paper looks at the way this assimilation was undertaken and why it was bound to fail. The bibliography cites 8 sources.
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The Scientific Revolution and the Protestant Reformation »

A 5 page overview of the many developments that occurred in the seventeenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Alice Cary's 'The West Country' Poem »

A 5 page analysis of this early nineteenth century poem. This paper points out the simile and metaphor which is presented in regard to nature and how they correspond to the many societal changes which took place during the Industrial Revolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Europe During the Mid 19th Century and Social Changes »

This 6 page paper looks at the way that the economic changes in mid nineteenth century Europe resulted in changes in the social structure. The paper includes discussion in the class structure, the long term impact of the industrial revolution and the poor laws. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
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Art and the Impact of Industrialization »

A five page paper which looks at the effect which the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century had upon art, and the ways in which reactions against it such as the Art and Craft movement led to the development of Art Nouveau and the later combination of functional design with ...
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A Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying A Critique »

A 5 page review of the first English translation of the experiences of one Chinese woman in pre-revolutionary China. The contention is presented that Xie’s experiences serve to dispel the Twentieth Century notion that up until the 1949 revolution China remained to a large degree traditional. Bibliography ...
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Westernization of Russia/The Petrine Revolution »

A 5 page research paper that discusses the radical changes that Peter the Great instigated in Russia in the eighteenth century. The writer describes how Peter's goal was to reshape Russia in the cultural image of Europe. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Cultivating Gentleman by Tamara Plakins Thornton »

This 5 page report discusses Tamara Plakins Thornton's "Cultivating Gentlemen: the meaning of country life among the Boston elite, 1785-1860." By the opening years of the 19th century, the wealthier "gentlemen" of the Northeast were determined to create their own version of a "back-to-nature" movement. To a great degree, such agrarianism was inspired by the writings ...
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British Industrial Revolution, Its Causes, and Impact »

A 5 page research paper which focuses on the work of historian E.J. Hobsbawm and his book Industry and Empire, in explaining the reasons why the Industrial Revolution occurred in Great Britain toward the end of the eighteenth century. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Similarities and Differences Between the 17th Century Scientific Revolution and 18th Century Enlightenment »

A 5 page research paper that compares and contrasts the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century with the Enlightenment of the eighteenth. The writer argues that an overview of this period of history shows that the two movements, while different, were distinctly related. The ideas that grew in the Scientific ...
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Scientific Revolution and How It Evolved »

An 8 page outline of some of the major steps of the scientific revolution which spanned the Renaissance through the eighteenth century. The author explores the work of some of the most noteworthy scientists of all time but also points out that many discoveries can be attributed to novice ...
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Working Conditions and the Industrial Revolution »

A 3 page paper which examines working conditions in Europe during the Industrial Revolution. The paper is partially done in first person, as though one lived in the 19th century in Europe. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Virginia's Way of Life and American Revolutionaries »

This 7-page paper examines Sydnor's American Revolutionaries in the Making: Political Practices in Washington’s Virginia, examines the theories behind democracy and aristoracy, and discusses if Virginia's political systems from the 18th and 19th centuries would work in today's political system.
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Writers of English Prose »

A 14 page paper which examines the work of several English prose writers from the 16th and 17th centuries. The writers examined are Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Thomas More, Thomas Hobbes, Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Winston Churchill: An Effective War Leader »

This 7 page paper examines Winston Churchill's war leadership skills and argues that he was the most effective of the European leaders (as opposed to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini or Chamberlain). However, the paper does not take the position that Churchill was the most important man of the 20th century. Bibliography ...
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Leadership: A Comparison of Notorious Leaders »

This 10 page paper examines five leaders of the twentieth century: Adolf Hitler, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and Chiang Kai-Shek. Leadership is examined in general. Ethics play a role in the analysis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Pre European Industrial Revolution Developments »

A 5 page survey of the major developments that lead to the European Industrial Revolution. Writer traces major religious, political and economic developments from 1100 A.D. up through the Eighteenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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1911 Revolution in China and 20th Century Path »

A 10 page discussion of the formative events resulting from the Revolution of 1911 which shaped China’s face for the entirety of the Twentieth Century. Identifies Mao’s choice of Communism, and of the U.S.S.R. as an ally as the most instrumental factor in putting China where she is today. ...
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European Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th Centuries »

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in Europe, people began to see and understand the world in an entirely new way. The Scientific Revolution brought about the transformation of thought concerning the nature of the world and man's place within that world. This 11 page paper examines the ...
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Reform in the Early 19th Century »

This 3 page paper discusses some of the early 19th century reform movements. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Persian Letters by Montesquieu »

A 5 page analysis of this classic novel of the seventeenth-century in which the writer demonstrates that Montesquieu's masterpiece reflects both the ideas and beliefs of the Enlightenment and the beginnings of the scientific revolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Modern Era and 1870 to 1920 Development »

A 5 page research paper on how the Victorian era of the late nineteenth century evolved by 1920 into the modern era. The writer addresses the effects of the Industrial Revolution, but also how this instigated sociological change. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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18th Century European Power Struggles »

This 12 page paper assesses eighteenth century Europe and evaluates changes in power through different nation states. France is the focal point of this paper which takes the position that the French Revolution, and others, were started due to neglect by the sitting monarchs. Annotated bibliography lists 4 sources. ...
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Historically Comparing British and French Politics »

This 6 page paper explores reasons for the relative stability of the British government as compared with the history of France in this realm. The Enlightenment is discussed as well as the French Revolution. Politics over the past two centuries are explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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History of Europe »

This 6 page paper provides answers to four questions posed by a student. The answers are chock full of information pertinent to the French Revolution and Robespierre’s rule as well as Napoleon’s problems when he took the reigns. The significance of the unification of Germany and Italy is explored ...
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Tutorial on Prostheses and Latest Developments »

An 11 page paper. Artifical limbs have a long history, which some say dates back to ancient Egypt. The beginning field is attributed, however, to a French surgeon in the 16th century. This paper discusses a brief history of prostheses, the reasons individuals may need a prosthesis of some kind; ...
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Rebellion and its Repercussions: the Wars of the Roses »

In five pages this paper considers the three-decade long fifteenth-century English conflict between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists in an examination of the reasons, motivations, and repercussions of the Wars of the Roses. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.
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John Demos' The Unredeemed Captive and Intercultural Relationships »

This 10 page paper considers this factually based book which examines the relationship between the English, the French and the Native Americans in the early eighteenth century. This is undertaken through the story of the Williams family, following the story of Eunice Williams who chooses not to return when ...
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La Religieuse by Denis Diderot »

( 10 pp.) In this discussion we are asked to look at Denis Diderot's eighteenth century novel La Religieuse , and to determine through that work and its major character (s) the author's attitudes towards sexuality. Bibliography lists 1 source. Rough French follows text. A rough French translation follows the ...
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Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror »

5 pages. In this historical narrative of Medieval Europe, the author writes of French nobleman Enguerrand de Coucy who ruthlessly made himself wealthy by preying on the unfortunate peasants of the time period. The 14th century was a time of great horrors such as the plague and the Hundred Years ...
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What Causes War by Greg Cashman »

War is a social-political institution, that has taken many forms over the centuries. There are a number of theories that address the interactions of war and forms of political organization. This 5 page paper provides an overview of Greg Cashman's book, What Causes War? No additional sources are listed.
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Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century French Battles According to George Lefebvre and Roland Mousnier »

This 5-page paper compares and contrasts views held by Roland Mousnier and George Lefebvre in terms of what caused uprising in 17th and 18th century France. This essay examines both the causes, and the roles of the peasants, merchant classes and aristocracies in The Fronde (mid-1600s) and the French Revolution ...
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The Death of the Earth by J.H. Rosny »

A 6 page analysis of the J.H. Rosny's (a pseudonym for Joseph Henri Boex) science fiction novel La Mort de la Terre (The Death of the Earth). This early twentieth century work has long been neglected in English-speaking countries when examining the evolution of the science fiction/fantasy genre. No additional ...
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War is the Result of Nationalism »

A 5 page research paper that examines the problems that are inherent in nationalism. The writer discusses the two major forms of nationalism and demonstrates how much of the conflict that has characterized the twentieth century resulted from the tension between these two forms. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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American and Apache Wars »

A twelve page paper which looks at the origins and progress of the wars between the Apache Indians and the Americans during the nineteenth century, with reference to the different strategies which were employed by both sides, the role played by Apache leaders such as Geronimo, the importance of Apache ...
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Gulf War Strategy »

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the Gulf War and strategies employed at the time by the U.S. and Iraq. This objective look at this latter twentieth century war includes statistics on casualties. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Background and Events of the Wars of the Roses »

This 5 page paper is a concisely written informative paper that gives the reader an insight to the background and events of this war between the Yorkists and the Lancasterians in the fifteen century . The writer outlines the background to the situation, with the claims to the throne ...
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Comparison of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Mexican Art »

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the basic trends in art in 19th and 20th century Mexico and considers the impact of the War of Independence on the emergence of the focus on regional art. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault »

A 5 page essay on this classic historical novel of the Peloponnesian War. It argues that the lessons of Renault's depiction of love and war in Peloponnesian times apply equally well to our own century. No additional sources cited.
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Early American and Equality »

A 5 page discussion of the ideology of equality which existed in the years preceding the American Revolution. Notes that while the words of Thomas Jefferson, preserved for history in the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming that all men are created equal; were far from accurate in regard to the ...
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Classical Theorists, Modern Warfare, and the 20th/21st Century »

A 4 page paper which examines if the classical theorists’ notions of war apply to modern warfare in the 20th and the 21st centuries. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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20th Century Women's Suffrage Movement »

A 6 page overview of women’s fate in the Twentieth Century and their struggle to change that fate. Notes the importance of a collective voice such as that witnessed in the women’s suffrage movement, the Progressive movement, and the Civil Rights movement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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America's Revolutionary War and Women »

This 5 page paper outlines the society in which women lived during the time of the Revolutionary War in America. Dominant opinions about, standards of behavior, and expectations of American women of 18th century are presented. Bibliography included.
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History of Teutonic Knights »

A 6 page research paper that looks at the history of the Teutonic Knights, a military-religious order similar to the better known Templar or Hospitaller Orders of the middle ages. The Teutonic Knights were responsible for bringing Christianity to Eastern Europe through numerous crusades that lasted through to the fifteenth ...
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American 'Palefaces' and 'Redskins' in Literature »

This 5 page report discusses the idea that American writers of the 18th and 19th centuries can be classified as either "Redskins" or "Pale Faces." The Redskins reflect more closely with the American Experience while the Palefaces reflect a far more European influence. Walt Whitman and Mark Twain are used as examples of “redskins,” while ...
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