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Early American Women »

During the revolutionary era, at a time when North Americans proclaimed liberty and political participation as their birthright, women remained separate from the institutions of political life. This 7 page research paper examines the sociopolitical oppression of women and the beginnings of feminist activism in the United States. The writer ...
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American Colonies and Slavery Origins »

(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 ...
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Early 20th Century Historical Contributions of the Average Female »

An 8 page paper looking at the way women's contributions to our culture have fundamentally altered American history in the early part of this century. The paper contends that even if women's political contributions are ignored, changing social attitudes - changed by women, from within -- toward such issues as ...
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Social Evolution, Political Force, and Latin America »

A 5 page paper that demonstrates the impacts of major political force on the small communities of Latin America over the course of the past 4 centuries. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Rauchway/Murdering McKinley »

A 5 page book review on Murdering McKinley by historian Eric Rauchway, in which the author creates a gripping story from what has basically become a footnote in twentieth century American history--the murder of President William McKinley in 1901 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Through an intriguing use of narrative perspective, ...
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A Political History of Cuba »

An 8 page paper discussing Cuba's oppressive political history. The Cuban people are hard working and strive to maintain optimism. The fact is, however, they have suffered centuries of political and economic oppression. Cuba presents perhaps the finest example of the consequences of inept government based on ...
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Survival of Native Americans v. Europeans in the Colonial Americas »

A 15 page address of the question which has occupied historians for centuries, why were Native Americans not only able to survive but to thrive in a land where European colonists would at first flounder and many times perish? The author of this paper explores various sides of the debate ...
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Identity of Native Americans, Religion and Politics »

A 5 page paper that explores and examines the theme of the reconciliation of the heritage of Native American politics and religion with that of the heritage of the politics and religion of European colonization in twentieth century literature. Discussed and compared are John Neihardt's 1932 publication of Black ...
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Global History from 1870 Until 1945 »

A 5 page research paper that examines global history between 1870 and 1945. The writer argues that the most important political revolution of the twentieth century was the changing nature of the international community in this era. The writer offers an examination of the economic forces and world events behind ...
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American History and How it is Guided by US Presidents »

5 pages in length. There exist myriad significant entities that have created America's social, political and economic stronghold, but there has been perhaps no greater force than that of political leaders, particularly United States presidents. The notable contributions made by past American commanders since the turn of the ...
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American History: 19th Century »

A 4 page paper which examines different issues of history in the 19th century. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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19th Century American History »

This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of 19th century American history. Slavery, the Civil War, Imperialism, and the Progressive movement are explored. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Early Colonial Period and the Life and Survival of Native Americans »

A 3 page article review in which the writer examines an author's discussion of the White men who first came to America and failed miserably at imitating Native Indian lifestyles and wound up dying from cold winters, malnutrition, etc;-- Simply because they tried to do things their "own way"-- and ...
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Cultural and Political Autonomy Preservation Struggles of Native American Leaders »

A 6 page overview of the different Native American approaches launched in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in response to white invasion into Indian lands. The author emphasizes the contrast which existed between these three great leaders. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Nineteenth Century Native Americans »

A 5 page paper which examines the perspectives and conditions of the Native Americans during the last half of the 19th century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Colonization and Effects on Native Americans »

A 4 page overview of the different approaches to colonization of Spain and Portugal verses England, France, and Holland in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Describes differences in their interactions with Native Americans. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Reasons Behind 1787's Slave Emancipation Failure »

This 5 page paper looks at the practice of slavery and why, when a majority of people abhorred the concept, it prevailed for another century. The Constitution is discussed as it pertains to slavery. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Slavery During the European Renaissance »

A 3 page overview of Renaissance slavery, slavery occurring between the fourteenth and seventeenth century AD in Europe. The author emphasizes the similarities and differences between Renaissance slavery and American slavery. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Slavery and Cash Crops in Virginia’s History »

A 13 page paper which examines and discusses slavery and cash crops in the history of Virginia, with emphasis on the 18th century. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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19th Century American Slavery and Marriages »

This 5 page overview on wedding ceremonies held for slaves in nineteenth century America details customs such as 'jumping the broom.' The role of the church is also addressed. The paper ends with marriage statistics from the time period. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Nineteenth Century South and Slavery »

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to slavery in the South in the 19th century, including the fact that slavery was not a monolithic institution, that there were slaves who owned property, and focuses on the examples provided by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. ...
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Economic, Political, and Social History of West Africa and the Impacts of Slavery and the Slave Trade »

This 8 page paper discusses the impact on the African continent from the four centuries of slave trade and what the implications for the future may be. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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U.S. Colonies and Slavery »

(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 ...
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17th Century America and Black Slavery »

A 9 page overview of what life was like for seventeenth century African slaves in the American colonies. The author traces the slave experience from its point of origin in Africa to the homes of the white slave owners. This paper emphasizes that the African American slave experience was quite ...
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20th Century Race History »

This 6 page paper discusses the history of race in the twentieth century and included such major movements as slavery, segregation, desegregation, and the civil rights movement. Furthermore, many notable authors and their views on this topic are noted in this paper, such as Zinn, McBride, Mel King, and ...
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A Century of Chaos and Corruption During the Roman Civil Wars »

A 7 page paper that examines the civil wars occurring within the realm of Rome from 133 BC to 31 BC. Discussed are the many rulers of Rome beginning with Tiberius in 133 BC and ending with Octavius' victory over Marc Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC as well ...
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U.S. and the Rights of States »

This 7 page paper looks at the rights of stats in light of the constitutional convention and in the nineteenth century as well. The question of slavery is addressed in terms of the creation of the Constitution. The Dred Scott decision is also examined. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Civil Rights in the Nineteenth Century »

This 5 page paper looks at Jim Crow laws, the Civil War era, and various cases such as Plessy v. Ferguson and the Dred Scott Decision. Civil rights are evaluated in the context of nineteenth century cases. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Desmond Seward’s Wars of the Roses »

An 8 page book review on Desmond Seward’s text, The Wars of the Roses, which is a civil war that marks fifteenth century English history and established the Tudor dynasty. The writer discusses the overall purpose of the text, general content of the book, its structure, scholarship, use of sources, ...
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Analysis of Stoessinger's Why Nations Go To War II »

A 5 page, analytical evaluation of Stoessinger's "Why Nations Go To War"-- a political treatise on the causes of war in the 20th century. The writer assesses the importance of leaders' personalities, conquest, and war as an aspect of human nature. It is argued that while another major world conflict ...
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France and Democracy »

This 5 page paper explains why the Third Republic was a success, while an earlier attempt at democracy in 1848 had failed. Social conditions which led up to the revolutions in nineteenth century France are explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution »

A 7 page research paper that discusses the relationship between the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century and the Enlightenment of the eighteenth and how these eras changed the worldview of Western European society. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Business History and Management »

A 4 page paper discussing this question: “Does the ‘managerial revolution’ in leading industrial nations explain their competitiveness and growth performance?” The structure and function of the integrated managerial enterprise is credited in the view of many with giving rise to large firms and enabling them to achieve ...
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Enlightenment Ideals and Military Theory »

A 25 page research paper that examines the ways in which the ideals of the Enlightenment impacted the military and military theory in the late eighteenth century. The writer discusses how this caused armies to change from being dynastic in nature to nationalistic, and also how wars changed from being ...
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Was the Barons' Rebellion a 'Deliberate and Enlightened' Revolution? »

A paper which looks in detail at the Barons Rebellion in thirteenth-century Britain, and considers whether the actions of the Barons, and in particular Simon de Montfort, could accurately be described as a "deliberate and enlightened revolution". Bibliography lists 11 sources.
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First Seven Chapters of The Revolution of Life by Loubere »

A five page paper which looks at the political, economic and industrial developments in Europe in the nineteenth century as delineated by The Revolution of Life. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Review of Cotton Belt to Sun Belt by Bruce Schulman »

This 4-page paper is a review on Bruce Schulman's "Cotton Belt to Sun Belt," which describes the efforts of the U.S. government to try to revive the South during the mid-20th century.
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15th Century The Second Shepherd's Play »

This 5 page paper examines this fifteenth century play. The author's intent is contemplated. A synopsis of the plot is included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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US Frontier Myth »

A 6 page examination of the frontier myth in United States history. Identifies greed and the never-ending drive for territorial expansion and control of resources, both natural and human, as the driving force for white Anglo Saxon males in the United States from the colonial period up until the ...
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Change Through War »

A 4 page research paper that examines the history of warfare in the 16th and 17th centuries and argues that war provided an engine for social change during this period. The writer discusses how military changes, such as increased army size, brought lasting social, financial and political change. Bibliography ...
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19th and 20th Century Naval Power »

A 4 page discussion of the relative importance of the world's naval forces. By World War II, in fact, the battleship had come to be regarded as the ultimate offensive weapon. During this time the theories of Clausewitz, a Prussian military strategist, were commonly employed by most of ...
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England During the Seventeenth Century and the Leveller Movement »

A 12 page paper which traces the history and ideology of the Levellers and their contribution to the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell’s republican regime, and looks at the legacy of Leveller philosophy and ideals in modern democracies. Bibliography lists 7 sources
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Events of the 20th Century »

A 4 page paper which examines the coming of the Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, Great Society and the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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19th Century America's Economic Developments »

This 4 page paper highlights differences between North and South when it coms to economics. Slavery is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Nineteenth Century Racism and Native Americans »

This 5-page paper discusses the concept against racism against the American Indians during the American expansion westward in the 1800s, and discusses if that racism continues to this day. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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17th Century Conflict Between English Colonists and Native Americans »

An 8 page overview of the conflict which erupted between the English colonists and the Native inhabitants of the Americas. The arrival of the Pilgrims and the Puritans to the Americans would prove the beginning of an insurmountable blow to the Native American peoples who inhabited the continent. ...
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18th Century Virginia and Slavery »

This 7 page paper takes a look at the slave trade in Virginia during the 1700s. Attention is paid to the geography of Virginia and its ambivalence due to its proximity between North and South. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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19th Century Trends, Consumerism, and Women's Fashions »

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the history of consumerism in terms of women's fashions. What has changed, as well as what has stayed the same, are things that are discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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19th Century US' Penitentiary System »

This 3 page paper highlights points from On the Penitentiary System in the United States and Its Application in France by Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont. The fact that the U.S. was a model country at the time is noted as is the fact that authors examine ...
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17th and 18th Century America and White Slaves »

An 8 page consideration of an often overlooked component of American history. While it is impossible to assign a precise number to the percentage of slaves that were white, suffice it to say that this number was significant and that these slaves served in the same capacity as blacks. As ...
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