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Term Papers on Benjamin Franklins Autobiography

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Colonial to Romantic Period American Literature »

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 ...
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Eighteenth Century Writers' Spiritual and Worldly Interests »

This 5 page paper discusses writers such as Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and William Byrd. This paper examines their contributions in terms of writings and how those writings reflect both spiritual and worldy ideals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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What People in the Colonial Era Knew »

This 5 page paper explores the importance of learning and knowledge in colonial America. There is a focus on Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin and their thoughts about education and learning. The essay discusses the purpose of learning and what knowledge was perceived as the most valuable. Bibliography lists 6 ...
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Economic and Political Freedom Views »

A 7 page paper presenting some of the views of Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry David Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin regarding the interconnection of personal virtue, political freedom and economic freedom. The conclusion from the readings is that political and economic freedom go hand in hand, and that personal virtue ...
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America's Enlightenment »

Origins of the Enlightenment in America are explored in this 5 page paper. The ideas, events and conditions that led up to the era are discussed, in both Europe and America, with an emphasis on the latter. The American Revolution is reported as being integral to the Enlightenment and the ...
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Iraq War and Views of Past Leaders »

This 8 page paper examines the war in Iraq through the eyes of Elizabeth I, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Banneker. Bibliographic information is included about each of the individuals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Civil Rights' Activist Anne Moody »

A 5 page analysis of Moody's autobiography, Coming of Age in Mississippi. The writer demonstrates that while this book gives a personal account of Moody's involvement with the Civil Rights movement, it can also be seen as a means of understanding what the general experiences of others who were drawn ...
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Anne Moody's Coming of Age in Mississippi »

A 2.5 page paper which reviews activist Anne Moody’s autobiography, set in the context of the civil rights movement, 'Coming of Age in Mississippi.'
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Slavery Throughout History »

A 5 page research paper that gives a brief history of slavery, focusing on the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Teddy Roosevelt's Autobiography »

A 5 page paper which examines the autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt as it relates to its illumination of American history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Oral Traditions of Native Americans »

A 7 page research paper/essay that offers a close reading of a passage from Polingaysi Qoyawayma's autobiography No Turning Back. The writer discusses a quoted passage in detail and discusses it, drawing on a secondary source. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Harriet Jacobs/Slave Girl »

A 6 page research paper/essay that discusses Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, which is a brutally honest autobiography of a woman who was born into slavery. The writer discusses how Jacobs addresses the ramifications that slavery had on women, particularly those of a sexual nature. ...
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Nineteenth Century Social Relationships »

This 5 page paper discusses the nature of social relationships in the 19th century and references the autobiographies of two people of that era. This paper asserts that the social relationships of that era were negatively affected by race and gender. Bilbiography lists 2 sources.
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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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Jones & Moody/Known World »

A 4 page essay that analyzes Edward Jones' novel of the antebellum South, The Known World, and Anne Moody autobiography, Coming of Age in Mississippi, which are very different books that are separated by roughly a hundred years of American history. However, each of these texts share the common factor ...
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Blue Sky Dream by David Beers »

A 5 page analysis of the book Blue Sky Dream by David Beers. In this book, Beers offers his readers an unusual combination of personal memoir and commentary on the psychology behind the Cold War. This unusual perspective is half autobiography, half political commentary. Beers pictures his family as part ...
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Changing American Values After the 1960s »

A 5 page paper that explores the redefining of values and beliefs as passed from American parents to their children following the era of the 1960s. Discussed is the unquestioned respect for both parental and political authority that existed in America prior to the 1960s and how these values ...
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Autobiographies of Theresa Hak Kyung, Mab Segrest, Elaine Brown, Piri Thomas, and the Struggles for Civil Rights »

This 6 page report discusses the autobiographical works of each of these writers and then considers the narrative strategies employed in their processes of developing subjectivity. If subjectivity is truly foundation for the autonomous and creative aspects of human life as many writers, philosophers, and social theorists believe it to be, then it is also necessary ...
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