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American History »

A 5 page paper which examines how ordinary people often help create powerful times in American history. George Robert Twelves Hewes, Christopher Columbus and John Smith are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Three Leaders, Tecumseh, Jefferson and Columbus »

A 6 page research paper that compares three historical figures on several points, including leadership qualities and their significance to the 'American Experience.' These figures are Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson and Tecumseh. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Army Letter Sample »

This 3 page paper is a sample letter to the army, based on a case study submitted by a student. The letter includes information about a candidate who had left the military after lying about suicide ideation. The letter is apologetic and persuasive. No bibliography.
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Nineteenth Century Life and the Market Revolution »

This 5 page paper is written in the form of a letter that is answering the questions about what life was like in America when the writer of the letter was a child. The writer of the letter is speaking from the perspective of the 1850s. No sources.
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Days of the French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert »

A 5 page review of Christopher Hibbert's 'Days of the French Revolution' -- a book detailing the socio-political events surrounding the conflict of 1789. The primary source is cited in bibliography.
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Similarities in the Images of September 11, 2001 and the Civil War as Remembered in the Jimmy Carter Museum »

A 3 page paper which examines how a visit to the Jimmy Carter Museum and Library’s exhibit of 9/11 memorabilia could be seen as reflective of other historical events such as the Civil War. The focus of the paper is on letters and quilts. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Christopher Columbus's Views of Native Americans »

A 3 page paper that discusses not only the genocide of indigenous peoples instigated by Columbus on his voyages, but also that it engendered the same policy in Euro-American societies. The paper presents the viewpoint presented in a 1996 position paper on Columbus and the fallacy of idolizing him ...
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Civil Rights and the NAACP During the 1960s »

A 5 page research paper that takes the unusual form of a letter from an attorney for the NAACP in the 1960s who has been asked to represent an African American for nonpayment of income tax. The letter is to the judge handling the case asking for dismissal. The writer ...
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Native American Cultural Changes »

This 5 page paper looks at the Culture of the native Americans and the way in which it has changed over the years as a result of increased immigration to the United States. From the days before Columbus to the current day the culture has evolved through force rather than ...
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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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Modern Native American Literature and Cultural Conflict »

An 11 page discussion of cultural conflict as is evidenced in Thomas King’s “Green Grass, Running Water”, Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Ceremony”, Gerald Vizenor’s “The Heirs of Columbus”, and Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”. The author notes the underlying theme of the differences in the ...
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The History of Cuba's Fight for Independence »

A 9 page paper tracing Cuba's history from Columbus' discovery to the present day, focusing on Castro's seizing of the government in 1959. The paper also discusses Che Guevara, an Argentine revolutionary that Castro met while both were in exile in Cuba. Guevara joined Castro's cause and served ...
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Transformation and Seventeenth Century England »

A 4 page research paper that discusses the 17th century as a time of transformation in England. The writer argues that the seventeenth century was a period of rapid change in England, economically, politically and religiously. In his text The Century of Revolution, historian Christopher Hill argues persuasively that ...
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Christopher Hill's Century of Revolution, 1603-1714 »

A 5 page summary and review of Christopher Hill’s “Century of Revolution, 1603-1714” which outlines some of the conditions in 17th century Europe. No additional sources cited.
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A Review of 'The Gulf War Reader' »

A 6 page summary of the book edited by Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf. No other sources listed.
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Interactions Between Native Americans and Early Europeans from Columbus to Cortez »

A 4 page overview of the early interactions between Europeans and Native Americans. The author identifies the overriding goal of Spanish colonization as greed and relates the fact that that goal determined the manner the Spanish regarded and treated the indigenous inhabitants of the so-called "New World" as well ...
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Article Analysis: American Indian Societies »

This 3 page paper analyzes selections about Native Americans in the section, "Transformation, Endurance, and Rejuvenation of American Indian Societies, 1870-1995" from the Gregory Gordon text. The various selections presented include modern day accounts as well as historical works, including letters from soldiers and Native Americans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Utilitarianism and Civil Rights »

A 5 page essay that examines the defense that King formulated in his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' according to the philosophical parameters of utilitarianism, which were formulated by John Stuart Mill. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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A Letter Home from a Soldier in Henry V's Army »

A 5 page essay that takes the unusual form of a letter home from a common soldier in Henry's army that discusses his life and also the execution of a fellow soldier, Bardolph, for looting. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Church and State Views of Thomas Jefferson »

On New Year's Day, 1802, President Thomas Jefferson penned a letter to the Baptist Association of Danbury, Connecticut articulating his views on the relationship between church and state. This separation, his belief in majority rule, and in reduction in government continue to profoundly affect the government of the United States. ...
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Thirty Years War and Source Documents »

A nine page paper which analyses three letters, two from Elizabeth Stuart and one from James I, which were written at the start of Frederick V's brief reign in Bohemia, and which relate to the original causes of the 30 Years War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Revolution and 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 ...
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1789 Objectives for King Louis the Sixteenth »

A 5 page letter to King Louis XVI. Written as though a philosophical advisor to the king in 1788 was providing advice as to goals for the upcoming year. Suggests that a greater concern for the conditions of the commoner is necessary if revolution is to be prevented. ...
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On the Fiftieth Anniversary of 'The Second Sex' Publication A Letter to Addressed to Simone De Beauvoir »

A 5 page letter to French philosopher and feminist Simone De Beauvoir on the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of her controversial book, 'The Second Sex,' specifically addressing its continued relevance along with ideas which are no longer applicable in a world of birth control, legalized abortion and the relaxing ...
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England's Model Government and the Enlightenment »

This 3 page paper uses Voltaire's Letters on the English or Lettres Philosophiques to consider why England was seen as a good model of government by many thinkers, especially French philosophers of this time. The bibliography cites 2 sources.
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2000 U.S. Presidential Election »

(12 pp) Neither Bush nor Gore seem to have impressed most of the swing voters after a Washington Post survey last week. In fact, many have reservations about both major party candidates. Martha Howland, who lives in a Columbus, Ohio suburb said she "is not pleased with ...
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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail »

This 4 page paper argues that these two documents rely on a higher power or greater reality than what appears on the surface. Quotes are used from both sources. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer »

A 6 page discussion of the insight provided into European thought by this French author. Interestingly, Crèvecoeur only lived in the Americas for a relatively short period of time. He became a naturalized citizen, however, and even ventured out among the indigenous inhabitants of the country. His ...
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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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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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Human Nature, Culture, and Capitalism »

5 pages. In a letter to Thomas Jefferson in December of 1819, John Adams wrote, "Will you tell me how to prevent riches from becoming the effects of temperance and industry? Will you tell me how to prevent riches from producing luxury? Will you tell me how to prevent luxury from producing ...
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Struggles for Equality in Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail »

A 3 page overview of the underlying fight for equality that drove the production of these two documents. Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Jefferson were widely disparate in terms of their race and their socioeconomic and political footing. Both, however, were intent on abolishing a situation that they saw ...
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