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Term Papers on Colonial Era Knowledge And Learning

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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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Slavery Perspectives »

A 5 page analysis of two books on slavery-Suzanne Everett's “History of Slavery” and Donald K. Wright's “African-Americans in the Colonial Era.” The writer argues that Wright's book tends to emphasize the economics behind slavery and its place in the structure of overall colonial society, taking a scholarly approach. Everett's book, ...
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Colonial and Post Colonial History of Bali »

An 8 page essay that draws heavily on J. Stephen Lansing's anthropological study of Bali entitled "The Balinese" and outlines the history of this island culture during its colonial and post-colonial eras. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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History of American Women »

An 8 page research paper that answers 4 questions concerning American women's history drawing from Sara M. Evans' Born For Liberty (1989). The topics covered include political and legal rights during the colonial era; women's participation in the Revolutionary War; the "cult of true womanhood"; and the contribution of the ...
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Introduction to West African History by Michael Crowder »

Michael Crowder's Introduction to West African history is an eye opening experience. With the background provided by Crowder of the colonial period, the escalation of Nationalism is understood within both the historical context and the social dynamics. This 5 page paper addresses the nature of British and French ...
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Variations in European and Native American Interactions »

A 3 page review of the interactions that occurred during colonial times between Native Americans and the Europeans that invaded their lands. The author observes differences in colonial administration and goals Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Lessons Learned From The Failure of Prohibition »

This 3 page paper takes a look at the prohibition era and how the failure of the policy should provide lessons for the government today. The war on drugs should be halted as a results of lessons learned from that time period and human nature. Bibliography lists ...
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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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The Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on the American Colonies »

This 5 page paper examines issues related to slavery in colonial America. Economic and social effects of slavery are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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In What Ways Is Reading Literary Works of Another Age Of Value To Understanding History And To Understanding One's Place In History? »

3 pages in length. Learning about history occurs in many more ways than merely through textbook knowledge; indeed, history is taught through some of the most unexpected sources, not the least of which includes literary works from another age. The most important component of these primary historic informers ...
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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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Alexie's "How to Write the Great American Indian Novel" - A Post-Colonial Criticism »

This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of Alexie's "How to Write the Great American Indian Novel". A post-colonial critique of the text is carried out. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Gender and the The Victorian Age »

The Victorian Era – Its Gender Rules and Roles: This 10-page analytical essay examines the 19th century issues relevant to gender roles during the Victorian Era in Middlemarch, George Eliot’s novel, and E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View. Multiply examples of the morphing society are given, in ...
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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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Chicago History and Organized Crime »

A 6 page research paper which looks specifically at the Prohibition era and how Chicago was ruled by gangsters, bootleggers, and corrupt politicians at that time. This era ended when mobster Al Capone was finally arrested for tax evasion by 'Untouchable' leader Elliott Ness. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Americans of the Nineteenth Century and Western Conquest »

This 5 page paper discusses the following two books specifically, both of which are diaries from that era: "Chardon's Journal at Fort Clark" and "The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin". This paper examines their experiences in the West versus their expectations and the expectations of the people of ...
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Racism in Colonial America »

A 5 page paper which discusses the origins of racism in colonial times. The majority of the power that lies behind issues of racism in the colonial times stems from issues of labor and capitalism, if nothing else. The more powerful Europeans needed labor for all their endeavors and the ...
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Post 1945 History of Africa »

This is a 5 page paper and timeline discussing the history of Africa from 1945 to present day. A timeline from 1945 to present day Africa shows a great deal of change which has occurred within the last fifty years throughout the continent. Since 1945, African countries have gained independence ...
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Seventeenth Century Puritan Colonization and Nineteenth Century Reconstruction Explored »

9 pages in length. Exploring the relationship between 17th century Puritan colonization and 19th century Reconstruction as they relate to colonial America finds a common denominator between the two time periods connected by the very foundation of how the term 'colonialism' is defined: "control by one power over a ...
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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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Slave Narrative Comparison »

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of slavery. Slave narratives are quoted to explore the contrast of experiences during different eras. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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History of the Philippines from Various Perspectives »

A 5 page research paper that offers two opposing perspective to the acquisition of the Philippines by the US. The writer argues that the official version of this acquisition emphasizes the altruistic characteristics of US colonial rule, but fails to mention the hidden agenda of the US Senate to ...
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Comparative Analysis of Leila Abouzeid's Return to Childhood and Elizabeth Fernea's Guests of the Sheik »

A 6 page paper which compares a study of rural Islamic culture in North Africa by ethnographer Elizabeth Fernea and the autobiographical memoirs of Leila Abouzeid, which deals with her childhood in Morocco under French colonial rule. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Spain and the Impact of the Spanish-American War »

In this 10 page paper the author shows that much resentment and hostility resulted from the Spanish-American War of 1898 between Spain and the United States. Spain, who had been a political leader with regard to colonial rule, all but lost their powerful control as a result of the brief ...
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American Nationalism »

A 12 page research paper that examines the topic of American Nationalism. This examination of American history discusses how nationalism evolved, from colonial times to the present and begins by defining "nationalism." Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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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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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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Native Americans in Spain as Beings or an Obstacle? »

Native Americans in Colonial Latin America: Fellow Human A 5 page discussion of the Spanish view of Native Americans in the Caribbean and Latin America. Describes Native Americans as being only an obstacle to Spanish goals. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Slavery in Colonial America and Racism »

This 5 page paper examines race and racism in colonial America. The paper argues that slavery and racism are not necessarily one. Part of this paper is an annotated bibliography. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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West Africa, West Central Africa, and Slavery's Consequences »

This 5 page paper explores the effects of slavery as they pertain to economic, political and social ramifications. Colonial rule in the region is touched on. Bibliography lists 4 sources
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Global Consequences of the Spanish American War »

A paper which looks at the Spanish American war of 1895 – 1898, and the consequences which resulted for Spain, the USA, and the smaller countries struggling for independence from Spanish colonial rule, in terms of the way in which the conflict can still be seen to affect these ...
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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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Analysis of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and Its Impact Upon Colonial America »

A 5 page paper which examines the ideas which emerged as a result of Great Britain’s Glorious Revolution of 1688, and the changes which resulted in the political and legal institutions of colonial America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Africa's Colonial Rule and its History »

This 7 page paper discusses the history of colonial rule in Africa and the interactions of people whose interests were seriously at odds. Furthermore, this paper specifically discusses the Igbo tribe and the riots which ensued with this tribe. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Cherokee Influences on Colonial Settlers »

A 5 page discussion of the impacts on Native American culture during the Colonial period. Discusses the differing values of non-Indian and Indian and the cultural transition which many of the tribes made toward taking on European ways. Emphasizes the Cherokee culture and observes that despite their willingness ...
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Native Americans as Perceived by English Colonists »

A 7 page overview of early colonial interactions with Native Americans. The manner in which European colonists viewed the Native Americans whose lands they invaded varied both according to geography and according to time. The Puritans as a whole would proclaim their belief that all people were equal ...
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Native Americans and Their Socioeconomic and Political Roles »

A 5 page research paper that summarizes the political, social and economic roles that Natives Americans have played in both colonial and modern times in North and South America. 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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Biography of George Washington Carver »

An 8 page research paper that examines the life of one of America's greatest African-American scientists. He pioneered the field of industrial applications for agricultural products. He derived 118 products, which included a rubber substitute, from various plants typically grown in the South. Carver's list of accomplishments would be extraordinary ...
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Colonial America and Slavery »

A 6 page paper on slavery in Colonial America in which the writer discusses such concepts as slave societies, slaves as an economic necessity, etc.; Sections also focus on the hardships endured by slaves including physical abuse, mental torture, and more. Social and political issues as they existed are examined ...
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Slavery, Emancipation And Colonial Rule in South Africa »

This 5 page book review pertains to Slavery, Emancipation And Colonial Rule in South Africa by Wayne Dooling. The writer offers an overview of the text that discusses the author's main ideas, sources, methodology and effectiveness, concluding with the writer's personal opinion of the text. Bibliography cites only the source. ...
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Slavery & Religious Principles »

A 4 page essay that draws upon 3 primary sources from the antebellum era. From a modern perspective, it seems incredible that the most engrossing religious topic of the antebellum era was whether or not God sanctioned slavery or prohibited it. As slavery seems to modern eyes to be completely ...
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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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Two Periods in American History »

This 6 page paper provides an overview of two periods in American history and reflects the impacts on America. This paper considers the influences of the Era of Englightenment and the Industrial Revolution on the history and progression of this country. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Mary Jemison and the Participation of Women in the American Revolution »

This 5 page paper considers the nature of the role of women during the 18th and early 19th centuries and especially during the period of the American Revolution and considered the impact of their role in specific political activities. In particular, this paper considers examples like Mary Jemison and ...
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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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US and the Industrial Revolution »

A 6 page discussion of the effects of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Emphasizes that while this era is most often associated with Great Britain, there were numerous impacts to United States socio-economics as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Historical Periods the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution and Emergence of the Modern Era »

A 5 page research paper that examine how these three periods of history reworked the nature of Western civilization and brought it from the Middle Ages into the modern era, by bringing about a totally different perspective on reality and instituting changes that are still evident in today's society and ...
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French Revolution Progression »

3 pages in length. The French Revolution quickly turned into a relentless deluge of death that culminated by creating a Republic and executing the king and queen. From its roots as a constitutional reform movement instigated by an assemblage of aristocrats to its ultimate climax that left people ...
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Pivotal Historical Point of the 1789 French Revolution »

A 5 page research paper that argues the position that the French Revolution of 1789 was a pivotal point in history. In other words, everything that had occurred in recent world history led up to and influenced the coming of the French Revolution and then the Revolution influenced everything that ...
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