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An Analysis of Slavery and Freedom in America »

A 6 page analysis of Edmund S. Morgan's book American Slavery/American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. In this book Morgan examines the economic and demographic development of early Virginia. The fact that a love for liberty and equality in the American colonies developed simultaneously with a reliance on the ...
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Notes on the State of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson »

In 9 pages, the author discusses Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia. Notes on the State of Virginia is an extensive work undertook by Thomas Jefferson. In this tome, Jefferson discussed his state of Virginia proudly and in great detail. The book was written in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Houdon's George Washington Statue »

This 5 page paper discusses the George Washington Statue, which resides in Virginia, which was crafted by the famed French sculptor Houdon. This paper examines the detail and history of the statue, as well as exploring the life of Houdon. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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Two Views on War: Tennyson, Owen »

This 3 page essay discusses "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" as poems that take opposite perspectives on war. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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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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Comparative Analysis of Works by Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine »

A 3 page paper which compares Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” with Thomas Jefferson’s “The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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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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Thomas Jefferson's Virginia »

5 pages. Jefferson’s Virginia demonstrates the differences of political sentiment among the different political parties. The people resolve themselves naturally into two components; that of the authoritarian, which favors government that controls the people, and that of the democratic that favors government controlled by the people. Bibliography lists ...
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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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Virginia, Cuba, and the Practice of Slavery »

This 15 page paper attempts to explain the differences in the way that Cuban slaves were treated as compared to those in the state of Virginia. Bibliography lists 18 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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Alleged North and South Dichotomy and American Slavery »

This 8 page paper examines the North/South dichotomy regarding slavery. The thesis is that the difference is overstated. Much attention goes to Virginia to prove the point. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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/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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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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Massachusetts and Slavery's End »

This 5 page paper discuses the event that acted as a catalyst to end slavery in this state. As one writer commented, because the North was free during the Civil War era, people have forgotten that slavery was practiced in the North early in American history. It was common European ...
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1750 to 1790 Colonial America and the Adoption of 'Revolutionary Habits' »

A 5 page paper which examines how these habits or trends had been developed prior to 1750, and how they ultimately ‘embedded’ themselves in the Revolutionary War and the U.S. Constitution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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American History and the Place of Anne Hutchinson »

A 10 page paper discussing the troublesome maverick of the religious community of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643) was outspoken and opinionated at a time when such attitudes were unseemly (if not outright scandalous) and when women were paid little more respect than were children. She ...
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The Life and Work of Architect Marcel Breuer »

6 pages in length. One of architect Marcel Breuer's earliest buildings was that of the architect's own home. Built in 1939 in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the construction consisted mainly of wood and stone bearing walls with wood spans. It was situated on a rural site in a temperate climate. The style of ...
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Japanese Colonial Period and Korean Nationalism »

This 3 page paper discusses the period leading up to Japanese occupation and the degree to which nationlism was helped and hindered by the Japanese occupation and the subsequent split of Korea. Bibliography lists 0 sources.
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Differential Gender War Understanding Approach in Fausse Route by Elisabeth Badinter »

10 pages in length. There is no secret that men and women are extraordinarily diverse creatures when compared from a multitude of angles; with perhaps the only aspect of similarity being their humanness, the male and female gender share little in the way of thoughts, emotions, physicality or virtually ...
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Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit »

It is commonly believed that the theme presented by Jean Paul Sartre in his 1944 play, No Exit was 'Hell is other people'. By exploring the other writings of Sartre one can begin to understand that the concept he was elucidating in the play was the exact opposite of ...
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