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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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Race Concept and its History »

14 pages in length. Drawing upon the work of David Goldberg's "Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning," one can readily argue that idea of race has always combined references to what is seen as natural (fixed) and social construct, suggesting that very divergent discourses have been implemented ...
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EU and US Trade War »

This 2 page report discusses the 'trade war' that has evolved between the United States and the European Union and its political implications, as well as the concerns of those in the midst of it. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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American Patriotism and Europeans »

This 5 page report discusses whether or not Europeans are likely to ever adopt the standard United States view of patriotism during times of war that sees public dissent while troops are engaged in combat as being unpatriotic. The conclusion of the article is that they will not. Bibliography lists 3 sources. ...
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Comparative Analysis of the 1908 and 1909 Bosnian Crisis and 1912 and 1913 Balkan Wars »

This 5 page paper looks at why the Bosnian Crisis of 1908-1909 and the Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913 did not develop into a general European conflict. The reasons for World War I are noted and the conflicts listed are discussed in depth. The idea of an East versus ...
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Caribbean Banana Trade Wars and Banana Trade Security »

This 13 page paper dicusses the Banana Trade War and its impact on the Caribbean's banana trade security. This paper focuses on the events leading up to the decision by the European Union to open up trade to all suppliers. Bibliography lists 16 sources.
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1848's European Revolution »

A 4 page discussion of the factors that led to the Revolution of 1848. The author contends that the European people were slowly moving away from the high respect they had previously paid to monarchical and religious authority, they were quickly developing strong nationalistic identities and they were looking for ...
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Modern Economic Growth - Europe as the Engine Driving Such Growth »

This 5 page paper discusses why modern economic growth can be traced to Europe. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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French Polity and the Impact of the French System of Cohabitation »

This 10 page report discusses the French system of government in which the Prime Minister and the President represent different political affiliations. France is not unique among European nations in terms of the attitudes engendered by cohabitation. Concerns revolving around the ability of the government to effectively cooperate within its multiple agencies and departments should be ...
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Iroquois and Huron Patterns of Trade »

A 6 page discussion of the trade networks which evolved between the Huron and Iroquois and the French and British invaders of their land. Emphasizes that the particulars of such trade varied considerably with the time period. Concludes that while the Native Americans would definitely be affected by their ...
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“The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century” »

This 3 page paper summarises the main arguments and message of “The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism by Daniel Headrick in the Nineteenth Century”. The bibliography cites 1 source.
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The Right to Private Property in the Constitution »

This 7 page paper considers the development of constitutional private property rights tracing these from the ideas Sparta and Ancient Greece to the Modern European Union and United States. The paper discusses the right to property in a number of the constitutions and/or other systems for protecting "rights". The ...
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Pre European Industrial Revolution Developments »

A 5 page survey of the major developments that lead to the European Industrial Revolution. Writer traces major religious, political and economic developments from 1100 A.D. up through the Eighteenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Intellect in the Renaissance of the Twelfth Century »

A 5 page paper discussing the cause of the intellectual changes that occurred during the renaissance period in Europe. Many people have stated that the cause of these changes was due to the education and knowledge available through the monasteries of that time, but the monasteries were limited to the ...
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Winston Churchill: An Effective War Leader »

This 7 page paper examines Winston Churchill's war leadership skills and argues that he was the most effective of the European leaders (as opposed to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini or Chamberlain). However, the paper does not take the position that Churchill was the most important man of the 20th century. Bibliography ...
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White Values versus Values of Native Americans »

A 3 page research paper that examines the differences between Native American and European American values. The writer looks specifically at the text of James Welsh's novel Fools Crow and a collection of original documented edited by Milner, et al. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Economic Expansion of Central Europe During the Nineteenth Century and the Jews' Role »

This 5 page report discusses the fact that the19th century was a time of significant economic expansion throughout the world. What each of the many Central European nations had in common was the fact that the Jewish community in each country made a substantial contribution to the overall development of the national identity and successes. ...
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The European Perception of and Impact to Native Americans »

A 4 page discussion of the ways Native Americans and Europeans differed and how these differences translated into differences in survivability in the Americas. Although initially they had the advantage, it was the Native Americans that were forced to change in regard to their lifeways and even their spirituality. ...
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Native American Military Alliances - 1680-1812 »

A 4 page outline of three of the most noteworthy Native American military alliances formed to resist the European subjugation they were expected to endure. Provides an outline of the reasons the alliances were formed and a brief encapsulation of the details and outcome of each. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Failed Resistance of the Native Americans »

A 5 page paper which discusses why Native Americans were unsuccessful at resisting the colonization efforts of the Europeans. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Native American Society, Racism, and European Stereotypes and Misperceptions »

A 5 page discussion of the reasons behind the racism which has existed in regard to Native Americans for the last five hundred years. Identifies Europeans misperceptions and stereotypes regarding Native American culture as being at the root of this racism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Europe During the 19th Century »

This 6 page report discusses several questions related to European development and international relationships in the 19th century. In the 19th century, the nations of Europe were confronted with a large number of “new” issues. In terms of politics and social issues but far more in terms of economics, ...
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American 'Palefaces' and 'Redskins' in Literature »

This 5 page report discusses the idea that American writers of the 18th and 19th centuries can be classified as either "Redskins" or "Pale Faces." The Redskins reflect more closely with the American Experience while the Palefaces reflect a far more European influence. Walt Whitman and Mark Twain are used as examples of “redskins,” while ...
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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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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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Concerns of Modern Native Americans »

A 6 page discussion of the many problems facing contemporary Native Americans. Traces these problems back to the initial contact with the European people who invaded Native land. Asserts that everything from the ravages of disease on modern Native Americans to struggles over land rights and the right ...
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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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European American Values and Native American Values »

A 3 page research paper that contrasts and compares Native American values with European-descended American values. The writer focuses, in particular, on the manner in which these two groups differ in regards to the way they perceive land. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Precontact Law and Government in Native America »

A 4 page discussion of dichotomy that existed between precontact law and government in Native America and law and government as it was viewed by Europeans. The author contrasts natural law and legal positivism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Radicalism of the American Revolution, Urban Crucible, and Republicanism »

A 5 page paper detailing the concept of republicanism found in these two books. The writer compares and contrasts the authors' viewpoints on this topic (political power, European constitutional influence, etc; are discussed). No Bibliography.
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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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Experiences of Immigrants »

A 5 page overview of the similarities and contrasts between the original immigrants to this country, the native Americans who were already here, the African Americans, and the Mexican Americans. Stresses that although the European mainstream viewed these other cultures as inferior the cultures recognized themselves as valuable and equal human ...
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The French Revolution and Enlightenment Principles »

This 3 page paper argues that the French Revolution drew on Enlightenment Principles; that it was successful; and that it transformed French and European society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Cold War and Bipolarity Between the United States and Soviet Union »

A 3 page examination of the contention that during the strong bipolarity which resulted between the U.S. and the USSR during the Cold War, Europeans essentially stood passively by while the major players determined Europe’s fate. Berlin itself became a pawn in this game. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Native American Culture Changes »

A 6 page review of the many changes experienced by Native American cultures since the arrival of the Europeans to this continent. Discuses the diversity of Native American cultures and the attempts by non-Natives to wipe out the Native populations either through direct warfare or through concepts like assimilation. ...
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The Iroquois War Club »

An 8 page investigation of the Iroquois war club. This paper describes form and function both as they existed in pre-Contact times and as they changed after contact with European cultures. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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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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Canadian History During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries »

This 9 page paper considers the issue of the introduction of European influences in Canada in the 16th and 17th centuries. This paper attempts to determine if contact with the indigenous communities during this period produced a significant cultural conflict or if attempts were made to achieve a kind ...
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Economy of France »

This 8 page paper (plus 1 page appendix) considers the economic position of France. The recent past as well as the success of financial predictions are used as a tool to look to the future of the this, the second largest economy in Europe. Other factors considered include membership of ...
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Expansion of Europe and the Resulting Disease and War »

5 pages in length. The writer discusses how European expansionism culminated in war and disease for the Native Americans. Bibliography lists 5 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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Brook Thomas' Edited Text Plessy v Ferguson A Brief History with Documents »

A 3 page paper which discusses the case of Please v Ferguson, based on the book "Please v Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents," edited by Brook Thomas. This book helps to further enlighten the reader about the case, as well as about history in general during the time of the court case. ...
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Mexican Broadcast History »

A 4 page paper which examines the history of Mexican Broadcast History. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Early America and Opportunity »

A 6 page paper which examines early America and opportunity based on Paul Johnson’s “A History of the American People” and Howard Zinn’s “People's History of the United States.” No additional sources cited.
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Korean Mindset and the Impact of Democracy »

This 20 page paper looks at the history of Korea and particularly at South Korea's history over several decades. How the people have fared through change and an emphasis on democracy is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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A History of Nationalism in Russia »

A 4 page research paper that examines the topic of Russian nationalism from an historical point of view. The writer argues that by examining the history of Russian nationalism, it is possible to gain insight into the continuing role that Russian nationalism has played throughout Russian history and particularly in ...
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History and Religion of Ethiopia »

Ethiopia is a country with a history of diverse religious cultures. This 7 page paper explores briefly the history of Ethiopia and focuses on the political and religious aspects of the country. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Women in Toltec and Aztec History »

A 7 page paper which examines the history of women’s involvement in Toltec and Aztec history. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Indiana History »

A 5 page critical literature review of “Out of Harmony” written by Lucy Hoyce Kamau. Discusses the author’s effective illustration that the “official” history of Posey County Indiana presented by the New Harmony Museum provides only a distorted view of the communal Harmonists and Owenists who occupied the area ...
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