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Term Papers on Confrontation in European History

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Europe and Its Steps Toward Minimizing War Chances »

A 10 page overview of the steps being taken in Europe to minimize the chances for war on the continent. The author emphasizes the importance of the European Union but points out that while the formation of the EU is to be applauded, not only is the U.S the ...
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European Lives and the Impact of the Industrial Revolution »

A 5 page paper discussing some of the short- and long-term changes in people's lives directly resulting from the influences of the Industrial Revolution in Europe. The response of the people in the short term was simply to do whatever was necessary to merely survive, but the Industrial Revolution ...
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Latin America and Its Dark History »

In 7 pages, the writer discusses the atrocities that have taken place in 2 Latin American countries [El Salvador & Argentina], and the impact of the Cold War on them. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Computer History and Their Impact on Society »

This 12 page research paper gives a detailed overview of the evolution of the computer and then discusses how computer technology has impacted society. This aspect of the paper focuses primarily on the Internet and its societal effects. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Freedom Bound A History of the Civil Rights Movement by Robert Weisbrot »

This 3 page report is an overview of Weisbrot's chronicle of the major events of America's civil rights movement. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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African American Subjugation and Slavery »

This 5 page research paper explores the root causes and motivations, economic , social and ideological, behind the establishment of slavery in the American colonies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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History of the Arpanet »

5 pages in length. Reviews the history of the Arpanet from its beginnings, the problems it has faced and the innovation it has wrought as a forerunner to the Internet. The myth surrounding the Arpanet is that it was devised as a means to survive a nuclear war. ...
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History of WMDs in Iraq »

This 6 page paper examines the weapons of mass destruction that Iraq possessed prior to the U.S. invasion of that country. Furthermore, this paper provides analysis as to the reasons for the U.S. invasion as well as the history of prior wars between the U.S. and Iraq. Bibliography ...
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Social Work: History and Application »

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the social work profession. The history of the profession as well as its application in assisting individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder are included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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1400 to 1700 Japanese Relations with the West »

This is a 5 page paper discussing Japanese foreign relations with the West between the years 1400 and 1700. The years from 1400 to 1700 in Japan covered three Japanese historical periods: the Muromachi Period (1333-1573); the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603); and, the Edo Period (1603-1867) which also included the great ...
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Enlivening American History »

This 4 page paper analyzes key content from the book by Howard Zinn. Women's place in society is of particular emphasis as is how these places have changed over time. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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US Societal Values and the Progressive Era »

A 5 page overview of the factors influencing the formation and change of values. This paper observes that here have been certain shifts in values in U.S. society over the country’s brief two-hundred year history. In turn, there have been numerous factors to which each of these shifts ...
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Societal Impacts and Influences of American Warfare »

A 9 page discussion of the impacts of war on American society during the early history of the country. Provides information regarding the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican American War, emphasizing the needs of those that feel that they are oppressed to rise up against ...
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History of U.S. Army Aviation »

This is a 5 page paper giving an overview of the history of U.S. Army Aviation. In 1861, during the American Civil War, hydrogen filled balloon were used by Union and Confederate forces to direct artillery fire. These balloons were considered to be the origins of U.S. Army Aviation. Over ...
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Reparations for Slavery »

A 3 page essay that argues against the social movement that demands reparations for slavery. The reparations for slavery movement proposes that the United States federal government should, first of all, apologize to the descendents of slaves for the fact that the despicable institution of slavery was legally sanctioned in ...
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Relevancy of the History of Civil Rights »

A 5 page research paper that sums up the state of racism in America during the Civil Rights movement and today. Presumably the United States is a pluralistic country made up many races and ethnic origins, wherein all citizens enjoy equal rights under the law. Conservative Republicans, arguing for the ...
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Traditions, Culture and History of Burma »

This is a 5 page paper discussing Burmese history, culture, and traditions. Burma (Myanmar) is a country rich in culture, religion, history and traditional festivals and beliefs. Over 89 percent of the population is Buddhist and this provides a great deal of traditional structure and family values to the way ...
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Legacy of Conquest/The American West »

An 8 page book review on Patricia Limerick's history analysis, The Legacy of Conquest. In this book, Limerick presents a persuasive argument that disagrees with the popular conceptualization of the history of the American West. First of all, Limerick disagrees with the idea that 1890 constitutes a clear demarcation line ...
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Kenneth Roberts/Arundel »

A 5 page book review that summarizes and analyzes this historical novel. Arundel by Kenneth Roberts is a novel that part adventure story, part history, but also the coming of age story of the story's narrator and protagonist Steven Nason, of the town of Arundel, "in the county of York ...
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The History and Influence of African Canadians in the Nova Scotia Region »

A 10 page paper which discusses the history and influence of the African Canadians in Nova Scotia. For several hundred years there have been Africans in Nova Scotia. Many of them went to Nova Scotia because they were promised land and freedom, when the reality was that they were put into the same lifestyle, ...
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Overview of the Mexican Revolution »

A 16 page research paper that gives an overview of this turbulent period in Mexican history. The writer argues that the leaders of the Mexican Revolution were just as courageous, just as idealistic and just as patriotic as the leaders of the American Revolution. Like the early U.S. leaders, they ...
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Native Americans and Africans Compared »

This is an 8 page paper discussing discrimination and assimilation of African and Native Americans. African Americans and Native Americans in the United States have experienced generations of discrimination and assimilation but from somewhat different perspectives. Native Americans were the most profoundly affected by colonization and were forced into minority ...
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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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Late Eighteenth Century Haitian Revolution »

This 16 page report discusses the fact that revolution has been a key factor in the development of Haiti for over two hundred years. From the earliest days of European exploitation to the decade of the 1990s, Haiti has continuously faced the devastation brought about by a cycle 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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Industrialization and Theories »

A 5 page research paper that argues that the Industrial Revolution, which reshaped the economies of Western European nations, brought wealth to many, but it also brought intense hardship to the average working person. Because of the hardships and inequalities of the nineteenth century, numerous theories arose in reaction ...
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History and Effects of Disease »

An 11 page overview of the impact of disease on world cultures. Correlates the impact on traditional cultures and the way those cultures dealt with that impact with advances in modern medicine. Emphasizes the impact of disease on the Americas and specifically on the Native American inhabitants of ...
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Tocqueville/His Views of Blacks »

A 6 page essay that offer analysis and discussion of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. In the chapter entitled, "The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Three Races that Inhabit the Territory of the United States," Tocqueville describes the relations between the three, "naturally distinct" races that inhabited ...
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Ecological World View and Native American Uniformity »

A 15 page discussion of the popular perception that Native Americans exhibit a uniform ecological world view. Presents supporting and detracting arguments for this view. Notes first that the sheer diversity of Native American cultures and individuals would make it unlikely that such a uniformity in view exists. ...
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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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Society and Politics of the French Speaking Portion of Africa »

This 5 page report discusses the French theory and resultant attitude of a “civilizing mission” in terms of its relationships with the nations of Africa. The ways in which such attitudes shaped the mindsets and identity of French-speaking African nations are as deeply imbedded as the ides of the ...
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Disasters of War and Francisco Goya »

Francisco de Goya was considered the most influential European artist of his time. Most of his career was spent as artist to the court of Spain so a great deal of his more noted works were portraits done of the various royal personages and families that occupied the throne ...
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Overview of the Seventeenth Century Iroquois Fur Trade Wars »

(6 pp) "As to the natives of this country, I find them entirely savage and wild, strangers to all decency, yea, uncivil and stupid as garden poles, proficient in all wickedness and godlessness; devilish men, who serve nobody but the Devil …" Reverend Jonas Michaelius in 1628. This ...
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Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm »

In The Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm, he gives a thorough and interesting account of the French and Industrial revolutions, albeit from a refreshingly atypical perspective. This 5 page paper asserts that he seems to see the waves of history through an hourglass of Marxist economic theory which gives his book a double ...
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Thucydides and his accuracy as a historian »

A 9 pages research paper that discusses contemporary scholarship explores the various ways in which Thucydides' History has been conceptualized relative to its accuracy, as well as how scholars have perceived both his merits and defects. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Thomas Paine's Political Propaganda »

An 8 page overview of the life and philosophies of Thomas Paine. While modern history remembers him as a critical contributor to American and French independence, Thomas Paine left this world with a dubious reputation. His political contributions, however, are today considered invaluable both in regard to their ...
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War Justification and the Taliban Terrorist Network »

This 5 page paper deals with the specific and philosophical reasons for the United State's retaliation for the WTC bombings of September 11th, 2001. Brief history of the Taliban included. Biblography lists 4 sources.
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The War of 1812 by Donald R. Hickey »

A 5 page research paper that examines Donald R. Hickey's unique perspective on the War of 1812 as stated in his book. In this work, Hickey offers a radically different perspective on this conflict then the one traditionally offered in most US history texts. No additional sources cited.
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Operation Desert Storm »

This 7 page paper discusses Operation Desert Storm, including a history of the conflict, Gulf War Syndrome, the units and personnel deployed; and the current conflict. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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KKK »

This 12 page paper explores the experience of the KKK and reasons why the group's activity dominated just a few decades within American history. The paper concludes that the Klan's motivations are largely economic in nature. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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Operation Iraq and History of France Since the Renaissance »

A 4 page overview of France’s history since the Renaissance, the many wars and the increasing tendency to move further and further from the side of the U.S. The author contends that during the Cold War in particular France became heavily involved economically in the Middle East and that ...
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End of War and Human Evolution »

A 17 page research paper exploring the human animal, his tendency to kill, and his evolutionary path out of that propensity. Based on Lorenz’s views “On Aggression,” the writer posits that while history and human nature suggest that nations will always be at war, that humans are evolving economically ...
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Settlers and the Johnson County, Wyoming War »

A 15 page argumentative, arguing that the Johnson County War was waged against small ranchers and farmers for the purpose of sustaining big business in Wyoming as opposed to the smaller enterprises of the settlers. The author argues that this is only one piece of history that supports the ...
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We Now Know Rethinking the Cold War History by John Lewis Gaddis »

5 pages. Yale Professor John Lewis Gaddis, in his book, "We Now Know: Rethinking the Cold War History", tells us that the Cold War was inescapable. Depending upon one's interpretation, Gaddis ascertains that the Cold War possessed many instigators from American paranoia to a lack of mutual cooperation ...
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History of War Crimes Committed by Soldiers »

This 8 page paper discusses the history of war crimes and focuses specifically on what factors lead soldiers to commit crimes. This paper discusses specific war criminals as examples. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Early American and Equality »

A 5 page discussion of the ideology of equality which existed in the years preceding the American Revolution. Notes that while the words of Thomas Jefferson, preserved for history in the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming that all men are created equal; were far from accurate in regard to the ...
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Account of the 3rd Punic War »

A 5 page account of the Third Punic War, the encounter between Rome and Carthage between 149 and 146 B.C. which resulted in the total destruction of Carthage. Presents the view that Rome took a different demeanor during this war, that she showed no greatness of soul, rectitude, utter ...
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History of Paris During the Late 18th to the Mid 19th Centuries »

This 5 page paper looks at the history of Paris during a tumultuous period through a time of growth for the city . The effects of events on the French people are discussed. Several events and periods are noted inclusive of the French Revolutions and other revolutions ...
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Historically Comparing British and French Politics »

This 6 page paper explores reasons for the relative stability of the British government as compared with the history of France in this realm. The Enlightenment is discussed as well as the French Revolution. Politics over the past two centuries are explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Critical Analysis of American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan »

A 5 page essay that summarizes and analyzes Edmund S. Morgan's book 'American Slavery, American Freedom.' Morgan argues that the simultaneous development of slavery and freedom represents the central paradox of early American history. This text goes far in explaining the paradox. No additional sources cited.
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