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Industrial Revolution's Impacts Upon the 18th Century »

(6 pp) When asking what does the Industrial Revolution represent for Western Civilization, the first thought is "machines." But this period in history influences all areas of society, wherever it was instituted. It has even been suggested that not since the process of sustained agriculture, has an ...
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Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Revolution »

A 6 page paper which examines various issues relating to the French Revolution and Napoleon as seen in the texts “Civilization: Sources, Images And Interpretations” Vol.II, Since 1600 by Dennis Sherman and Seventh Edition, A History of Western Society, by McKay Hill Buckler. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.
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Western Civilization Historical Periods »

A 3 page paper which defines and examines Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution as they influenced the development of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Social Paradigm for Change Represented by the Scientific Revolution »

A 5 page paper that analyzes the development of the Scientific Revolution and presents it as a pivotal point in the history of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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History of Israel and the Impact of the Exodus from Egypt »

This 7 page paper discusses the effects that the exodus from Egypt had on the Hebrews and the founding of the Jewish faith. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Paris During the Eighteenth Century and London During the Nineteenth Century »

A 5 page research paper that examines Paris in the eighteenth century and London in the nineteenth. The writer argues that an examination of these two cities in these respective centuries shows that the situations in each case could not have existed elsewhere or else-when. In each case the ...
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The Crusades »

A 4 page paper which examines the Crusades and discusses how it is the most important historical event influencing western civilization up till the 1500s. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Jackson J. Spielvogel on the French Revolution »

This 5 page paper relies on the textbook on Western Civilization by Jackson J. Spielvogel to explore the traditions of restoration, reform and revolution that defined the French Revolution. It then gives a brief definition of both liberalism and nationalism as they pertained to the French Revolution. No additional sources are listed. ...
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Overview of Major Events of Western Civilization »

A 5 page outline of several of the major events encompassed in Western Civilization. These extend from absolutism in Europe to the dissolution of the Cold War. The expansion of the world’s scientific knowledge, nationalism, revolution, industrialization are all identified as important factors in these events. Bibliography ...
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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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A Review of Lopez's Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages »

5 page review and discussion of the book 'The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages,' by Robert S. Lopez. Book describes changes (mostly economic) during the Middle Ages and surrounding periods in Europe. Excellent for those studying courses relevant to the History of Western Civilization. No additional sources.
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Goals of the Crusades and Their Impact »

An 8 page discussion of the Crusades. Details exactly what the Crusades were and identifies their goal as gaining control of the Holy Land for Christians. Concludes that, while the Crusades were unsuccessful in accomplishing this goal, they had tremendous economic impacts upon Western civilization. Bibliography lists ...
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History of Western Civilization »

A 14 page paper which discusses 5 different aspects of the history of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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5 Questions on the Revolutionary War Answered »

A 5 page paper which examines 5 questions concerning the American Revolution as answered in “Interpretations of American History, Patterns and Perspectives” edited by Francis G. Couvares, et al., volume 1, 7th edition. Bibliography lists 1 additional source.
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James Oakes, Slavery and Liberal Capitalism »

This 4 page paper summarizes the themes of James Oakes’s book “Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Nineteenth Century Medicine Developmental Motivation »

5 pages in length. The history of western medicine has provided for a more conventionally prescribed remedy to combat illness and disease, choosing more invasive surgical procedures and pharmaceutical drugs as its primary treatment options. With the discovery of such lifesaving drugs as penicillin, western medicine has long ...
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Combination of Economic and Political Themes in 'The Communist Manifesto' »

5 pages in length. The ways in which The Communist Manifesto combines political themes discussed in the context of the French Revolution with the economic development of the Industrial Revolution are illustrated through the philosophy that was purely Karl Marx, addressing his views on the collapse of several regimes which ...
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2 Books on the French Revolution Analyzed »

A 5 page paper which analyzes/reviews two different books on the French Revolution. The books are “The Coming of the French Revolution” by George Lefebvre and “Social Interpretation of the French Revolution” by Alfred Cobban. No additional sources cited.
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Interpretations of the Life and Crusade of Joan of Arc »

An 8 page paper which examines different interpretations of the life and work of Joan of Arc. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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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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Interpretations of the French Revolution »

A 3 page paper which examines interpretations of the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The Horrors of WWI »

All Quiet on the Western Front : A 3 page paper which examines how and why WWI was such a horrific war, as seen in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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1560 to 1890 European Dominance »

This 5 page paper considers how, between the years of 1560 and 1890, Europe managed to gain dominance over the rest of the world. The paper includes consideration of military supremacy through the development of weapons, the development of the colonies and the role of trade and the industrial revolution ...
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The Development of Russian art from the Mid Nineteenth Century to the Mid Twentieth Century »

This 263 page paper examines the development of art in Russia starting from the 1860’s and the emergence of Russian realism, considering the emergence of the rebellion fourteen and the Peredvizniki, also known as the wanderers. The paper than tracks the development by looking at the development and evolution of ...
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Employee Development in the U.S. Army »

A 7 page paper discussing salient points regarding employee development and retention using training as a tool. The paper discusses the reasons for pursuing employee development and retention and offers a training plan using an approach similar to that already in use by the 84th U.S. Army Reserve Readiness ...
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1989's Spanish American War »

A 5 page paper which examines the significance of the official U.S. role in the war, presenting two authors’ interpretations, which disagree about this role. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Hannah and O'Brien's War Stories: The Sacred and the Mundane »

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of stories by Hannah and O'Brien. Interpretation of symbols emphasizes the link between the sacred and the mundane. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Brazil's Democracy Development »

The development in democracy in Brazil has demonstrated a different pattern that seen in other parts of the world. This 5 page paper examines the development of democracy and includes consideration of the history as a Portuguese colony and the role of slavery as well as the military coups and ...
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Past Slavery Patterns »

A 5-page paper examining patterns in the institution of slavery in civilizations from ancient to the 21st century. Includes conclusions about what 21st century Americans can learn from these patterns. References list 4 sources.
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Latin America's Native Civilizations »

A short, 4 page look at the history of pre-Columbian Latin America. Meso American civilization (mostly Aztec and Maya) is explored in this essay with reference to specific tribes (Olmec, Toltec, etc;) and large cities (ex. Tenochtitlan) that flourished. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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History and Importance of the Nile River »

This 5 page paper discusses the Nile river, it's history and it's importance. Furthermore, this paper examines hoe the Nile river influenced nearly every aspect of ancient civilization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Quebec/The Quiet Revolution »

An 8 page research paper that discusses and analyzes four articles that pertain to the historical nature and interpretation of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Korean War and Its Various Aspects »

This 8 page paper considers what the Korean War was, the causes of the conflict, different historical interpretations of it, and its impact, both positive and negative. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Nuclear Weapons and Tensions Between Pakistan and India »

29 pages in length. The myriad issues India and Pakistan continue to face that have increased the tension and proliferation of nuclear weapons on the South Asian continent are vast and complex. With nuclear conflict, religious diversity and leadership disharmony heading the long list, other issues just as ...
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Michael Foucault vs. Frantz Fanon on Minorities »

A 5 page research paper which examines the similarities between two great French philosophers: Frantz Fanon and Michel Foucault. The writer demonstrates, through an examination of Fanon's 'Black Skin, White Masks,' and Foucault's Madness in Civilization, that the two philosophers agreed on quite a few fundamental points concerning power and ...
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West, East, and Differences in Technology, Globalization, Nationalism, and Industrialization »

A 9 page series of responses to questions relating to the evolution of society and civilization. Discusses the industrialization of Europe and the U.S. in the Industrial Revolution and ties this discussion into the impacts of globalization which we are feeling today. Notes the importance of technology in ...
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Technology and Contemporary Civilization »

This 12 page paper considers the interactions between technology and modern civilization, with a specific analytical view of the impact of technology on social forces, including the way in which we wage war. This paper outlines the changes in military technology as they underscore social change and also assesses ...
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Considering the Maya »

This 3 page paper examines the ancient Maya civilization, and argues that “popular” scholarship portraying the Maya as sophisticated, peaceful and scientific is wrong; they were warlike and Mayan city-states were at war with each other much of the time. The paper also touches on the way they treated captives. ...
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François de La Rochefoucauld and Blaise Pascal »

This 6 page report discusses François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-80) and Blaise Pascal (1623-62) who were both French, brilliant, and thoroughly involved in what has come to be thought of as the moralist tradition. Each was interested in the nature of human beings and human interaction. Each saw that social ...
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Federalism and Rights of Native Americans »

This 5-page paper is an argumentative essay regarding the Seminole Indian tribe and gaming operations on reservations in Florida. Taking the case of Seminole vs. Florida, the essay argues that the tribe had a right to sue the state for refusing to negotiate in good faith on an expansion of ...
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First Crusade from the Islamic Perspective »

A 4 page paper discussing the Muslim view at the beginning of the First Crusade. The Crusaders’ mission was to regain Jerusalem, the holiest ground of the Christian faith, from the grasp of the Muslims. Though the Muslims had waged a half-hearted holy war against the Byzantine empire, ...
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Cold War's Rise and Fall »

5 pages in length. When one contemplates the rise and fall of the Cold War, there exist a number of variables that must be addressed in order to gain a comprehensive understanding. Depending upon one's interpretation, the Cold War possessed many instigators from American paranoia to a lack of ...
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Slavery, Sabbath, War and Women by Willard Swartley »

A 10 page book review-- Willard Swartley in his 1983 text Slavery, Sabbath, War and Women examines four case studies in biblical interpretation pertaining to the topics in his title. In so doing, the author's goal is to illustrate and clarify the difficulties that are inherent in biblical interpretation. Basically, ...
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Impact of the Great War on Western Literature »

A 4 page essay that discusses the impact of the “Great War,” that is, World War I on Western literature. World War I is known for its “mindless squandering of human life with negligible results” (Hull 17). During its era, it was known as the Great War, the war to ...
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Americanism's Essence Through Advancement, Adaptability, and Adventure »

A 5 page paper that presents an interpretation of the definition of Americanism by examining the distinct characteristics and tendencies of Americans and the origins of these traits. Discussed are the definitions of Americanism as presented in Frederick Jackson Turner's 1893 essay "The Frontier in American History" and Alexis ...
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Bob Woodward's Bush at War »

This 3 page paper covers: Bush at War is an objective look at how the war in Afghanistan was planned by the Bush administration in the one hundred days after the September 11 attack. By collaborating with individuals involved and attending planning sessions with White House aids, cabinet members, staffers, ...
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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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Eleanor Roosevelt A Personal and Public Life by J. William T. Youngs »

A 5 page paper which provides an overview and interpretation of a historical biography, and includes the author’s purpose, the specifics covered, presented view of American history, consideration of controversy, evaluates whether or not the book departs from typical textbook insights, ideas and concepts introduced, opinion of the book ...
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Geertz and Fanon Comparisons on Integrative Revolution and National Culture »

This is a 5 page paper comparing the theories of national culture and integrative revolution as discussed in Fanon’s “The Wretched of the Earth” and Geertz’s “The Interpretation of Cultures”. Although critics often cite that the two theorists have contrasting viewpoints, there are several areas where their theories appear to ...
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Langemarck and the First Military Example of Chemical Warfare »

This 5 page report discusses a single battle, at Langemarck, near Ypres, on April 22, 1915, that changed the conduct of war forever. The introduction of chemical warfare created an entirely different military realm in terms of the scope and effectiveness of battle that was moving toward resolution (at best) ...
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