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Native American and European American Cultural Interaction »

4 pages in length. Given the proper circumstances, traditional Native American cultures could never have co-existed alongside European American cultures, inasmuch as neither one even remotely upheld the same attributes. The Native Americans lived their lives in accordance to a higher influence supported by their affinity with the ...
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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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History and Culture of Assyrian Americans »

This 5 page paper discusses Assyrian Americans, their history and their contributions to American culture. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Migration of Native Americans Causes and Consequences »

A 5 page overview of the pre-Columbian history of the people we call Native Americans. Includes possible reasons for their migration to the Americas and describes the complex evolution that resulted in many diverse cultures. Describes the division between the cultural regions separated by the Rio Grande river ...
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Dann Sisters, the Western Shoshone and Native American Land Rights »

A 15 page discussion of the concepts of Native American sovereignty, property rights and land ownership. Outlines the government policies towards these concepts and the history of U.S. dealings with Native Americans in regard to them. Uses the plight of the Western Shoshone and the Dann sisters in particular to illustrate the rights ...
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Local Government and Casino Tax Revenue Regarding Native Americans »

A 10 page review of Native American gaming and the revenues it provides to local government. The author contrasts Native American gaming with non-Native gaming establishments and emphasizes the role of tribal sovereignty and tax exemption in determining revenue contributions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Overview of African American and Native American Ideologies and Globalization »

This 9 page paper examines what ideology is, how it has impacted African-Americans and Native Americans; it also defines several terms related to globalization; and finally looks briefly at the way in which capitalism causes poverty. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Early American History Law Contradictions »

This is a 10 page paper which discuss the Revolutionary War and the contradictions of the ideals that the war was fought for and the real affects of the war on African Americans and Native American Indians. The bibliography has 12 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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From the Invention of the Automobile to the Kent State Massacre »

This 8 page paper addresses fifteen specific questions in American history starting with the invention of the automobile and its impacts on American society and ranging to the US expansion into Cambodia and the Kent State Massacre. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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Native American Definition »

Provides a 7 page overview of the various factors which are used to determine whether or not a person is indeed a Native American. Stresses the importance of what is in the heart rather than phylogenetic or stereotypical images of what a 'true' Native American is. Bibliography lists ...
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Predictions of Alexis de Tocqueville and the Survival of Native Americans »

A 6 page discussion of Native American survival into contemporary times even in the face of great odds. Notes the perceptions of Alexis de Tocqueville on his trip to the U.S. in 1831 and asserts that even given the dire predictions Tocqueville made, the Native American has managed to ...
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Languages of Native Americans and Their Importance in Cultural Relativity and Promoting Diversity »

A 4 page discussion of the importance of Native American languages. This paper reviews the article by William L. Leap titled "American Indian Languages". Emphasis is placed on Leap's points about the intimacy which exists between language and culture. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Spiritual Perspectives of Native American Author N. Scott Momaday »

A 5 page paper which examines the position of Native American author Natachee Scott Momaday which argues that Native Americans have a special understanding of how things, material and living, have a deep connection and how non Natives can benefit from that knowledge. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Communication of Native Americans »

An 8 page paper discussing Native Americans' communication through songs, dance, art, clothing, hair styles, face paintings, totems" and other means. Drum calls and smoke signals also were used by Plains groups, where there were no forests to obscure sight and the travel of sound. A few of ...
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Race Considerations in Gilbert Arizona: Native Americans »

An 8 page overview of race relations in Gilbert Arizona between the mainstream white population and the Native American population. The author presents the thesis that these relations are more characterized by misunderstandings and false expectations than by acceptance of Native Americans for what they truly represent in today's ...
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17th Century America and Black Slavery »

A 9 page overview of what life was like for seventeenth century African slaves in the American colonies. The author traces the slave experience from its point of origin in Africa to the homes of the white slave owners. This paper emphasizes that the African American slave experience was quite ...
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The African American Dream of Equality »

A 4 page paper which examines the history of the African American people in relationship to slavery and society. The paper discusses how the African American dream is likely still a dream for many, in relationship to true equality in society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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American and Korean Business Negotiation »

This 5 page paper begins by reporting the stages in the negotiation process. The writer then discusses how Korean businesspersons approach each stage. The differences between American and Korean negotiating teams is discussed. The last part of the paper offers suggestions for American managers as they prepare to enter negotiations ...
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Comparative Analysis of European Americans and Native Americans »

A 5 page paper which examines the differences between Native Americans and Euro-Americans. The paper also examines solutions to any problems. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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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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Nineteenth Century Racism and Native Americans »

This 5-page paper discusses the concept against racism against the American Indians during the American expansion westward in the 1800s, and discusses if that racism continues to this day. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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History Texts' Depiction of Native Americans »

This 8 page paper evaluates a variety of American history books and focuses on how Indians are portrayed. Many texts ar mentioned. It is noted that there is still scant information on Native Americans in all history books in a variety of decades. Bibliography lists 11 ...
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“Keeping Promises: What Is Sovereignty and Other Questions About Indian Country” »

A 4 page consideration of the question of “Who is a Native American?”. Using the book by Betty Reid, Ben Winton, and Gwendolen Gates, the author of this paper emphasizes the importance of land, language, sovereignty, and lineage in defining who is and who is not Native American. ...
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America's Wars »

This 5 page paper examines the American rationale for its involvement in the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the latest conflict—Iraq. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Reasons for the American Civil War by Bruce Levin »

A 3 page research paper that uses Levine's 1992 text as a guide in discussing the principal reason behind the American Civil War. Levine demonstrates that given the inconsistencies between the regions in the antebellum North and South, war was inevitable and the slavery question could not have been decided ...
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Irish American Influence on American Culture »

A 5 page research paper that examines the influence of Irish Americans on American culture during the period 1800-1877. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom »

This 5 page paper takes a look at Allan Bloom's controversial work that contends American society has deteriorated culturally. Other theorists' views are noted and an overall look at the dumbing down of American and a loosening of morals is taken. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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U.S. Ideology in Terms of Cultural Uniqueness, Revolution, Freedom and Slavery »

A 5 page examination of the American concepts of freedom, solidarity, and cultural uniqueness. Addresses the questions of the association of the concepts of freedom and slavery; the ideal of the American tapestry; and the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movement as revolutionary periods in U.S. history. ...
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John Demos' The Unredeemed Captive and Intercultural Relationships »

This 10 page paper considers this factually based book which examines the relationship between the English, the French and the Native Americans in the early eighteenth century. This is undertaken through the story of the Williams family, following the story of Eunice Williams who chooses not to return when ...
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Cold World Impacts Documented in Underworld by Don Delillo »

A 6 page discussion of Delillo’s novel and its illustration of the impact of the Cold War on American culture. Revolving largely around the analogy of baseball, this novel illuminates many aspects of a war which unfolded largely without recognition by a significant segment of the American public. ...
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The American Military and Asian Prostitution »

A 5 page look at Sturdevant & Stoltzfus's 'Let The Good Times Roll,' a book examining Asian prostitutes as a class of victims of American soldiers during times of war. Various social reasons for Asian prostitution are assessed and the American military is scrutinized for endorsing their solicitation. No ...
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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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America's Enlightenment and Pre Revolutionary War Periods »

This 5 page paper delves into the period of the American Enlightenment and the time just before the American Revolution. The two eras are compared and contrasted and literature to emanate from the day is discussed. Ideas from Thomas Paine's Common Sense is included. Bibliography lists 5 ...
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Metacom of the Wampanoag: Changing Perceptions Over Time »

A 7 page discussion of how the view of this man and his war against the English colonist changed over time. Basing the discussion on the popular nineteenth century play “Metamora”, this paper contends that Americans had softened in many regards as to their perception of Native Americans. ...
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Revolutionary War Responses »

A 5 page research paper that examines the origins of the American Revolution and how the outcome was often in jeopardy. The writer demonstrates both sides in this historical conflict and argues that it was mainly Washington's leadership that enabled the American forces to be victorious. Bibliography lists 3 ...
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Freedom of Religion, A First Amendment Right »

A 4 page essay/research paper that discusses the right to Freedom of Religion, which is guaranteed under the First Amendment. This examination focuses on the issues that continue to define the division between church and state that this amendment imposes on the American government. Many people today would tear down ...
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American Revolution and Cultural Interactions »

A 4 page consideration of the many gains that were made in interactions between whites, blacks, and Native Americans during this critical time period in American history. While there were great losses, both in terms of culture and in terms of basic rights such as freedom and property ownership, ...
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U.S. Political System »

This 5 page paper provides a discussion on the American political system and includes views by authors such as Edward Countryman and Gordon Wood. There is a focus on “framers,” how history is reported and the era around the American Revolution. Bibliography lists 4 sources
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American Dreams and American Cities »

A 6 page research paper that explores the way s in which American cities embody the American Dream, their evolution and underlying values. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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An Overview of Urbanism in America »

This 8 page paper provides an overview of urbanism in America. The rise of American cities is the focus of this paper that looks at the industrial revolution as well as what occurred previous to that. The modern American city is a part of the paper as well ...
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Reasons Behind Colonial America's Decision to Revolt Against England »

A 4 page overview of the reasons Americans elected to revolt against English control. The author contends that English support was just not there even in the earliest stages of colonialism. Once the Americans became self assured that they could survive they began to look at their ties ...
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Comparing the American and French Revolutions in Terms of Causative Factors »

A 5 page discussion of the societal problems which spawned these two revolutions. This paper emphasizes that while the French Revolution was fought to end an absolute monarchy, the American Revolution was fought to preserve the independence to which American colonists had grown accustomed. Includes five pages of ...
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Equality Concept, Conflicting Ideology, and Thomas Jefferson »

An 8 page discussion of Thomas Jefferson's actions towards blacks and Native Americans. The author contends that in regard to his handling of slavery and Native American land rights Jefferson wavered considerably from his professed belief in the ideology of true equality. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Native Americans as Perceived by Walt Whitman »

This 4 page paper examines the perspective of Walt Whitman regarding Native Americans as evidenced through his poetry. This paper examines "Song of Myself" specifically in order to illustrate the compassion and respect that Whitman had for the Native Americans. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Crimes Against Humanity by Ward Churchill and For Indians, No Thanksgiving and the Exposure of the 'Native American' Myth »

A 5 page paper which examines how the Native American has been erroneously depicted throughout American history, as exposed by Michael Dorris in “For Indians, No Thanksgiving,” and by Ward Churchill in “Crimes Against Humanity.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Retrospective of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address »

A 5 page discussion of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and, in agreement with Garry Wills, its effectivity in raising the American patriotic spirit more so that earlier documents. The paper discusses how this is related to various feelings of unity around loss, hope and a sense of personal involvement in ...
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Revolutionary War's Radicalism »

A paper which looks at Woods' Radicalism of the American Revolution in terms of the impact which the revolution had on the development of an “American ideology” and also with regard to its lack of salient characteristics generally associated with political revolution such as class conflict, terrorism, or mass violence. ...
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Civil Rights and James Meredith »

This 5 page report discusses the young man who in 1962 found himself as the focal point of the civil rights movement when he became the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi, 'Ole Miss.' Four years later, he was gunned down while leading the 'March Against ...
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Gordon S. Wood's The Radicalism of the American Revolution »

A 4 page paper which examines how American, in the 19th century, became a nation that was far different from the one that the revolutionary fathers envisioned. The argument is examined through Gordon S. Wood’s work “The Radicalism of the American Revolution.” No additional sources cited.
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