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Term Papers on English Commoner 1800 1850

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Questions and Answers on Early Nineteenth Century English History (1800-1840) »

In four pages this paper answers five questions pertaining to English history from 1800 to 1840 and include Queen Caroline’s affaire and its impact on women, politics, and society; the Chartist movement objectives and participation of women; most important rapid changes in Great Britain during this time period; and classical ...
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Development of Cape Town Through the Middle Nineteenth Century »

This 6 page paper looks at Cape Town, South Africa from its beginnings to 1850. The paper summarises the trends and development of the city within this time frame, with specific examples and link the trends to broader global processes and the experience of modernity with other cities such as ...
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Federal Government's Morill Act Land Grants »

A 4 page paper on the grants of vacant land given by the U.S. Federal government to make improvements during the last half of the19th century. Included in the discussion is the first Morill Act which helped build up railroads from 1850 through 1871 and also the Second Morill Act ...
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The Issue of the Extension of Slavery Reported in the American Whig »

This 4 page paper discusses an 1850 article that appeared in the "American Whig," in favor of retaining slavery in the territories as they joined the U.S. Endnotes list two sources.
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Too Late for Compromise »

This paper discusses the reasons why compromise, which had been fairly successful up to 1850, was not a viable option by 1860. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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U.S. - Native American Relations from 1850-1890 »

This 3 page paper discusses the way in which the U.S. government interacted with the Native Americans from approximately 1850-1890, a period generally called the "Indian Wars." Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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History of the Civil Rights Movement in America »

This 7 page paper examines the general history of civil rights in the United States, ranging from the mid-1800's through the modern-day civil rights movement that occured in the late 1950's. This paper highlights such topics as the Reconstruction era, the KKK, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, the ...
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Women's Rights Movement and Contributions of the Antislavery Movement »

This 4 page paper examines pertinent writings from the late 1800's to understand the relationship between the anti-slavery movement and the women's rights movement. This paper asserts that each helped the other succeed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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American Industrialization »

The tale of indrustialization is one that most Americans associate with a growth in manufacturing, availability of goods, the establishment of large corporations and the labor disputes of the late 1800’s. Politics were recovering from the Civil War and the lines being drawn were changing from North versus south to ‘business’ ...
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1834 Bermuda »

This 8 page paper explores Bermuda in the early 1800's, and the relationship between masters and slaves. This paper highlights the process of freedom for slaves who were eager to be free as well as the masters who were largely also eager for the slaves to be free. ...
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Development in Japan and China From the Sixteenth Until the Nineteenth Century »

5 pages in length. The writer discusses the political, economic and religious development of China and Japan between the years of 1500 and 1800. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Significance of Nineteenth Century Women »

This three-page-paper explores the women of the 1800's. The ability to vote, smoke in public and obtain higher educations are all explored. Bibliography lists one source.
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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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Christopher Hill's World Turned Upside Down »

7 pages in length. Christoper Hill's World Turned Upside Down : Radical Ideas During the English Revolution describes how the English Revolutionary war was waged for several reasons, with religion as one of the primary causes. The author provides a detailed overview of Hill's historical account of the ...
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Trial of the King Killers: English Civil War »

This 3 page essay offers a review of a video "The English Civil War: Trial of the King Killers." Well-produced and accurate, this short film dramatizes several of the 29 trials that occurred in 1660 against the men held responsible for the execution of Charles I at the close ...
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1637's Pequot and English War and its Influential Factors »

An 8 page discussion of the war between the English and the Native American group known as the Pequot. Contends that the reasons behind this war were really quite simplistic. The first was the English desire for the land which the Pequot controlled. Equally important, however, was ...
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Contrasts and Similarities Between Haiti, France, and the United States from 1650 until 1850 »

An 8 page overview of this critical period in history. The author outlines major historical events for these countries and emphasizes the importance of revolution, industrialization, and imperialism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Military Revolution Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800 by Geoffrey Parker »

This 3 page report discusses the fact that the key to the success of the West in creating global empires between 1500 and 1750 was dependent on the technological improvements in the ability to wage war. No bibliography.
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Rebellion and its Repercussions: the Wars of the Roses »

In five pages this paper considers the three-decade long fifteenth-century English conflict between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists in an examination of the reasons, motivations, and repercussions of the Wars of the Roses. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.
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War Beginning, Ending, and the Role of Politicians »

A 5 page paper discussing the validity of the statement, "Politicians start wars, armies do not. Government end wars, generals do not." A variety of poorly-planned laws and policies beginning in 1850 with the Missouri Compromise led to steadily increasing tensions regarding slavery, culminating in bloodshed over the Kansas-Nebraska Act during Franklin ...
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A History of the Dictionary »

An 8 page research paper that offers a brief history of the dictionary. While the writer mentions early dictionary, the research concentrates on the compilation of the first English dictionaries, focusing specifically on the dictionaries written by Samuel Johnson and Noah Webster, which culminated in that magnificent Victorian project, the ...
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English Revolution and Parliamentary Changes »

This 3 page paper examines the English Revolution and how that altered English history. Attention is paid to the shift in power between the monarchy and Parliament. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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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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England's Edward the First and Edward the Second »

In 5 pages the author discusses why both Edward the First (Long Shanks) and Edward the Second of England could have never have successfully conquered Scotland. The Scottish people adamantly refused to be conquered. They were steadfast in their hold on their homeland and refused to give in ...
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Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Perspectives on Mental Illness »

An in-depth 12 page research paper on how poorly the mentally-ill were treated during the 18th and w19th centuries when terms such as "loony" and "insane" were common. Some of the ridiculous ideas from those years pertaining to how mental illness was caused are explored as well (i.e., partying, masturbation, ...
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O Canada/The Canadian National Anthem »

A 3 page research paper that contrasts and compares the English and French versions of Canada's national anthem, "O Canada." Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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1820s and 1840s Age of the Common Man »

5 pages in length. The span of years between the 1820s and the 1840s has come to be known as The Age of the Common Man, an historical period in time in which many important changes took place in American society with regard to political, economical and social concerns. ...
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A Review of How Did American Slavery Begin? »

A 5 page overview of the historical provided in the five separate essays which comprise this book. Comments on the injustice of one reviewers comments and provides a review which is targeted toward illuminating the common ideas and themes in the essays contained in "How Did American Slavery Begin". ...
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The Death of the Earth by J.H. Rosny »

A 6 page analysis of the J.H. Rosny's (a pseudonym for Joseph Henri Boex) science fiction novel La Mort de la Terre (The Death of the Earth). This early twentieth century work has long been neglected in English-speaking countries when examining the evolution of the science fiction/fantasy genre. No additional ...
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Power Consolidation and Revolutions in Nicaragua and Chile »

5 pages in length. In spite of significant differences, the revolutions in Chile and Nicaragua share a fundamental common trait: both revolutions failed to consolidate themselves in power and were ultimately unsuccessful. For Nicaragua, this inability to centralize power came from an authoritarian perspective; for Chile, it was the ...
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17th Century Conflict Between English Colonists and Native Americans »

An 8 page overview of the conflict which erupted between the English colonists and the Native inhabitants of the Americas. The arrival of the Pilgrims and the Puritans to the Americans would prove the beginning of an insurmountable blow to the Native American peoples who inhabited the continent. ...
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Issues Leading Up to the Compromise of 1850 and Political Leadership During the Civil War (Abraham Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis) »

A 3 page discussion of the controversy in the years preceding the Civil War. This paper addresses the question of whether Lincoln was a better political leader than Davis. No sources are listed.
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Ebonics History and Development »

A 10 page paper in which the author discusses that one of the hottest controversies in the educational world today is the issue of Ebonics, also known as black English. Critics contend it is merely English slang that has become too far out of control, while proponents say it ...
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Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English »

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the basic points in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of English, especially as they relate to the concept of kingship. This paper considers what Bede’s perceptions of the ideal kingdom or kingship might have been related to the text, and also assesses the ...
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Differing Views on Native American Distinctions »

A 4 page overview of the fact that despite the tendency of early historians to skim over details on group distinction among Native Americans, early colonists were very aware of those distinctions. The author reviews Daniel Richter’s “Facing East from Indian Country : A Native History of Early America” ...
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The English Civil War and Puritanism and the American Colonies »

This is a 6 page paper in tutorial language which includes two short historical papers: one on the English Civil War(s) from 1625 to 1649 which were also termed the “Puritan Revolution” because of one aspect of the conflict which referred to divisions within the populations which preferred the Protestant ...
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Desmond Seward’s Wars of the Roses »

An 8 page book review on Desmond Seward’s text, The Wars of the Roses, which is a civil war that marks fifteenth century English history and established the Tudor dynasty. The writer discusses the overall purpose of the text, general content of the book, its structure, scholarship, use of sources, ...
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England During the Seventeenth Century and the Leveller Movement »

A 12 page paper which traces the history and ideology of the Levellers and their contribution to the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell’s republican regime, and looks at the legacy of Leveller philosophy and ideals in modern democracies. Bibliography lists 7 sources
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Puritanism and the English Civil War »

This 6 page paper is written in two parts. The first part considers he background, causes, course and consequences of the English Civil War (1625-1649, the second part looks at t he concept of Puritanism and how it contributed to the founding of American Colonies. The bibliography cites 2 sources. ...
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Spanish and English Approaches to Colonial Slavery »

An eight page comparison of English and Spanish colonization of the Americas. Identifies the geographic range of each and the differences between the two countries in regard to issues like dealing with Native Americans, indentured servitude and slavery. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Views on Slavery and its Justification or Lack of »

A five page paper contrasting the view of slavery described in Winston Churchill's 'The Great Democracies' (Volume Four of 'A History of the English-Speaking Peoples') with Austin Steward's slave narrative 'Twenty Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman.' The paper points out that Churchill's view of the Civil ...
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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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Writers of English Prose »

A 14 page paper which examines the work of several English prose writers from the 16th and 17th centuries. The writers examined are Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Thomas More, Thomas Hobbes, Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Problems Leading Up to the American Revolution »

This 4 page paper delineates the fact that revolution was almost assured from the time the very first English ship arrived here. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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A Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying A Critique »

A 5 page review of the first English translation of the experiences of one Chinese woman in pre-revolutionary China. The contention is presented that Xie’s experiences serve to dispel the Twentieth Century notion that up until the 1949 revolution China remained to a large degree traditional. Bibliography ...
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English Colonization »

This is a 5 page paper that examines early English colonization. It describes the manner of interaction between the native peoples and the colonists. It gives a brief history of the development of cultures within the colonies. An attempts is made to explain the paradox inherent in the development of political ...
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Long Island Slavery »

An eight page paper which describes the history of slavery on Long Island from the first black immigrants to the Revolution. The writer looks at the ways in which life for Northern slaves differed from that of their Southern counterparts, and considers how the change from Dutch to English rule ...
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Almasy's Painting of Katherine's Face in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje »

This 5 page report discusses Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje’s 1992 novel “The English Patient.” It is a passionate story of war, love and memory was both mysterious and disturbing. But the incident in which Almasy paints Katherine’s face in the cave of swimmers carries a number of deeper meanings than simple grief over her death. ...
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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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England's Model Government and the Enlightenment »

This 3 page paper uses Voltaire's Letters on the English or Lettres Philosophiques to consider why England was seen as a good model of government by many thinkers, especially French philosophers of this time. The bibliography cites 2 sources.
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