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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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1898 to 1948 Spanish History »

Spain was forced to grant independence to most of its colonies during the 1800s. The remaining colonies (Cuba and the Philippines) were lost to the United States in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War. This 5 page paper explores fifty years of Spanish history, from the end of the Spanish ...
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U.S. Colonies and Slavery »

(7 pp). Although, the number of African American slaves grew slowly at first, by the 1680s they were essential to the economy of Virginia. During the 17th and 18th centuries, African American slaves lived in all of England's North American colonies. Before Great Britain prohibited its subjects from ...
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American Colonies and Slavery Origins »

(7 pp). Although, the number of African American slaves grew slowly at first, by the 1680s they were essential to the economy of Virginia. During the 17th and 18th centuries, African American slaves lived in all of England's North American colonies. Before Great Britain prohibited its subjects from participating ...
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Edmund S. Morgan/American Slavery, American Freedom »

A 4 page book review of Morgan's award-winning treatise on the evolution of racism in the American colonies. In this text, which is one of the most "celebrated books in recent American historiography," Morgan explores the connections between "slavery, freedom, persistent inequality and American egalitarianism." Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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An Analysis of Slavery and Freedom in America »

A 6 page analysis of Edmund S. Morgan's book American Slavery/American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. In this book Morgan examines the economic and demographic development of early Virginia. The fact that a love for liberty and equality in the American colonies developed simultaneously with a reliance on the ...
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Slavery in Cape Colony, Before and After 1815 »

This 22 page research paper provides examination of literature, which investigates the nature slavery in Cape Colony prior to and after 1815, which is when Cape Colony was officially annexed by the British and became a colony of the British Empire. Bibliography lists 40 sources.
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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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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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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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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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American Revolution and Family Metaphors »

This 10 page paper examines the use of the family metaphor (children , parent, mother country, etc.) in describing the relationship between England and the colonies. The American Revolution is discussed. The works of various authors who wrote during the 1770s are examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Nineteenth Century American Identity Development »

This 6 page report discusses how the United States developed its own unique 'identity' in the 19th century. Change and establishment of that identity was found in issues relating to race and slavery, the development of the American political system, and the westward expansion of the country. Bibliography ...
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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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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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Comparative Analysis of Chinese American, Black American, and Native American Experiences »

In 5 pages the author compares the historical experiences of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans. A historical narrative of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans is necessary to determine the specific historical factors, social structure factors, and ideological factors that seem to have contributed to the differences ...
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American History and the Place of Anne Hutchinson »

A 10 page paper discussing the troublesome maverick of the religious community of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643) was outspoken and opinionated at a time when such attitudes were unseemly (if not outright scandalous) and when women were paid little more respect than were children. She ...
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The Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on the American Colonies »

This 5 page paper examines issues related to slavery in colonial America. Economic and social effects of slavery are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Popularity of French Children’s Songs in French Colonies »

A 3 page paper which examines why the children’s songs frere Jacque and sur le pont d’avignon are so popular in the French colonies of Haiti and the Caribbean Islands. No sources cited.
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Daily Life during the Seven Years War in North America »

This 5 page paper discusses what life was like in America during the Seven Years War from the point of view of a colonist. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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American Colonies and Mercantilism »

This 3 page paper examines the belief known as 'mercantilism' and how it led to the Navigation Acts, which were one of the factors in causing the American Revolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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History of the Philippines from Various Perspectives »

A 5 page research paper that offers two opposing perspective to the acquisition of the Philippines by the US. The writer argues that the official version of this acquisition emphasizes the altruistic characteristics of US colonial rule, but fails to mention the hidden agenda of the US Senate to ...
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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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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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Georgia Slaver »

A paper which looks at the various factors which combined to initiate the acceptance and legalisation of slavery in Georgia, which was the last colony to adopt the practice. The paper considers the economic, political and religious elements which gave rise to acceptance of slavery by Georgians, and the way ...
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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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Gordon Wood and Bernard Bailyn on the Revolutionary War »

A 6 page paper discussing and comparing views of the American Revolution as portrayed by Bernard Bailyn in 'The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution' and Gordon Wood in 'The Radicalism of the American Revolution.' No additional sources cited.
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The Pluralist Family and Feminism »

A 5 page paper analyzing the role feminism has played in the development of the many alternative familial structures we see today. The paper argues that the increased separation of women from the home following the Industrial Revolution, and their establishment of an economic base, has stimulated independence of thought ...
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Political and Social Philosophies of James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes »

A 7 page outline of the classical liberalist approach to protecting individual rights through the establishment of government. This paper points out both the similarities and differences in these men’s philosophies, asserting that they were unified in their desire to not only abolish feudalism but to establish a system ...
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Nineteenth Century City Planning »

7 pages in length. The nineteenth century city was ripe for change. Not only was there a dire need to improve upon communication networks, building types and architectural styles, but there was also a growing presence that required new definitions of "publicness" and the establishment of new power ...
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Cold War and Yalta Conference of February 1945 »

This 8 page paper considers the Yalta conference held in February 1945 and the impact that this had on the establishment of the cold war. The writer includes discussion on issues such as Soviet land demands, the balance of power and the political implications of the agreements reached. The bibliography ...
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Homeland Security Personal Response »

Safety, as defined by President George W. Bush in his establishment of homeland security measures, is dedicated to the protection of the country as a whole beginning at its borders and moving inward to tap into the individual lives of citizens and immigrants who might offer a threat. This places ...
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Late Nineteenth Century Labor Movement »

A 5 page research paper which examines how the history of the labor movement has been misrepresented in the media. The writer focuses on the Haymarket riot in Chicago which resulted from the nationwide strike in the 1880s to get an eight-hour workday as an example of the establishment forces ...
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Lloyd's of London History »

A five page paper which traces the history of Lloyd’s of London from its origins in Lloyd’s Coffee House in the seventeenth century to the present day, including its expansion from maritime to other forms of insurance, its establishment as a global financial institution, and the effect of the severe ...
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Why American Products Should be Purchased by Americans »

In 5 pages the author discusses that Americans should buy American products. Americans should support their economy. Buying American products helps to keep the quality of their products high. The more Americans buy their products, the more they show and encourage patriotism. Bibliography lists 5 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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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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Contrasting and Comparing Russian Serfs and American Slaves »

In 9 pages, the author compares and contrasts American slaves and Russian serfs. In comparing American slaves and Russian serfs, one must realize the dramatic differences between the two. Yes, both were slaves, but American slaves had no rights. Russian serfs actually were able to submit lawsuits in ...
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The American Revolution and Women »

An 8 page research paper that examines the role that American women played in fighting and winning the American Revolutionary War. The typical history text on the American Revolution gives more copy to Paul Revere's horse then it does to the role that American women played on obtaining that victory. ...
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The Man and The President Abraham Lincoln »

In 5 pages, the writer discusses Abraham Lincoln. "Abraham Lincoln was able to shape the history of the African American. He is the very emblem against racial injustice and inequality. Most historical documents present him as the champion of the African Americans. His views in equality were ...
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Property Rights of Native Americans »

A 7 page discussion of Native American property rights. Provides a brief historical review of the move to the reservation system and tribally owned lands and then the pressures to dissolve that tribal ownership. Ties the concept of property rights into the issue of sovereignty and concludes ...
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The Radicalization of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood »

An 8 page paper looking at Gordon S. Wood's nonfiction book The Radicalization of the American Revolution in terms of its key issues. The paper illustrates Wood's belief that the American Revolution differed from other wars in that it not only replaced one ruler or ruling class with another, but ...
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'Revolutionary' Citizenship and the American Experience »

In four pages, this paper compares and contrasts the American and French revolutions, and considers how the American experience as shaped the contemporary notion of citizenship. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.
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More Than One History in the American Revolution »

A 5 page essay that compares and contrasts two accounts of the American Revolution-- The American People: Crating a Nation and a Society edited by Gary Nash and Julie Roy Jeffrey and A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. The writer discusses how both of these accounts ...
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American Warfare »

A 4 page paper that considers the progression of American warfare from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War. This paper provides the major points of transition that created the changes in the American way of fighting. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Business World from a Literary Viewpoint »

A 5 page essay that examines three books that deal with the American business world-- Upton Sinclair's The Jungle; Lewis Sinclair's Babbitt; and William Heffernan's The Dinosaur Club. These books offer three views of the American business world, and also the way in which Americans would like to see themselves ...
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Psychological Research Issues »

This 6 page paper evaluates The Hamilton Depression Inventory in terms of its value as an evaluation tool for a dependent variable in researching depression and also evaluates the websites for the American Psychological Association, the American Sociological Association and the American Psychiatric Association in terms of their value as a resource for research. Bibliography ...
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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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Contrasting and Comparing Native Americans and Buddhists »

A 6 page overview of the similarities and differences in Buddhist culture and Native American culture. Emphasizes the diversity of Native American cultures and stresses that one must be specific regarding time period to make applicable comparisons. Compares primarily contemporary Buddhism and traditional but contemporary Native American religions. ...
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An American Genocide »

A 4 page essay that refers to a TV documentary. An episode of a TV documentary series narrated by Jack Perkins, Savagery and the American Indian, which aired in 1991, relates the saga of 300 years of hostilities and atrocities perpetuated against Native Americans, first by European settlers and then ...
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