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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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Family and History of the American South »

A 3 page essay on southern family life. The writer discusses the relevance of family history in the way many southerners perceive themselves today. Race relations, culture, and other historical factors all contribute to the importance of family in this region of the Untied States. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody and the American Civil Rights Movement »

A 4 page paper which examines the effects of discrimination on Southern blacks during the 1950s as characterized by the lives of Moody’s family and acquaintances, the ways her life changed after leaving home for the city and going onto college, the dangers she confronted while working for racial equality ...
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Modern Culture, the Family, and the Individual »

This 6 page paper takes a look at both sides of the argument as to the positive and negative aspects of individuality. The myth of the family is discussed and the family through the ages, from medieval times, is documented. The paper concludes that individuality is a good thing ...
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Post 9 11 and Civil Rights »

This 5 page paper compares civil rights after September 11th with rights that were allowed during WWII. Present day treatment of Middle Easterners and Muslims in America is compared with how Japanese were treated during the 1940s. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Nineteenth Century Great Britain, Middle Class and Working Women »

7 pages in length. The distinction between the lives of working and middle class women in nineteenth century Britain is both grand and far-reaching. That the working population was considered the equivalent of undesirable social outcasts when compared with their middle class counterparts clearly illustrates the unmistakable divide ...
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The Cold War: Causes, Treaties, and Ongoing Tensions »

This 6 page paper traces the root causes of the Cold War all the way back to the Russian Civil War and discusses how the tensions between the US and Russia magnified during the middle war years and World War II. Incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis almost ...
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Analysis and Cross Cultural History of Prostitution »

A 5 page paper on this history of 'the world's oldest profession'-- prostitution. The writer discusses the shape and form that prostitution has taken throughout history with respect to individual cultures and societies such as the Ancient Greeks, Romans, Church in the Middle Ages, and more recent eras as well. ...
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History of Teutonic Knights »

A 6 page research paper that looks at the history of the Teutonic Knights, a military-religious order similar to the better known Templar or Hospitaller Orders of the middle ages. The Teutonic Knights were responsible for bringing Christianity to Eastern Europe through numerous crusades that lasted through to the fifteenth ...
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Feudal System Erosion as a Result of the Eleventh Century's Urban Revolution »

This 5 page paper examines the impact of urbanization on the established system of feudalism in the Middle Ages. The Magna Carta, the growth of cities, the centralization of governmental power all led toward the ultimate collapse of feudalism. Bibliography lists six sources.
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History of the Crusades in the Latter Middle Ages »

A 12 page research paper that examines the motivations and the effects of the crusades that occurred in the late Middle Ages. Bibliography lists 13 sources.
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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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Enlightenment Philosophical Age »

This 5 page paper looks at the thoughts and ideas which abounded during the age of enlightenment. This includes philosophers such as Voltaire, Locke, Mills and Montesquieu. The paper then goes on the examine the effect that these people may have had on the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution. ...
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A History of Temperament Theories »

This 10 page paper provides a historical report of theories about temperament. The history begins about 2,500 years ago when the four humors were proposed, a theory that was continued to be popular in the Middle Ages and even later. Philosophies and scientific advancements changed the theme somewhat but there ...
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French Historian Georges Duby »

This 16 page paper considers the background and work of this French historian who specialised in the middle ages. The paper considers his background and qualifications as well as his studies and then discusses the influence that his work had on the academic community as well as society in general. ...
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Post Cold War Relations in the Middle East »

This 4 page paper discusses the changes that have occurred between US relations in the Middle East during the Cold War years and those that have occurred since the dissolution of the USSR. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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18th and 19th Century Great Britain's Social History Development »

A ten page paper which looks at the way in which Britain, and particularly England, changed and developed between 1700 and 1900, in terms of industrialisation, the growth of the middle class, the changes in conditions for the working population, and the improvements in social reform which came about during ...
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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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Frontier Influence on Presidents George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln »

(5 pp) When we are sitting in front of our computer screen or driving to work or school we loose sight of the term "frontier." Think about out presidents of choice for this reading, for them the frontier was still changing. We will look at their ...
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Labor and Public Activism of Women »

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the role of women in the industrial West. The role of women in the emerging industrial workforce at the end of the 19th century had a definitive impact on family values and perspectives on racism, ethnicity and changing demographics (including increasing ...
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Precedents to the Revolution in France »

A 6 page paper that discusses times and events that influenced the beginning of the Revolution. The writer discusses the Age of Reason, Renaissances, major people during that time and events like the Reformation and publications of major thinkers. Certain terms had to be used and are underlined in ...
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Liang Heng's Son of the Revolution »

A five page paper which considers life in China under the Maoist regime, as described by Liang Heng in Son of the Revolution. The paper looks at the impact which the Communist Party had on social culture, political thought and family life.
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Mary Jemison and the Participation of Women in the American Revolution »

This 5 page paper considers the nature of the role of women during the 18th and early 19th centuries and especially during the period of the American Revolution and considered the impact of their role in specific political activities. In particular, this paper considers examples like Mary Jemison and ...
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A Book Review of Modern Middle East History »

A 6 page book review of A History of the Modern Middle East by William Cleveland (1994). This is a complex and scholarly work, designed to present Middle Eastern history to both students and general readers who have not previously studied this subject. The Middle East plays ...
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American Family Changes »

This 5 page essay describes the changing American family, considering many aspects including gender roles, ethnic variances, longevity, blended families as well as projections for the future. The paper's position is that the traditional nuclear family was a temporary structure and has been replaced by a revised definition mostly brought ...
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Sociological Concept of Family »

The family is explored as a concept from a sociological point of view in this 12 page paper. Included in the analysis is an in-depth discussion on varied definitions of the family which takes into consideration contemporary sociologists' views such as Stacey and Popenoe. A theme of this paper focuses ...
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Early American Women »

During the revolutionary era, at a time when North Americans proclaimed liberty and political participation as their birthright, women remained separate from the institutions of political life. This 7 page research paper examines the sociopolitical oppression of women and the beginnings of feminist activism in the United States. The writer ...
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Life and Works of Korean Philosopher T'oegye »

An 8 page paper which discusses the life and works of T'oegye, a great philosopher in Korean history, in the context of the times of T'oegye. The history of Korea is discussed as it illustrates the conditions prior to, during, and after, the life of T’oegye. His works and his influence ...
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Crusades and the Impact of the Jihad »

10 pages in length. Had it not been for Saladin's courage and unwavering perseverance, Egypt would never have been recognized as a major power of the Middle East. The death of Zangid ruler Nur Al-Din cleared the way for Saladin's takeover of Syria's Zangid kingdom just prior to ...
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Rick Porrello's The History of the Cleveland Mafia »

A ten page paper which looks at Rick Porrello’s account of the development of the Mafia in Cleveland, Ohio, and his research into his own family’s involvement with organised crime during the era of Prohibition. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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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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Prohibition and the Growth of Organized Crime »

5 pages. Prohibition was the primary cause in major social changes that occurred during and after it's existence. For the most part, the changes were for the worse. Not only did Prohibition force people to go 'underground' with their drinking and bootlegging, but it is also believed to have been one of ...
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Gulf Wars and the Arab andIsraeli Conflict »

This 8 page report discusses key themes in the conflicts that have taken place and continue to occur in the Middle East. The processes of territorial change in the Arab-Israeli conflict must be examined as both a unique case and as a recurrent pattern. There are also fundamental issues that ...
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History of the Middle East »

An 8 page research paper that discusses various aspects of Middle Eastern history. Topics covered include the coinage of the term "Middle East," and the rise and fall of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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U.S. Capitalism and Slavery »

A 5 page discussion of the importance of the institution of slavery to capitalism. In the U.S., however, the issues surrounding slavery lasted long past the time where the institution was becoming extinct in other regions of the world. This long life can be attributed to the relative ...
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Returning to the Neolithic Period's Agricultural Revolution »

This 5 page report discusses one of the most significant periods in all of human development. Human history from the Neolithic (sometimes called the “new stone age”) or the period of agricultural revolution demonstrates that humanity evolved from relatively small bands of hunters and gatherers to those who cultivated their own food to those ...
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US War Technology from 1770 to 1870 »

A 5 page research paper on how the U.S. employed existing technology for warfare during this period, rather than investing in war technologies. Only one weapon was invented by an American during this period, although peacetime technologies were converted during wartime. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng »

This 6 page report discusses the autobiographical account of Nien Cheng’s experiences during China’s Cultural Revolution. “Life and Death in Shanghai” by Nien Cheng requires that the reader or student be particularly aware of the unique nuance of time and place and how Cheng causes those aspects of the story to be as essential as ...
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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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Veterans of the American Revolution »

5 pages in length. After the War of 1812, Congress passed a law allowing all those who suffered disabilities as a result of military service during the Revolutionary War to apply for a pension. As well, widows who had lost their husbands as a result of the war ...
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Atlantic Revolutions and the Age of Discovery »

A 5 page paper that discusses the factors leading to the Age of Discovery, also called the Age of Expansion. As territories were expanded and colonized, the interchange of cultures also began. The writer then discusses the reasons for the Atlantic Revolutions and the effects of these. Bibliography lists ...
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Industrial Revolution's Impact Upon English Lifestyle and Family »

A 5 page paper discussing how family life and the structure of society changed in England as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Bibliography lists five sources.
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Great Britain's Industrial Revolution »

A 7 page research paper that explores the ways in which the Industrial Revolution impacted society as a whole, and specifically on such areas of child labor, the formation of unions, and changes to families. The writer demonstrates how the Industrial Revolution changed the model upon which society is based ...
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Analyzing Homeward Bound American Families in the Cold War Era by Elaine Tyler May »

A 6 page paper which analyzes Elaine Tyler May's 1988 book "Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era," which asserts that after World War II, Americans preferred marrying young, perpetuating traditional gender roles and a secure home life, because of the unsettling experiences of the Great Depression, World ...
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U.S. Central Intelligence Agency During and After the Cold War »

5 pages in length. C.I.A. involvement during the Cold War extended far beyond the exploits of heroes in Clancy or Ludlum novels. The apparatus of the intelligence community has extended into each of our lives far beyond 'halting the threat of communism.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Characters of Helen and Annie in Ironweed by William Kennedy »

A 10 page paper on William Kennedy's 'Ironweed,' which describes the differences in the life experiences of the two women who run with Francis. Francis is a murderous ex-baseball player who returns to family after destroying Helen. Helen reconciles herself in death. This paper postulates that this ...
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In What Ways Is Reading Literary Works of Another Age Of Value To Understanding History And To Understanding One's Place In History? »

3 pages in length. Learning about history occurs in many more ways than merely through textbook knowledge; indeed, history is taught through some of the most unexpected sources, not the least of which includes literary works from another age. The most important component of these primary historic informers ...
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James Kirby Martin's Ordinary Courage »

A paper which looks at James Kirby Martin’s study of the experience of the Continentals during the Revolutionary War, in terms of their socio-economic disadvantage in civilian life and the way in which they were treated by the government once their service had been completed. Bibliography lists I source.
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Ride of Paul Revere »

A 5 page research paper that examines the true circumstances and contributions of Paul Revere to the American Revolution. While pointing out that the details of Longfellow's famous poem are inaccurate, the writer argues that Revere's life, in general, was indicative of the political and cultural attitude of New Englanders ...
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The United States of the 1920s »

This 5 page paper looks at life in America during the 1920s. Concepts such as jazz, prohibition, the labor movement and fashion are all discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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