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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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A History of Nationalism in Russia »

A 4 page research paper that examines the topic of Russian nationalism from an historical point of view. The writer argues that by examining the history of Russian nationalism, it is possible to gain insight into the continuing role that Russian nationalism has played throughout Russian history and particularly in ...
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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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Korean War and the Soviet Union »

This five-page -paper discusses the Russian involvement in the Korean War. When the Russians opened access to their archives in 1992 evidence was found that proved the Russian involvement. Bibliography lists four sources.
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Russian War in Chechnya Justification »

This 8 page report discusses the Russian war in Chechnya. As with so many of the battles going on around the world, the Russian war in the province of Chechnya is one that is difficult to understand and appears to change on an almost daily basis. Numerous issues are at stake in the confrontation, not ...
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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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RUSSIAN ECONOMY »

This 4-page paper offers an analysis of the Russian economy today, including stabilization of the ruble. Bibliography lists 3 sources.`
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American Colonists, England, France, and Spain and Their Treatment of Native Americans »

This 10 page paper discusses the treatment of the Native Americans in North America by the imperial powers: Spain, France, England and American Colonists. Views of Francis Parkman examined. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Ecological World View and Native American Uniformity »

A 15 page discussion of the popular perception that Native Americans exhibit a uniform ecological world view. Presents supporting and detracting arguments for this view. Notes first that the sheer diversity of Native American cultures and individuals would make it unlikely that such a uniformity in view exists. ...
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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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World View of Native Americans »

A 5 page essay discussing the Native American society and conservatism. Issues discussed include world view orientation, impact of the Western traders and other influences on Native American world view and concluding remarks regarding the validity of the conservatism argument. No sources are listed.
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Perspectives on the Cold War »

5 pages in length. Ascertaining the reasons behind the revived hostility that instigated the Cold War, historians have come to acknowledge the presence of Russian suspicions and American paranoia as fundamental motives. Delving deeper into these particular considerations finds that the Russians were, in fact, a nation of ...
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1880 to 1980, a Century of Russian and American Theater's Revolutionary Elements »

A twenty-page paper which looks at the work of selected Russian and American dramatists during the period 1880 to 1980, and assesses the ways in which their work, both in terms of form and content, afforded a revolutionary perspective on the socio-cultural systems of the time. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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American Revolutioin from Different Perspectives »

This 5 page paper looks at the American Revolution from two points of view. Bailyn's The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution and Jameson's American Revolution Considered as a Social Movement are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Native Americans in Spain as Beings or an Obstacle? »

Native Americans in Colonial Latin America: Fellow Human A 5 page discussion of the Spanish view of Native Americans in the Caribbean and Latin America. Describes Native Americans as being only an obstacle to Spanish goals. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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General George Custer and How He was Viewed by Native Americans »

An 8 page paper analyzing the Native American view of Custer and the battle at Little Big Horn that they should have won. The analysis is based on their spiritual views on land preservation and how the preservation has been their spiritual duty for 20 million years. This ...
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Soviet History - A Discussion »

This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of Russian history. It takes the format of a dramatic dialogue between Russian leaders past and present. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Answering Cold War Questions »

A 5 page research paper that examines 4 questions pertaining to the Cold War. The questions cover issues that produced the war; where "hot" wars broke out and areas of the world in which the US and the USSR competed for loyalty; key events that affected the relations between the ...
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Self Fulfilling Prophecy of the Cold War »

A 10 page piece that discusses the self-fulfilling prophecy of the Cold War, in that the buildup of arms against the perceived threat to borders and national economic stability, created an atmosphere of fear and annihilation. Or did it? The governments eventually moved onto the ground that there ...
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The Nineteenth Century Ghost Dance Era »

A 7 page investigation of this critical point in Native American and US history. This paper explores the differences that existed between the Native view of what was right and the white view. Bibliography lists sources.
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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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Russell Bourne/Red King's Rebellion »

A 3 page book review of Russell Bourne's The Red King's Rebellion, which recounts the conditions leading up to and including the war between Native Americans and colonists in the seventeenth century. Bourne addresses the position of colonists who argued against cooperation with Native Americans, but also those who argued ...
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Native Americans as Perceived by English Colonists »

A 7 page overview of early colonial interactions with Native Americans. The manner in which European colonists viewed the Native Americans whose lands they invaded varied both according to geography and according to time. The Puritans as a whole would proclaim their belief that all people were equal ...
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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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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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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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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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Modern Native American Literature and Cultural Conflict »

An 11 page discussion of cultural conflict as is evidenced in Thomas King’s “Green Grass, Running Water”, Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Ceremony”, Gerald Vizenor’s “The Heirs of Columbus”, and Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”. The author notes the underlying theme of the differences in the ...
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USS Maine Bombing in 1989 and the Reactions by American Newspapers »

This 6 page paper considers the perspectives of American journalists regarding the bombing of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor during the Spanish/American War. This paper assesses the perception of journalists through a view of the history and the reactions in newspaper/magazine articles from this era. Bibliography lists ...
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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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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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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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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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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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'Just' Revolutionary War According to Thomas Jefferson »

This 6 page paper argues that the American Revolution is a Just War as argued from the point of view of Thomas Jefferson. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Cherokee Influences on Colonial Settlers »

A 5 page discussion of the impacts on Native American culture during the Colonial period. Discusses the differing values of non-Indian and Indian and the cultural transition which many of the tribes made toward taking on European ways. Emphasizes the Cherokee culture and observes that despite their willingness ...
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U.S. History and the Definitive Component of Race »

This 3 page paper examines slavery and views race as integral to the practice. White slavery is touched on as well. Racism is discussed as something that is unique to American history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Establishing Writing Connections and the Native American Writers Sherman Alexie and N. Scott Momaday »

(5 pp). N. Scott Momaday and Sherman Alexie are Native American writers who "connect" with those they love. For Momaday it is the love of land - that unique place where one is born, that is both defining and healing. For Alexie it is the love ...
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History of the U.S. City »

This 3 page paper examines the history of the city and how American cities came to fruition. A historic, economic view is taken. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Book Review of Joseph J. Ellis’ His Excellency: George Washington »

In four pages this paper presents a review of Ellis’ acclaimed 2004 historical biography on the first President of the United States that considers how the author selected his choice of subject, the questions the author seeks to answer, the thesis the author argues, and how successful he is at ...
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Dominant Historical Discourse of Community and Self »

11 pages in length. The writer discusses how those in supposedly "minority" positions could be said to have used "dominant" discourse for their own purposes; the virtues and the problems involved in the American tendency to make the single "self" somehow representative for everybody else; and Lincoln's vision of ...
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Falsehoods and Misconceptions Regarding the Native American Healing Ceremonies »

A 5 page look at Native American spirituality and the concept of healing ceremonies. Explains that Native spirituality is tribal specific but that unfortunately this specificity has been corrupted by the media and the entertainment industry and the warped view which has been presented has provided the stimulus for much ...
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Changing Values and Roles of Native Americans »

A 5 page discussion of the changing roles and values in Native America. Distinguishes between the traditional roles of women, men, and children and the stereotypical views of these roles. Asserts that in many ways contemporary Native Americans are no different than "mainstream" America in terms of their ...
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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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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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Analysis of the 'Revolutionary' War »

This 12 page paper discusses the American Revolution in terms of analyzing how revolutionary it really was. This paper highlights the reasons why this was was indeed revolutionary from many points of view. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Human Nature According to Edmund Burke and Karl Marx »

The subject is viewed through the eyes of Edmund Burke and Karl Marx in this 6 page paper. The ideas of these men are compared and contrasted. Subjects included in the discussion are religion, morality, man's work ethic, political ideology, communism, Hegelism and acceptance versus revolution. Examples in contemporary society ...
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History of Russia in a Combination of 4 Papers »

This 22- page paper is comprised of four shorter papers dealing with Russia. The first is a 17-page paper that traces the history of Russia from ancient rulers, through the Romanov dynasty, the Decembrist revolution, the revolution of 1905 and the Revolution of 1917. It discusses the Communist ...
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1805 Battle of Austerlitz and Napoleon »

This 5 page report discusses The Battle of Austerlitz which took place on December 2, 1805, between the French forces led by Napoleon and the allied forces of the Russians and Austrians. The battle has often been referred to as “The Battle of the Three Emperors” because Napoleon, Francis ...
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