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Writing and its History »

A 10 page paper which gives an historical overview of the history of writing, beginning with the hieroglyphics and progressing to present day. Discusses such achievements as Gutenberg's printing press and the creation of punctuation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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History Mirrored in Literature »

A 5 page research paper that argues that literature has always held up a mirror to history. Karl Marx contends in his writing that all of history is the history of class welfare. While this may or may not be true, depending on one's perspective, a more compelling argument can ...
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The Peloponnesian War as Described by Thucydides »

A 3 page essay that analyzes the writing style employed by the ancient Greek historian Thucydides in writing his classic history of the Peloponnesian War. The writer focuses on Thucydides' use of narrative and rhetorical arguments. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Indiana History »

A 5 page critical literature review of “Out of Harmony” written by Lucy Hoyce Kamau. Discusses the author’s effective illustration that the “official” history of Posey County Indiana presented by the New Harmony Museum provides only a distorted view of the communal Harmonists and Owenists who occupied the area ...
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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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Gordon S. Wood/The American Revolution »

A 3 page book review of The American Revolution, A History by Gordon S. Wood, which offers the reader an articulate, well-written, expertly researched summary of the events and situations that led up to the war with Great Britain, which resulted in the birth of the United States. Wood’s ...
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Denial and Slaughter in Three Accounts of Early American History »

A 5 page research paper that examines three accounts from early American history written by Bartolome de las Casas, Bernal Diaz del Castillo and Mary Rowlandson. The writer argues that each author sees slaughter, and experiences loss and death. However, what each one perceives is filtered through a cultural prism ...
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Nature in Narratives of Americanness Between 1840 and 1860 »

A 6 page consideration of some of the more notable writings in this period in American history. The paper emphasizes that references to nature made by great writers like Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman, and Twain, all reflect that each of these men prided themselves on individuality, self reliance, and independence, ...
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American Author Washington Irving »

5 pages in length. As one of America's most celebrated authors who is often called the father of the American short story, Washington Irving's illustrious career spanned a multitude of literary classifications including poetry, essays, travel writing, biography, columns and short stories. His two most famous works – ...
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Anne Moody and Civil Rights Coming of Age in Mississippi »

This 6 page paper uses the text of Anne Moody's book, Coming of Age in Mississippi, as well as the writings of Clayton and Salmond's Debating Southern History, to construct a truer image of the plight of the poor, southern, black woman living in the fifties and sixties and how ...
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Middle East Imperialism »

This 10 page paper how and why imperialism took place in the Middle East. The paper covers history form the emergence of written records up to The Treaty of Versailles. This includes the Hellenic conquest of Alexander the Great, the Roman conquest, the Crusades, the Suez Canal and the roles ...
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US Involvement in the Korean War and the Future of North and South Korea »

This 3 page paper explores the history with North and South Korea and contends that that history demands our continued involvement. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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A Reading of Fawn M. Brodie's Thomas Jefferson, An Intimate History »

A 5 page analysis of 'Thomas Jefferson: an Intimate History' by Fawn M. Brodie. It has always seemed contradictory that the man who wrote that "all men are created equal" was a slave owner, and that it was rumored he had a long-standing sexual relationship with one of his black ...
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The Crusades by Riley-Smith »

A 3 page book review of an informative and well written history text by Jonathan Riley-Smith. No additional sources cited.
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TOYOTA: A HISTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY »

This 3-page paper provides a brief history about Toyota Motor Corp., the Toyota production system and recent articles written about the company. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Medieval History Bias »

This eight page paper presents an overview of the ways bias might influence the telling of Medieval History. The historians from the era as well as modern day authors bring their own bias to the stories they write. Bibliography lists six sources.
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Student Questions on Theory and History Answered »

This 10 page paper is broken down into three sections, each answering questions posed by a student. Many topics are addressed with a focus on Karl Marx, his writings, and French society. Jean Paul Sartre and his ideas about historical materialism are discussed. Karl Marx's contributions, and those of other ...
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Comparison of Structure of Scientific Revolution by Thomas Kuhn and The Content Of The Form Narrative Discourse And Historical Representation by Hayden White »

5 pages in length. The writer compares approaches between the two authors by illustrating that when discussing the significance of this comparison, what it teaches, why anyone should care about it and what it tells about history, it is important to expound upon 1) the important role history plays ...
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History and People, Dominican Republic »

This 3 page research paper reports on the history of the Dominican Republic. The writer discusses the history of its settlement, its association with pirates, its language and the ethnic origins of its people. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Two Periods in American History »

This 6 page paper provides an overview of two periods in American history and reflects the impacts on America. This paper considers the influences of the Era of Englightenment and the Industrial Revolution on the history and progression of this country. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Analysis of J.S. Gordon's Article 'What We Lost in the Great War' »

A 4 page article analysis of J.S. Gordon's essay "What We Lost in the Great War." The writer argues that Gordon offers a different, insightful perspective on history that discusses not only events, but puts those events into the context of how they were viewed by the people at the ...
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Medieval Italian History and Literature »

A 15 page research paper that offers brief (generally 1 page) synopses of essays that deal with Italian medieval society. Then the writer offers a more extended analysis of parts of Patricia Skinner's 2001 text Women in Medieval Italian Society; a brief essay on Dante's Inferno and Otto of ...
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'The History Book' and School Textbooks on History »

This 4 page paper considers how “The History Book” may present a different picture of history compared to the history which is usually found in school history books. The approach is then applied to modern events such as the Iraq war. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
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History of the Arpanet »

5 pages in length. Reviews the history of the Arpanet from its beginnings, the problems it has faced and the innovation it has wrought as a forerunner to the Internet. The myth surrounding the Arpanet is that it was devised as a means to survive a nuclear war. ...
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Eighteenth Century Writers' Spiritual and Worldly Interests »

This 5 page paper discusses writers such as Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and William Byrd. This paper examines their contributions in terms of writings and how those writings reflect both spiritual and worldy ideals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Slavery, and Freedom »

5 pages. Mark Twain not only wrote entertaining novels but he wrote with a purpose as well. In Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, for instance, Twain made some very obvious critiques and satires regarding freedom and slavery. This paper assesses the effects and significance of this theme throughout Twain's ...
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'Nightmare of History' »

a 3 page paper which examines the quote (James) "Joyce is right about history being a nightmare--But it may be the nightmare from which no one can awaken. People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them" made by J. Baldwin.
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Graphic Arts and its History »

This 28 page report discusses graphic art in terms of its development, its history, and where it will go in the future. In considering the future of graphic arts, it can be remarkably instructive to look at its history and how it has governed its developed. Both the history and ...
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'Living Wage' Movement History »

A 6 page research paper that investigates the history of the "living wage" movement. The writer presents the arguments, both pro and con, and concludes that the pro argument is the most valid. Additionally, the history of the current movement is given and related to the more extensive history of ...
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Viewing US History Differently »

A 5 page summary and analyzes of a history text by Dinnerstein, Nichols, and Reimers, Natives and Strangers (1979) which is probably one of the first efforts at inclusion and acknowledgment of diversity in regards to US history. The writer argues that to a large degree, the authors achieved their ...
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The Heritage Crusade And The Spoils Of History by David Lowenthal »

5 pages in length. David Lowenthal's primary objective in "The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History" is to illustrate the inherent separation, as well as the inextricable cohesion, of heritage, history and contemporary society. The author strives to enlighten his readers to the inadequacies of conventional thought ...
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American History »

A 3 page paper which answers questions regarding Americna history. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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History of Latin Literature »

A 5 page paper which examines the history of Latin literature. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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American History »

A 10 page paper which covers many topics in American History. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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Rome’s History »

A 7 page paper which examines Rome’s history. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Amerindian History, Culture and Accomplishments »

This 5 page paper briefly discusses Amerindian history, cultures and accomplishments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Second World War and Its Chronological History »

An 8 page paper which examines the chronological history of WWII. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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Brook Thomas' Edited Text Plessy v Ferguson A Brief History with Documents »

A 3 page paper which discusses the case of Please v Ferguson, based on the book "Please v Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents," edited by Brook Thomas. This book helps to further enlighten the reader about the case, as well as about history in general during the time of the court case. ...
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Mexican Broadcast History »

A 4 page paper which examines the history of Mexican Broadcast History. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Early America and Opportunity »

A 6 page paper which examines early America and opportunity based on Paul Johnson’s “A History of the American People” and Howard Zinn’s “People's History of the United States.” No additional sources cited.
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Korean Mindset and the Impact of Democracy »

This 20 page paper looks at the history of Korea and particularly at South Korea's history over several decades. How the people have fared through change and an emphasis on democracy is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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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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Women in Toltec and Aztec History »

A 7 page paper which examines the history of women’s involvement in Toltec and Aztec history. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Male Historians and the Challenges of Women's History »

This 4 page paper considers the issue of a feminist approach to history. Joan Kelly-Gadol's essay Did Women Have a Renaissance, published in Becoming Visible: Women in European History, directly relates to the question of the emerging approach of female historians. Female historians, after reflecting on the traditional ...
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Middle East History »

This 10 page paper provides an overview of some of the central questions on the history of the Middle East. This paper outlines the major issues in Safavid history, the decentralization of the Ottoman Empire, the causes and course of the Crusades and perspectives on the Israel/Palestine conflict in the ...
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History and Religion of Ethiopia »

Ethiopia is a country with a history of diverse religious cultures. This 7 page paper explores briefly the history of Ethiopia and focuses on the political and religious aspects of the country. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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A Musical Theater History »

A 5 page paper that explores the history of the musical theater. Although there have been stories told through music since at least the mid-1500s, musical theater as we know it today began in the 19th century in Paris and Vienna. It did not take long before it moved to ...
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History of Cityscapes »

A 7 page research paper that offers a history of cityscapes in art history. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Procopius/The Secret History »

A 6 page book review that examines Procopius’ The Secret History.The writer argues that examination of this text shows that Procopius felt that the most pressing problem of his generation was the tyrannical and amoral nature of its ruling class. In other words, Procopius’ Secret History offers a ...
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