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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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Slavery Perspectives »

A 5 page analysis of two books on slavery-Suzanne Everett's “History of Slavery” and Donald K. Wright's “African-Americans in the Colonial Era.” The writer argues that Wright's book tends to emphasize the economics behind slavery and its place in the structure of overall colonial society, taking a scholarly approach. Everett's book, ...
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Brazil and U.S. Slavery »

This 6 page paper offers a brief overview of slavery in these two countries, including when slavery began in each country, why it was practiced and how and when it ended. Brazil, who imported ten times the number of slaves in the U.S. was also the last country to abolish ...
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Slavery During the European Renaissance »

A 3 page overview of Renaissance slavery, slavery occurring between the fourteenth and seventeenth century AD in Europe. The author emphasizes the similarities and differences between Renaissance slavery and American slavery. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Colonial America and Slavery »

A 6 page paper on slavery in Colonial America in which the writer discusses such concepts as slave societies, slaves as an economic necessity, etc.; Sections also focus on the hardships endured by slaves including physical abuse, mental torture, and more. Social and political issues as they existed are examined ...
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Critical Analysis of American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan »

A 5 page essay that summarizes and analyzes Edmund S. Morgan's book 'American Slavery, American Freedom.' Morgan argues that the simultaneous development of slavery and freedom represents the central paradox of early American history. This text goes far in explaining the paradox. No additional sources cited.
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America and the Economic Effects of Slavery »

This 10 page report discusses the various ways in which slavery had a significant economic, as well as moral, impact on the United States and the development of the nation. Slavery produced benefits in the United States for over 200 years. However, there have been generations of Americans who have ...
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The Economic Impact of Slavery »

A 4 page discussion of the economic aspects of slavery. The author contrasts those impacts with the personal face of slavery, arguing that slavery was in fact not that economically profitable. Bibliography lists 4 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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Reparations for Slavery »

A 3 page essay that argues against the social movement that demands reparations for slavery. The reparations for slavery movement proposes that the United States federal government should, first of all, apologize to the descendents of slaves for the fact that the despicable institution of slavery was legally sanctioned in ...
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Did Slavery and Slave Expansion Dominate the U.S. Presidency from 1830 to 1865? »

In four pages this paper affirms American historian Morton Keller’s claim that slavery and slave expansion dominated the U.S. presidential agendas during this time period. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.
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Tocqueville/His Views of Blacks »

A 6 page essay that offer analysis and discussion of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. In the chapter entitled, "The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Three Races that Inhabit the Territory of the United States," Tocqueville describes the relations between the three, "naturally distinct" races that inhabited ...
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Major Issues and Debates Leading to the American Civil War »

This 10 page paper examines some of the issues leading to the American Civil War, including slavery, states’ rights, and the expansion of slavery into the territories. Bibliography lists 4 sources
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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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Slavery: From Ancient Times to the Modern Day »

This 6 page paper addresses questions about modern slavery but also looks at the history of slavery globally. Should the United States, a country that once held slaves but denounces slavery, tolerate slavery in other nations? This concept is explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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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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Political Aspects of Slavery »

7 pages in length. Indeed, there is nothing of a more political nature than the concept of slavery. Oppressing one from living a free life that is inherently granted to each and every person could not be any more political, for it goes against the very grain of ...
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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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Slavery as Impacted by Western Expansion »

This 3 page paper explores western expansion and its association with the American institution of slavery. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Slavery and the Cherokee Society by Theda Perdue »

A 5 page research paper that examines how slavery evolved as a facet of Cherokee society. Principally, the writer concentrates on the work of Theda Perdue, who argues in her text Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society that the adoption of European-style slavery of Africans evolved from the Cherokee ...
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Thematic Similarities Between American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan and Myne Owne Ground by Breen and Innes »

A 3 page paper which examines the similar themes presented in Breen and Innes’ “Myne Owne Ground” and Edmund S. Morgan’s “American Slavery, American Freedom.” No additional sources cited.
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Mexican American War/Lincoln's Slavery Position »

A 4 page paper that offers 2 short answer essay to 2 questions about American history. The first question pertain to the Mexican American war and the second discusses Lincoln's position on slavery. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Three Views of the Slave Trade in Africa »

A 5 page analysis of three articles on the origins of slavery. Eric Williams, Winthrop D. Jordan and David Brion Davis offer three contrasting views on the origins of slavery and how slavery interacted with the development of racism. While each view is logical and based on historical fact, the three ...
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The African American Dream of Equality »

A 4 page paper which examines the history of the African American people in relationship to slavery and society. The paper discusses how the African American dream is likely still a dream for many, in relationship to true equality in society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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America's Constitution and Slavery »

A 10 page research paper that examines what the framers of the Constitution included regarding the institution of slavery. The writer addresses why slavery was included when, presumably, the nation was founded on principles of equality and also details the ongoing debate as to whether the framers of the Constitution ...
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Reasons for the American Civil War by Bruce Levin »

A 3 page research paper that uses Levine's 1992 text as a guide in discussing the principal reason behind the American Civil War. Levine demonstrates that given the inconsistencies between the regions in the antebellum North and South, war was inevitable and the slavery question could not have been decided ...
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U.S. Ideology in Terms of Cultural Uniqueness, Revolution, Freedom and Slavery »

A 5 page examination of the American concepts of freedom, solidarity, and cultural uniqueness. Addresses the questions of the association of the concepts of freedom and slavery; the ideal of the American tapestry; and the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movement as revolutionary periods in U.S. history. ...
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Slavery Writings »

This 5 page paper reviews writings by slaves and those present in America at the height of slavery, some of which had been provided by a student. Reasons for slavery in the south are explored and modern day slavery is touched on. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Sudan and Slavery »

This 12-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion on the slavery issue in Sudan. It opens with an outlined discussion about the slavery that is currently occurring. It moves into the detailed description of the international slave redemption programs in which the slaves are being purchased from their masters by various international ...
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Equality Concept, Conflicting Ideology, and Thomas Jefferson »

An 8 page discussion of Thomas Jefferson's actions towards blacks and Native Americans. The author contends that in regard to his handling of slavery and Native American land rights Jefferson wavered considerably from his professed belief in the ideology of true equality. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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America's Slavery Legacy »

This 5 page paper delves into the institution of slavery. Racism, poverty, marriage, and obesity in the African American community are some issues discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Slavery as an 'Injurious' Institution »

A 4 page paper which examines how slavery was as injurious to the white slaveholders and overseers as it was to the slaves in the American South. No additional sources are used.
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American Slavery Reparations »

A 6 page research paper that examines the social issue as to whether or not reparations should be made to the African American descendants of slavery. The writer argues on behalf of such legislation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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US Women's Suffrage and its History »

This is a 3 page paper discussing the history of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. The women’s suffrage movement within the United States began in earnest in 1848. Reflecting the sentiments of women around the world, organizers of a national convention that year began the process to ...
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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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Massachusetts and Slavery's End »

This 5 page paper discuses the event that acted as a catalyst to end slavery in this state. As one writer commented, because the North was free during the Civil War era, people have forgotten that slavery was practiced in the North early in American history. It was common European ...
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Narrative of Frederick Douglass »

The value in a narrative such as the one written by Mr. Douglass is that it was written at the time and tells the stories that happened to him and to the people who were part of his world. The year is 1845. It is approximately two decades ...
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Abraham Lincoln's Anti Slavery Acts »

A 4 page paper which examines Abraham Lincoln’s acts against slavery. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Raboteau & Elkins/2 Views of Slavery »

A 9 page book review/analysis that contrasts and compares Stanley Elkins' Slavery, A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life (1976), and Albert J. Raboteau's Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South (originally published 1978; revised 2004). These are texts that address aspects of slavery as practiced in ...
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Aspects of Slavery »

This 6 page research paper encompasses 4 short essays on various issues pertaining to slavery. These are: how slaves maintained their sense of identity and community; effect of the Enlightenment on slavery; accomplishments/purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation; and the efficacy of the Freedmen's Bureau. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Effects of Colonization on South Africa »

This 3 page research paper/essay offers a brief history of colonialism in South Africa, which focuses heavily on the slavery. The writer argues that the effects of colonialism and slavery continue to the present day. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Slavery & Religious Principles »

A 4 page essay that draws upon 3 primary sources from the antebellum era. From a modern perspective, it seems incredible that the most engrossing religious topic of the antebellum era was whether or not God sanctioned slavery or prohibited it. As slavery seems to modern eyes to be completely ...
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Women and Slavery »

A 5 page paper which examines how slavery for women left negative as well as positive impacts on African American women. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Antebellum America and the Advantages of Slavery »

A 5 page paper on why it was better to be a slave than to be free in a few southern states during the ante-bellum period in American history. The writer argues for the advantages of slavery, not only to the slave owner but to the slave himself. Bibliography lists ...
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Institution of Slavery »

In 6 pages, the author examines how the institution of slavery and a condoning society conspire to destroy the souls of the enslaved African Americans, according to Douglass' 'Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass.' References to Douglass' observations and personal experiences related to the education of slaves, the ...
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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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Antebellum Reform and Slavery »

An 8 page paper which first discusses "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" as it involves the patriarchal system of slavery, and then discusses antebellum reform as it is presented in Ronald G. Walters "American Reformers." No additional sources cited.
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Colonization and 'King Leopold's Ghost' »

8 pages in length. Hochschild's treatment of how African-Americans evolved into the slave trade is indicative of a much more significant challenge than most will ever realize; in essence, the author illustrates the dichotomy of slavery within an otherwise free and democratic society by transporting readers back in time ...
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How Revolutionary was the American Revolution? »

This 3 page paper discusses the question of whether or not the American Revolution made a real difference in the issues of slavery, religion and women's rights, and argues that it was not as revolutionary as first thought. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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American and Korean Business Negotiation »

This 5 page paper begins by reporting the stages in the negotiation process. The writer then discusses how Korean businesspersons approach each stage. The differences between American and Korean negotiating teams is discussed. The last part of the paper offers suggestions for American managers as they prepare to enter negotiations ...
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