Paul Revere's Ride

A review of David Hackett Fischer's work, Paul Revere's Ride, which looks at the famous midnight ride in the context of Revere's wider involvement with the revolutionary movement, and relates the ride to the military strategies of the revolutionary forces. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Image Of Indians In Aphra Behn's "Widow Ranter," DionysiusLardner Boucicault's "The Octoroon" And Robert Toll's"Social Commentary In Late Nineteenth Century WhiteMinstrelsy"

5 pages in length. In traditional style, Native Americans have always been portrayed as having a war to wage with the white man. The world has come to expect westerns to depict the Indians in no other manner but that of arrow slinging, horse riding, bloodthirsty savages with little other depth to their heritage. One of the primary reasons for this misguided perception came from scathing perceptions in Aphra Behn's "Widow Ranter," Dionysius Lardner Boucicault's "The Octoroon" and the Robert Toll article "Social Commentary in Late Nineteenth Century White Minstrelsy." Instrumental in setting forth an image that would perpetuate through the decades, these authors wrote of experience they have been accused of never having, effectively detrimentally branding the Indians without due cause. Indeed, Native American Indians have long been forced to endure myriad portrayals of their impression upon history's landscape, many of which have been unflattering and downright inaccurate. No additional sources cited.

History of African Americans: Freedom Rides

A 6 page paper which discusses the history of the African American through the Freedom Rides. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Motivation For The Development Of 19th Century Medicine

5 pages in length. The history of western medicine has provided for a more conventionally prescribed remedy to combat illness and disease, choosing more invasive surgical procedures and pharmaceutical drugs as its primary treatment options. With the discovery of such lifesaving drugs as penicillin, western medicine has long been the forerunner throughout the medical community. Indeed, the beneficial attributes in relation to such discoveries earned western medicine a stalwart reputation. The writer discusses that in light of this western influence, it might surprise some to learn that animal domestication was what ultimately brought about the development of 19th century medicine. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Horrors of WWI

All Quiet on the Western Front : A 3 page paper which examines how and why WWI was such a horrific war, as seen in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Impacts of the Industrial Revolution ( the eighteenth century - some really good years

(6 pp) When asking what does the Industrial Revolution represent for Western Civilization, the first thought is "machines." But this period in history influences all areas of society, wherever it was instituted. It has even been suggested that not since the process of sustained agriculture, has an event, or group of them, provided such a catalyst for western civilization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Revolution in Iran

A 6 page paper which discusses why Iran is leading a worldwide Islamic revolution, why it is taking root, to some extent, in Egypt, and why the West should be wary of the spread of Islamic fundamentalism, if it should, in fact, be wary. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Haitian Revolution at the Close of the 18th Century

This 16 page report discusses the fact that revolution has been a key factor in the development of Haiti for over two hundred years. From the earliest days of European exploitation to the decade of the 1990s, Haiti has continuously faced the devastation brought about by a cycle of domination and revolution. From the 15th to the 17th century, Spanish explorers and “conquistadors” used Hispaniola (of which Haiti is the western part and the Dominican Republic is the eastern) as a "jumping-off point" for exploration of the Western Hemisphere. Haiti is the world's oldest black republic and, after the United States, the second-oldest republic in the Western Hemisphere Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Democracy

In 12 pages the author discusses democracy and the theory that democratic governments are inherently disposed against war. "The greatest impetus for world peace is the spread of democracy democracies are more peaceful than any other kind of government, and the world is growing more democratic democracies are not only slow to anger but also quick to compromise and to forgive." (Joshua Muravchik, Managing Global Chaos, page 573) Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Living With Nuclear Or Conventional Weapons

A 5 page paper that asks the question: Would you prefer to live in a world where all states had: nuclear and conventional weapons, only nuclear weapons or only conventional weapons? The writer presents an overview of the arguments presented by Sagan and Waltz in The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate. Based on this overview, the writer then discusses the preferred world and why. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

Western Opportunity and the Issues of Slavery

This 3 page paper explores western expansion and its association with the American institution of slavery. Bibliography lists 1 source.

All Quiet on the Western Front - A Review

This 6 page paper discusses Erich Maria Remarque’s classic war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The First Use of Chemical Warfare - Gas Attack, Ypres, 1915

This 5 page report discusses a single battle, at Langemarck, near Ypres, on April 22, 1915, that changed the conduct of war forever. The introduction of chemical warfare created an entirely different military realm in terms of the scope and effectiveness of battle that was moving toward resolution (at best) and accelerated growth. By 1918, one in every four shells on the Western Front was a gas shell. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Paul Revere's Ride

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 during that era and their overall reaction to the British occupation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Paul Revere's Ride

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 during that era and their overall reaction to the British occupation. Bibliography lists 4 sources