Three Biographies of Jefferson

A 6 page analysis of three biographies of Thomas Jefferson. The writer evaluates Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History by Fawn M. Brodie; The Jefferson Scandals: a rebuttal by Virginius Dabney; and Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy by Annette Gordon-Reed, and concludes that Brodie's book offers the best overall perspective of Jefferson's life while Gordon-Reed's book gives the most evenhanded and well-balanced treatment of whether or not Jefferson had a relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings.

1979 International Upheaval with Supertramp in the Background

This 5 page report discusses 1979 and two of the great international upheavals that shook the political world – the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Iran revolution and the U.S. embassy hostage situation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

“The police force in the UK”

A ten page paper which looks at the history and development of the police force in the UK, which particular reference to the changes in structure, operation, methodology and relationship with the community which have taken place in the period between the 1950s and the present day. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Standard Of Living In The Industrial Revolution

A 5 page paper concentrating on the Industrial Revolution of Europe, primarily in Great Britain. The newly wealthy and growing middle class made trade prosperous while the working class continued to suffer, but positive social changes did eventually happen as people of reason insisted that all had responsibility for the millions caught in the trap of industrial work they could not escape. The limit of work hours to no more than ten in a day allowed the reacquaintance of families and even allow many children to spend their days in school, rather than in a lung-threatening factory. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The History of Marijuana; Legal Status and Usage

This 5 page paper looks at the history and use of marijuana, also known as cannabis. The paper starts with the ancient world an its’ use for ritual purposes as well as food and cloth and traces the its position to the modern day and the laws which prohibit it allow its use. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Humankind, Animals & Nature / Perceptions Through Time

A 9 page research paper analyzing and illustrating humankind’s historic perception of animals and the natural world. This paper gives examples throughout history of humankind’s perception of animals and nature, with an emphasis on the time of the Industrial Revolution until present day. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

David Lowenthal's "The Heritage Crusade And The Spoils Of History"

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 pertaining to heritage, noting that while heritage is, indeed, interwoven with history, it is also reinvented throughout modern-day society by way of new icons, such as Disney World and other pertinent symbols of the twentieth century. No additional sources cited.

John Dower/ "War Without Mercy"

A 5 page summation and analysis of the major points in John Dower's War Without Mercy. In this book, Dower examines the conflict in the Pacific during World War II from the perspective of how it represented long-standing attitudes and racial prejudices. Dower shows how both sides—Axis and Allied—saw the conflict as a "holy war for national survival and glory" (3). No additional sources cited.

John L. Gaddis/US and the End of the Cold War

A 3 page book review The United States and the End of the Cold War by historian John L. Gaddis. This text presents a thorough and insightful look backwards at the four decade long struggle known as the Cold War, focusing particularly on why it ended and what lessons the world as a whole could draw from this experience. No additional sources cited.

Changes in Native American Culture

This 5 page paper looks at the Culture of the native Americans and the way in which it has changed over the years as a result of increased immigration to the United States. From the days before Columbus to the current day the culture has evolved through force rather than natural progression, the paper considers the positive and the negative aspects of these changes. The bibliography cites 1 source.

A Divergent View of the Black Female Experience in the Latter Nineteenth Century: Charlotte Forten and the Slave Women of the Fields

A 5 page overview of life as it was for slave women in the late latter nineteenth century. This paper contrasts those experiences with those of Charlotte Forten, a free black woman of relative privilege. The author contends that, although Forten was sympathetic to the black plight, her experiences are hardly comparable to the day to day existence of the slave. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 911 Memorial

5 pages. In the aftermath of the events of September 11, it would seem only fitting that we, the citizens of the United States of America, would think of a way to memorialize the victims of that day forever. However, all of us are victims, whether we lost someone personal or not. This paper brings up some excellent ideas on just how we might immortalize that day to bring some closure to all of us, and how we might deal with the perpetrators of this world tragedy. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Minorities In Portland

This 5 page paper discusses the history of discrimination Portland, Oregon, which dates back to the mid-1800s. Not only were laws passed requiring segregation, the State's Constitution mandated discrimination against all minorities. Oregon was akin to the South in their treatment of all minorities. In 1991, the state's legislature created a day to acknowledge past racism. The different laws are discussed as is the Day of Acknowledgement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: A ‘Simple’ Hypothesis Reveals a Real Conspiracy

A 16 page paper which considers the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, proving it qualifies as a ‘real conspiracy,’ supported by a hypothesis that proves a simple conspiracy that began with a kidnapping plot but ended in murder featured John Wilkes Booth at the top of the hierarchy, with subordinates including the Surratts (John and Mary), Lewis T. Powell, Michael O’Laughlin, Samuel Arnold, David Herold, George Atzerodt, Dr. Samuel Mudd, and Edman Spangler. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Evolution of American Literature from the Colonial Period to the Romantic Period

This 5 page paper traces the development of American literature from the religious and puritan themes of colonial sermons to the political writings of the revolutionary years and into the mature use of fiction to reflect reality rather then recreate it in the romantic period. Authors discussed in the paper include John Winthrop, Jonathan Edwards Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson. The bibliography cites 8 sources.