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Thomas Jefferson Featured in 3 Biographies »

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 ...
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International Upheaval in 1979 »

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.
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History of the United Kingdom Police Force »

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 ...
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Industrial Revolution and the European Standard of Living »

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 ...
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Changing Perceptions Regarding Nature, Animals, and Humankind »

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.
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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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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 ...
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War Without Mercy by John Dower »

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 ...
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United States and and the End of the Cold War by John L. Gaddis »

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 ...
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A Memorial for the Tragedy of September 11, 2001 »

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 ...
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Diverse Views of the Latter Nineteenth Century Black Woman's Experience in Slave Women of the Fields and Charlotte Forten »

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 ...
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Ancestral Georgia Lands of the Cherokee »

A 5 page examination of the issues surrounding the forced removal of the Cherokee from their ancestral lands in Georgia. Bibliography lists ten sources.
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Native American Cultural Changes »

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 ...
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A History of Racial Discrimination in Portland, Oregon »

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 ...
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Conspiracy and Abraham Lincoln's Assassination »

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 ...
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Kasserine Pass - American View »

In ten pages this paper examines the February 1943 battle of Kasserine Pass during the North Africa (Tunisia) campaign from the U.S. perspective. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography. TGkasspass.rtf
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Colonial to Romantic Period American Literature »

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 ...
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Why Serve in the US Army? »

This 3 page paper emphasizes the privilege of being American, America’s role in maintaining world stability, and how our military exists not just to preserve America as it is but to make the world a better place. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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1980s' Soviet Union »

A 5 page research paper that examines the end of the Cold War, focusing on the arms race and the Soviet Union. After World War II, the world faced another crisis, in the form of expansion by the Soviet Union of its sphere of influence. While historians and scholars differ ...
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History of the Guitar »

In ten pages this paper offers a history of the guitar and how it has changed the face of music from classic to modern times. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.
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1991's War in the Persian Gulf and the Realist Theory »

This ten page paper presents an overview of the realist theory and how it relates to The Persian Gulf War of 1991. Bibliography lists eight sources.
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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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Secession For and Against Arguments »

A 5 page paper addressing president-elect Abraham Lincoln, who has been elected to the office of president but not yet inaugurated. Ten Southern states have seceded from the Union, and this is a report to Mr. Lincoln outlining arguments for allowing the secession to stand unchallenged and arguments against doing the same. ...
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18th and 19th Century Great Britain's Social History Development »

A ten page paper which looks at the way in which Britain, and particularly England, changed and developed between 1700 and 1900, in terms of industrialisation, the growth of the middle class, the changes in conditions for the working population, and the improvements in social reform which came about during ...
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Rick Porrello's The History of the Cleveland Mafia »

A ten page paper which looks at Rick Porrello’s account of the development of the Mafia in Cleveland, Ohio, and his research into his own family’s involvement with organised crime during the era of Prohibition. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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A Decade in the Persian Gulf »

This 6 page paper explores the region ten years after the Gulf War and assesses what has happened over the course of a decade. Attention to technology and military preparedness is provided and a description and comparison of countries in the region is also included. Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and ...
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Thucydides' Views of Sparta and Athens »

A ten page paper which looks at Thucydides’ account of the social and cultural systems in Athens and Sparta, and how their differences contributed to the events leading up to the Peloponnesian Wars. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Structure of Scientific Revolutions and the Postscript of Author Thomas Kuhn »

A ten page paper looking at the significance of Thomas Kuhn's 1969 postscript to his 1962 work, in terms of the way it expands and clarifies the misunderstandings inherent in the original work. The paper breaks the postscript down into its seven component subsections and analyzes the implications of each. ...
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Jeffersonian Democracy's Legacy and the U.S. Bill of Rights »

A 20 page paper describing how the Bill of Rights as originally formulated in the 18th century continues to serve us today. It discusses why Jefferson, more than many of the other Founding Fathers, felt vehemently that the Bill of Rights was a necessary addition to the Constitution; the paper ...
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Women in Castro's Cuba »

10 pages in length. Women in a repressive, male chauvinistic society -- such as in Cuba -- must do what they have to in order to survive. Unfortunately their actions, such as prostitution, serve to reinforce the very image they seek to abandon. A high percentage of ...
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European Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th Centuries »

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in Europe, people began to see and understand the world in an entirely new way. The Scientific Revolution brought about the transformation of thought concerning the nature of the world and man's place within that world. This 11 page paper examines the ...
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Sociological Contributions of Herbert Spencer »

This 3 page essay looks at Herbert Spencer's contributions to sociology. His primary concept is illustrated using modern day examples.The concept of the roles that war and morality play is included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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US Economy and the War Against Terrorism »

A 12 page overview of the impact of our current world fight against terrorism as it applies to world economy. This paper reviews the impacts this fight has had on American economy in comparison with other regions of the world. The contention is presented that despite the criticism our current ...
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The Specific Causes of the Two World Wars »

A 5 page paper that discusses the causes and events leading up to these two world wars. Historians do not agree as to the events leading up to the Great War but they do agree on the causes of the second world war. Some say the first war never really ...
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Changes in the 20th Century »

A 6 page outline on the societal changes which occurred during the Twentieth Century. Discusses some of the major events such as World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Coordinates the technological evolution experienced in this century with the societal changes which have occurred and ...
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A World War II Submarines History »

A 7 page review of the factors that interplayed in determining the utilization of submarines in World War II. The author notes the development of the submarine in the U.S. Civil War but contends that it was largely ignored by world powers until World War II. The Germans distinguished themselves ...
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Compare and Contrast: The Two World Wars »

A 12 page paper which details some of the circumstances of World War I and II. World War I took place in the beginning of the century and changed the balance of powers that were in existence for centuries. Europe was virtually devastated by the war and the United States ...
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Gearing Up for War: Europe 1939 »

This 8 page paper discusses conditions in Europe on the eve of World War II. Bibliography lists 6 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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The Greatest Military Leader »

A 5 page paper that discusses Patton’s leadership style. General George S. Patton, Jr. was loved, hated, respected, and feared. Some people even thought he was crazy because he believed in reincarnation. He always saw himself as a warrior. He could be dictatorial and autocratic one minute and then ...
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Incompatibilities of European and Native American Cultures »

A 5 page discussion of the numerous incompatibilities between Native American and European cultures. Analyzes differences in societal organization, concepts of land ownership, and use of natural resources. Concludes that these differences are only a few of many and that incompatibilities have resulted in the decimation of both a ...
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May Day on Wall Street »

This 4 page paper examines the May Day protests of 2012. The Occupy movement is examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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John M. Del Vecchio's The 13th Valley »

5 pages. This compelling book is a novel about the Vietnam war as experienced through the eyes of James Chelini. Engagingly realistic in content, this novel not only mesmerizes the reader immediately, but makes the horrors of this cataclysmic war only too real. John M. Del Vecchio, the author, has written a ...
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The Controversy of Slavery »

This 4 page paper examines key writings of Richard Allen, John C. Calhoun, Frederick Douglass, George Fitzhugh, A. Hogeboom and William Lloyd Garrison. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Impact of the Great War on Western Literature »

A 4 page essay that discusses the impact of the “Great War,” that is, World War I on Western literature. World War I is known for its “mindless squandering of human life with negligible results” (Hull 17). During its era, it was known as the Great War, the war to ...
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The Food of Cuba »

12 pages in length. Cuban cuisine is world renown for its vibrant flavors and unique combination of ingredients to produce some of the most exquisite tastes known to man. Leading the culinary community with innovative and trendsetting cooking techniques, Cuba has long been revered for its delicious contributions. ...
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19th and 20th Century Naval Power »

A 4 page discussion of the relative importance of the world's naval forces. By World War II, in fact, the battleship had come to be regarded as the ultimate offensive weapon. During this time the theories of Clausewitz, a Prussian military strategist, were commonly employed by most of ...
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Post 1945 History of Africa »

This is a 5 page paper and timeline discussing the history of Africa from 1945 to present day. A timeline from 1945 to present day Africa shows a great deal of change which has occurred within the last fifty years throughout the continent. Since 1945, African countries have gained independence ...
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A Case for World History Textbook Inclusion of Nostradamus »

This 7 page paper submits a proposal to include Nostradamus in future World History text books. An outline of his accomplishments is provided followed by an explanation and rationale for including him in text books. One of the many things people tend to forget about Nostradamus was that he was ...
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Late Eighteenth Century Haitian Revolution »

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 ...
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