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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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Frontier Influence on Presidents George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln »

(5 pp) When we are sitting in front of our computer screen or driving to work or school we loose sight of the term "frontier." Think about out presidents of choice for this reading, for them the frontier was still changing. We will look at their ...
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Uncle Tom's Cabin, Eliza and Marie »

This 4 page essay is on the characters of Eliza Harris and Marie St. Clare in Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The writer argues that Eliza, a slave, fits the nineteenth century societal ideal for women, while Marie, a plantation owner's wife, does not. Bibliography lists ...
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Revolution at the Roots by William D. Eggers and John O'Leary »

A 6 page analysis of William D. Eggers and John O'Leary's book Revolution at the Roots, which offers a template for reforming government that could revolutionize the way that the country's cities and towns are run. No additional sources cited.
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Nineteenth Century Slave Ownership »

A 12 page research paper that examines the life of the slave owner, looking at the way that plantations were run, the economics, and the life of women in this environment. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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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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Louis the Fourteenth's French Provincial Furniture »

5 pages in length. French Provincial furniture originated during the time of Louis XIV. Up until this period, provincial furniture pieces were few and far between; if they did exist, they were constructed very simply. Furniture production of this countrified style began to increase once France established ...
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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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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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England's Edward the First and Edward the Second »

In 5 pages the author discusses why both Edward the First (Long Shanks) and Edward the Second of England could have never have successfully conquered Scotland. The Scottish people adamantly refused to be conquered. They were steadfast in their hold on their homeland and refused to give in ...
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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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Sugar Production in Colonial Cuba and its Effects on Slavery and Business »

An 18 page overview of the historical setting of sugar production in Cuba. Emphasizes that sugar production not only impacted Cuban plantation owners and processors, it impacted a diversity of people the world over. While some of these impacts were positive, many were not. The concentration on ...
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Cuban Missle Crisis and Canada »

A 10 page contention that while the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis composed the first real threat to North American territory since the bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II, the reaction of the two countries most threatened by this crisis was considerably different. The U.S. reaction was swift ...
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Industrial Revolution and Blake »

A 6 page paper which examines the poetry of William Blake and discusses the criticism therein as it pertains to the Industrial Revolution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Hinge of Fate by Winston Churchill »

An 11 page research paper that analyzes Winston Churchill's the Hinge of Fate. Churchill, who guided Great Britain through the trauma of World War II, recorded his experience in an extensive series of personal memoirs. One of the books in this series, The Hinge of Fate, records Churchill's perspective ...
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Overview of the Bloodless 'Glorious Revolution' »

A 5 page research paper that examines the bloodless revolt of 1688-89, referred to as the "Glorious Revolution," the competing political factions of the country, the Whigs and the Tories, united to dispose James II and in favor his daughter Mary and her husband, William, Stadtholder of the Netherlands. While ...
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Characters of Helen and Annie in Ironweed by William Kennedy »

A 10 page paper on William Kennedy's 'Ironweed,' which describes the differences in the life experiences of the two women who run with Francis. Francis is a murderous ex-baseball player who returns to family after destroying Helen. Helen reconciles herself in death. This paper postulates that this ...
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Analysis of Relativism vs. Absolutism »

This 10 page research paper examines this historic philosophical argument through definition and example. Specifically discussed are the philosophical writings of the Greek Sophists, Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, St. Thomas Aquinas, Michel de Montaigne, William James and Jean-Paul Sartre. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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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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Industrialization Problems and Coping Strategies »

A 7 page research paper that examines ways in which several nineteenth century political philosophers proposed to correct the problems caused by industrialization. These include Thoreau, Henry George and William Dean Howells. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Rights and Language »

A 5 page essay on William Galston's 'Practical Philosophy and the Bill of Rights: Perspectives on Some Contemporary Issues,' from A Culture of Rights. The essay examines what Galston calls the 'language of rights' in a historical context, showing why our understanding of rights is still incomplete today. Bibliography lists ...
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Glorious Revolution's Social Impact Upon England »

A 9 page research paper on William III's accession to the throne of England and its affect on the various social classes in England. The writer details religious toleration, the standing army, the Restoration settlement, freedom of thought and speech, and other issues which resulted from the 1688 Revolution. Bibliography ...
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Article Review of 'Predatory Initiators and Changing Landscapes for Warfare' by Karen Rasler and William Thompson »

This 5 page paper assesses the basic elements of Karen Rasler and William Thompson’s article “Predatory initiators and changing landscapes for warfare,” published in an August, 1999, issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution. This paper outlines the basic premise of the article, including an assessment of the Gartner-Siverson ...
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Languages of Native Americans and Their Importance in Cultural Relativity and Promoting Diversity »

A 4 page discussion of the importance of Native American languages. This paper reviews the article by William L. Leap titled "American Indian Languages". Emphasis is placed on Leap's points about the intimacy which exists between language and culture. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Battle of the Alamo »

In 5 pages, the writer discusses the battle of the Alamo, what took place and why it happened. Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Barret Travis were three well-known men who fought in the battle. Bibliography lists five sources.
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Rauchway/Murdering McKinley »

A 5 page book review on Murdering McKinley by historian Eric Rauchway, in which the author creates a gripping story from what has basically become a footnote in twentieth century American history--the murder of President William McKinley in 1901 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Through an intriguing use of narrative perspective, ...
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Death Theme in Poetry of the Early Nineteenth Century »

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a number of works of 19th century poetry with a focus on the theme of death. This paper considers the works of William Bryant, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Lincoln's Secretary of State, William Seward »

A 9 page research paper that argus the thesis that William Henry Seward, Lincoln's Secretary of State, greatly aided the Union victory because he helped to prevent the one development that could have conceivably led to a Confederate victory during the Civil War, which was the involvement of a foreign ...
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Kentucky History and John Hunt Morgan »

This 5 page paper explores Morgan's importance in the Civil War and his long term impact on Kentucky history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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History of Humanism »

This 3 page paper summarises the history of humanisms, which dates back to ancient Greece, some of the followers, such as John Locke and looks at the belief systems of humanists. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
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History of Europe »

A 9 page paper which addresses there specific topics in European history. The paper examines why Britain's attempts to colonize America were unsuccessful, John Locke contribute to the development of a progressive theory of history, and the similarities and differences between British and French colonization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Kansas and Slavery »

This 4-page story discusses the "Bleeding Kansas" of the pre-Civil War era, including the fight between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces. Also discussed is the Raid on Lawrence and the John Brown Massacre. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Identity of Native Americans, Religion and Politics »

A 5 page paper that explores and examines the theme of the reconciliation of the heritage of Native American politics and religion with that of the heritage of the politics and religion of European colonization in twentieth century literature. Discussed and compared are John Neihardt's 1932 publication of Black ...
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American History »

A 5 page paper which examines how ordinary people often help create powerful times in American history. George Robert Twelves Hewes, Christopher Columbus and John Smith are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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John Lewis Gaddis' We Now Know Rethinking Cold War History »

A 6 page analysis of "We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History" by John Lewis Gaddis. The writer presents a summation of the author's main points and argues that the main theme of the book is that the Cold War resulted solely from the ideological imperatives of the Communist Party ...
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Civil Disobedience in the 1960s »

This 4 page paper discusses the Civil Rights movement as well as the Vietnam War protestors, explains both sides, and considers these opinions using John Rawls' work as a basis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Chapter Summaries for 'Leadership and Racial Integration in the Army' »

A 6 page paper that offers chapter summaries for All That We Can Be: Black Leadership and Racial Integration The Army Way by Charles C. Moskos and John S. Butler. The writer examines each of the seven chapter, summing up key points. No additional sources cited.
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1832 Nullification Proclamation »

In 5 pages the author discusses the Nullification Proclamation of 1832, the controversy between Andrew Jackson and South Carolina and South Carolina Secession. "The nullification confrontation was the catalyst that put then president Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun, a senator, against one another. The crux of the confrontation ...
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Leadership Styles of Six U.S. Presidents Compared »

6 pages. While presidents may have technically the same type of job to do from one administration to the next, their leadership styles differ greatly. This paper focuses on the different leadership styles of Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, and George W. Bush. Bibliography lists 7 ...
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James Madison Human Nature and Political Factions »

This 5 page paper examines the views of James Madison, John Adams and the founding fathers on the importance of Constitutional protection against political factions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Assessment of the Performance of 5 U.S. Presidents »

An 8 page paper examining the decisions and consequences of U.S. presidents Woodrow Wilson, John Adams, James Polk, James Madison and Grover Cleveland. Common characteristics and differences are also observed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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John Schwarz's America's Hidden Success Winning The War On Poverty »

A 5 page paper analyzing John Schwarz's book entitled 'America's Hidden Success.' The writer gives an overview of what the book is about and observes and addresses some popular criticism.
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Ethical Validity of Conscription »

A 5 page consideration of the ethical validity of the draft. Reviewing the contentions made by author Hans Halberstadt in the article “Forget the draft; today’s Army doesn’t want and doesn’t need slackers”, this paper contends that while the draft can be ethically inappropriate in certain situations, in others ...
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Comparative Analysis of Notable Americans of the Past »

This 8 page paper compares and contrasts Ben Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. These men are examines through the eyes of assorted authors who are experts on these men. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Presidency in the Federal Era »

This 3 page paper examines the presidencies of John Adams and George Washington. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Social Security Privatization »

This 10 page paper discusses Kevin Phillips’ ideas with regard to the Washington elite, and John Kingdon’s thinking about the way in which decisions are made, to see what they tell us about the apparent failure of Bush to carry the country on the issue of privatizing Social Security. ...
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Poetry and War »

A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields" and Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" as they relate to depictions of war. Also mentioned are Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" and Richard Lovelace's "To Lucasta." Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.
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John Demos' The Unredeemed Captive and Intercultural Relationships »

This 10 page paper considers this factually based book which examines the relationship between the English, the French and the Native Americans in the early eighteenth century. This is undertaken through the story of the Williams family, following the story of Eunice Williams who chooses not to return when ...
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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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We Now Know Rethinking the Cold War History by John Lewis Gaddis »

5 pages. Yale Professor John Lewis Gaddis, in his book, "We Now Know: Rethinking the Cold War History", tells us that the Cold War was inescapable. Depending upon one's interpretation, Gaddis ascertains that the Cold War possessed many instigators from American paranoia to a lack of mutual cooperation ...
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