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American Revolutionary War Poet Philip Freneau »

A 6 page paper discussing the life and works of the Revolutionary War poet who during his lifetime was considered the Father of American Poetry, but is now scarcely remembered at all. The paper analyzes why this is so, and concludes that Freneau's influence on other writers and political thinkers ...
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Five American Thinkers and How They Employed the Declaration of Independence into Their Writings »

In eight pages this paper examines the lasting influence of the Declaration of Independence and how five great American thinkers – Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King Jr. – employed it in their respective writings and speeches. Six sources are listed ...
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Contributions of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo to the Scientific Revolution »

This 3 page paper outlines the contributions and achievements of Galilei, Kepler and Copernicus. Furthermore, this paper details the ways in which their scientific contributions altered the way man understood himself in the universe. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Michael Foucault vs. Frantz Fanon on Minorities »

A 5 page research paper which examines the similarities between two great French philosophers: Frantz Fanon and Michel Foucault. The writer demonstrates, through an examination of Fanon's 'Black Skin, White Masks,' and Foucault's Madness in Civilization, that the two philosophers agreed on quite a few fundamental points concerning power and ...
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Overview of Galileo »

8 pages in length. The writer discusses 8 separate points pertaining to Galileo's scientific contributions, including his trial, his views on religion and science, as well as the impact of the Scientific Revolution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Scientific Revolution and the Connection Between Science and Religion »

5 pages in length. The writer discusses how Copernicus and Galileo were condemned for asserting that anything could carry more weight than religious thought. That religion and science were at significant odds is certainly an understatement; it was only a matter of time before Copernicus' 1543 publication 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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Galileo's Impact On The Scientific Revolution »

4 pages in length. Galileo's misfortune of trial and condemnation transformed into the world's bequest when the Italian astronomer and mathematician's forthrightness set the stage for the Scientific Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Radical Aspects of the Scientific Revolution »

A 4 page discussion of the scientific revolution. Notes that this revolution was indeed a radical departure from the tried and true norms of the period. People simply began to regard the sciences differently. Not only was science the key to the answers, it was the key ...
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FROM HERE TO ECONOMY - AN ANALYSIS »

This 4-page paper focuses on Buchholt'z "Here To Economy," and explores his ideas that the three greatest economic events were the industrial revolution, the Great Depression, and the information technology age. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Abraham Lincoln and FDR on War and Social Upheaval »

An 11 page discussion of the many similarities which existed between Lincoln and Roosevelt in their handling of two of the most turbulent times in American history. The author asserts that while the presidencies of these two men were separated by some seventy years of history, Lincoln stood as ...
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Enlightenment Arguments for and against Separation of Church and State »

This 6 page paper considers arguments by Enlightenment thinkers with regard to the separation of church and state, and how these arguments influenced Americans, particularly Thomas Jefferson. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Precedents to the Revolution in France »

A 6 page paper that discusses times and events that influenced the beginning of the Revolution. The writer discusses the Age of Reason, Renaissances, major people during that time and events like the Reformation and publications of major thinkers. Certain terms had to be used and are underlined in ...
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Utopia Views of the French Enlightenment »

A twelve page paper which looks at the different views of Utopia which were proposed by various thinkers of the French Enlightenment, including Rousseau, Voltaire and de Graffigny.
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England's Model Government and the Enlightenment »

This 3 page paper uses Voltaire's Letters on the English or Lettres Philosophiques to consider why England was seen as a good model of government by many thinkers, especially French philosophers of this time. The bibliography cites 2 sources.
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Nuclear Weapons and Tensions Between Pakistan and India »

29 pages in length. The myriad issues India and Pakistan continue to face that have increased the tension and proliferation of nuclear weapons on the South Asian continent are vast and complex. With nuclear conflict, religious diversity and leadership disharmony heading the long list, other issues just as ...
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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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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 Cold War and the Crisis in Asia »

This 4 page paper summarizes two textbook chapters: the cold war and the greater Asian crisis.
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Discussion Questions on American History »

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of American history. Issues such as the Great Depression and civil rights are addressed in short essay answers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Price of Glory - Verdun 1916 by Alistair Horne »

In 5 pages, the author gives a general overview of Alistair Horne's "Price of Glory - Verdun 1916" (1963). The Battle of Verdun was a strategic one in the Great War. This book is an extraordinary and unique depiction of the World War I. The reader will ...
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Alexie's "How to Write the Great American Indian Novel" - A Post-Colonial Criticism »

This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of Alexie's "How to Write the Great American Indian Novel". A post-colonial critique of the text is carried out. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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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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Emancipation Proclamation, The Debate »

This 5 page essay relates to the debate as to whether or not Lincoln deserves the designation of the Great Emancipator. The writer relates the position of Stephen B. Oates, who argues that he does and also that of Vincent Harding, who presents the opposing view. Bibliography lists 3 sources. ...
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Incredible War of 1812 by J. Mackay Hitsman »

A 4 page book review on The Incredible War of 1812 (1965) by J. Mackay Hitsman, a classic text on this subject. Hitsman's scholarship is detailed as he accessed an extensive list of primary sources in Canada, Great Britain and the US. He offers historical fact within the cultural context ...
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South Africa, the United States, and Civil Rights »

A five page paper which looks at the civil rights movement in America and South Africa and the similarities between the two. Bibliography lists 10 sources
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Thomas Hobbes and the Influence of Francis Bacon »

A 7 page paper that discusses the impact that Francis Bacon had on the development of writings by Thomas Hobbes. Though Hobbes has denied, by omission, any correlation between the development of his philosophical theories and the year he spent in the employee of Francis Bacon, critics and philosophical ...
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Political and Social Philosophies of James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes »

A 7 page outline of the classical liberalist approach to protecting individual rights through the establishment of government. This paper points out both the similarities and differences in these men’s philosophies, asserting that they were unified in their desire to not only abolish feudalism but to establish a system ...
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The Boston Tea Party »

A 7 page paper answering 5 questions about this event in American history. The covert destruction of 45 tons – 90,000 pounds – of British tea in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773 did not directly lead to the American Revolution, but it certainly became a contributing factor in ...
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Comparative Analysis of Buddhism and Native American Beliefs »

This 9 page paper looks at the basic beliefs Buddhism and Native American beliefs and looks to compare them finding many differences, but also many similarities. These are discussed in terms of a similar message and just a different representation though the different cultures. The bibliography cites 6 sources.
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Restorative Justice and Traditional Cultures »

Examples from Native American and Mennonite Culture This 6 page paper considers the similarities in the way these cultures approach criminal justice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Civil Rights Movement and the Impact of the Cold War »

This 5 page paper examines the cold war and the civicl rights movement. Similarities are discussed as well as a cause and effect relationship. Much detail about these topics is provided within the scope of this paper. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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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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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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Freedom Concepts of Frederick Douglass and Olaudah Equiano »

This 5 page paper considers the similarities and differences between the words of Olaudah Equiano and Frederick Douglas in their recollections of slavery and words concerning freedom. The words of Douglas are far more direct, but both authors have similar themes. 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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Tides of Revolution According to Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon and Georg Buchner's Danton's Death »

Georg Buchner's play on the French Revolution, Danton's Death, and Arthur Koestler's novel, Darkness at Noon, both portray the consequences of opposing a popular revolution. This 5 page essay explores the similarities and differences between the French and Bolshevik Revolutions in light of these two literary works. No additional sources are listed.
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Internet's 'Industrial Revolution' »

Computerization and the emerging information highway is transforming the American economy. Computers are changing the composition and distribution of labor, improving labor efficiency, and creating new markets and new forms of organizations. The advent of the Internet has led to a shift in the market strategy that can ...
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American and French Revolutions' Similarities and Differences »

This 3 page paper points out the similarities and differences between these two revolutions. Origins and outcomes are noted. The Enlightenment is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Seventies and 2000s Compared »

This 5 page paper discusses the similarities and differences between life in the 1970's and life in the 2000's. Specifically, this paper discusses Presidential impeachments, war and terrorism, and the women's movement. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Japanese History »

A seven page paper which looks at a number of aspects of Japanese history, including the way in which Chinese culture significantly influenced that of Japan, the similarities and differences between the political and economic interests of Japan and the UK, and the importance of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the ...
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Contrasting and Comparing Native Americans and Buddhists »

A 6 page overview of the similarities and differences in Buddhist culture and Native American culture. Emphasizes the diversity of Native American cultures and stresses that one must be specific regarding time period to make applicable comparisons. Compares primarily contemporary Buddhism and traditional but contemporary Native American religions. ...
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War in Literature »

This 4 page paper considers the portrayal of war and its many facets by examining are Kirt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five and Joseph Heller's Catch-22. The writer contrast the two books and notes the similarities in these two very different stories. The bibliography cites 2 sources.
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Slavery as Described by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs »

A 5 page paper which examines the similarities in the lives of the wives of slaveholders as presented by Harriet Ann Jacobs and Frederick Douglass. No additional sources cited.
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Experiences of Immigrants »

A 5 page overview of the similarities and contrasts between the original immigrants to this country, the native Americans who were already here, the African Americans, and the Mexican Americans. Stresses that although the European mainstream viewed these other cultures as inferior the cultures recognized themselves as valuable and equal human ...
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Comparative Analysis of the Glorious Revolution and the Puritan Revolution »

A 9 page paper that discusses the similarities between these two events in British history. The basic premise for both of these acts of insurrection against the reigning monarchy developed from dissatisfaction in the religious status of the Parliament and the monarchy and dissent between the two. ...
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Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment Perspectives on Society and the World »

6 pages in length. Contributions to the world during the enlightenment and scientific revolution had such far-reaching and significant social and political influence that their impacts upon life are not likely to be duplicated in the near future. Indeed, the praise for such progression during these two periods ...
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Contrasts and Similarities Between Haiti, France, and the United States from 1650 until 1850 »

An 8 page overview of this critical period in history. The author outlines major historical events for these countries and emphasizes the importance of revolution, industrialization, and imperialism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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1400 to 1700 Japanese Relations with the West »

This is a 5 page paper discussing Japanese foreign relations with the West between the years 1400 and 1700. The years from 1400 to 1700 in Japan covered three Japanese historical periods: the Muromachi Period (1333-1573); the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603); and, the Edo Period (1603-1867) which also included the great ...
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American Revolution Compared to the French and Latin American Revolutions »

This 3 page paper compares and contrasts revolutions in Latin America with the US and French Revolutions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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