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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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Native Americans as Perceived by English Colonists »

A 7 page overview of early colonial interactions with Native Americans. The manner in which European colonists viewed the Native Americans whose lands they invaded varied both according to geography and according to time. The Puritans as a whole would proclaim their belief that all people were equal ...
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Comparative Analysis of Works by Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine »

A 3 page paper which compares Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” with Thomas Jefferson’s “The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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San Domingo Revolution and Toussaint L'Ouverture »

10 pages in length. Rebellion was part of the enslaved people's everyday lives in San Domingo. Not a day went by that they did not plan and scheme and devise ways to gain their freedom, a freedom that was unjustly oppressed by the white population. Yet so ...
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Economic and Political Freedom Views »

A 7 page paper presenting some of the views of Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry David Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin regarding the interconnection of personal virtue, political freedom and economic freedom. The conclusion from the readings is that political and economic freedom go hand in hand, and that personal virtue ...
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Cold War Ideology »

This 3 page paper examines the cold war. Was it just a battle between freedom and slavery? The paper examines this idea that seemed to be embraced by the people at the time. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Frederick Douglass: The Inherent Cruelty of Slavery »

A 3 page consideration of this important historical figure. This paper addresses how education was his ticket to freedom. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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An Examination of Pre Civil War Texas »

This 5 page paper considers the role of Texas as discussed in Campbell's book; "An Empire for Slavery". The development of Texas economically and the way in which the freedom of slaves was resisted with proactive measures is considered and o8utlined in this paper. The bibliography cites 1 source.
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Comparative Analyis of Thomas Jefferson and Mark Twain's Hank Morgan in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court »

This is a 5 page paper comparing Thomas Jefferson and Hank Morgan’s goals and values. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence and the bill which established religious freedom in the United States. In addition, he believed in the value of education for all and the separation of the Church ...
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U.S. Ideology in Terms of Cultural Uniqueness, Revolution, Freedom and Slavery »

A 5 page examination of the American concepts of freedom, solidarity, and cultural uniqueness. Addresses the questions of the association of the concepts of freedom and slavery; the ideal of the American tapestry; and the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movement as revolutionary periods in U.S. history. ...
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Critical Analysis of American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan »

A 5 page essay that summarizes and analyzes Edmund S. Morgan's book 'American Slavery, American Freedom.' Morgan argues that the simultaneous development of slavery and freedom represents the central paradox of early American history. This text goes far in explaining the paradox. No additional sources cited.
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Liberty, Freedom and Their Meanings According to James Madison and Gordon Woods »

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the meaning of freedom and liberty as depicted by Gordon Woods, " Radicalism of the American Revolution," and the federalist paper by James Madison. It opens with a description of each paper and the underlying meaning of the authors words when it cam e to the concept of ...
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America and Changing Freedom »

A 6 page paper that examines the history of America's association with freedom and the changes that this association has undergone since the nation's birth. Discussed is the meaning of freedom during the birth of the nation, throughout the twentieth century, and at the beginning of the twenty-first century. ...
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American History and the Price of Freedom »

A 4 page paper which discusses the price of freedom through struggles in American history. The struggles highlight the cost of freedom as it relates to soldiers, slaves, and women. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Native American v Puritan Mindset »

This 8 page paper consists of a 2 page essay and a 6 page address of 9 specific questions regarding Puritan and Native American relationships. Two primary sources are extensively utilized.
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The Puritan Revolution and Literature »

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of literature before and after the Puritan Revolution. Examples from Shakespeare and Milton are cited. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Seventeenth Century Puritan Colonization and Nineteenth Century Reconstruction Explored »

9 pages in length. Exploring the relationship between 17th century Puritan colonization and 19th century Reconstruction as they relate to colonial America finds a common denominator between the two time periods connected by the very foundation of how the term 'colonialism' is defined: "control by one power over a ...
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History and Religion of Ethiopia »

Ethiopia is a country with a history of diverse religious cultures. This 7 page paper explores briefly the history of Ethiopia and focuses on the political and religious aspects of the country. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Einhard's Charlemagne »

A 9 page essay on Einhard's history of Charlemagne and its significance to the world today. The writer explores the military, religious, civic and personal life of Charlemagne, his expansion of France, and his relationships with others during his time. The writer also explores the reasons behind the ...
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Religious Beliefs and War »

A 9 page research paper on the effects of religious beliefs on the human mind. The writer posits that religious dogma leads to war, based on the conception of being 'chosen.' This human concept is drawn on the ideal that any single group within the human collection of ...
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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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The English Civil War and Puritanism and the American Colonies »

This is a 6 page paper in tutorial language which includes two short historical papers: one on the English Civil War(s) from 1625 to 1649 which were also termed the “Puritan Revolution” because of one aspect of the conflict which referred to divisions within the populations which preferred the Protestant ...
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Changes in the U.S. before and after Thomas Jefferson »

An 8 page paper discussing Thomas Jefferson and the country before, and during, the time of his election. The Federalists had implemented Alien and Sedition Acts which severely threatened the freedoms the people had fought so hard for. While this was not the fault of President Adams, it did occur ...
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The Leadership Ability and Accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson »

10 pages in length. As the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments and leadership ability virtually changed the course of history. Throughout his esteemed political career, Jefferson maintained a great deal of belief in the common man, as well as harbored considerable sympathy and compassion ...
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Slavery and Freedom »

A 9 page paper discussing opinions surrounding the issue of freedom as it relates to all aspects of life in regards to two separate pieces of work. One piece of work is The Lowell Offering, edited by Benita Eisler, and The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick ...
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US Soft Power Strategies During the Cold War »

This 10 page research paper examines US soft power strategies employed during the Cold War to counter those of the Soviet Union. A comprehensive overview is provided that includes discussing the Congress for Cultural Freedom. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
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Foner and Berlin on Slavery's End »

This 5 page paper discusses the end of slavery and the transition from slave labor to free labor. Relying on the work of Foner and Berlin and colleagues, the writer explains that the Reconstruction era was one of confusion and controversy. The first part of the essay critiques Foner's narrative ...
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Communism, Federalism, and Freedom »

The viewpoints taken by Hamilton and Madison in the Federalist Papers are extremely different than those of Marx and Engels in The Communist Manifesto. This 7 page paper asserts that Marx and Engels were arguing that the capitalist system as it existed in Europe was flawed by way of the economic stratification that existed ...
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Freedom as Represented in The Federalist Papers of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and in The Communist Manifesto of Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx »

7 pages in length. When comparing and contrasting Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels' on the issues of protecting and promoting freedom with those of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, one must also consider the inherent relationship that represents their respective views upon principles, problems and solutions, ultimately surmising which ...
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Ideas and Continuity That Are Puritan and Revolutionary »

A 6 page paper which examines “The Mayflower Compact” and the Declaration of Independence as they illustrate how some ideas were powerfully imbedded in the nation despite the changes in times. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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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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American Revolution and Cultural Interactions »

A 4 page consideration of the many gains that were made in interactions between whites, blacks, and Native Americans during this critical time period in American history. While there were great losses, both in terms of culture and in terms of basic rights such as freedom and property ownership, ...
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The Nature of Democracy, Freedom, and Revolution by Herbert Aptheker »

A 5 page discussion of the opinions voiced by Herbert Aptheker in his 1967 book 'The Nature of Democracy, Freedom and Revolution.' The writer argues that by contrasting Marxist philosophy against 'bourgeois' democracy and revolution, Aptheker offers a perspective on history and political philosophy that is truly intriguing, if somewhat ...
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Edmund S. Morgan/American Slavery, American Freedom »

A 4 page book review of Morgan's award-winning treatise on the evolution of racism in the American colonies. In this text, which is one of the most "celebrated books in recent American historiography," Morgan explores the connections between "slavery, freedom, persistent inequality and American egalitarianism." 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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Pacifism versus Just War »

This 15 page paper considers the different arguments regarding operation enduring freedom. This paper outlines some of the existing arguments, including the belief that the current efforts of the United States in response to the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is defined by ...
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KKK Should Not Exist »

This 5 page paper argues that the KKK should not be allowed to exist. Although freedom of speech is supported, the argument embraces the fact that murder is illegal and the KKK has been tied to several racially motivated killings. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Economics and War »

A 6 page paper discussing the general positive effects that the outbreak of war typically brings, followed by a discussion of conditions in Iraq prior to the beginning of Iraqi Freedom. War typically elevates a sagging economy, and such was the case with the short-lived Iraq war. Those ...
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Presidency of Thomas Jefferson and American History »

In 5 pages the author discusses Thomas Jefferson and his presidency. When looking back over the history of the United States, one person truly stands out as a leader among men. That person is Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson stands as the immortal symbol for freedom and equality ...
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Freedom Rides and African American History »

A 6 page paper which discusses the history of the African American through the Freedom Rides. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Declaration of Independence and Abraham Lincoln »

The concepts of personal freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are an integral component of the social system in the United States. This 5 page paper argues that if the Declaration Of Independence is to be considered as internal truths, then Abraham Lincoln cannot be considered a great President. Bibliography lists 8 ...
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Human Nature as Defined by Frederick Douglass »

A 5 page paper which considers how Frederick Douglass would define human nature (something he failed to do in "My Bondage and My Freedom"), compare this definition with those offered by Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the Black Codes, to determine why these authors make their respective claims about human nature and ...
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Gender Issues Involved in Freedom from Slavery »

A 5 page paper which examines if issues of slavery and freedom were different for men then they were for women. 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass' by Frederick Douglass, 'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl' by Harriet Jacobs, and 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' by Harriet Beecher Stowe are the works utilized ...
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Amistad Incident and Freedom »

This 6 page paper explores the idea o freedom as presented in the Amistad incident and pertaining to slavery as well as the rights of the individual. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Siebert: The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom »

This 4 page paper discusses the book “The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom” and its author Wilbur H. Seibert. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Thematic Similarities Between American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan and Myne Owne Ground by Breen and Innes »

A 3 page paper which examines the similar themes presented in Breen and Innes’ “Myne Owne Ground” and Edmund S. Morgan’s “American Slavery, American Freedom.” No additional sources cited.
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James Oakes, Slavery and Liberal Capitalism »

This 4 page paper summarizes the themes of James Oakes’s book “Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Slavery, and Freedom »

5 pages. Mark Twain not only wrote entertaining novels but he wrote with a purpose as well. In Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, for instance, Twain made some very obvious critiques and satires regarding freedom and slavery. This paper assesses the effects and significance of this theme throughout Twain's ...
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Review of Freedom Road by Howard Fast »

A 5 page review of Howard Fast's 1944 novel Freedom Road, which accurately portrays the struggle blacks following the Civil War to rebuild their lives and how they achieved this goal prior to the intervention of the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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