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Modern Age and Information Renaissance »

A 6 page research paper that argues that our contemporary age is similar to that of the Renaissance. The writer compares the two times on numerous levels, but finds them most similar in that both the Renaissance and contemporary modern times have undergone an 'information revolution.' Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...
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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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PE and the Effects of the Renaissance »

This 5 page paper discusses the impact of the Renaissance period on physical education. Specifically, major renaissance happenings such as the black plague, the Spanish Inquisition, and the crusades are discussed in terms of their effect on physical education. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Returning to the Neolithic Period's Agricultural Revolution »

This 5 page report discusses one of the most significant periods in all of human development. Human history from the Neolithic (sometimes called the “new stone age”) or the period of agricultural revolution demonstrates that humanity evolved from relatively small bands of hunters and gatherers to those who cultivated their own food to those ...
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Historical Periods the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution and Emergence of the Modern Era »

A 5 page research paper that examine how these three periods of history reworked the nature of Western civilization and brought it from the Middle Ages into the modern era, by bringing about a totally different perspective on reality and instituting changes that are still evident in today's society and ...
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'Revolutionary' Citizenship and the American Experience »

In four pages, this paper compares and contrasts the American and French revolutions, and considers how the American experience as shaped the contemporary notion of citizenship. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.
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Human Nature According to Edmund Burke and Karl Marx »

The subject is viewed through the eyes of Edmund Burke and Karl Marx in this 6 page paper. The ideas of these men are compared and contrasted. Subjects included in the discussion are religion, morality, man's work ethic, political ideology, communism, Hegelism and acceptance versus revolution. Examples in contemporary society ...
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French Absolute Monarchy and Renaissance of Europe »

This 7 page paper examines the impact of the European Renaissance on the concept of an absolute monarchy in France. In addition, it discusses the resulting Baroque period and the scientific revolution that were directly attributed to the Renaissance and the turmoil caused as a result.
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Transformation and Seventeenth Century England »

A 4 page research paper that discusses the 17th century as a time of transformation in England. The writer argues that the seventeenth century was a period of rapid change in England, economically, politically and religiously. In his text The Century of Revolution, historian Christopher Hill argues persuasively that ...
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America's Enlightenment and Pre Revolutionary War Periods »

This 5 page paper delves into the period of the American Enlightenment and the time just before the American Revolution. The two eras are compared and contrasted and literature to emanate from the day is discussed. Ideas from Thomas Paine's Common Sense is included. Bibliography lists 5 ...
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Similarities and Differences Between the 17th Century Scientific Revolution and 18th Century Enlightenment »

A 5 page research paper that compares and contrasts the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century with the Enlightenment of the eighteenth. The writer argues that an overview of this period of history shows that the two movements, while different, were distinctly related. The ideas that grew in the Scientific ...
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A Review of Lopez's Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages »

5 page review and discussion of the book 'The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages,' by Robert S. Lopez. Book describes changes (mostly economic) during the Middle Ages and surrounding periods in Europe. Excellent for those studying courses relevant to the History of Western Civilization. No additional sources.
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'Porfirian' Mexican History »

This 5 page paper considers this period in Mexican history between 1876 and 1910. The social, political and economic factors are considered as an argument that this period can be seen as the foundation for modern Mexico. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
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Pros and Cons of the Renaissance Era »

This 5 page paper considers why a person may chose to live in the Renaissance if they had the chance. The looks at both the positive aspects and the negative aspects of this age, focusing on the cultural revolution that was occurring. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
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Contemporary Actions and the Predeterminant of History »

A 4 page contention that our actions today are often determined by decisions that we made well back into the chapters of history. Indeed, even if we consider such gross aspects of our lives as our politics and our religions we see that this is indeed the case. One of ...
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Intellect in the Renaissance of the Twelfth Century »

A 5 page paper discussing the cause of the intellectual changes that occurred during the renaissance period in Europe. Many people have stated that the cause of these changes was due to the education and knowledge available through the monasteries of that time, but the monasteries were limited to the ...
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Absolute Monarchy of the Early Modern Era, Style of Baroque, and the Scientific Revolution »

5 pages in length. Introducing such revolutionary concepts as were developed during the scientific revolution truly transformed the way in which the world operated. So many inventions changed how people lived their lives that it was not difficult to leave behind the archaic in favor of the new ...
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Subjugated Women from the Renaissance to French Revolution Periods »

An 11 page paper on how women were subjegated in the Renaissance and started to get serious about their status during the French Revolution. The paper postulates that voices where heard throughout the 300-year period as well. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources.
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'The History Book' and School Textbooks on History »

This 4 page paper considers how “The History Book” may present a different picture of history compared to the history which is usually found in school history books. The approach is then applied to modern events such as the Iraq war. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
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Nineteenth Century Authors James, Davis, and Twain »

A 7 page essay that contrasts and compares the writing styles of three brilliant American nineteenth century writers. The writer argues that examination of representative works from these authors demonstrates that Twain's intention is primarily humorous, as typified by his short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," while ...
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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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Race Evolution and Mitochondrial DNA Research Value »

A 15 page overview of the application of mitochondrial DNA research to tracing the relative ages and interrelationships of the contemporary races of human beings. Distinguishes between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Suggests that while mitochondrial DNA is particularly suited to this type of investigation it should be remembered ...
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Student Movements During the Civil Rights Era »

This 7 page paper looks at the civil rights and student movements and compares their objectives and techniques. The discussion includes reasons why the movements began peacefully but ended with violence. The movements are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Radical Nature of the American Revolution »

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the ideas to come from the American Revolution as well as ideas which preceded it, such as those which sprang from the Enlightenment. Also discussed is the period shortly after the revolution and more briefly, contemporary American society. The radical nature of ...
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Contrasting and Comparing Russian Serfs and American Slaves »

In 9 pages, the author compares and contrasts American slaves and Russian serfs. In comparing American slaves and Russian serfs, one must realize the dramatic differences between the two. Yes, both were slaves, but American slaves had no rights. Russian serfs actually were able to submit lawsuits in ...
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Concerns of Modern Native Americans »

A 6 page discussion of the many problems facing contemporary Native Americans. Traces these problems back to the initial contact with the European people who invaded Native land. Asserts that everything from the ravages of disease on modern Native Americans to struggles over land rights and the right ...
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American Culture and the Engineering Concept »

This 3 page research paper discusses how the technology of the Industrial Revolution introduced the "engineer" as a modern-day creative artist. Specifically discussed are the evolution of an engineer as the builder of bridges to contemporary genetic scientist. Bibliography lists 2 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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Raboteau & Elkins/2 Views of Slavery »

A 9 page book review/analysis that contrasts and compares Stanley Elkins' Slavery, A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life (1976), and Albert J. Raboteau's Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South (originally published 1978; revised 2004). These are texts that address aspects of slavery as practiced in ...
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The Ancient Indus and Egyptian Civilizations »

A nine page paper which considers various aspects of ancient civilisations, including the transition from the Neolithic to the early Bronze period, the differences between the Egyptian and Indus cultures, and the relevance of ancient Greek thought to the modern intellectual world.
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Two Decades of Couture Fashion in France from 1919 until 1939 »

A 14 page paper which examines the development of French fashion couture between the period 1919-1939, concentrating on the influences of Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, and specifically addressing five factors that positively impacted upon modern women’s fashions and the worldwide appeal of French Fashion. Bibliography lists 10 sources. ...
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Comparative Analysis of Holy Wars and Pilgrimages »

This 6 page paper considers the attitudes and perceptions of pilgrimage and holy war, and how medieval attitudes contrast with contemporary ones. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Native Americans Viewed Differently in Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan and The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper »

A 7 page paper contrasting James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans with Linda Hogan's Mean Spirit from a historical standpoint. The paper concludes that the reflections of the author's historical period determine the content and tone of the works themselves. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Comparative Poetic Analysis of 'Facing It' by Yusef Komunyakaa and 'Dulce Et Decorum' by Wilfred Owen »

This 5 page essay compares and contrasts two poems written more than seventy years apart and that both speak to the futility and waste of war. The essay briefly addresses the tone, point of view, and subject matter, as well as proving the point that. No additional sources cited.
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Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Writers Compared and Contrasted »

This 4 page paper compares and contrasts the use of thematic material, social perspectives, use of irony, and characteristics of eighteenth and nineteenth century writers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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More Than One History in the American Revolution »

A 5 page essay that compares and contrasts two accounts of the American Revolution-- The American People: Crating a Nation and a Society edited by Gary Nash and Julie Roy Jeffrey and A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. The writer discusses how both of these accounts ...
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The Difficult Beginnings of America »

This 7 page paper compares the American Revolution with the changes which occurred about a decade later when the Constitutional Convention made important decisions. Shays's Rebellion is discussed. The paper concludes that the latter time period, during the 1780s, is more significant than the 1770s in terms of America's ...
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In What Ways Is Reading Literary Works of Another Age Of Value To Understanding History And To Understanding One's Place In History? »

3 pages in length. Learning about history occurs in many more ways than merely through textbook knowledge; indeed, history is taught through some of the most unexpected sources, not the least of which includes literary works from another age. The most important component of these primary historic informers ...
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Affirmative Action Application in Military and Business Settings »

A 4 page paper on Affirmative Action. The writer compares its application in the modern business settings with that of the U.S. military. It is argued that some companies who have achieved success with affirmative action programs can be used as models to replicate such in the U.S. Army. Bibliography ...
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Modern Americans' and Native Americans' Rites of Passage »

A 7 page paper exploring the rite of passage from adolescence to adulthood. Three native cultures and their traditional rituals are compared (Okiek, Okrika, Tukuna) with one another and then with those of today's modern teenager in America. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Spanish Civil War Effects Upon Malaga, Spain »

A 10 page paper discussing the effects of the Spanish Civil War on this idyllic Iberian city on the Mediterranean coast. Malaga is an ancient city dating from the time of the Phoenicians; before that, it had been inhabited by even the earliest manifestations of modern man, the Neandertals. ...
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Ernest Gaines' 'A Lesson Before Dying' »

This paper compares and contrasts Wiggins and Jefferson in Ernest Gaine's novel A Lesson Before Dying. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson and Created Equal by the Friedmans »

This 3 page paper compares and contrasts the two documents. It is suggested that perhaps the Friedmans took things too far but basically, the writings are in agreement. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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War of 1812 »

A 3 page paper which examines documents about the War of 1812 and compares and contrasts the views. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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American Revolutioin from Different Perspectives »

This 5 page paper looks at the American Revolution from two points of view. Bailyn's The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution and Jameson's American Revolution Considered as a Social Movement are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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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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Seeing History Through Hill's, Hobsbawm's, Thompson's, and Marx's Eyes »

This 10 page paper looks at Marxist ideas and technique as well as how other theorists view history. Each theorist is discussed in his own right, but all are compared and contrasted to one another's thinking. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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South Africa, Brazil, the U.S., and Slavery »

This 12 page paper takes a careful look at slavery as it existed in the United States, Brazil and South Africa. The type of slavery is compared and contrasted. Britain's role is discussed along with the effects of the Napoleonic era. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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War Crimes Trials: Nuremberg and Iraq »

This 20 page paper compares and contrasts many aspects of the Nuremberg trial and the trial of Saddam Hussein. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Radicalism of the American Revolution, Urban Crucible, and Republicanism »

A 5 page paper detailing the concept of republicanism found in these two books. The writer compares and contrasts the authors' viewpoints on this topic (political power, European constitutional influence, etc; are discussed). No Bibliography.
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