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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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Early American Slavery »

This five-page-paper presents a discussion about indentured servitude during early times in America and the displacement of that system when slavery was expanded from British America. Bibliography lists fours sources.
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The Slavery Journey of Africans in America »

The United States has never recovered from the dynamics of slavery. This 5 page paper provides an explication and review of the book, Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery by Charles Johnson and Patricia Smith. No additional sources are listed.
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Differing Views on Native American Distinctions »

A 4 page overview of the fact that despite the tendency of early historians to skim over details on group distinction among Native Americans, early colonists were very aware of those distinctions. The author reviews Daniel Richter’s “Facing East from Indian Country : A Native History of Early America” ...
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Slavery Writings »

This 5 page paper reviews writings by slaves and those present in America at the height of slavery, some of which had been provided by a student. Reasons for slavery in the south are explored and modern day slavery is touched on. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Massachusetts and Slavery's End »

This 5 page paper discuses the event that acted as a catalyst to end slavery in this state. As one writer commented, because the North was free during the Civil War era, people have forgotten that slavery was practiced in the North early in American history. It was common European ...
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Tocqueville/His Views of Blacks »

A 6 page essay that offer analysis and discussion of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. In the chapter entitled, "The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Three Races that Inhabit the Territory of the United States," Tocqueville describes the relations between the three, "naturally distinct" races that inhabited ...
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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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The Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on the American Colonies »

This 5 page paper examines issues related to slavery in colonial America. Economic and social effects of slavery are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Slavery in America »

6 pages in length. The writer briefly touches upon the beginnings of slavery, slavery in America, Reconstruction, Civil Rights and Jim Crow. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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An Analysis of Slavery and Freedom in America »

A 6 page analysis of Edmund S. Morgan's book American Slavery/American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. In this book Morgan examines the economic and demographic development of early Virginia. The fact that a love for liberty and equality in the American colonies developed simultaneously with a reliance on the ...
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Slavery: From Ancient Times to the Modern Day »

This 6 page paper addresses questions about modern slavery but also looks at the history of slavery globally. Should the United States, a country that once held slaves but denounces slavery, tolerate slavery in other nations? This concept is explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Reparations for Slavery »

A 3 page essay that argues against the social movement that demands reparations for slavery. The reparations for slavery movement proposes that the United States federal government should, first of all, apologize to the descendents of slaves for the fact that the despicable institution of slavery was legally sanctioned in ...
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Slavery Perspectives »

A 5 page analysis of two books on slavery-Suzanne Everett's “History of Slavery” and Donald K. Wright's “African-Americans in the Colonial Era.” The writer argues that Wright's book tends to emphasize the economics behind slavery and its place in the structure of overall colonial society, taking a scholarly approach. Everett's book, ...
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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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America and the Economic Effects of Slavery »

This 10 page report discusses the various ways in which slavery had a significant economic, as well as moral, impact on the United States and the development of the nation. Slavery produced benefits in the United States for over 200 years. However, there have been generations of Americans who have ...
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Slavery and the Cherokee Society by Theda Perdue »

A 5 page research paper that examines how slavery evolved as a facet of Cherokee society. Principally, the writer concentrates on the work of Theda Perdue, who argues in her text Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society that the adoption of European-style slavery of Africans evolved from the Cherokee ...
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America's Constitution and Slavery »

A 10 page research paper that examines what the framers of the Constitution included regarding the institution of slavery. The writer addresses why slavery was included when, presumably, the nation was founded on principles of equality and also details the ongoing debate as to whether the framers of the Constitution ...
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The Economic Impact of Slavery »

A 4 page discussion of the economic aspects of slavery. The author contrasts those impacts with the personal face of slavery, arguing that slavery was in fact not that economically profitable. Bibliography lists 4 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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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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Sudan and Slavery »

This 12-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion on the slavery issue in Sudan. It opens with an outlined discussion about the slavery that is currently occurring. It moves into the detailed description of the international slave redemption programs in which the slaves are being purchased from their masters by various international ...
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Comparison of 1790 and 1860 Economies »

This 5 page paper examines the two time periods in American history. The time in between is the focus of this paper that examines the industrial revolution, slavery and immigration. Many statistics are included in this factual look at the early part of the nineteenth century when ...
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English Colonization »

This is a 5 page paper that examines early English colonization. It describes the manner of interaction between the native peoples and the colonists. It gives a brief history of the development of cultures within the colonies. An attempts is made to explain the paradox inherent in the development of political ...
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U.S. Capitalism and Slavery »

A 5 page discussion of the importance of the institution of slavery to capitalism. In the U.S., however, the issues surrounding slavery lasted long past the time where the institution was becoming extinct in other regions of the world. This long life can be attributed to the relative ...
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Slavery in Africa and Europe »

A 6 page paper which examines the institution of slavery in Africa and in Europe prior to the colonization of the Americas. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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A Consideration of American History from 1865 until 1945 »

16 pages in length. The writer touches upon important events that took place in America between 1865 and 1945, including slavery, civil rights and the Reconstruction; political machines; industrialization; the Progressive Era; and the Spanish/American War and World Wars I & II. Bibliography lists 18 sources.
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The Exploitation of the People of Central America »

This 5 page paper examines the banana industry in Central America in a larger context. Globalization and slavery are things discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Slavery According to Sterling Stuckey and Ira Berlin »

3 pages in length. One of the most glaring points about which Stuckey (1988) and Berlin (2000) argue with regard to the history of slavery in North America is the extent to which Africans suffered in the midst of such tremendous cultural and social change. No additional sources ...
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Race and Revolution by Gary Nash »

This 3 page paper discusses Gary Nash's book on the reasons why slavery was institutionalized in America at the time of the founding of the country, when sentiment against it was high. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Spanish and English Approaches to Colonial Slavery »

An eight page comparison of English and Spanish colonization of the Americas. Identifies the geographic range of each and the differences between the two countries in regard to issues like dealing with Native Americans, indentured servitude and slavery. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Slavery in Colonial America and Racism »

This 5 page paper examines race and racism in colonial America. The paper argues that slavery and racism are not necessarily one. Part of this paper is an annotated bibliography. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow »

This 6 page paper discusses various works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The various influences on his work are explored and exampled from his works, including his views on America, slavery, war, mythology, and the human condition. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Abraham Lincoln's Anti Slavery Acts »

A 4 page paper which examines Abraham Lincoln’s acts against slavery. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Slavery & Religious Principles »

A 4 page essay that draws upon 3 primary sources from the antebellum era. From a modern perspective, it seems incredible that the most engrossing religious topic of the antebellum era was whether or not God sanctioned slavery or prohibited it. As slavery seems to modern eyes to be completely ...
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Slavery: Institution and Experience »

A 6 page paper which examines both slavery as an institution and slavery as an experience leading to a culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Latin America and Slavery »

This 8 page paper looks at black slavery in the Latin countries and why slavery differed from region to region. Brazil is one country of focus in this analysis. Economics is discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Nineteenth Century South and Slavery »

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to slavery in the South in the 19th century, including the fact that slavery was not a monolithic institution, that there were slaves who owned property, and focuses on the examples provided by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. ...
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U.S. History and the Definitive Component of Race »

This 3 page paper examines slavery and views race as integral to the practice. White slavery is touched on as well. Racism is discussed as something that is unique to American history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Reasons Behind 1787's Slave Emancipation Failure »

This 5 page paper looks at the practice of slavery and why, when a majority of people abhorred the concept, it prevailed for another century. The Constitution is discussed as it pertains to slavery. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Necessity of Racial Forgiveness Over Slavery »

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the abolishment of slavery and the need to forgive slavery. Bibliography lists one source.
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Argument in Favor of Nineteenth Century Southern Slavery »

5 pages. This paper details the southern pro slavery argument and accounts for why it continued despite abolitionist criticism. Southerners increasingly defended slavery as a positive good rather than a necessary evil. Also looks at why southern pro emancipation sentiment declined. Bibliography lists 3 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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Maxine Hong Kingston/Warrior Woman »

A 4 page research paper that has 2 sections. The first section compares the tradition of slavery in China, as described by Kingston's mother, with slavery in the history of St. Thomas. The writer speculates on how this makes the student researching this topic feel. The second section offers ...
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Harriet Jacobs/Slave Girl »

A 6 page research paper/essay that discusses Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, which is a brutally honest autobiography of a woman who was born into slavery. The writer discusses how Jacobs addresses the ramifications that slavery had on women, particularly those of a sexual nature. ...
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Contemporary Slavery/Impact of Slavery in U.S. »

A 4 page research paper that addresses two topics, the first of which is the fact that slavery continues in the modern world. The second topic is the impact of slavery on the United States. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Major Issues and Debates Leading to the American Civil War »

This 10 page paper examines some of the issues leading to the American Civil War, including slavery, states’ rights, and the expansion of slavery into the territories. Bibliography lists 4 sources
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Racial Issues and Slavery in Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe »

This 6 page paper talks about slavery and racial issues as it concerns the Stowe work. Slavery is discussed and Stowe's treatment of it is the focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Slavery »

A 5 page paper which examines how Mark Twain’s personal attitudes about the issue of slavery may have been incorporated into his classic novel, considering specifically whether or not the conflict between Huck’s ambivalence about slavery and his affection for Jim reflected Twain’s own inner conflict. Bibliography lists 5 ...
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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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