American Slavery/American Freedom - An Analysis

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 institution of slavery is the central dichotomy in the study of early American history. Morgan examines this relation and postulates that the experience of Virginia is indicative and applicable to the rest of the colonies regarding the issue of slavery. No additional sources cited.

Slavery and Cash Crops in Virginia’s History

A 13 page paper which examines and discusses slavery and cash crops in the history of Virginia, with emphasis on the 18th century. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Slavery in America: There Was no North/South Dichotomy

This 8 page paper examines the North/South dichotomy regarding slavery. The thesis is that the difference is overstated. Much attention goes to Virginia to prove the point. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Renaissance Slavery

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.

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.

Perspectives on Slavery

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, on the other hand, brings home the pain, the anguish, and the intense suffering that was an intrinsic part of slavery via numerous full-color and black-and-white illustrations. No additional sources cited.

Cuban Political History: Independence to Castro

An 8 page paper discussing Cuba's oppressive political history. The Cuban people are hard working and strive to maintain optimism. The fact is, however, they have suffered centuries of political and economic oppression. Cuba presents perhaps the finest example of the consequences of inept government based on unworkable ideology rather than on the realities of life. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Democratic Government for Cuba

A 6 page research paper that starts from the premise that Castro is dead and that Cuba is switching to a democratic form of government. The writer contrasts and compares the parliamentary system of democratic government vs. the US system and concludes that a parliamentary system would be best for Cuba. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Cuba's Path to Independence

A 9 page paper tracing Cuba's history from Columbus' discovery to the present day, focusing on Castro's seizing of the government in 1959. The paper also discusses Che Guevara, an Argentine revolutionary that Castro met while both were in exile in Cuba. Guevara joined Castro's cause and served in Castro's government for several years before being executed by American-trained Bolivian soldiers in 1967. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Economic Effects 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.

Slavery In Sudan Is Unfortunately Alive and Too Well

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 interest groups and then set free. It also discusses the future and the fact that the government refuses to acknowledge slavery is occurring within its boundaries. Bibliography lists nine sources.

Slavery In The United States And Brazil

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 slavery. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Writings on Slavery

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.

Perdue/Slavery & the Cherokees

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 reaction to the social change engendered by European colonization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Issue of Slavery and the US Constitution

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 regarded slavery as a constitutional right. Bibliography lists 7 sources.