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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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"Native Son" And American History X" - Dual Racial Intolerance »

3 pages in length. Both Richard Wright's Native Son and director Tony Kaye's American History X chronicle the events that stem from racial intolerance, however, they do so from opposite ends of the spectrum. Derek Vinyard, Kaye's (1998) protagonist, turns to racial discord as a means by which ...
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Comparative Analysis of Chinese American, Black American, and Native American Experiences »

In 5 pages the author compares the historical experiences of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans. A historical narrative of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans is necessary to determine the specific historical factors, social structure factors, and ideological factors that seem to have contributed to the differences ...
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Civil Rights Movement and African American Women's Role »

Women in general and black women in particular have been excluded from the literature in terms of the role they played in the attainment of civil rights for blacks. The truth is that black women, from Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks to Angela Davis, have been intimately involved in ...
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Diverse Views of the Latter Nineteenth Century Black Woman's Experience in Slave Women of the Fields and Charlotte Forten »

A 5 page overview of life as it was for slave women in the late latter nineteenth century. This paper contrasts those experiences with those of Charlotte Forten, a free black woman of relative privilege. The author contends that, although Forten was sympathetic to the black plight, her experiences are ...
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Civil Rights and Hugo Black »

5 pages. When we look at how Justice Black was allowed to serve on the Supreme Court and the fact that he did, in his own way, serve fairly and doing good for all people in an equal sense, we must consider the philosophy of civil rights in general. ...
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Antislavery: Slave Narratives And Abolitionists »

15 pages in length. The quest for eradicating slavery was an objective undertaken by a combination of both blacks and whites; while the black population represented the vast majority of abolitionists, there were enough of those from the white race whose voices made the effort count. Still, the ...
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Arguing for U.S. Black Reparations »

An 8 page overview of the numerous injustices that have been faced by blacks throughout their history in this country. The author argues that the impacts of slavery have been both direct and indirect and that blacks are entitled to economic compensation as a result of those impacts. Bibliography lists ...
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Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English »

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the basic points in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of English, especially as they relate to the concept of kingship. This paper considers what Bede’s perceptions of the ideal kingdom or kingship might have been related to the text, and also assesses the ...
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Colonial To 1877 Slavery Effects »

4 pages in length. The writer discusses how blacks and whites coped with and cultural changed because of the institution of slavery. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror »

5 pages. In this historical narrative of Medieval Europe, the author writes of French nobleman Enguerrand de Coucy who ruthlessly made himself wealthy by preying on the unfortunate peasants of the time period. The 14th century was a time of great horrors such as the plague and the Hundred Years ...
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War Culture of Europe Until 1700 »

The European social, political and economic cultural structure was not a peaceful process of evolution. This 7 page paper asserts that the many factors that influenced the development of what is now considered Europe includes, perhaps is founded upon, the many wars and disputes that plagued its history. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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17th and 18th Century America and White Slaves »

An 8 page consideration of an often overlooked component of American history. While it is impossible to assign a precise number to the percentage of slaves that were white, suffice it to say that this number was significant and that these slaves served in the same capacity as blacks. As ...
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Influence of the Black Church on America and Civil Rights »

A 7 page paper which argues that the Black Church has heavily influenced the Civil Rights Movement and the Country as a whole. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness and Race Relations by Brian Ward »

This 6 page report discusses Brian Ward’s 1998 book that looks at forty years of Black music in America and the ways in which its development paralleled that of the political and civil rights movements of the times. Ward makes the point that it was Rhythm and Blues that became the first musical genre to ...
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Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and the Civil Rights Movement »

This 9 page paper discusses the contributions of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The writer recounts Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 and also explains the segregation laws concerning ...
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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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Civil Rights and Differing Perceptions Contained Within Congressional Committee on Domestic Affairs Testimony »

An 8 page analysis of the outcome of the Civil Rights movement. Written in the form of an address to Congressional Committee on Domestic affairs, this paper contends that our approach to civil rights in this country has turned into what is perceived, among non-black minorities in particular, as ...
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Black Odyssey The African American Ordeal iIn Slavery by Nathan Irvin Huggins »

5 pages in length. Defined as a spiritual wandering or quest, the significance of Nathan Irvin Huggins' title "Black Odyssey" speaks to the notion of struggle amidst pursuit of a life embraced by freedom. Indeed, Huggins' treatment of how African-Americans evolved from the slave trade is indicative of ...
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Legal System, Civil Rights Movement, and the Nonviolent Social Ideals of Martin Luther King »

This is a 6 page paper outlining Martin Luther King’s messages on non-violence and brotherly love on the legal system during his time and in modern day. An outline of the civil rights movements during the time of Martin Luther King and their effects on the legal system in the ...
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Myths and Reality of the U.S. Reconstruction Period »

This 15 page paper features the Reconstruction Era myths, misconceptions and mistakes made by historians. Issues such as the freedom enjoyed by blacks, equal rights for women, and the generosity and kindness of the North toward the South during Reconstruction are debated. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Causes of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 »

8 pages in length. The overflow of social, economic and political tension that permeated throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries culminated in one of history's most explosive crossing points where racial unrest is concerned. The 1919 Chicago Race Riot was the direct result of myriad causes ...
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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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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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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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Black Southerner's and Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation »

A 14 page paper discussing the significance of Lincoln's document freeing the slaves in the lives of those people whom it most intimately affected. It traces the historical background of the Proclamation; anti-black feeling before, during, and immediately after the Civil War; and analyzes what positive effect, if any, the ...
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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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Civil Rights and Political Action »

Malcolm X advocated bringing about change through "any means necessary' while Martin Luther King, Jr. followed the principles of nonviolent civil disobedience to fight for the rights of Blacks. This 5 page paper argues that Nonviolent civil disobedience is a viable alternative to political violence and was successfully used as a tactic by leaders ...
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U.S. Family Impact of Prohibition »

A 6 page overview of the many family impacts of Prohibition. The author points out the positive impacts of the decrease in alcohol consumption but contrasts them with the societal costs of the black market that emerged. Bibliography list 5 sources.
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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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Link Between the Civil Rights Movement and Black Missississippians Service in the Second World War »

A 14 page (13 pp. + 1 pg. outline) paper which examines how serving in the U.S. armed forces during World War II in World War II influenced black Mississippians to become prominent members of the civil rights movement, specifically considering Medgar and Charles Evers and Amzie Moore. Bibliography ...
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Sudan's Continuing Civil War »

This 4 page report discusses the civil war between the Muslim-led government against non-Muslim black rebels since Sudan gained independence in 1956. The government controls little territory in the southern part of the state and regional boundaries are drawn according to ethnic and historical battle lines. The southerners of the ...
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Homegrown Terrorists: The South During Reconstruction »

This 3 page paper discusses Stephen Budiansky’s book The Bloody Shirt, about the violent terrorist attacks on blacks by white Southerners during the Reconstruction period. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Early American History Tales »

This 5 page paper compares Jackson's Black Hawk with Demos's The Unredeemed Captive. The way in which Indians lived, fought and assimilated with the culture of the white man is discussed in light of the works. No additional sources cited.
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Identity of Native Americans, Religion and Politics »

A 5 page paper that explores and examines the theme of the reconciliation of the heritage of Native American politics and religion with that of the heritage of the politics and religion of European colonization in twentieth century literature. Discussed and compared are John Neihardt's 1932 publication of Black ...
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Patience and the Civil Rights' Reform Strategies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. »

A 6 page discussion of the manner in which Dr. Martin Luther King utilized patience and strategy in implementing civil reform in regard to black rights. This paper contends that despite the title of Dr. King’s most popular book, Dr. King did wait till the time was right for ...
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Anne Moody and Civil Rights Coming of Age in Mississippi »

This 6 page paper uses the text of Anne Moody's book, Coming of Age in Mississippi, as well as the writings of Clayton and Salmond's Debating Southern History, to construct a truer image of the plight of the poor, southern, black woman living in the fifties and sixties and how ...
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The Civil Rights Movement and Central High School »

A 15 page piece on how the efforts of the black students at Central High School helped advanced the movement. This paper covers the students' sacrifice and the effects it had in the courts and on government. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody and the American Civil Rights Movement »

A 4 page paper which examines the effects of discrimination on Southern blacks during the 1950s as characterized by the lives of Moody’s family and acquaintances, the ways her life changed after leaving home for the city and going onto college, the dangers she confronted while working for racial equality ...
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Civil Rights and the NAACP During the 1960s »

A 5 page research paper that takes the unusual form of a letter from an attorney for the NAACP in the 1960s who has been asked to represent an African American for nonpayment of income tax. The letter is to the judge handling the case asking for dismissal. The writer ...
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Civil Rights Movement and its Long Term Social Impact »

This 5 page paper looks at the long term effect of the civil rights movement on society in the long term. Such things as the concept of freedom and citizenship are considered. Also examined is the idea that although the benefits outweigh the costs, the social costs to the black ...
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1868 to 1938 Civil Rights in America »

A 4 page contention that Civil Rights first went through a process of development beginning after the Civil War but that this process almost immediately switched to one of deterioration and destruction as a result of white resentment of new-found black rights. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Equality Concept, Conflicting Ideology, and Thomas Jefferson »

An 8 page discussion of Thomas Jefferson's actions towards blacks and Native Americans. The author contends that in regard to his handling of slavery and Native American land rights Jefferson wavered considerably from his professed belief in the ideology of true equality. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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A Reading of Fawn M. Brodie's Thomas Jefferson, An Intimate History »

A 5 page analysis of 'Thomas Jefferson: an Intimate History' by Fawn M. Brodie. It has always seemed contradictory that the man who wrote that "all men are created equal" was a slave owner, and that it was rumored he had a long-standing sexual relationship with one of his black ...
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Civil Rights Movement and the Role of African American Women »

A 5 page paper that discusses the behind-the-scene roles that black women played in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and how these roles supplied the support and strength to carry this movement forward. Also discussed is the triple burden of oppression that these women have labored under, ...
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Civil Rights and Law Enforcement »

This paper supports the thesis that during the period of segregation in the United States, Black people were forced to live under laws in which they had no say. This paper uses articles to prove the thesis through example. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Black Rights »

This 3 page paper reviews key changes in black rights during the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Colonization and 'King Leopold's Ghost' »

8 pages in length. Hochschild's treatment of how African-Americans evolved into the slave trade is indicative of a much more significant challenge than most will ever realize; in essence, the author illustrates the dichotomy of slavery within an otherwise free and democratic society by transporting readers back in time ...
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Nineteenth Century American Racism and Alexis de Tocqueville »

This paper examines the comments about black people in the United States written by French politician Alexis de Tocqueville in his book, Democracy in America. The paper also compares how the 19th century words of de Toqueville are still true today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Louisiana Slavery »

This 3 page paper discusses the act of owning slaves by freed blacks in Louisiana. Evidence given from census reports and various primary sources. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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