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Modern Economic Growth - Europe as the Engine Driving Such Growth »

This 5 page paper discusses why modern economic growth can be traced to Europe. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Foundations of the Contemporary World Cemented by the Scientific Revolution »

This 3 page paper examines the Scientific Revolution and how it laid the foundations of the modern world with regard to economics, social developments and other policies. Bibliography lists 2 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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Gearing Up for War: Europe 1939 »

This 8 page paper discusses conditions in Europe on the eve of World War II. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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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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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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Man's Evolutionary History »

A 7 page overview of the evolution of man from his earliest beginnings in Africa to the division of the Neanderthal and Homo erectus. The Homo erectus line eventually led to modern man, Homo sapiens. The author reviews the latest developments in evolutionary theory and encapsulates the steps which led ...
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Early Modern History of England »

This 7 page paper explores the early modern history of England, including the first British Empire. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Europe After the Cold War »

A five page paper which looks at the implications of the end of the Cold War for Europe in political, social and economic terms, and with particular reference to issues of security in both Europe itself and the former superpowers. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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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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The Causal Origins of the Hippie Movement »

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the cultural foundations of the hippie movement in 1960s America. The influence of the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and psychedelics is explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Nineteenth Century Imperialistic Activity »

5 pages. This paper is an analysis of imperialistic activity during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The imminence of world war had a significant impact upon Europe's transition to democracy before 1914. With the implication of being an inter-imperialist conflict among capitalist leaders, its threatening ...
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Working Conditions and the Industrial Revolution »

A 3 page paper which examines working conditions in Europe during the Industrial Revolution. The paper is partially done in first person, as though one lived in the 19th century in Europe. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Europe's Industrial Revolution »

In 8 pages, the author discusses how Europe became the forerunner of industrialization. The industrialization of Europe occurred long before that of North America. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Why China Did Not Have a Scientific Revolution and Europe Did »

A 4 page paper. If China had living standards that were comparable to those in Europe and if they had offered the world so many innovations, why did the scientific revolution not occur in China as it did in Europe? This is a question that has been debated for decades. ...
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Trade Unions, etc. »

An 8 page research paper that answers four questions pertaining to economic conditions in Europe in the nineteenth century. Topics explored are the relationship between union and socialism; difference between liberalism and conservatism; causes behind imperialism and causes and effects of population expansion. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Causes of Revolution According to Jack A. Goldstone »

This 6 page report discusses Goldstone’s model of how political and social revolution occurs. In his 1991 book “Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World,” he outlines four specific factors that are in place and encourage a revolution to take place. He explains that at some point in the past 500 years, early ...
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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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Microhistory Europe Early 16th Century »

A 9 page paper that discusses microhistorical events of the early to mid-16th century by discussing three specific books: Ginzburg's The Cheese and the Worm: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller; Davis' The Return of Martin Guerre; and Nalle's Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of ...
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The Development of Modern Europe »

This 3 page paper examines the industrial revolution and changes in thought in Europe. Farming is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Early Photography History »

(5 pp). In the early nineteenth century, the new "invention" photography seemed as though it could "capture" the whole world, some labeled it, the "mirror with a memory."This discussion will examine some of those early photographers and their experiments. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Livy's The Early History of Rome »

A five page paper which looks at Livy’s early history of Rome, and the way in which the social and political structure of the Roman state was established by the early monarchs, providing a secure and coherent order on which the reforms of the Republic could later be built. Bibliography lists ...
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History of the Civil Rights Movement in America »

This 7 page paper examines the general history of civil rights in the United States, ranging from the mid-1800's through the modern-day civil rights movement that occured in the late 1950's. This paper highlights such topics as the Reconstruction era, the KKK, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, the ...
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US Exploration and the Influence of Thomas Jefferson »

A 5 page paper discussing the influences and opportunities that existed in the early 1800s that allowed Thomas Jefferson to so greatly affect active exploration of much of the continent and so greatly contribute to increase in the body of knowledge of natural science. Jefferson was concerned that Americans ...
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Impact of the Great War on Western Literature »

A 4 page essay that discusses the impact of the “Great War,” that is, World War I on Western literature. World War I is known for its “mindless squandering of human life with negligible results” (Hull 17). During its era, it was known as the Great War, the war to ...
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European Lives and the Impact of the Industrial Revolution »

A 5 page paper discussing some of the short- and long-term changes in people's lives directly resulting from the influences of the Industrial Revolution in Europe. The response of the people in the short term was simply to do whatever was necessary to merely survive, but the Industrial Revolution ...
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Europe During the 19th Century »

This 6 page report discusses several questions related to European development and international relationships in the 19th century. In the 19th century, the nations of Europe were confronted with a large number of “new” issues. In terms of politics and social issues but far more in terms of economics, ...
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Truman Proclamation/Continental Shelf »

A 5 page research paper that discusses this document. Shortly after World War II, the U.S. government, realizing that petroleum resources would be integral to the future and that there would soon be technology capable drilling offshore for oil, drafted a presidential proclamation to ensure that the U.S. had a ...
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Robert McNamara/An Ethical Analysis »

An 8 page research paper that analyzes the remarks of Robert McNamara from an ethical perspective. The writer argues that the explanation for how leadership can go "terribly wrong" may be located not in errors in military tactics but rather in the ethical foundations that rationalize those tactics. This ...
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Life and Controversy of Nathan Bedford Forrest »

This 5 page paper examines the life and works of Nathan Bedford Forrest, and the controversy which surrounded him in life as it does in death. From his poor roots as a frontier farmer and then slave trader to his rise as an army general the reasons for his success ...
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Autobiographies of Theresa Hak Kyung, Mab Segrest, Elaine Brown, Piri Thomas, and the Struggles for Civil Rights »

This 6 page report discusses the autobiographical works of each of these writers and then considers the narrative strategies employed in their processes of developing subjectivity. If subjectivity is truly foundation for the autonomous and creative aspects of human life as many writers, philosophers, and social theorists believe it to be, then it is also necessary ...
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Star Wars 'Prequel' The Phantom Menace »

This 7 page report discusses the upcoming 'prequel' for the 'Star Wars' trilogies of movies and the role of 'Star Wars' as modern mythology. Throughout the earlier movies, Luke Skywalker traces a path that can best be described in mythic terms as "the hero's journey." 'Phantom Menace' now shows ...
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The Life and Work of Architect Marcel Breuer »

6 pages in length. One of architect Marcel Breuer's earliest buildings was that of the architect's own home. Built in 1939 in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the construction consisted mainly of wood and stone bearing walls with wood spans. It was situated on a rural site in a temperate climate. The style of ...
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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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If the Industrial and Computer Revolutions Had Occurred at the Same Time, What Would Have Happened? »

4 pages in length. The popular adage that contends too much of a good thing can be bad might readily be applied had the computer revolution occurred at the same time as the Industrial Revolution. Looking at it from the perspective of twenty-first century understanding, where virtually everything ...
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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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Nineteenth Century European Urbanization »

A 7 page paper which discusses how various countries within Europe urbanized more rapidly than others. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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History of Teutonic Knights »

A 6 page research paper that looks at the history of the Teutonic Knights, a military-religious order similar to the better known Templar or Hospitaller Orders of the middle ages. The Teutonic Knights were responsible for bringing Christianity to Eastern Europe through numerous crusades that lasted through to the fifteenth ...
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European Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th Centuries »

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in Europe, people began to see and understand the world in an entirely new way. The Scientific Revolution brought about the transformation of thought concerning the nature of the world and man's place within that world. This 11 page paper examines the ...
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Westernization of Russia/The Petrine Revolution »

A 5 page research paper that discusses the radical changes that Peter the Great instigated in Russia in the eighteenth century. The writer describes how Peter's goal was to reshape Russia in the cultural image of Europe. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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West, East, and Differences in Technology, Globalization, Nationalism, and Industrialization »

A 9 page series of responses to questions relating to the evolution of society and civilization. Discusses the industrialization of Europe and the U.S. in the Industrial Revolution and ties this discussion into the impacts of globalization which we are feeling today. Notes the importance of technology in ...
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Scientific Revolution and Government Attitudes About Science »

12 pages in length. This paper describes the attitude of the government towards science following the Scientific Revolution. It was generally a positive one. The widespread interest in science after the revolution lead political leaders in Europe to support the sciences and saw the advent of Scientific ...
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18th Century European Power Struggles »

This 12 page paper assesses eighteenth century Europe and evaluates changes in power through different nation states. France is the focal point of this paper which takes the position that the French Revolution, and others, were started due to neglect by the sitting monarchs. Annotated bibliography lists 4 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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Terrorism and the French »

This 5 page paper looks at the international attitude of France towards terrorism, an aspect of security that is increasingly important as Europe becomes more integrated and globalisation continues. The paper considers the views on terrorism and how this contrasts with the actions taken by France in real hostage situations. ...
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Economy of France »

This 8 page paper (plus 1 page appendix) considers the economic position of France. The recent past as well as the success of financial predictions are used as a tool to look to the future of the this, the second largest economy in Europe. Other factors considered include membership of ...
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Christopher Hill's Century of Revolution, 1603-1714 »

A 5 page summary and review of Christopher Hill’s “Century of Revolution, 1603-1714” which outlines some of the conditions in 17th century Europe. No additional sources cited.
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Europe During the Mid 19th Century and Social Changes »

This 6 page paper looks at the way that the economic changes in mid nineteenth century Europe resulted in changes in the social structure. The paper includes discussion in the class structure, the long term impact of the industrial revolution and the poor laws. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
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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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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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