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Modern Native American Literature and Cultural Conflict »

An 11 page discussion of cultural conflict as is evidenced in Thomas King’s “Green Grass, Running Water”, Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Ceremony”, Gerald Vizenor’s “The Heirs of Columbus”, and Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”. The author notes the underlying theme of the differences in the ...
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A Chapter Summary of 'The Viking Art of War' »

This 5 page paper presents a summary of each chapter of this book. These summaries highlight the important points of each chapter and thereby focus on the main theses of the book. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Art of Tall Tales »

P. McCabe This 5 page paper explores the art of tall tales and what constitutes a tall tale. The original innovator of tall tales is mentioned as is the beginning of tall tales in America. How tall tales begin is discussed, for instance, sometimes the actual deeds of real folk heroes ...
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Past and its Importance in Black Culture and Black Consciousness Afro American Folk Thought From Slavery to Freedom by Lawrence W. Levine »

An 8 page paper which examines how the African-American present culture is influenced by the past, with particular emphasis on the chapters “The Rise of Secular Song” and “A Pantheon of Heroes.” No additional sources are used.
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U.S. Central Intelligence Agency During and After the Cold War »

5 pages in length. C.I.A. involvement during the Cold War extended far beyond the exploits of heroes in Clancy or Ludlum novels. The apparatus of the intelligence community has extended into each of our lives far beyond 'halting the threat of communism.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Yoda's Wit and Wisdom »

The wit and wisdom of the character, Yoda, from the Star Wars trilogy is appropriate to many different situations and individuals. This 6 page essay is based on sayings that are credited to Yoda, but are appropriate to the understanding of more modern media representations, ancient tales of heroes and Chinese legends of ...
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The Course of African Americans Through the History of the United States »

7 pages in length. Examines major contributions made by African Americans, leaders and heroes in the African American community and the immigration treatments received by the African Americans including how they came to the United States, their treatment and major events experienced by this group. Bibliography lists ...
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War of 1812 and Commodore Isaac Chauncey »

This 5 page paper discusses some of Chauncey's actions and command at Lakes Erie and Ontario. Chauncey established his main site at Sacket's Harbor by Lake Ontario. His aim was to prevent communication between the British forces along Lake Ontario. He succeeded in doing that although Chauncey is not perceived ...
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Aaron Burr as a Tragic Hero »

Aaron Burr is known notoriously throughout the pages of U.S. history as the failed vice-President who slayed Alexander Hamilton in a duel and then fled. But in this insightful 20 page paper, the writer argues quite strongly that Burr was not by any means a villain nor is he deserving ...
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Indian Fighter, Politician and Hero the Life of Davy Crockett »

This 22 page paper discusses Davy Crockett’s life, his political career, some of his speeches, and his death at the Alamo. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Heroic Native American Paul Bernal »

4 pages on Paul Bernal-- a genuine Native Indian and historical figure presented in McCutchen & Gordon's '[The] Taos Indians and the Battle for Blue Lake.' The writer describes Bernal's heroic qualities, admirable leadership skills, and many accomplishments in helping his people to retain their sacred land which was ...
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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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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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Principled Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee »

In this well-written 12 page paper, the writer examines the life and service of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. For the most part, the research is concerned with whether or not his decision to leave the U.S. military and join the Confederate Army was based upon character & principle or ...
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Christopher Columbus's Views of Native Americans »

A 3 page paper that discusses not only the genocide of indigenous peoples instigated by Columbus on his voyages, but also that it engendered the same policy in Euro-American societies. The paper presents the viewpoint presented in a 1996 position paper on Columbus and the fallacy of idolizing him ...
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National Cathedral of Washington DC »

A 6 page paper providing a brief history of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and then focusing on some of the special national events that have taken place there. The National Cathedral has provided the setting for prayer services for the country during World War II and following ...
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Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro, and the Cuban Revolution »

26 pages in length. The Cuban Revolution was initially waged as a means by which to end General Fulgencio Batista's totalitarian takeover; in it's purest sense, the conflict was a quest to re-establish the Cuban populace with the inherent human rights that had been stripped so many years before. ...
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Automobile Revolution by Henry Ford »

This 9 page report discusses the life and times of Henry Ford (1863-1947) and the ways in which he completely revolutionized both the automobile and the manufacturing worlds. Ford’s reputation became one in which he was both a folk hero and a tireless crusader. He was also a perfectionist with ...
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