The Renaissance of the Arab World:

This 3 page paper explores the Arab response to technology and science begining in the 19th century and continuing today. Furthermore, this paper highlights the ways in which the Arab world has struggled to integrate these Western concepts and ideals while maintaining its dedication to its own ideals and values as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Modern City Planning: 19th Century

7 pages in length. The nineteenth century city was ripe for change. Not only was there a dire need to improve upon communication networks, building types and architectural styles, but there was also a growing presence that required new definitions of "publicness" and the establishment of new power structures. Clearly, these changes were not restricted to one community, state or country in particular, but rather this modernistic approach to city development was being felt all over the world. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Differences in American Architecture

This 3 page paper provides an overview of American architects Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. Their architectural styles are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Paris, 18th Century/London, 19th Century

A 5 page research paper that examines Paris in the eighteenth century and London in the nineteenth. The writer argues that an examination of these two cities in these respective centuries shows that the situations in each case could not have existed elsewhere or else-when. In each case the contributions to Western civilization that arose from each city were unique and came about as the result of specific circumstances in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

History of the Tower of London

A 6 page paper which discusses the history of the Tower of London. The paper also addresses how the tower fits into the British Culture. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

“The History of Lloyd’s of London”

A five page paper which traces the history of Lloyd’s of London from its origins in Lloyd’s Coffee House in the seventeenth century to the present day, including its expansion from maritime to other forms of insurance, its establishment as a global financial institution, and the effect of the severe losses which it suffered in the late 1980s. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Scientific Revolution

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 Societies such as the Royal Society of London and the French Acadamei des Sciences. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Napoleon and the French Revolution

This 5 page paper looks at Napoleon’s role in both supporting and negating the ideals of the French Revolution. Many of Napoleon’s accomplishments are listed and the French Revolution is discussed philosophically. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Eliza and Marie in Uncle Tom's Cabin

This 4 page essay is on the characters of Eliza Harris and Marie St. Clare in Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The writer argues that Eliza, a slave, fits the nineteenth century societal ideal for women, while Marie, a plantation owner's wife, does not. Bibliography lists only the novel.

Hank Morgan in Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”: His Goals and Values in Comparison with Those of Thomas Jefferson

This is a 5 page paper comparing Thomas Jefferson and Hank Morgan’s goals and values. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence and the bill which established religious freedom in the United States. In addition, he believed in the value of education for all and the separation of the Church from the state. Hank Morgan established similar guidelines in his re-creation of American society in 6th century England in Mark Twain’s work “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” published in 1889. In the book, Morgan sets up an education system for all and a freedom of religion which was separate from the education system; ideals consistent with Jefferson’s. Despite their ideals of liberty however, both Jefferson and Morgan also used advanced methods at their disposal to protect their societies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Gary Nash/Race and Revolution

A 12 page book review on Gary Nash's Race and Revolution (1990, Madison House Publishers), which presents the intriguing thesis that the Northern statesmen at the time of the nation's founding missed an ideal opportunity to take steps that would have greatly hastened the demise of slavery, and possibly its eradication. Rather than presenting the typical view of this period, which presents the Founding Fathers as principled, enlightened men endeavoring to found a society based on compromise and republican ideals, Nash astutely and persuasively argues that their vacillation and loss of nerve on the matter of slavery committed the nation to the inevitability of an awful and bloody conflict. The page count includes a 1 page outline of this paper. No additional sources cited.

Exodus as the Theme of the Civil Rights Movement

This 5 page report discusses the fact that the biblical story of Exodus serves as powerful example and ideal for the struggles of the 20th century Civil Rights Movement in America. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that the use of Exodus as both a metaphor and a source of hope was particularly powerful in terms of its religious connotations, as well as its emotional appeal. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Writers From the 1700's and how their works reflected both worldy and spiritual interests:

This 5 page paper discusses writers such as Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and William Byrd. This paper examines their contributions in terms of writings and how those writings reflect both spiritual and worldy ideals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

American Ideology: Slavery, Freedom, Revolution and Cultural Uniqueness

A 5 page examination of the American concepts of freedom, solidarity, and cultural uniqueness. Addresses the questions of the association of the concepts of freedom and slavery; the ideal of the American tapestry; and the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movement as revolutionary periods in U.S. history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Importance of the Leveller Movement in 17th Century England

A 12 page paper which traces the history and ideology of the Levellers and their contribution to the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell’s republican regime, and looks at the legacy of Leveller philosophy and ideals in modern democracies. Bibliography lists 7 sources