Religion and Power / The Politics of Religion in England from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century

This 8 page paper considers the hypothesis that religion is ultimately a tool that is used to control people. Example of the crusades, King Henry VIII and the witch hunts are cited to demonstrate this relations between religion power and control.The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Influences on Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”

This 3 page paper discusses some of the influences that led Ray Bradbury to write “Fahrenheit 451,” including the Nazi book burnings, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Cold War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Women’s Participation in Revolutionary Activities: A Look at Mary Jemison

This 5 page paper considers the nature of the role of women during the 18th and early 19th centuries and especially during the period of the American Revolution and considered the impact of their role in specific political activities. In particular, this paper considers examples like Mary Jemison and their importance during the revolutionary era. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The French Revolution

A 6 page paper that discusses times and events that influenced the beginning of the Revolution. The writer discusses the Age of Reason, Renaissances, major people during that time and events like the Reformation and publications of major thinkers. Certain terms had to be used and are underlined in the paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

The Reformation, Counter-Reformation, and Scientific Revolution

This 3 page paper explores the relationship among the Reformation, Counter-Reformation and Scientific Revolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Women's Roles in the First World War

This 15 page paper looks at all the things women did to help during World War I. The emphasis is on American women, but women of other countries are discussed as well. Information about the Nurse Corps and the Army overseas operators is included. The changing role of the woman, as a result and as a parallel to the war, is discussed. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

The Rosenbergs' Guilt / More than Questionable

A 15 page paper discussing the injustices suffered by Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. America's hysteria over the Red Threat needed outlet, and Joe McCarthy's witch hunts had not yet begun. The Rosenbergs provided a scapegoat image through which the entire country could feel better: the 'boys' in Korea would not be facing the horrors of the new type of warfare had it not been for these evil spies giving away all our secrets to the Russians. That the Rosenbergs were never proven to have committed any wrongdoing of any kind was immaterial. They were going to be found guilty regardless of the charges levied against them, and the stiffer the penalty the better. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Male/Female Paradigm in the Victorian Era

This 10 page paper looks at differences between men and women in Victorian England. The effects of the industrial revolution on women's roles as well as the changing status of the church are included. Christian manliness is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Swartley/Slavery, Sabbath, War and Women

A 10 page book review-- Willard Swartley in his 1983 text Slavery, Sabbath, War and Women examines four case studies in biblical interpretation pertaining to the topics in his title. In so doing, the author's goal is to illustrate and clarify the difficulties that are inherent in biblical interpretation. Basically, Swartley's examination of the first three issues present debates that have divided Christians in the past. He then uses these examples to help illuminate the nature of the controversial modern debate over the proper status of women within a Christian perspective and the role relationships that scripture indicates should exist between men and women. The writer argues that this is a fascinating and insightful text. No additional sources cited.

Women in the French Revolution

A 4 page consideration of the role women played during the French Revolution. Despite the fact that ultimately they would be excluded from the very equality that the Revolution sought, women were inspired to fight for change as they had never fought before. Women were involved in practically every facet of the Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Women In Early America

During the revolutionary era, at a time when North Americans proclaimed liberty and political participation as their birthright, women remained separate from the institutions of political life. This 7 page research paper examines the sociopolitical oppression of women and the beginnings of feminist activism in the United States. The writer discusses womens' productivity in the 19th century, the first school mistresses, and more. It is argued that women essentially created a female sub-culture which redefined the meaning of public life itself. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Women’s Work -- 19th Century Barriers and Prejudice Against Women in the Professions

This 5 page report discusses the fact that women face considerable barriers in the professional realm, especially those women who have literary aspirations. Drawing from Woolf’s writing and that of Brigid Brophy, this report considers whether or not women are still “like animals in a modern zoo” who are held back by invisible bars. Woolf felt that her own works provided a change from the typical egotistical work of males during her time. No additional sources listed.

The Muslims’ View of the Crusaders

A 4 page paper discussing the Muslim view at the beginning of the First Crusade. The Crusaders’ mission was to regain Jerusalem, the holiest ground of the Christian faith, from the grasp of the Muslims. Though the Muslims had waged a half-hearted holy war against the Byzantine empire, Christian presence in Syria was viewed as just another cause for skirmish between fractious groups until those same Christians began taking Muslim towns and slaughtering Muslim people. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Women During The Revolution

This 5 page paper outlines the society in which women lived during the time of the Revolutionary War in America. Dominant opinions about, standards of behavior, and expectations of American women of 18th century are presented. Bibliography included.

American Women's History

An 8 page research paper that answers 4 questions concerning American women's history drawing from Sara M. Evans' Born For Liberty (1989). The topics covered include political and legal rights during the colonial era; women's participation in the Revolutionary War; the "cult of true womanhood"; and the contribution of the "mill girls" to industrialization. No additional sources cited.