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Developing Identity: Gender in the 50s and 60s »

A 4 page paper which examines how young people’s identity was strongly developed, according to gender, through war and the media in the 50s and 60s. The paper argues that men were strongly influenced and directed through the War in Vietnam and women through the media. The paper utilizes Tim ...
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Support Programming for Youths and Young Adults Who Are Grieving »

This 9 page paper provides an overview of a grief support group for youths and young adults who have experienced loss, especially those who have suffered the loss of a spouse resulting from war. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front II »

A 10 page analysis of the E.M. Remarque's novel about the grim realities of War and (WWI) and a young man's loss of innocence. The writer details his discoveries along with the cultural assumptions and illusions of the time that underlie the text and concludes that, through this novel, Remarque ...
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Truth and History »

This 6 page paper considers the question of truth with regard to one historical incident, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire of 1911. It also discusses ways in which an examination of this incident is relevant to our understanding of the present, and whether it illuminates any contemporary incident. Bibliography lists ...
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Government Prohibition of Tobacco Advertising and its Youth Impact »

This 5-page paper discusses the effects of tobacco advertising on youth and teens, to determine if government has a right to ban it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Private and Public Lives of Lyndon Johnson »

An 8 page paper discussing both the personal and public life of Lyndon Johnson. Johnson was a unique man with many manly qualities, sometimes the worst of those qualities in appearance. He was in some ways truly an opportunist, and in other ways one of the most troubled and kind men ...
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Civil Rights and James Meredith »

This 5 page report discusses the young man who in 1962 found himself as the focal point of the civil rights movement when he became the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi, 'Ole Miss.' Four years later, he was gunned down while leading the 'March Against ...
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Nineteenth Century American Identity Development »

This 6 page report discusses how the United States developed its own unique 'identity' in the 19th century. Change and establishment of that identity was found in issues relating to race and slavery, the development of the American political system, and the westward expansion of the country. Bibliography ...
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Revolution and Men »

A 5 page paper discussing the concept of revolution and the influence that individual men have on the political changes that occur within a country. The examples are based on Vaclav Havel's Open Letters and Eduard Dune's Notes of a Red Guard. Both of these men were men of ...
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Armenian Genocide Accusations Against the Ottomans »

10 pages in length. Assessing the Armenian genocide not only immediately brings to mind the staggering numbers of people in this murderous episode, but it also warrants re-evaluation of whether or not this occurrence was truly mass extermination. While there is no denying an Armenian and Muslim tragedy, ...
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Leadership at the Battle of Ia Drang »

A 14 page paper. Lieutenant General Harold (Hal) G. Moore led the first major American battle in Vietnam. He was a Lieutenant Colonel at the time. Moore’s 450 troops fought against 2,000 well-trained North Vietnamese troops for three days with constant artillery being fired. This essay provides brief biography ...
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Human Nature According to Edmund Burke and Karl Marx »

The subject is viewed through the eyes of Edmund Burke and Karl Marx in this 6 page paper. The ideas of these men are compared and contrasted. Subjects included in the discussion are religion, morality, man's work ethic, political ideology, communism, Hegelism and acceptance versus revolution. Examples in contemporary society ...
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Retirement and American Women »

An 8 page paper which discusses how women spend their retirement in the United States. Issues discussed involve women working for more years than men, living longer than men, and how women look at retirement, among other various issues relating to the leisure years of women in America. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Pressfield's Gates of Fire »

This 7 page paper discusses the novel by Steven Pressfield called Gates of Fire. This book is analyzed for its portrayal of Spartan culture, education, the famous battle, and its application to modern warfare. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Women and the Advent of Unions »

This 3 page paper examines unionism early in the twentieth century, and in the late nineteenth century. Problems experienced by women are highlighted. information on the Triangle Factory fire is included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Turning Points from Ancient History to Now »

This 4 page starts with the discovery of fire, moves through the scientific revolution, and on to the threat of nuclear bombs as it exists in the world today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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18th Century Paris Fire and Police Services »

This 7 page paper explores what existed during the time period in terms of police and fire services. Some information about what occurred as the nineteenth century began is also included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Differential Gender War Understanding Approach in Fausse Route by Elisabeth Badinter »

10 pages in length. There is no secret that men and women are extraordinarily diverse creatures when compared from a multitude of angles; with perhaps the only aspect of similarity being their humanness, the male and female gender share little in the way of thoughts, emotions, physicality or virtually ...
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Comparative Analysis of Notable Americans of the Past »

This 8 page paper compares and contrasts Ben Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. These men are examines through the eyes of assorted authors who are experts on these men. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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French Literary Relationships Between Males and Females »

This 7 page paper looks at the novel The Invisible Man at the Window, and other French literature to see how men and women are portrayed. Gender issues are discussed in addition to the love relationships that exist between them. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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American Theater and the History of 'Drag' Performance »

This 15 page report discusses the history and impact of drag performances on the American theater. One of the reasons that drag performance, whether in a drag queen show or in the “legitimate” theater, titillates, amuses, and shocks people is that it plays with gender’s most honored and traditional beliefs and celebrates the confusion of social ...
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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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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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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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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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3 Biographies on Abraham Lincoln Analyzed »

This 10 page paper analyzes three different biographies on Abraham Lincoln. The biographies all present very different views of the man who was the 16th president of the United States, and in this way presents a very thorough and well-rounded analysis of a very complex man. Bibliography lists ...
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Evaluation of Barbara Ehrenreich's The Road to Equality »

An 8 page discussion of "The Road To Equality: Sorry Sisters This is Not the Revolution" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Outlines Ehrenreich's concerns that the original goals and aspirations of the feminist movement have changed over time. Suggests a reassessment of these goals and a return to the ...
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Causation of the Italo-Turkish War (1911-12) »

A 6 page research paper that argues that the main cause of the Italo-Turkish War (1911-12) was Italian imperialism as it relates to Italy's sense of identity. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Forming an American Identity »

This 4 page paper discusses the factors that led to the formation of an American identity prior to the Revolutionary War. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Culture, Identity, and Roots in the Writings of Louisa May Alcott, Herman Melville, and Harriet Beecher Stowe »

This 4 page report discusses three of the most important writers of 19th century America and how each of them wrote in ways that represented the fundamental roots and cultural identity of the United States during their lifetimes. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Mexican Identity and the Significance of Porfirio Diaz »

This 5 page paper examines identity issues of Mexicans and the role played by this nineteenth century leader. The industrial revolution is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Warriors Honor Ethnic War and the Modern by Michael Ignatieff »

5 pages in length. According to Michael Ignatieff's Warriors Honor Ethnic War and the Modern, "nationalism does not simply 'express' a preexistent identity: it constitutes a new one. Nationalism is a fiction : it requires the willing suspension of disbelief" (Ignatieff 38). Examining this statement and analyzing ...
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Mexico's Identity Remaking »

An 18 page research paper that examines the Mexican Revolution and both Zapatista Movements (1920s and 1990s) and how they affected the spirit of Mexican nationalism. The writer offers an overview of the Revolution, nationalism and what experts feel is needed for a healthy Mexican identity and nationalism. Bibliography ...
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Iroquois and Huron Patterns of Trade »

A 6 page discussion of the trade networks which evolved between the Huron and Iroquois and the French and British invaders of their land. Emphasizes that the particulars of such trade varied considerably with the time period. Concludes that while the Native Americans would definitely be affected by their ...
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1848's European Revolution »

A 4 page discussion of the factors that led to the Revolution of 1848. The author contends that the European people were slowly moving away from the high respect they had previously paid to monarchical and religious authority, they were quickly developing strong nationalistic identities and they were looking for ...
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Economic Expansion of Central Europe During the Nineteenth Century and the Jews' Role »

This 5 page report discusses the fact that the19th century was a time of significant economic expansion throughout the world. What each of the many Central European nations had in common was the fact that the Jewish community in each country made a substantial contribution to the overall development of the national identity and successes. ...
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Civil Rights Legislation Backlash, Liability, and Discrimination »

A 6 page contention that the laws that were put in place immediately after the Civil War to guarantee the rights of freed slaves, and those which have been in place since to prevent discrimination, have had a tremendous societal impact. While these laws were justified by the circumstances ...
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Native American Ceremony and the Importance of the Circle »

A 3 page paper which examines the significance of the circle in Native American ceremonies as it involves identity and an understanding of one’s world. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Aspects of Slavery »

This 6 page research paper encompasses 4 short essays on various issues pertaining to slavery. These are: how slaves maintained their sense of identity and community; effect of the Enlightenment on slavery; accomplishments/purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation; and the efficacy of the Freedmen's Bureau. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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War and its Compelling Literary Themes »

9 pages in length. When we review several diverse texts there can be found a common theme about wars, control, power, economy, etc. It is easy to see we live in a culture that is embedded in war. It is obvious that man will go to any length to fight ...
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Did the War of 1812 Need to be Fought? »

A 6 page research paper that examines this question and offers arguments on both sides. Ultimately, the writer comes to the conclusion that while the war was largely unnecessary, it served a psychological purpose for the young country. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Analyzing Homeward Bound American Families in the Cold War Era by Elaine Tyler May »

A 6 page paper which analyzes Elaine Tyler May's 1988 book "Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era," which asserts that after World War II, Americans preferred marrying young, perpetuating traditional gender roles and a secure home life, because of the unsettling experiences of the Great Depression, World ...
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Canadian Parents for French »

This 7 page report discusses Canadian Parents for French, a nationwide network of volunteers which believes that French is an essential component of the history and culture of Canada. The group is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French second language learning opportunities for young Canadians. It is the largest group of its kind and ...
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Nineteenth Century Authors James, Davis, and Twain »

A 7 page essay that contrasts and compares the writing styles of three brilliant American nineteenth century writers. The writer argues that examination of representative works from these authors demonstrates that Twain's intention is primarily humorous, as typified by his short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," while ...
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Arthur Lefkowitz's George Washington's Indispensable Men »

A 5 page book review that addresses Arthur Lefkowitz 2003 text George Washington's Indispensable Men. This book argues that the immense role that General Washington played in winning the American Revolution was greatly facilitated by the 32 men who served as his aides-de-camp during the course of the war. Washington's ...
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1820s and 1840s Age of the Common Man »

5 pages in length. The span of years between the 1820s and the 1840s has come to be known as The Age of the Common Man, an historical period in time in which many important changes took place in American society with regard to political, economical and social concerns. ...
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Comparison of Structure of Scientific Revolution by Thomas Kuhn and The Content Of The Form Narrative Discourse And Historical Representation by Hayden White »

5 pages in length. The writer compares approaches between the two authors by illustrating that when discussing the significance of this comparison, what it teaches, why anyone should care about it and what it tells about history, it is important to expound upon 1) the important role history plays ...
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An Assessment of the Statement 'All Men Are Created Equal' »

A 5 page paper that argues, yes, all men are created equal as stated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Ideas From Two Books on Terrorism »

A 3 page paper that reports some of the ideas from two books: The Psychology of Terrorism and Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Richard Brookhiser's Founding Father »

This 6 page report discusses Brookhiser's 1996 biography of America's 'founding father.' Brookhiser's book describes a remarkably self-controlled man more concerned with principles than politics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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