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Term Papers on The American Frontier

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Legacy of Conquest/The American West »

An 8 page book review on Patricia Limerick's history analysis, The Legacy of Conquest. In this book, Limerick presents a persuasive argument that disagrees with the popular conceptualization of the history of the American West. First of all, Limerick disagrees with the idea that 1890 constitutes a clear demarcation line ...
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Americanism's Essence Through Advancement, Adaptability, and Adventure »

A 5 page paper that presents an interpretation of the definition of Americanism by examining the distinct characteristics and tendencies of Americans and the origins of these traits. Discussed are the definitions of Americanism as presented in Frederick Jackson Turner's 1893 essay "The Frontier in American History" and Alexis ...
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US Frontier Myth »

A 6 page examination of the frontier myth in United States history. Identifies greed and the never-ending drive for territorial expansion and control of resources, both natural and human, as the driving force for white Anglo Saxon males in the United States from the colonial period up until the ...
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Liberty Men And Great Proprietor The Revolutionary Settlement On The Maine Frontier, 1760-1820 by Alan Taylor »

6 pages in length. Alan Taylor's Liberty Men and Great Proprietors : The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820 is an expansive book that studies the life and times of Maine's backcountry settlers during the period after the American Revolution. The initial and subsequent chapters delve deeply ...
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Negotiations - Juwan Howard »

This 6 page paper is based in a case study supplied by the student looking at the negotiations surrounding the NBA player Juwan Howard in 1996. The paper starts by summarizing the entire negotiation process. The paper then presents the situation from the perspective of Howard ands both teams involved. ...
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Mid Nineteenth Century U.S. Construction Work »

The 19th century presented itself as a time of extensive growth and change for the United States. With the frontier constantly expanding, construction was on the rise. This 4 page report looks at the job and lifestyle of mid-19th century construction workers. The writer is particularly concerned with techniques, challenges, ...
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High Noon in Lincoln by Robert Utley »

A 5 page summation and analysis of Robert Utley's fascinating tale of violence on the frontier. The writer examines Utley's book about the Lincoln County War of 1878, "High Noon in Lincoln," as a means of discussing the perspective of Western ranchers relative to place and space. No additional ...
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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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History and Culture of Assyrian Americans »

This 5 page paper discusses Assyrian Americans, their history and their contributions to American culture. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Native Americans and Japanese Americans »

A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts Native Americans and Japanese Americans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Comparative Analysis of Chinese American, Black American, and Native American Experiences »

In 5 pages the author compares the historical experiences of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans. A historical narrative of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans is necessary to determine the specific historical factors, social structure factors, and ideological factors that seem to have contributed to the differences ...
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The Business World from a Literary Viewpoint »

A 5 page essay that examines three books that deal with the American business world-- Upton Sinclair's The Jungle; Lewis Sinclair's Babbitt; and William Heffernan's The Dinosaur Club. These books offer three views of the American business world, and also the way in which Americans would like to see themselves ...
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Why American Products Should be Purchased by Americans »

In 5 pages the author discusses that Americans should buy American products. Americans should support their economy. Buying American products helps to keep the quality of their products high. The more Americans buy their products, the more they show and encourage patriotism. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...
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Irish American Influence on American Culture »

A 5 page research paper that examines the influence of Irish Americans on American culture during the period 1800-1877. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Contrasting and Comparing Russian Serfs and American Slaves »

In 9 pages, the author compares and contrasts American slaves and Russian serfs. In comparing American slaves and Russian serfs, one must realize the dramatic differences between the two. Yes, both were slaves, but American slaves had no rights. Russian serfs actually were able to submit lawsuits in ...
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The American Revolution and Women »

An 8 page research paper that examines the role that American women played in fighting and winning the American Revolutionary War. The typical history text on the American Revolution gives more copy to Paul Revere's horse then it does to the role that American women played on obtaining that victory. ...
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An Analysis of Slavery and Freedom in America »

A 6 page analysis of Edmund S. Morgan's book American Slavery/American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. In this book Morgan examines the economic and demographic development of early Virginia. The fact that a love for liberty and equality in the American colonies developed simultaneously with a reliance on the ...
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American Revolutioin from Different Perspectives »

This 5 page paper looks at the American Revolution from two points of view. Bailyn's The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution and Jameson's American Revolution Considered as a Social Movement are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Radical Nature of the American Revolution »

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the ideas to come from the American Revolution as well as ideas which preceded it, such as those which sprang from the Enlightenment. Also discussed is the period shortly after the revolution and more briefly, contemporary American society. The radical nature of ...
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Gordon Wood and Bernard Bailyn on the Revolutionary War »

A 6 page paper discussing and comparing views of the American Revolution as portrayed by Bernard Bailyn in 'The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution' and Gordon Wood in 'The Radicalism of the American Revolution.' No additional sources cited.
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Edmund S. Morgan/American Slavery, American Freedom »

A 4 page book review of Morgan's award-winning treatise on the evolution of racism in the American colonies. In this text, which is one of the most "celebrated books in recent American historiography," Morgan explores the connections between "slavery, freedom, persistent inequality and American egalitarianism." Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Hispanic Cultures in the United States »

A 6 page paper which examines various Hispanic groups within the United States. Those groups are Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and Central and South Americans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Critical Analysis of American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan »

A 5 page essay that summarizes and analyzes Edmund S. Morgan's book 'American Slavery, American Freedom.' Morgan argues that the simultaneous development of slavery and freedom represents the central paradox of early American history. This text goes far in explaining the paradox. No additional sources cited.
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'The Mutilation' Known as the Mexican American War »

A 5 page paper discussing the Mexican-American war. The war that Americans refer to as the Mexican-American war is referred to even today in Mexico as "the Mutilation." It played a significant role in leading the United States into civil war, and also gave new US commanders real ...
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American Minorities and Culture »

This 3 page paper examines several minority groups in the United States and looks at their original cultures. How the groups have assimilated in the United States are discussed. A variety of groups are noted inclusive of Puerto Rican Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans. Different characteristics of ...
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Article Analysis: American Indian Societies »

This 3 page paper analyzes selections about Native Americans in the section, "Transformation, Endurance, and Rejuvenation of American Indian Societies, 1870-1995" from the Gregory Gordon text. The various selections presented include modern day accounts as well as historical works, including letters from soldiers and Native Americans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Europeans, Native Americans, and Greed »

A 5 page consideration of the motivations that characterized the early interactions between Native Americans and the Europeans that invaded their shores. European peoples not only took advantage of Native Americans but committed one atrocity after another in their attempts to prosper from them. The Native Americans, though ...
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Cultural Considerations of Native American Reservations' Casino Gambling »

A 14 page discussion of the introduction of casino gambling to Native American reservations. Provides an overview of the issues and presents the thesis that casino gambling on Native American reservations supports the uniqueness of Native American culture rather than detracts from it. Presents examples to support that ...
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Native American Literature »

This 6 page paper deals with the changing perception of the Native American in American literature. The Novels of Treuer, Erdrich, and Alexie are used to explore such issues as loss, love, stereotypes, and other universal themes. Supported arguements are made which show that Native American literature is not always ...
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Native Americans in Spain as Beings or an Obstacle? »

Native Americans in Colonial Latin America: Fellow Human A 5 page discussion of the Spanish view of Native Americans in the Caribbean and Latin America. Describes Native Americans as being only an obstacle to Spanish goals. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The Evolution of Laws Protecting Archaeological Resources and Native American Graves »

A 6 page overview of the laws that have been implemented to protect Native American antiquities and human remains. The author traces the legislative effort from the 1906 Antiquities Act through the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, the the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, and the ...
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Contrasting and Comparing Native Americans and Buddhists »

A 6 page overview of the similarities and differences in Buddhist culture and Native American culture. Emphasizes the diversity of Native American cultures and stresses that one must be specific regarding time period to make applicable comparisons. Compares primarily contemporary Buddhism and traditional but contemporary Native American religions. ...
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Cultural Diversity Among Native American Women »

A 5 page discussion of one Native American woman's quest to understand cultural diversity, especially diversity in her law enforcement workplace. Relates the difficulties she encounters as a woman and how she helps to acquaint the rest of the workplace with Native American culture. Describes some of the ...
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Native Americans: The Four Directions »

A 3 page paper on the four directions as perceived by Native Americans. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Five Reasons for Traditional Native American Resistance to Acculturation »

A 3 page delineation of five reasons that traditional Native Americans do not acculturate well into mainstream America. No sources are listed
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Native Americans and Africans Compared »

This is an 8 page paper discussing discrimination and assimilation of African and Native Americans. African Americans and Native Americans in the United States have experienced generations of discrimination and assimilation but from somewhat different perspectives. Native Americans were the most profoundly affected by colonization and were forced into minority ...
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Eleanor Roosevelt A Personal and Public Life by J. William T. Youngs »

A 5 page paper which provides an overview and interpretation of a historical biography, and includes the author’s purpose, the specifics covered, presented view of American history, consideration of controversy, evaluates whether or not the book departs from typical textbook insights, ideas and concepts introduced, opinion of the book ...
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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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An American Genocide »

A 4 page essay that refers to a TV documentary. An episode of a TV documentary series narrated by Jack Perkins, Savagery and the American Indian, which aired in 1991, relates the saga of 300 years of hostilities and atrocities perpetuated against Native Americans, first by European settlers and then ...
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120 Years of American History »

This 6 page paper discusses five specific issues and how they've changed American society since 1885.
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Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt and Use of Satire »

This paper analyzes Sinclair Lewis' novel Babbitt, and discusses how the book satirizes the American Experience.
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US Societal Values and the Progressive Era »

A 5 page overview of the factors influencing the formation and change of values. This paper observes that here have been certain shifts in values in U.S. society over the country’s brief two-hundred year history. In turn, there have been numerous factors to which each of these shifts ...
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Ecological World View and Native American Uniformity »

A 15 page discussion of the popular perception that Native Americans exhibit a uniform ecological world view. Presents supporting and detracting arguments for this view. Notes first that the sheer diversity of Native American cultures and individuals would make it unlikely that such a uniformity in view exists. ...
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17th Century Conflict Between English Colonists and Native Americans »

An 8 page overview of the conflict which erupted between the English colonists and the Native inhabitants of the Americas. The arrival of the Pilgrims and the Puritans to the Americans would prove the beginning of an insurmountable blow to the Native American peoples who inhabited the continent. ...
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Native American and European American Cultural Interaction »

4 pages in length. Given the proper circumstances, traditional Native American cultures could never have co-existed alongside European American cultures, inasmuch as neither one even remotely upheld the same attributes. The Native Americans lived their lives in accordance to a higher influence supported by their affinity with the ...
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Native American Culture and Way of Life Decimation »

A 4 page outline of the many injustices that were dealt the Native American peoples by those that invaded their lands. Many Native American groups have actually been wiped off the face of the earth by those that sought land, resources, and wealth in the Americas. Other Native ...
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Professional Service Provider Considerations Regarding Native American Culture »

An 8 page discussion of Native American culture and the factors which shaped that culture. Emphasizes that the term “Native American” encompasses a variety of different cultures and that within those cultures Native Americans relate on an individual basis to others within the culture and those outside the culture. ...
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Native American Culture and Totem Poles »

An 8 page paper that outlines the prevallence of totem poles in the cultures of the Native American Pacific Northwest. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Native American Ritual and Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko II »

This 5 page paper is based on Leslie Marmon Silko's novel about Native American customs, Ceremony, with the thesis relating the ceremonial rituals with child development.
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Native American Images as Mascots »

A 3 page paper which examines the controversy around using the images of Native Americans for sports mascots. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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