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Myths and Reality of the U.S. Reconstruction Period »

This 15 page paper features the Reconstruction Era myths, misconceptions and mistakes made by historians. Issues such as the freedom enjoyed by blacks, equal rights for women, and the generosity and kindness of the North toward the South during Reconstruction are debated. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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5
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Argument in Favor of Nineteenth Century Southern Slavery »

5 pages. This paper details the southern pro slavery argument and accounts for why it continued despite abolitionist criticism. Southerners increasingly defended slavery as a positive good rather than a necessary evil. Also looks at why southern pro emancipation sentiment declined. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Anne Moody and Civil Rights Coming of Age in Mississippi »

This 6 page paper uses the text of Anne Moody's book, Coming of Age in Mississippi, as well as the writings of Clayton and Salmond's Debating Southern History, to construct a truer image of the plight of the poor, southern, black woman living in the fifties and sixties and how ...
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3
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Family and History of the American South »

A 3 page essay on southern family life. The writer discusses the relevance of family history in the way many southerners perceive themselves today. Race relations, culture, and other historical factors all contribute to the importance of family in this region of the Untied States. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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6
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The Error of Reconstruction by Kenneth Stampp and Revisionist History »

Can you remember some phrase about education, which goes something like, "the more you learn, the more you discover how much you do not know." Such is the case in "revisionist history." Basically "revisionism" works from the premise of new information, or the use of additional information. ...
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4
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The War in Iraq and Economic Ramifications »

A 4 page paper discussing the economic effects of the Iraqi war. War nearly always provides an economic boost, even if only temporarily. The war in Iraq lifted the American economy to an extent, but the benefits of the gains will not be lasting ones as the federal ...
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9
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Administration of President Bill Clinton »

This 9 page paper provides an overview of Clinton’s administration and then goes on to compare it with that of Monroe’s, Jefferson’s and J.Q.Adams’s. Concepts of reconstruction, disjunction and articulation are examined. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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5
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U.S. Ideology in Terms of Cultural Uniqueness, Revolution, Freedom and Slavery »

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. ...
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6
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Economics and War »

A 6 page paper discussing the general positive effects that the outbreak of war typically brings, followed by a discussion of conditions in Iraq prior to the beginning of Iraqi Freedom. War typically elevates a sagging economy, and such was the case with the short-lived Iraq war. Those ...
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7
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History of the Civil Rights Movement in America »

This 7 page paper examines the general history of civil rights in the United States, ranging from the mid-1800's through the modern-day civil rights movement that occured in the late 1950's. This paper highlights such topics as the Reconstruction era, the KKK, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, the ...
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16
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A Consideration of American History from 1865 until 1945 »

16 pages in length. The writer touches upon important events that took place in America between 1865 and 1945, including slavery, civil rights and the Reconstruction; political machines; industrialization; the Progressive Era; and the Spanish/American War and World Wars I & II. Bibliography lists 18 sources.
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3
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Homegrown Terrorists: The South During Reconstruction »

This 3 page paper discusses Stephen Budiansky’s book The Bloody Shirt, about the violent terrorist attacks on blacks by white Southerners during the Reconstruction period. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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7
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U.S. Reconstruction and Labor Arrangements »

A 7 page paper which examines the labor arrangements which emerged during the Reconstruction period. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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6
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Slavery in America »

6 pages in length. The writer briefly touches upon the beginnings of slavery, slavery in America, Reconstruction, Civil Rights and Jim Crow. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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5
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Secession For and Against Arguments »

A 5 page paper addressing president-elect Abraham Lincoln, who has been elected to the office of president but not yet inaugurated. Ten Southern states have seceded from the Union, and this is a report to Mr. Lincoln outlining arguments for allowing the secession to stand unchallenged and arguments against doing the same. ...
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Sudan's Continuing Civil War »

This 4 page report discusses the civil war between the Muslim-led government against non-Muslim black rebels since Sudan gained independence in 1956. The government controls little territory in the southern part of the state and regional boundaries are drawn according to ethnic and historical battle lines. The southerners of the ...
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Antebellum America and the Advantages of Slavery »

A 5 page paper on why it was better to be a slave than to be free in a few southern states during the ante-bellum period in American history. The writer argues for the advantages of slavery, not only to the slave owner but to the slave himself. Bibliography lists ...
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4
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Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody and the American Civil Rights Movement »

A 4 page paper which examines the effects of discrimination on Southern blacks during the 1950s as characterized by the lives of Moody’s family and acquaintances, the ways her life changed after leaving home for the city and going onto college, the dangers she confronted while working for racial equality ...
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5
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Southern Colonists and Slaves »

A 5 page paper which examines the Southern colonists and the slaves in regards to participation of the development of the United States from the beginning of settlement to the onset of the Civil War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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4
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Secession and Issues of Slavery »

This 4-page paper focuses on the relevant issues that eventually led to the secession of the Southern states from the Union in the 19th century, as well as the development of the Confederate states and a Confederate constitution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Pro-Slavery Arguments »

An 11 page paper which examines the pro-slavery argument in Southern states. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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8
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Long Island Slavery »

An eight page paper which describes the history of slavery on Long Island from the first black immigrants to the Revolution. The writer looks at the ways in which life for Northern slaves differed from that of their Southern counterparts, and considers how the change from Dutch to English rule ...
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Southern Slave Codes »

This 3 page paper discusses the southern Slave Codes of the 19th century that were enacted to keep the "peculiar institution" of slavery in place. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Seventeenth Century Puritan Colonization and Nineteenth Century Reconstruction Explored »

9 pages in length. Exploring the relationship between 17th century Puritan colonization and 19th century Reconstruction as they relate to colonial America finds a common denominator between the two time periods connected by the very foundation of how the term 'colonialism' is defined: "control by one power over a ...
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Reconstruction to the Populist Party in U.S. History »

(8pp) Basic themes and questions have been suggested from the class material covered in chapters 16 through 21, from Carol Berkin's text Making America, volume 11, second edition, 1999. This paper covers that information.
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Michael K. Honey's Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights Organizing Memphis Workers »

A 6 page review of the book by Author Michael K. Honey. Honey outlines the societal conditions which were at play in 1930s Memphis Tennessee in comparison to the various laws which were on the books to protect black rights. The contention is made that custom can, and ...
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Southern Hemisphere's Political Economy and America's War on Drugs »

This 3 page paper examines the reasons as to why this war has not been won. The idea that economic variables are implicit in the fight is highlighted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Foner and Berlin on Slavery's End »

This 5 page paper discusses the end of slavery and the transition from slave labor to free labor. Relying on the work of Foner and Berlin and colleagues, the writer explains that the Reconstruction era was one of confusion and controversy. The first part of the essay critiques Foner's narrative ...
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NC During Colonial American and Early Republic History »

7 pages in length. North Carolina's first wave of permanent English settlers came in the form of southeastern Virginia immigrants, whose relationship to the tidewater area helped label them as 'overflow' settlers. Their final destination at mid-century came to be a northeastern part of North Carolina known as ...
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Resistance of African American Slaves and Native Americans »

A 3 page essay that discusses the ways in Native Americans and slaves resisted domination. Rationalization for the history of white supremacy in North America has rested largely on the idea that white dominance was for the "good" of suppressed peoples. Early English settlers proposed that they were bringing ...
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Southern Loyalty of General Robert E. Lee »

A 5 page paper discussing Robert E. Lee's motivations for declining President Lincoln's offer of command of the Union army at the outbreak of the Civil War. There is no question that Robert E. Lee was a master of military strategy and that he was a man of the Southern tradition of ...
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John Wilkes Booth Did Not Act Alone in the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln »

An 8 page research paper supporting the theory that John Wilkes Booth did not work alone when he assassinated President Lincoln. The writer connects Booth to a group of conspirators who planned to assassinate Lincoln, Secretary of State Seward, and even the Vice President. By developing this connection ...
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Civil Rights Movement and Its Origins »

A 16 page paper discussing whether the successes of the Civil Rights Movement originated with grass roots initiatives or arose through government intervention. The short answer is that it was local, grassroots efforts that brought the magnitude of the existing injustices to the attention of Washington in the 1960s. ...
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