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25 Sep 2008
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Labor and the Russian Revolution

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

The February and October Revolutions of 1917 were based, in large part, on Marxist visions of class struggle and working class power. Despite not being an industrial power, the Russian working class was significant. Benjamin Nathans sums up the social circumstances of Russia in the late...

25 Sep 2008
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Salvadoran political history from 1932 until 1979

Essay - 19 pages - Modern history

The outbreak of the Salvadoran civil war at the end of the 1970's and its continuation throughout the following decade, had an immensely detrimental impact on the society as a whole. While the crimes perpetrated by all relevant actors have been well documented in the annals of history, it is...

10 Sep 2008
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Eisler's "Cultural evolution" and evolutionary theory

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

Riane Eisler's “The Chalice and the Blade”, published in 1988, presents a new theory of human cultural evolution, as well as a new vision of reconstructed history. Eisler draws from archaeological discoveries made in the latter half of the 20th century, as well as from mythology and...

04 Sep 2008
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The fourth horseman: Disease as a unique and multi-faceted agent of Apocalypse

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

Although there exist many manifestations of apocalypse in our society, an extensive study of the subject of apocalypse will demonstrate the presence of an inherent trait that runs constant within nearly all forms of apocalypse; despite the fact that the prospect of a destructive apocalypse is...

29 Aug 2008
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The President's commission on the assassination of President Kennedy and its report

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

“THE ASSASSINATION of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a cruel and shocking act of violence directed against a man, a family, a nation, and against all mankind.” This is the first statement made on page 1 of the Report of the President's Commission on the...

28 Aug 2008
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The economic, social and political impact of the Great Depression on Southeast Asia

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

Southeast Asia did not escape the effects of the Great Depression that burst upon the Western industrialised world at the beginning of the 1930s. The 1929 crisis formed a watershed in the history of Southeast Asia, leaving neither the economic, social nor political sphere untouched. Apart from...

12 Aug 2008
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Common portrayals and stereotypes of the Indian princess in popular culture

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Stereotypes of Native Americans have continued through to the 21st century with films like Dances with Wolves (1990), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and Pocahontas (1995). In films like these and other popular culture, Native Americans appear with feathers in their hair, in tribal...

07 Aug 2008
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Anarchism in the Spanish civil war

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

In a decade of cataclysmic worldwide depression and spreading fascism, the Spanish Civil War's Anarchist forces signaled a message of renewed hope of emancipation to the scattered working-class forces throughout the globe. The question still remains though, as to whether these forces...

30 Jul 2008
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Women and the Great War

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

World War I, lasting from 1914 to 1918, was a culmination of entangling alliances, new technology and empirical greed. The Great War, as it is sometimes called, brought the whole of Europe into years of stalemate, death and destruction. United States soldiers were spared most of the war, and the...

28 Jul 2008
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Domesticity and the siege of Leningrad

Essay - 20 pages - Modern history

One of the most tragic and at the same time heroic episodes of the Second World War, or as it is referred to in the Soviet/Russian context The Great Patriotic War, is the Siege of Leningrad. The siege itself, although not a key strategic event on the Eastern front, holds an important place in the...

28 Jul 2008
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The political role of prisoners of war in postwar Germany

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

In the period immediately following its defeat in the Second World War Germany was faced with many problems: rebuilding itself after the destruction of the war, re-establishing a political infrastructure, and coming to grips with its Nazi past. Although these were critical issues, perhaps one of...

20 Jul 2008
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Rigoberta Menchu Tum: A peacemaker from the start

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Rigoberta Menchu? Tum, a great nonviolent leader, born in 1959 in Guatemala, struggled through many hardships with her family. Her mother and father, community leaders working towards their goal of giving power to the peasant workers, fought through to the end when tortured and killed by...

17 Jul 2008
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Salem Village through the eyes of 20th century historians: A historical and geographical review

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

In 1953, Arthur Miller composed a highly-charged work for the theater that struck its audiences as frighteningly relevant to the times. That play was called The Crucible, and its fictional examination of the Salem Witch trials has become a classic of American Theater. Miller's play was...

09 Jul 2008
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The road to the civil war

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

As a result of the Mexican American War, Mexico lost almost half of its territory to the United States. The victory of the Mexican American War seemed to fulfill the citizens' beliefs in Manifest Destiny. The newly acquired territories of the United States put pressure between the Northern and...

09 Jul 2008
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The Cold War

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Communism is a political structure based on economic principles that promote the establishment of a classless society in which everything is commonly owned. (“Communism” Par 1) On the contrary, Capitalism is based on the principle that land and means of production can be privately...

09 Jul 2008
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Conformity, radicals, conservatives, and Clinton

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

In the United States, the 1950s was the rise of suburbia. Undeveloped areas were constructed into planned communities. One of the most famous subdivisions of this time was known as Levittown. Levittown was a political subdivision of Long Island, New York. It was the first truly mass-produced...

09 Jul 2008
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Lo siniestro como producto de la guerra civil española: el caso de La Voz Dormida

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

El año 1939 señaló un momento triunfante para el general Francisco Franco y su banda nacional, marcando el fin de la Guerra Civil y el principio de “La Paz de Franco” que supuestamente siguió. Al contrario, para la población derrotada (los republicanos y otros que no se...

08 Jul 2008
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The Virginian dynasty

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

George Washington was born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family and was raised to be an eighteenth century Virginia gentlemen. Washington was a general and took part in the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolutionary War. Washington became of the most important figures in the...

08 Jul 2008
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The Armenian transnation as unified in opposition to its Ottoman past

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Armenians were already a dispersed people; one scattered around the world but primarily divided between the Ottoman and Russian Empires. Their dispersion, however, became part of their self-conception as a people in 1915, when the Ottoman...

08 Jul 2008
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Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The Nez Perce War is a series of wars that occurred from June, 1877 to September, 1877 between the white settlers and the tribes of the Nez Perces. The Nez Perce lost over fifty of their tribe members during a surprise raid by the white settlers while they were sleeping. This...

07 Jul 2008
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Revolutionary music: The Republicans and the Anarchists

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Music is a creation capable of greatly influencing and inspiring the people that it reaches. Many musicians and scholars suggest that a generation may even be defined by its choice of music. Music is even revered by some as a form of therapy, believed to have the ability to reach a person's...

07 Jul 2008
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Unconscious discord: The battle between modern Greece and its ideal in the mind

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In the 18th and 19th centuries, many men from the West journeyed to Greece, trading in their comfortable existences in Europe and America for exciting adventures where many risked their lives in the face of pirates, brigands, and plague; and for some of these men, traveling to Greece “was by...

07 Jul 2008
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The War of 1812

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The War of 1812 was mainly between the United States and Great Britain. The “relatively small conflict” (Heidler & Heidler, 2002, p.1) lasted for almost three years—from June of 1812 to Spring of 1815. The war still continued for a few months after a peace treaty ending the...

07 Jul 2008
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Life and history of Jane Adams

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

Introduction Throughout the course of history, there have been numerous female leaders that have demonstrated their strength and courage to the world. While many of these leaders have been written about in the annals of history, some have left a timeless impression on society, such that their...

17 Jun 2008
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The specific events that shaped the development of Europe between the years of 1914 and 1965

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

In the aftermath of World War II, Europe showed a notable overall decline in both its economic production and its overall primacy in the international community. While some historians have argued that the Second World War is what had served as the impetus for the decline of Europe, when tracing...

17 Jun 2008
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What occurred in the United States during the Second World War

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Research on the effects of World War II demonstrates that there few areas of society that were not, in some way, impacted by the event. Although many Americans remained on the home front there were numerous social, political and economic sacrifices that citizens made in order to support American...

15 Jun 2008
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The history of U.S steel and the industrial revolution

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Throughout the course of the twentieth century notable changes have taken place with respect to the development of the organization. Many of these changes have been focused on the advancement of the workforce and management, leading to the evolution of the organization. Interestingly, however, a...

15 Jun 2008
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The Rise of the Irish

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The United States is home to hundreds of nationalities, races, and religions. It is the breeding ground for diversity. This was not always the case. The 17th century to the 19th century was the times of immigration to the country. Immigrants came from all over to experience the “free...

11 Jun 2008
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The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman provides the author's views on the development of the world since the late 1990s. The central thesis provided by Friedman is that the world is becoming flat. When Friedman makes this assertion, he is not...

06 Jun 2008
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The Rise And Fall Of The Slave Trade

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

One of humanities most shameful and horrific periods, is the time of the transatlantic slave trade. This system of transporting human captives and agricultural goods to Europe and the Americas started on a small scale, and rapidly grew to catastrophic proportions. Originally, the slaves...