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27 May 2008
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Women: What Were They Doing?

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

In the period precluding the 1700's, many different societies existed together and the future shape of the world was taking form. Christopher Columbus had discovered North America for Spain, Cortez had conquered the Aztecs, and Europeans began settling in American Colonies. Disease was killing...

23 May 2008
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Rosie the Riveter: Teaching High School Students about Women in World War II

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

As men enlisted in the armed services, and the need for more ships, and guns, and war supplies grew, the government focused on the recruitment of women to fill those jobs left open by men. The War Production Coordinating Committee commissioned artist, J. Howard Miller to create one of...

16 May 2008
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Tension Through Melodies: Music of the Cold War

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Music serves as a reflection of a society. When a society is prospering, the music is noticeably happier, such as the Big Band phenomenon in the roaring 20's. The same principle applies to a society going through rough times, such as jazz during the years of the Great Depression....

16 May 2008
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Communist Childhood: The Path to Disillusionment

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

China in the mid-20th century was a country full of change. The country was transitioning from the rule of the nationalist KMT party to the communist CCP party. This change did not come easily and millions of lives were affected by it. Spider Eaters by Rae Yang is a memoir...

15 May 2008
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The Colonization and Independence of South Africa and Kenya

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Independence has been a struggle in the African continent since the first days of colonization. Africa has been territorialized since the days of Jesus, but was not heavily colonized until the Scramble for Africa. The Scramble, which took place during the late 1800s, involved several European...

06 May 2008
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Ecuadorian Immigration to the NY-Metro Area in the 1970s-80s

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

America has (nearly) always been the destination of choice for the world's migrants. Spanning an entire continent, the country has historically offered land, jobs, and tolerance to those who seek them. For South Americans especially, the United States had been attractive for its...

28 Apr 2008
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African American Children's Literature and the Quilting Trope

Case study - 6 pages - Modern history

African American children's literature is rich with significant themes and tropes that educators can effectively use to teach about important events, figures, and historical facts in a culturally sensitive way to a diverse classroom of students. It is extremely important that teachers have a...

28 Apr 2008
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Defining Republicanism

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

When the Treaty of Paris officially ended the American Revolution in 1783, the new American citizens were faced with the challenge of forming a system of government that was functional, well structured, and non-oppressive. Over the course of six years, the former colonies searched for a...

24 Apr 2008
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Neocolonialism and dependency in Latin America

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Modern history

Latin American history is the story of on-and-off again exploitation; from being a colonial possession to a neo-colonial inferior. There have been very few periods in time that the continent has been able to develop without interference. By examining the origins and events that have occurred...

24 Apr 2008
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The October Crisis of 1970: Terror in Quebec

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In October 1970, events took place in Canada that would draw the attention of the entire world. For the first time in its history as a country, terrorism would be brought right to the doorstep of the Canadian government by a radical left-wing organization called the Front de Libération du Québec...

24 Apr 2008
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The Australian ANZAC Legend

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

“The search for national character is one of the obsessive dead ends of Australian history (Alistair, 1997)”. Australians spent time searching for their national identity in the years following the 1901 Federation. The Great War posed exactly the opportunity Australia had been looking...

23 Apr 2008
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Ivan the Fourth: Leader, Conqueror, Murderer, Psychopath

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In medieval Russia, specifically Moscow in the early sixteenth century, times were beginning to change. This period of Russian history saw the end of Appanage Rus and the beginning of the Muscovite state. This alteration in political organization was centred upon the rule of one...

23 Apr 2008
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Béisbol Libre: Baseball and Nationalism in Cuba

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Baseball has long been considered the great “American Pastime”, for many it conjures up images of children playing in little league games and the epic scenes of Field of Dreams, in which the diamond is surrounded by cornfields. However imagine such a diamond surrounded by sugar...

22 Apr 2008
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The Blizzard of 1978: "The Storm of the Century"

Thesis - 15 pages - Modern history

The Blizzard of 1978 was the result of the untimely collision of multiple weather systems; the new moon; the perfect alignment of the sun, the moon and the earth; and the occurrence of the storm during weekday commuter hours. These components caused this storm to reach “awesome”...

21 Apr 2008
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Jewish- Americans of the early 20th century and a look at how the Jews Became White

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

Race is often viewed as a predetermined feature, one that is fixed in biological terms. In reality however, "race" is not immutable or fixed in biology, but rather something that is fluid, historically relative, and socially constructed. As a result, "It has become Customary among academics to...

21 Apr 2008
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Cowards, Traitors, and the Call of the Confederate Home Front: Dispelling the Mythology of the Confederate Deserter during the Civil War

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

Confederate soldiers listed as absent without leave from their units during the Civil War have typically been described as traitors, motivated by Unionist sympathies and cowardice. However, this view of the Confederate deserter may be more of a myth perpetuated by the need for the appearance of...

20 Apr 2008
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Fukuzawa Yukichi Biography Review

Book review - 8 pages - Modern history

The biography on Fukuzawa Yûkichi written by Helen M. Hopper explores one of the most influential private citizens and his views and actions during a critical period of development in Japanese history. The aim of the book is to explore the large contributions, and the influence that Fukuzawa had...

17 Apr 2008
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Courage and Conscience during the German Occupation of France

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

The indescribable mistreatment of Jews and other refugees, both French and foreign, during the German occupation from 1940 to 1944 is a chapter of France's history that many people have difficulty coming to terms with even today. Building upon the influence of pre-existing Anti-Semitism,...

17 Apr 2008
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Slavery in West Africa

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Slavery, as it is known in the United States, differs vastly in comparison to the institution of slavery in West African countries. Slavery in West Africa was, however, affected and shaped by slavery in other parts of the world. The two articles that are discussed...

14 Apr 2008
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The World Trade Center Towers - Stability Under Stress

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The World Trade Center towers, hereafter referred to as WTC 1 and WTC 2, were regarded as revolutionary when they were constructed in the late 1960s. Within the next two decades, five additional buildings were constructed in the World Trade Center Plaza. Among these was World Trade Center 7 (WTC...

11 Apr 2008
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Inspiring and Illuminating the Virtuous Life

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

In the fourth century Anno Domini, Christianity flourished. The Edict of Milan, established under Roman Emperor Constantine I in 313, guaranteed protection and returned previously confiscated property to the Christian Church. For the first time in history, the liturgy, worship of biblical texts...

07 Mar 2008
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What was Socrates' role in ancient Greek philosophy?

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

Socrates was arguably the most important figure in ancient Greek philosophy. At the time, there were many different forms of philosophical enquiry that were explored. Many philosophers questioned and made deductions about the state and properties and purpose of the natural world...

19 Feb 2008
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Lethal injection: A violation of cruel and unusual punishment (8th Amendment)

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In 1976 lethal injection became a legally sanctioned method of execution and was quickly adopted by the majority of states. In the thirty years since its implementation, lethal injection is still considered to be the most humane means of executing a death row inmate and is the preferred...

19 Feb 2008
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A Comparative study of national and local anti-poverty campaigns in the urban centers of America during the 1960's

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

In his 1964 inaugural speech, President Lyndon Johnson first discussed his initiative to wage a “War on Poverty.” Throughout his administration, his domestic policy was centered on his commitment to the creation of a “Great Society,” which he believed was attainable...

19 Feb 2008
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Theory and action: Amilcar Cabral's revolution

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

Amilcar Cabral lived as both an intellectual who derived theories of political economy and as an activist dedicated to the unification of a nationalist movement in Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea Bissau). This balance between theoretician and activist in combination with his abilities as a...

19 Feb 2008
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Disgrace, Desire, and Degradation: The Experience of Intrapersonal Reconciliation and Power Relations in Post Apartheid South Africa

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

J.M. Coetzee uses the third person omniscient point of view to tell the story of the unraveling of David Lurie's career and the proceeding time he spends with his daughter, Lucy, in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Through this point of view, Coetzee creates a voice...

19 Feb 2008
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Appeals to Ethos and Pathos in Eugene V. Debs' "Statement to the Court"

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

In June of 1918, Eugene Victor Debs was arrested for a speech he gave in Canton, Ohio in which he criticized the United States government for its involvement in World War I. He publicly discouraged young men from enlisting in the armed forces and was arrested for violating the Sedition...

17 Feb 2008
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Mao Zedong and the People's Republic of China

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Long considered one of the most fascinating leaders of the 20th century, Mao Zedong has been noted as both a visionary as well as a cruel killer. Before his communist reign as the leader of the People's Republic of China in 1949, China was in a state of political and economical...

10 Feb 2008
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Morality in the Resistance: overview through "Your Name is Renee: Ruth Kapp Hartz's Story as a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France", by Stacy Cretzmeyer

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The 1940's will forever remain a significant period in French history. It was during this time that World War II occurred and Germany managed to take over three-fifths of mainland France. The remaining land became known as Vichy France. With such a strong a German presence and influence, even in...

09 Feb 2008
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Lenin: savior of the masses

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

A radical attempts to change parts of a society. A leader revolutionizes an entire country. Few people can be called “saviors” (Gluzman), but Vladimir Lenin earned this title as well as others. Lenin not only addressed the problems of Russia, but also brought...