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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 Y√Ľkichi 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, the...

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 highlight slavery, slave...

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 encompassing...

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 method...

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 only...

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 leader...

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 that is...

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 Act of...

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 turmoil....

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 about a new era in...

04 Jan 2008
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China and the Chairman

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

On September 9th 1976 came the death of perhaps the most influential and feared leader in the history of the modern world. As visionary and well regarded as any Pope, and as reviled and hated as much as Hitler, there is no questioning the enormous influence that Chairman Mao has had on China....

03 Jan 2008
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Russian Jews of the Nineteenth Century

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Throughout present day American history there have been many differing views on the Eastern European and Russian Jews as a people and the ways in which they have affected American society. Although often looked down upon, Russian Jews have actually contributed a great deal to the economic growth...

03 Jan 2008
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The Federalists vs. the Anti-Federalists

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

When the United States Constitution was first being written there was a critical division between two groups called the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists opposed the Constitution and believed in a loose construction of government. The Anti- Federalists, on the other hand,...

26 Dec 2007
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The Americanization of Puerto Rico and Its Effect on Law, Religion, and the Spanish Language

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

According to material provided by the Hispanic division of the library of congress, by the end of the 1800's, Puerto Rico held strategic value for the United States, for both economic and military reasons. Puerto Rico would provide a new market for exported American goods, as well as a strategic...

26 Dec 2007
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Fidel Castro

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Fidel Castro came into power in Cuba on January 1, 1959. He obtained power through a 25-month revolution. Despite the use of guerilla warfare, the revolution was fairly bloodless. By this time Castro was a beloved figure in Cuba, regarded as a national hero. According to Sebastian Balfour's work...

18 Dec 2007
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For Blood and Honor: Two Men and Their Fame and Power

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

It has been said that love is the deepest and strongest of all human emotions. It is understood globally across all countries and continents. One of the beautiful things about love is that it can exist anywhere, in many shapes and varieties. It has the power to bring people, countries, and...

18 Dec 2007
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Hues and Shades: The Art of Hiding Behind Partial Truths

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Society is no stranger to flaws in its history. America, in particular, has a lengthy laundry list of shameful blotches on the angelic record it tries to portray. Because of this, partial truths are often told to cover up the true intensity of the mistakes. Partial truths are used to hover...

23 Oct 2007
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Hiroshima By: John Hersey

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Ever since the very day the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at 8:15 AM, on August 6th, 1945, a question of “moral or not?” sprang up in people's minds, even in the minds of the victims. Some people say the US did right in dropping the bomb to force Japan's surrender, even...

23 Oct 2007
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African Americans in Oklahoma

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

The “All-Black towns” of Oklahoma represent a unique segment of American history. Neither in the deep south nor the far west did so many African Americans come together to create and govern their own communities. Between 1865 and 1920, African Americans had established over 50 towns in...

22 Oct 2007
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History of the Scopes Trial

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

In 1925, one of the most famous trials in American history took place. The question being debated was evolution, and a young teacher by the name of John Scopes was on trial for teaching it to his students. After an enormous amount of publicity, the famous William Jennings Bryan decided to...

22 Oct 2007
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Abolitionists and the Klu Klux Klan

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Modern history

Social movements can be very influential within a nation, and they often result in massive changes. When a large number of individuals are dissatisfied with a policy and believe it is necessary to take action against that policy, social movements are born. These movements can take various forms,...

22 Oct 2007
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The Holocaust

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The twelve years between 1933 and 1935 saw the systematic elimination of over ten million people, including over six million Jews and over four million Gypsies, Slavs, Communists, and people deemed unfit for life, such as the mentally retarded and homosexuals. Known as the Holocaust, this...

09 Oct 2007
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Monopoly

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company was founded in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller and several of his business associates, including his brother William Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner Stephen V. Harkness. It started out as a small Ohio partnership with its...