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18 Dec 2008

Slavery and politics in early America

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

The legal practice of slavery in the United States of America ended on December 6th, 1865 with the passage of the 13th amendment to the Constitution. In the wake of the terrible carnage of the American Civil War, people have tried to make sense over what the hundreds of thousands of lives were...

03 Jun 2008

The history of Philadelphia

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

By the late eighteen the century, America was well on its way to establishing its own national identity. While the cities and towns that were born during this time period each manifested their own unique culture and heritage, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania became the political and economic heart of...

22 Apr 2008

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”...

19 Feb 2008

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...

03 May 2007

Cultural Transformations

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

World War Two left Europe war torn and destitute. Over 30 million people had been “uprooted, transplanted, expelled, deported and dispersed…in the years 1939-43” (Judt, Postwar, p. 23). Many cities were completely destroyed including Minsk, Royan, Le Havre, Hamburg,...

03 May 2007

The Collapse of a Superpower

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

After World War I, Communism reigned in Russia, which became known as the Soviet Union (USSR). As Karl Marx said, Communism would only be successful if it occurred as a worldwide revolution; thus by its nature, Communism needed to spread. Therefore, after World War II, the Western...

13 Mar 2006

The debate on the trial and the condemnation of Louis XVI during the 18th century and their consequences

Thesis - 8 pages - Modern history

At first the king seemed inclined to work with the revolution and to try to solve the problems. But the influence of the queen and of the courtiers were too strong. He was encouraged by them to disregard all promises he had made and sought to flee from France in order to obtain...

01 Nov 2002

Why did not French women obtain the right to vote before 1944?

Thesis - 10 pages - Modern history

France was the first country to establish male universal suffrage but one of the last Western states to institute Universal Suffrage: French women were not granted the right to vote before 1944. Many historians have pointed out this apparent anomaly and have used the idea of “le retard...