History Essays

Civil Society In China & Europe

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Compares evolution, theories & practices, focusing on Chinese protests & reforms since late 1980s, roles & power of state & citizens, mass movements, leadership, religion, economics.

Armenian Genocide

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Ethical, ethnic, political, historical, religious & global causes & consequences of Ottoman Turkish slaughter from end of 19th Cent. to WWI.

The Stalin Note of 1952

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An examination of the build up of events towards Stalin’s note of 1952.

David Glasgow Farragut

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Life & career of U.S. Navy’s first rear admiral & hero of Civil War.

A Deconstruction of Shell’s Representation of the Ogoni Issue

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A critical reading of Shell’s Nigeria website and an examination of the reality behind their attempt at corporate ‘green-washing’.

California Proposition 187

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An analysis of Proposition 187 and how the voters of California decided on this amendment to the California Constitution.

Feudalism and Manorialism

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This paper is concerned with the problem of whether feudalism and manorialism helped make post-Carolingian western Europe a more stable and peaceful place than it otherwise would have been.

Parthia, Armenia & Rome

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Political, economic & military conditions of 1st Cent. A.D. nations, inter-relationships, leadership.

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

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A study of the origin and history of Roanoke Island, the first English attempt at an American colony.

Contributions of Alexander Graham Bell

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An analysis of Alexander Graham Bell, his period of rapid change and contributions to the revolutionary world.

Monarchies

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This paper is about the early European monarchies in Spain, France and England. The author examines the idea of ruling with fear in contrast to ruling with love.

Railroads

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Role of railroads in the nation’s economic, social, business, transportation, communication & technological evolution and development.

The Great Cat Massacre: and Other Episodes In French Cultural History

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This paper is a review of Robert Darnton’s book on French cultural history.

Before the Civil War

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A look at the American economy and society before the Civil War and the factors leading up to the war.

Quakerism in the 17th and 18th Centuries

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An examination of Quakerism and assimilation into American society.

The Gold Rush in Australia of the 1850s

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A look at the causes and effects of the gold rush in Australia.