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Peace Keepers of the Northeast Research Proposal

… Peace Keepers of the Northeast: The Iroquois Indians

The Iroquois Indians were a large group of various indian tribes who resided along side the Genesee River, the Mohawk River, and the Lake Ontario regions in New York around 1600. Iroquois is a French word used to mean "a large family." It is not solely one tribe or group of Indians, yet it was a vast series of various tribes, all of who shared a similar culture and language. Five large Iroquois tribes joined together to form a confederacy which was called the League of Five Nations. The five tribes who formed this confederation were the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Cayuga, and the Seneca. Later the addition of the Tuscarora tribe made it the League of…. [read more]

African-American Studies My Goal in This Class Term Paper

… African-American Studies

My Goal in This Class

My goal in this class is twofold. I would like to learn more about African-American history in general because the topic is very interesting to me, and I feel it is important to know about our culture and our history. In addition, I feel that the topic of black American slavery has changed the culture and society of our country from the very start, and that it has had a profound affect on our country and our people, and I would like to learn more about that, too. That in turn leads to a discussion of civil rights and the continuing fight for equal consideration and equal opportunities. Even today, there are barriers between black and white, rich…. [read more]

America Moves West Reconstruction Essay

… With the discovery of the vast resources, coupled with the technology of industrialization and transportation, the stage was set for mass immigration and movement Westward (Hansen 2007; Nivola 1986).

Immigration -- After the Civil War, America's huge need for workers and industrialization was filled with a wave of immigrants arriving from Europe (about 25 million between 1866 and 1915). This was also caused, in part, by political, social, and agricultural problems in Europe. Earlier immigration had been primarily from Northern Europe, but the wave of workers post-Civil War was from Southern and Eastern Europe. Most were poor, uneducated, and pushed out of their own countries. Because of transportation issues, most immigrants arrived at Ellis Island, New York, and only slowly worked their way out of…. [read more]

Postcolonial Geographies Essay

… Postcolonial Geography

Post-Colonial Geography Questions

American identity has historically been forged on the idea of a singular identity which spontaneously congealed with the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. In spite of fractious racial discord, clear governmental references to the great empires which preceded it and its birth as the bastard child of several European monarchies, American solidified around an aggressively taught history, culture and rhetoric confirming its singularity of importance in world history and current global affairs. Bender (2006) explains that in many ways, this perspective has come to define America and its identity as counterintuitive to the geographical realities contextualizing it. Therefore, as the world moves ever more toward a state of globalizing economy, boundary-absent social network and cultural extroversion, the United States must…. [read more]

Colonization of Latin America Research Paper

… Latin America has seen the rise of colonialism in recent times. This has brought on some problems. Colonialism brought to Latin America the quick spread and influence of Christianity into the land, replacing traditional religions. European languages like Spanish, English, Portuguese, Dutch, and French have been introduced to the native people. With immigration from European countries and some Asian countries, millions of natives died and were killed due to the illnesses and diseases brought by the foreigners. Furthermore, a small minority of upper class control/controlled the vast majority of any colony or country's resources through generation of class societies.

Foreign invasion also brought division among numerous tribes from the result of European-generated borders. Lastly, much of the resources existent in Latin America were mined by…. [read more]

Impact of the Epistle of Paul to Philemon on Slavery Dissertation

… ¶ … Epistle of Paul to Philemon on Slavery

This paper will be focused on the Impact of the Epistle of Paul to Philemon on Slavery. The paper will start off (chapter 1: introduction) with an overview of the historical context in which slavery has existed over the years in the world. The historical context will be taken from the Americas, the Roman Empire as well as the theological and religious content available. The purpose of the introduction being designed this way is to provide the reader with a general idea of how slavery was structured during the time Apostle Paul had written to Philemon. The second chapter will be the literature review where the first few pages will give more insight on slavery as…. [read more]

French Colonization: The Eurocentric Perspective Term Paper

… Political slavery became indistinguishable from cultural slavery. Defeated people in colonies looked up to copy the dress of their masters, the language and the ways of their victor. They wanted to behave as their masters after receiving their form of education. Thus, when this colonial master left these countries, they created a class of aristocrats who would act like their master and continue to oppress the real people of those countries" (Athar, Reflections of an American Muslim). Nevertheless, this notion has been clearly opposed by the Eurocentric historians as is obvious from the following quote wherein Peckham justifies the looting of wealth and depriving the colonies of something that fully belonged to and owned by them, "if in respect of all the commodities they can…. [read more]

Ponce De Leon Term Paper

… ¶ … Dreams and the Legacy of Ponce de Leon

Juan Ponce de Leon lived during a pivotal time in human history. European explorers and adventurers were discovering a new world in the Americas. In the wake of Columbus' voyages, Spanish conquistadores set out in search of treasures in gold, silver, and other precious commodities. The cultures of the Old World clashed with those of the new. The changes wrought resulted in the deaths of untold millions of Native Americans, the destruction of their civilizations, and the implanting of European ideas and concepts in the lands claimed by Spanish and other colonists. Christianity largely replaced Native religions, and Spanish - and later other European tongues - became the primary language throughout much of North and…. [read more]

Southwest History Susan Shelby Magoffin Term Paper

… Santa Fe was quiet at the time, with only the sound of marching heard at the time. The new Mexicans could have welcomed the American forces for promise of protection they offered against the Texans. But only few of them quietly received the arriving American troops and the suspicion was that resistance was silenced by Governor Manuel Armijo who was said to have been paid by an American agent to turn New Mexico over peacefully. In any case, a military government under General Kearny was set up in Santa Fe and promised to honor the civil and religious rights of the New Mexicans. He kept his word but peace did not last long. Susan Shelby Magoffin recorded her observation of the leadership and behavior of…. [read more]

Horses Have Been an Important Term Paper

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The impact of horses on North American native populations was profound, notes Pekka Hamalainen in his book, The Rise and Fall of Plains Indian Horse Cultures. The arrival of horses brought a dramatic change to Native American cultures that had previously only had the dog as a pack animal. These cultures were forced to adapt their way of life to a culture that included the horse.

Modern analysis often sees this Indian horse culture as "personified in the iconic figure of the mounted warrior" (Hamalainen). Thus, the horse culture among the plains Indians is seen as ecological imperialism that was turned to the Indians' advantage. This view sees the spread of horses north from the Spanish southwest as a bringer of security, power, and…. [read more]

Battle of Yorktown and How it Is Commemorated Essay

… Battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. As such, the battle ideologically signifies freedom, liberty, independence, and above all, victory against the Old World. As the decisive battle in the Revolutionary War, Yorktown symbolizes the creation of a new nation. In 1931, a postage stamp for two cents was issued to commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown. The stamp was designed to "honor the French contribution" to the Revolutionary War (Farber). Moreover, paintings like the one depicted on the British Battles Web site also depict scenes from the war including the French white coats ("The Battle of Yorktown 1781" nd). British surrender scenes are also commonly presented in paintings to emphasize the American victory. A total…. [read more]

What Are the Similarities and Differences Between Navajo Witchcraft and European Witchcraft Beliefs? Term Paper

… Navajo and European Witchcraft: A Brief Study

As might be expected, there are some similarities to be found between Native American Navajo witchcraft and European witchcraft. The reason being, of course, that "witchcraft" denotes a term that is supernatural in nature, unique as to the individual or individuals possessing that nature or power, and because it is a condition that suggests people who do not possess that nature or power might be fearful of that which they do not know or understand, it empowers the person who does possess the witchcraft to in some ways manipulate or control others. In this way then we might expect to find some similarities as well as differences as suggested by the term between two distinctly different cultures and…. [read more]

Bacon Rebellion Essay

… Bacon Rebellion has been considered for many years to be one of the first elements of what would later become known as the American Revolution. Even though this event took place in 1676, for decades it has been viewed as the first episode in many to come that revealed the revolutionary situation of the American colonies.

However, despite the patriotic feeling related to this event in Jamestown, research on this event concluded that there was no revolutionary glamour about the event. In fact, the rebellion had more pragmatic and individualistic causes and developments.

The actual rebellion focused on two main characters which were the Governor of Virginia, Sir William Berkeley and his cousin by marriage, Nathaniel Bacon, Jr. Historians later discovered that the two had…. [read more]

John Smith Founding the Virginia Research Paper

… Other critics who include historian Milton (2001) have mentioned that Smith's earlier writings could have been exaggerated and far from the truth citing the issue on Smith writing a letter to Queen Anne for her to treat the daughter of Powhatan known Pocahontas with dignity, critics note that the time gap before Smith published this letter raises the possibility that Smith could have just been trying to improve the image of Pocahontas.

Another notable critic of John Smith was the Harvard historian Henry Adams who pointed out that Smith account of establishing Virginia as colony and thereafter isn't consistent with his personal bibliography.

Indian and the English

Another topic of interest when talking about John Smith in relation to the colony of Virginia is the…. [read more]

Historical Event Term Paper

… ¶ … Borderlands and Chicano Culture

Mexican-Americans are an integral part of American society at large. Chicanos continue to be engulfed in an age-old struggle to retain their cultural heritage and identity, while at the same time fit into mainstream American culture. The borderlands and the city of Los Angeles are significant places in the study of the development of Chicano culture. Historical events in the borderlands have played a significant role in shaping Chicano culture into its present form. The following will explore the effects of the Cotton Strike of 1933 on thecurrent tensions regarding Mexican-American migrant workers today.

Mexicans crossed the borderlands to seek jobs in the United States, primarily filling low-wage labor jobs. Most migrants remained in the border states of California,…. [read more]

Peculiar Institution Essay

… Peculiar Institution

The South and its Peculiar Institution

American history is at points the product of converging innovation and exploitation. In many instances, the growth and development of the American power as it stands today would occur at the expense of its participants. Examples of this are recurrent in the text by Maier et al. (2006), which reflects at numerous instances on the relationship between invention, expansion and, for many, oppression. This dynamic would most certainly serve to characterize the 'peculiar institution' known as slavery. For centuries, in fact, this would be the lifeblood of the southern economy, with plantation owners and farm operators laying claim to a labor economy without wage expenses.

How this system came to be, Maier et al. assert, is a…. [read more]

European History Term Paper

… The Renaissance movement itself had convinced many colonists to perceive themselves as belonging to a privileged community -- one that provided them with the authority to promote values that they believed in to individuals on the American continent. To a certain degree, one can go as far as to say that this was one of the most significant clashes of cultures in the history of mankind. Many colonists promoted their cultural values in the New World precisely because they did not want to lose their already fragile connection to the European continent. Many ideas that pervaded the American society during the colonization period can still be observed today and one can easily find parallels between cultural values promoted in certain areas on the European continent…. [read more]

Intergenerational Relationships in Identity Construction Every Night Thesis

… ¶ … Intergenerational Relationships in Identity Construction

Every night, I have the same nightmare.

I search through a crowd of people on an endless expanse of green lawn, pushing past bow-tied waiters in white uniforms who carry trays piled high with biscuits, sandwiches, and tea. [….] Beyond the garden, there is a pavilion trimmed in teak, furnished with cane-backed chairs where the pale, white ghosts of British officers and their wives, the founders of this place, whose names are still etched on the plaques at the front entrance, congregate to laugh at the antics of the natives, swirling their gin and scotch, clinking their glasses. [….] I am distracted by voices behind me, calling my name. [….] These are the all familiar characters from stories…. [read more]

English 2nd Lang) I Was Most Affected Term Paper

… ¶ … English 2nd Lang)

I was most affected by the entire episode of American Slavery and the fact that institutionalized racist policies against African-Americans lasted and were so bitterly contested for so long in American history. Prior to the course, I was only aware that there was a period in early American history when African blacks had been exploited as human slaves and that there was segregation before the Civil Rights era in the 1960s. I did not think about it in detail or realize how long it lasted, how many lives it affected, and how brutal it was. I had known that the American Civil War was fought largely over slavery but I did not realize how much political negotiation was involved over…. [read more]

Religion Entered the 18th Century Research Paper

… She had printed in Philadelphia a pamphlet of twenty-four pages entitled "The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena Lee, a Colored Lady, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel" to let others know of her work and her mission. She also kept a journal while traveling which would later be transformed into her autobiography.The expanded version appeared in 1894 as: Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel. To meet travel expenses and room and board, she sold her book at church meetings and while she was on the road.

The book was met with some controversy since the book questioned sexism in the church. It was also controversial due to the…. [read more]

Post Colonial Latin America Research Proposal

… ¶ … colonialism in the current Latin America

The aspect of colonialism shares a lot of features across the nations where it was practiced be it in Asia, Latin America or in Africa. It is not to claim that colonialism was the same but is a system that shared grounds in terms of the economic effects, the social effects as well as the psychological effects and also the timeline of its emergence and the decline after the World War II. There are several sub-systems that came alongside the colonial systems within the colonized regions that changed the face of those regions and the trends forever like the capitalism systems which are the main focus of this paper. It is therefore the deliberate effort of this…. [read more]

Marcus Garvey Term Paper

… " (Garvey, 26). His argument hinges on the idea that as long as the blacks of the world occupy an inferior position economically and socially, they will continue to be looked down upon by other races as being inherently inferior. Consequently, other racial groups will have no desire to assimilate and will only look to segregate or eradicate the lesser groups. This is a reasonably convincing argument, and it is essential for Garvey to assert that Africans need to rise up and organize.

Yet, before he can officially reach his conclusion, Garvey needs to reconcile the notion that blacks should rise-up with the vision of the pious and peaceful Christian. He does this by quoting Napoleon Bonaparte. "When someone asked him, 'On what side is…. [read more]

Comparison of Two Books Term Paper

… European-Indian Contact: New England

Books: James Axtell- the Invasion Within: The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North America

William Cronon- Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England

The Civilization of Northern America as a Result First Contact Between the Natives and the Europeans

The two authors, James Axtell and William Cronon analyze in their respective works the Invasion Within: The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North America and Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England essential aspects of the first interaction and the first exchanges between the Native American people that used to inhabit the land of North America and the Europeans that colonized them after Columbus' discovery. Axtell's book, as its title indicates, focuses…. [read more]

Comparing the Japanese and the Nationalists Colonize Taiwan Term Paper

… Japanese Colonization of Taiwan

Over the past several decades, research has indicated that during the colonization of Taiwan, many different tools and devices have been used by the Japanese during the time period before the relocation of the Kuomintang (KMT) to the island in 1945. Historians, Taiwanese citizens, and scholars have offered various theories for the noted preference by the old Taiwanese to the Japanese rule over rule by the KMT. These theories are based on the significant impact that the Japanese rule had on the creation of a Taiwan identity. An overview of Taiwan's cultural and political history and the sources of its disputed status is essential to understanding the uncertainty surrounding Taiwan identity. This paper will explore and discuss the tools and devices…. [read more]

Aboriginal People in Australia Research Proposal

… Aboriginal People in Australia

Aboriginal People in White Society

Protection and Segregation From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century

On February 13, 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a move toward equality and openness for all ethnic groups in Australia with his apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples. A motion to parliament, the apology specifically cited the controversial topic of the Stolen Generations as one for which the Australian government was sorry. Rudd apologized "to the mothers and fathers, the brothers and sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities," and hoped that the apology would allow Australians to become "fully reconciled to their past" in order to "open a new chapter in the history of Australia" (2008, n.p.). The apology came ten years after…. [read more]

Influences of Philippine Women Fashion Clothing History Essay

… ¶ … Philippine Women Fashion/Clothing History

The aim of the paper is to give a clear picture of the Philippines women clothing history from the colonization period by the Spanish to the present fashion. The report aims to look at the influences that have shaped the fashion sense of the Philippines women to what it is today. Indeed, much of what is worn today is as a result of various influences from the cultures that the Philippine women have been part of particularly by Spain, Japan and America.

They were occupied for a long time by Spain, and then the American for a few decades. The Japanese late came and then the Americans again. We can thus say that the history of the Philippine women…. [read more]

Political Framework of EU Thesis

… As a result, European nations looked forward to developing nations such as Asia, Africa and South America for the purchase of these necessities. For developing nations this was an opportunity to become known as suppliers of grist, therefore, they were willing to enter into this trade agreement. However, what European Leaders wanted was more than a simple trade agreement; their aim was to enforce their rules on these nations, making them colonies of the infinite European empire. Therefore, they entered into the agreement after setting out a lot of rules for the dependent nations to follow. As time passed by, these rules made the European leaders indirectly administer the nation, thus the nations became a part of European empire. History reveals that the imperialism is…. [read more]

Dutch Invasion of Brazil Term Paper

… .. far surpasses everything the Portuguese managed to produce in the hundred years preceding."

The success of the Dutch colonization was, as has been suggested, largely the result of the good governance of Maurice of Nassau. He was thirty-three years old when arrived at Pernambuco and was an experienced and capable military man who had served as a colonel in the Thirty Years' War. He was also instrumental in obtaining slaves from attacks on the Portuguese. Beside this ability to put the Portuguese on the defensive militarily, he was responsible for the development and construction of "New Holland."

This incursion into Brazil was also one of the most extensive and long lasting in that counties colonial history. It was to have a profound impact on…. [read more]

Treatment of Women in Mexican Term Paper

… During the entire Conquest, their relationship was monogamous.

Octavio Paz and Being Mestizo

Paz is one of the writers and thinkers most responsible for helping Mexicans come to an understanding of their own place in the world, and the relationship between "Mexicanness" and mestizo-ness. Through his writings he has helped both Mexicans and everyone else come to understand that the mixed heritage of the people of Mexico is not something that should be attempted to be overcome but is rather something that should be celebrated.

Paz writes about his own struggle to understand what it means to be Mexican on a personal basis - a struggle that he would come to understand was not in fact a personal one at all but that was in…. [read more]

Constructing Responses Essay

… French militia and troops actually aided the colonists in fighting off the British forces.

The outcome of the French Revolution was similar to that of the American Revolution in that common people were able to take more of an active involvement in the daily affairs of the government. The absolute, monarch system was replaced by a more modern republic, in which several attempts were made to present a more egalitarian and balanced form of government. Furthermore, the resources of the country (as actualized in the form of land, labor, and material and monetary wealth) were redistributed so that it was possible for people other than monarchs and nobles to enjoy prosperity (Ginn & Company 1789).

The result of the revolutions in Latin America were highly…. [read more]

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