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July 23, 2017

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Housework and the Cult of Domesticity

From around 1820 until the American Civil War, the United States underwent rapid changes due in large part to the growth of mass industrialization. This era produced an unprecedented rise in the wealth and led the establishment of a firm  →

Analysis and Review of Redemption: Last Battle of the Civil War

In Redemption: Last Battle of the Civil War by Nicholas Lemann a new portrait of the period of Reconstruction in the south is painted. This one, in stark contrast to the glossier versions that are recognizable from film and textbooks,  →

The Policy Response to the Great Depression by Europe

Studies of the Great Depression in the United States often focus on the effects of and responses to this economic and social crisis in this country. Special attention is often given to the innovative responses to the Great Depression proposed  →

Peggy Eaton, Andrew Jackson and the Petticoat Wars : A Historical Look at Presidential Character

The character of a president, wrote the historian Robert Shogan, “is a double-edged sword—an instrument that can discredit…and destroy [his] credibility but also one that presidents can use to establish their political identity and mobilize support" (3). “Character," he concluded,  →

An Analysis and History of the War on Drugs in America

America’s war on drugs began in earnest with the presidential tenure of Richard Nixon, who was the first president to openly discuss America’s alleged problem with drugs (Hurley, 1989). Prior to President Nixon’s place in American history, presidents avoided addressing  →

Analysis and Summary of “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone” by Randell Jones

“In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone” offers reader some startling insight into the life of the historical figure Daniel Boone and draws upon a number of sources to relate another side of American history. Writing a book about a well-known  →

Summary and Analysis – Peltier, Pine Ridge, and “The Spirit of Crazy Horse” by Peter Matthiessen

The controversial text about the Leonard Peltier case, The Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen is not simply a non-fiction work offering details about the government-led violent events that occurred during the infamous shootout and conflicts between the F.B.I, United States government, AIM  →

The Influence of the Enlightenment on The Formation of the United States

The Enlightenment was crucial in determining almost every aspect of colonial America, most notably in terms of politics, government, and religion. Without the central ideas and figures of the Enlightenment, the United States would have been drastically different since these  →

Analysis and Summary of “The Classic Slum: Salford Life in the First Quarter of the Century” by Robert Roberts

As this analysis and generalized topical summary of “The Classic Slum: Salford Life in the First Quarter of the Century“ by Robert Roberts attempts to examine, Roberts systematically redefines the way we think about Engels’ version of the “classic slum"  →

Slavery in America’s South : Implications and Effects

The institution of slavery in America’s southern states was based primarily in economics rather than some inherent adoration of the practice itself. When the Mason-Dixon line was created in the 1760s, Eli Whitney’s revolutionary cotton gin (which would eventually solidify  →