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The Ancient Greek Economy and the Modern Economic Foundations

Many of the institutions and practices of contemporary life can be traced back to the ancient civilizations of Greece, and the economy is no exception. By identifying and analyzing some of the seminal features and characteristics of the archaic and  →

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  →

Warfare in Ancient Israel and the Importance of Iron

The general history of ancient Israel is, by its very nature, somewhat challenging to piece together, as the written and archaeological record is fragmentary (DeVaux & McHugh 213; Miller & Hayes 19). The limited information that is available is sourced  →

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  →

Ancient Egyptians and the Concept of Time

Time has become such an important aspect of modern civilization that people have difficulty conceptualizing the possibility of ancient cultures viewing time any differently than we do today (Whitrow 3). In fact, as Whitrow observed, “[f]or many people the way  →

13 Definitions from European History Every History Student Should Know

Are you a student on European history or do you consider yourself well-versed on your definitions of important aspects of Western history? Why not quiz yourself? Can you provide a definition of the following terms from this period in history  →

8 Definitions from Middle Eastern History Every Student Should Know

Are you a student of the history of the Middle East or do you consider yourself well-versed on your definitions of important aspects of Middle Eastern history? Why not quiz yourself? Can you provide a definition of the following terms  →

7 Definitions from Asian History Every Student Should Know

Are you a student of the history of Asia or do you consider yourself well-versed on your definitions of important aspects of Asian history? Why not quiz yourself? Can you provide a definition of the following terms from the history  →

A History of the Modern Olympic Games

The Olympic Games have an extensive history, but the modern epoch of this worldwide sporting event is marked as having been initiated in 1890 (Roche 92-93) and it is this period that this history of the modern Olympic Games begins.  →
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