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January 20, 2020

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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  →

Relevance of the Westphalian System to the Modern World By Sasha Safonova

The Westphalian system of sovereign states was established in 1648 as part of the Peace of Westphalia. There were three core points to the treaty: The principle of state sovereignty; The principle of (legal) equality of states; The principle of  →

Historical Summary of “Outpost of Progress” by Joseph Conrad

By the end of the 19th century Europe was reaching the height of its colonial enterprise, which had spanned several hundred years and at least three continents. Many of the ideas, issues, problems, developments, and mentalities that accompanied this project of empire,  →

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  →

The Consequences and Effects of the Thirty Years War

To fully understand modern history, it is important to comprehend the full effects of the Thirty Years War. The end of the Thirty Years War produced a number of dramatic consequences and altered Western Europe in significant religious, political, and  →

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  →

History & Perspectives on the Economics of Socialism

Giving one cogent and all-encompassing definition of socialism in relation to economic practice is quite an impossible task since a wide range of governments throughout the world practice different forms. In general, however, the economic basis of nearly all of  →

Roman Class Structure in The Satyricon by Petronius

The Satyricon by Petronius offers modern readers the unique opportunity to examine the class structure in this partially real, somewhat imagined Roman society by depicting characters from all levels of society. The harsh and dark streets haunted by the poor  →