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May 16, 2021

Posts tagged "The Influence of the Enlightenment"

The Emancipation Proclamation : Savior or Rhetoric ?

The Emancipation Proclamation was a prosaic statement by Lincoln that seemed like it was a revolutionary treatise on the future treatment and freeing of African Americans, but in fact, the Emancipation Proclamation was simply a politically inspired ruse. It did  →

A Comparison of the French Revolution and American Revolution

Both the American Revolution and French Revolution were the products of Enlightenment ideals that emphasized the idea of natural rights and equality. With such an ideological basis, it becomes clear when one sets out to compare the French Revolution and American Revolution  →

Representations of Children in Eighteenth Century Literature

There are a number of modern-day adages which are still used to describe the ways in which children of past generations were regarded with respect to their position in society and in relationship to their families. These sayings include, among  →

Common Themes in Romanticism, The Enlightenment, and the Renaissance

When considering three major movements in world civilization and history; Romanticism, the Enlightenment, and the Renaissance, one theme that runs throughout is that of rebellion. More specifically, this rebellion in all three movements was against past traditions and each of  →