Essays Tagged: "Historian"

Ezra Pound

sentiment expressed by Yeats sums up Ezra Pound's character. While he lives on as a gifted poet and historian, people will always remember Pound for his strong anti-Semitism. These ideas stained his w ...

(8 pages) 135 1 4.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A Short Biography of Benjamin Franklin

ld in which he currently lives, he sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When an historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many profound people. Benjami ...

(7 pages) 239 2 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Historian Frederick Jackson Frontier Thesis

The Census Bureau in 1890 proclaimed the western frontier closed. Nevertheless, three years later Historian Frederick Jackson Turner from Wisconsin University gave his now famous "frontier thesis" a ... us recession, and the advance of American settlement of westward explain American development. Many historians have strongly agreed or disagreed with these two powerful statements made by Frederick Tu ...

(3 pages) 149 1 3.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Oedipus the King, by Sophocles

The Mysteries of FateAmong the first thing a historian discovers in his study of early civilization are records ofpeople's belief, or faith, in p ...

(3 pages) 169 0 2.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

King Arthur The Legend

new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience. Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how major his role was on ... villages whose rulers struggled for political and military supremacy. Around 540, a Welsh monk and historian named Gildas wrote in his book Concerning the Ruin and Conquest of Britain that "The disas ...

(9 pages) 148 0 4.4 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Anthropology by Morgan and Wolf

concluded that the influences property has had on reshaping societies and vice versa can teach the historian many things about both the society being studied and the environment in which it strove to ...

(11 pages) 128 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Alfred Tennyson, often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry.

by the following feelingfrom her people. The Victorian age has been said to be a verydiverse time. Historian T.B. Macaulay in 1838 said that theEnglish had become 'the greatest and most highly civili ...

(6 pages) 137 1 5.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Asian (Chinese) Immigration into America

eople think of American Immigrants, Asians are on the last of their lists. In The Uprooted, Harvard historian, Oscar Handlin, prize winning book with the subtitle 'the Epic Story of the Great Migratio ...

(6 pages) 353 0 4.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Reconstruction in Early America

of the credit system and worthless Confederate money. Though statistics in the South were vague the historian E.B. Long, a careful student of war strengths suggests "perhaps 750,000 individuals would ...

(4 pages) 271 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How mexican american historians tell the history of america from a different perspective from the standard angle historian standpoint

hat most, if not all of what we 'know' of history are words, and descriptions according to an Anglo historian. Most references in our history books lack emphasis as to the importance or significance o ...

(2 pages) 85 1 1.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Herodotus: Greek Historian

essay will be a brief biography of Herodotus. His background bares importance to how he became the historian he was, such as living in Bodrum. The next seven(7) pages will touch on Herodotus' The His ... ll help the reader understand a bit about him. The last six(6) pages will speak of or mention other historians, such as Homer, Anaximander, Hecataeus, Thucydides, Machavelli, Plato, Sophocles, Theopom ...

(31 pages) 210 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Explain the role(s) of aristocratic women in Roman history.

their power in public, that is, they could only exercise power behind-the scenes. According to the historian, Bill Leadbetter, the level of indirect power reached levels never imagined during the Rep ... a son who was "embarrassed" by her prominence.Valeria Messalina was more notorious than Livia since historians portrayed her as a "sex-maniac" and a "brazen nymphomaniac". She formed amicitus relation ...

(3 pages) 61 1 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

With references to sources, assess the differing interpretations of Agrippina.

Sources from ancient historians tend to be more hostile towards Agrippina because she was a woman and she stepped outside ... as a woman and she stepped outside the expected role of a Roman matron. In contrast to this, modern historians consider the context of her time and approach her with a neutral attitude. However, most ... figure or the imperial woman who goes beyond her matronly and aristocratic role.Tacitus, an ancient historian, was the closest to Agrippina's time and was hostile towards her since he disliked the pri ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Reflection Question: was slavery necessary for the economic growth of america? Here, i say it is not necessary

of the main causes of the civil war. According to Mrs. Collins, a RLA/SS teacher at SAS and also a historian, "There were three issues that brought the civil war. Those were the tariff issue, the sla ...

(1 pages) 74 2 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Gold! Gold! Gold! The California Gold Rush was the biggest and the richest of them all.

was just that there was not enough gold in the streams to make everyone rich. Hubert Howe Bancroft, historian of the West, estimated that during the peak years of 1849 and 1850 the gold taken out aver ...

(22 pages) 655 8 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Weimar Republic ended in 1933 with the beginning of A Nazi dictatorship. Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the outset, or could it have survived?'

Republic was doomed from its beginning and could have done nothing to avoid its eventual demise. As historian Sean Lang wrote, 'Hitler was bound to take power in the end. It was inevitable, wasn't it? ... triotism was remembered and contrasted to the depression and empty promises of the Weimar Republic. Historian R. Henig said, "throughout the 1920's the image of a united German people selflessly pursu ...

(5 pages) 159 5 2.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Eric hobsbawm 's "Nations and Nationalism"

lly, modern scholars and academics are graced with the privilege of studying literature produced by historians so colourful that works written by said author may dispel exponential reactions that resu ... y, Hobsbawm joined the ranks of academic elites and communists. Thereon, he shone as an established historian, professor and author, still tailoring substantial writings even today.And today, it appea ...

(7 pages) 98 1 4.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Historical interpretations of Thomas Jefferson's presidency, including progressive, counter-progressive, and republican views.

Historian Gordon Wood writes in 1993, "Jefferson scarcely seems to exist as a real historical person ... e main problems in historical writing, the tendency to use history to further one's own ideas. Most historians do not do this consciously, but every historian has an agenda which, consciously or not, ... e good and bad decisions, had practical and utopian dreams for the new republic. Unfortunately, few historians are able to express Jefferson in these terms. They take the good or the bad, the noble or ...

(6 pages) 106 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Historians of cultural identities.

Historians of cultural identities have to be particularly cautious in their use of historical source ... nsight into a historical subject. For example Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' would be extremely useful for a historian of cultural identities studying Nazism to gain an insight into Hitler's beliefs. But it is ... th should be taken into account.So what advantages do autobiographies allow the cultural identities historian? Firstly, it enables the individuals to give themselves an identity. It allows the author ...

(4 pages) 54 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The French Revolution.

Enlightenment ideas and the American Revolution. Ideas spread widely through the printing press. As historian Albert Mathiez mentions it in Document 4, leadership began to fall to the middle class who ... ion. The ideas of these Enlightenment thinkers based the Constitution of the United States. Another historian, Lord Acton suggested that the ideas of the philosophs were not directly responsible for t ...

(4 pages) 117 1 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > The French Revolution