Essays Tagged: "landowners"


rming. Before the leaders of the 1952 revolution introduced land reform, less than 2 percent of the landowners owned half of the land available for farming. Most of the fellahin were tenants or owned ...

(4 pages) 303 3 4.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

John Steinbeck's "Indubious Battle"

Battle is set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control. Caught up in this upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who f ...

(8 pages) 78 0 1.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

1066, the Norman conquest of England

to somebody more powerful, who could help to protect him and his family in times of stress. Small landowners had surrendered the nominal ownership of their land to their protectors - who in turn he ...

(4 pages) 87 0 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Samurais, The ultimate Stoics

for they served their masters faithfully. Theywould die if necessary for them. The Daimyo or feudallandowners used the samurai to protect their land and toexpand their rights to more land. The Samura ... crats, to military rulers(Japan, RichardStorry18) The medieval samurai were often illiterate,rural, landowners who farmed in-between battles. Theywere assassins of the night and at the same time keepe ...

(2 pages) 96 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Nikolai Gogol's "dead soul" short summaries

dead souls cheaply. However, as Chichikov continues his journey, he starts to deal with more clever landowners who become suspicious of his scheme.Chichikov finds that the townsmen known as Sobakevich ...

(2 pages) 51 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is an essay which describes the life of a serf in Russia. It is written in three journal entries.

nted several crops, and watered crops. Today one of my friends was killed for arguing to one of the landowners. I guess he did the right thing- we shouldn't be working for this people. I heard another ...

(2 pages) 40 1 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Brief account of how capitalism in the modern world has affected how we do business in America.

has prevailed over the last century in showing the world just how real that idea is.For centuries, landowners had the upper hand in the socio-political strata, allowing few people to achieve their ra ...

(6 pages) 102 0 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Events that led to the start of WWII.

untries but rarely lasted. There was a brief Communist agreement, like the military forces and rich landowners who got together to make the first European postwar dictator who was Admiral Miklos Horth ...

(5 pages) 187 4 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

How could the Walpolean oligarchy be at once exclusive and stable?

ries extended beyond the centre of power to social institutions as well. Economically powerful Tory landowners were embittered by the Whig dominance of local and central duties which their rank and ac ...

(8 pages) 26 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Great migration of African Americans from the South to the North in the 1910s

not easy for them. More than two thirds ofAfrican Americans were sharecropping farmers who paid the landowners a part of theircrops in exchange for rent of their land. Jobs were also scarce and low-pa ... r whitesat wages that kept them rapped in poverty. Some fell deeper and deeper in debt tolandlords, landowners and store owners. Schools were few and poor so many of theirchildren were taught at home. ...

(2 pages) 119 0 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

History of Tammany Hall, Jewish Organized Crime and Various Mobsters.

the title of a home to be held by a number of persons, which was important because at the time only landowners could vote. Tammany Hall also established a system of district leaders and precinct capta ...

(4 pages) 66 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Why were the Bolsheviks successful in Russia, October 1917?

headed by a king called the Tsar. The country was controlled by wealthy capitalists allied with big landowners, who supported the Tsar and exploited the peasants and workers. Poverty, brutal exploitat ...

(3 pages) 60 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

How far could the 3rd Reform Act be justifiably called a turning point?

luence the representation of the smaller borough seats. The House of Commons was still dominated by landowners. Because of this the franchise in the counties was still based on property ownership and ...

(2 pages) 23 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

This essay is on the French Revolution it shows three major causes of the French Revolution.

taken by head. The largest group of the third estates was the rural peasants. Some were prosperous landowners who hired laborers to work for them. The bourgeoisie sat at the top of the middle class. ...

(2 pages) 163 1 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Speech on the rain forest.

re losing 137 plants, animal and insect species due to rainforest deforestation (Rainforest Facts). Landowners and governments of the rainforest today need to be given a good economic reason not to de ...

(6 pages) 130 2 4.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Functionalist View of Society

ly defined than in the times of Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim. However the main class groups such as landowners and the working class can still be identified in most societies. It seems to me that I wo ...

(2 pages) 156 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Poverty in tudor times

ell cared for while others died of starvation.Unemployment was a major cause of poverty. When large landowners changed from arable to sheep farming, unemployment increased rapidly. The closing down of ...

(2 pages) 41 2 3.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Why did contemporaries engage in such fierce debate over the impact of eighteenth century enclosure?

ystem of farming and this led to enclosure occurring first in the form of private agreement between landowners and then by Parliamentary enclosure from about 1750. Enclosure changed agricultural pract ... man-made boundaries separated one person's land from that of his neighbours. Open-field farming and landownership structure was thereby replaced by individual initiative and individual landholding; sp ...

(14 pages) 55 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A Famous Discoverer - The Story of Howard Carter

on to continue the family business of painting portraits of pets and families for the local Norfolk landowners. Instead, Howard Carter sought the opportunity to go to Egypt and work for the Egyptian E ...

(5 pages) 47 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

The Grapes of Wrath: A Criticism of Capitalism

pitalism, then reveals the greed of those men who support it. Steinbeck mainly criticizes the large landowners and banks for being insensitive and disconnected from the people. The poor migrant worker ... the farms grow larger and the owners fewer. This is an example of Steinbeck clearly criticizing the landowners for being insensitive and out of touch with the land, which he seems to feel is a common ...

(3 pages) 15572 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American