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Spanish and English Approaches to Colonial Slavery

Spain and Portugal were the first nations to reach the shores of the "New World". Their arrival preceded that of other major colo...

Nineteenth Century American Identity Development

of those character traits became a part of what most Americans like to think of as an uniquely American point of view, as well as ...

Antebellum America and the Advantages of Slavery

In five pages this paper discusses that slavery was preferable to the slave and slave owner of the antebellum American South to fr...

Racism in Colonial America

Racism has been part and parcel of American society since its inception, and the colonial period featured racism in its most virul...

American Colonies and Lives of Slaves

In nine pages this paper considers what slavery was like in the American colonies with North and South differences duly noted alo...

Nineteenth Century South and Slavery

In five pages this paper examines narratives by Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass in a consideration of nineteenth century sla...

Secession as a Harbinger of Conflict

Civil War historians believe that a majority of Americans felt that forcing the South to remain in the Union when it felt it was n...

Slavery Ideology and Practice in Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

quickly. It is true that in some of the Northern settlements, plantation managers preferred to use white indentured servants rathe...

U.S. Capitalism and Slavery

presents the thesis that to understand African Americans and their importance in American society, we must first understand the ma...

North and South Conflict and Slavery

rights alongside the emancipation that had already taken place; however, it actually proved to represent a time of significant dis...

Slavery Reactions of Black Women

white freedom and black slavery. The link between whites and blacks would change considerably between the arrival of those first ...

Early American History and Free African Americans

my opinion, yet I consider our condition but little better than that....After all, methinks there are no chains so galling as thos...

America's Slavery Legacy

were unable to teach their children good values and morality, or how to be men and women. The removal of parents made families wi...

Colonization and 'King Leopold's Ghost'

gross exploitation of African slaves. That Leopold was wholly capable of stuffing his incoming ships with an abundance of ivory a...

How Revolutionary was the American Revolution?

enough to overcome racial discrimination or the claims of the south that it needed slave labor to work the plantations (Coombs, 19...

Slavery Development

protect their class interests" (Takaki, 1993, p. 62). The laws that they passed in their own favor "extended the time of indentur...

Women and Slavery

United States that awaited many of them was certainly devastating and destructive, it may well have offered some more opportunitie...

Blood Passion by Scott Martelle

This book review focuses on Scott Martell's "Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West," which descri...

The African American Dream of Equality

and essentially left the white population of the nation still ignoring the impact of history concerning the African American peopl...

Slavery A Precipitating Factor in the Civil War

While it certainly wasnt the only reason, slavery...

19th Century American History

slavery, a trend which leads towards the development of Sectionalism in the Southern states. 1830s: Southern states begin to seek ...

Did Slavery and Slave Expansion Dominate the U.S. Presidency from 1830 to 1865?

slavery expand westward, which began to challenge "the territorial limits of slavery, the limits of federal power, and the limits ...

Slavery was a Bad Institution Practiced in the Civilized World

of one of the most powerful nations in the world. It was only through slavery that the United States was able to grow huge crops i...

Making Laws

should actually be handled (Johnson, 2003). After the subcommittee has sent the bill back with full recommendations to the full c...

Theme of Slavery in 3 Literary Eras

slaves are forcibly taken from their native lands, "Husbands from their Wives, Parents from their Children," which he argues goes ...

Cherokee Influences on Colonial Settlers

This paper addresses Native American Culture and its impact on colonial American society. The author discusses various ways in wh...

Capitalism Fuels Colonial Expansion

the scene may seem sublime, it can be interpreted as a depiction of contrast between cultures. In the foreground stands the Europ...

African American Studies: Definition

job of delving deeply into the historical and cultural foundation of racial discrimination during the slave trade by effectively i...

Paul Dunbar’s Use of Double Consciousness

all tears and sighs?" (Dunbar "We Wear"). In other words, the world is callous and pays no heed to the pain that it causes, but D...

Reviewing Closing of the American Mind Closing of the American Mind / Book Review

In The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom decries the lapse of teaching of traditional American values in American universi...