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The Classic Slave Narratives by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

This one book which is really four books in one is the focus of this paper. Slavery and slave issues are discussed in depth. This...

Historical Reflection of Black Literature and Poetry

In five pages the slavery chants continue to reverberate as they connect black literature and poetry past and present. Five sourc...

Aristotle's Contemporary Philosophical Dialogue

Some of Aristotle's most famous conclusions are disputed in the dialogue contained within this six page research paper and such to...

Overview of the Black Family The Black Family / Structure, Gender Roles & Individual Community Identity

In five pages this paper presents an overview of the black family in a consideration of community identity of the individual, gend...

A Reading of Fawn M. Brodie's Thomas Jefferson, An Intimate History

This paper provides an analysis of Brodie's historical biography of Thomas Jefferson. The author attempts to address various inco...

English Colonization

In five pages the colonial settlement of early England is examined in terms of the relationships between the colonists and indigen...

Three Views of the Slave Trade in Africa

and time period under discussion. Eric Williams Williams begins his argument by pointing out that "unfree labor" in the New Worl...

Legalized Slavery in Colonial Times

Slavery in America was held in place by a complicated network of legal precedents. This paper analyzes the history of the practice...

Oroonoko by Aphra Behn and Historical Background

In 5 pages this paper examines the depiction of slavery in the 17th century novel by Aphra Behn in terms of historical accuracy. ...

Toni Morrison's Beloved and the Degrees of Separation

An eight page paper looking at the issue of separation in Toni Morrison's modern classic. The paper points out that there are real...

Political Aspects of Slavery

"In moments of agony, I envied my fellow-slaves for their stupidity" (Douglass 279). These men were better equipped -- intellectu...

Slavery and The Social Contract of Jean Jacques Rousseau

In sixteen pages this paper discusses slavery within the context of Jean Jacques Rousseau's social philosophical treatise, The Soc...

Institution of Slavery

This paper consists of six pages and refers to Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass in a consideration of slavery in terms ...

Blade Runner's Replicants

does not need to ever think of it in terms of its measurable reality while the replicants, in the midst of self-discovery, must qu...

The Lack of Efficacy Among Female Private Abolitionists

This paper examines the idea of private abolitionists among southern females during slavery in the US. The author contends that t...

The Growing Middle Class of Urban Immigrants 1877-1900

each other. "Throughout Americas history, White privilege allowed Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, Asians, certain European i...

Slavery in The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

struggle her family members endured. It can be argued that Boy Willies actions were evident of his strong desire to shed hi...

America and the Economic Effects of Slavery

purposes, the coerced and manipulated diversion of income and wealth from blacks to whites" (pp.40). Slavery produced benef...

Comparative Analysis of Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln

In five pages the leadership of the Confederate and the United States presidents are compared and contrasted with particular empha...

Slavery and Christianity

In ten pages this research considers the establishment of slavery in the United States and Christianity's role during this time pe...

Slavery Position of Frederick Douglass

union. This view was held largely because the issue was more than one of fairness or humanity. There was a great deal of money rid...

The Journey of Abraham Lincoln That Convinced Him Slavery Was Wrong

In 5 pages Lincoln's journey toward the presidency that led to his abolishment of slavery is discussed. There are 4 bibliographic...

U.S. and the Rights of States

about. The issue of state power versus central power has been significant throughout American history, but was most significant d...

Slavery as Presented in Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

many ways, this novel is the quintessential slave narrative. The character of Uncle Tom has come to epitomize the racial st...

Slavery and Women

This paper examines such slave narratives as Annie L. Burton's The Narrative of Bethany Veney: A Slave Woman and Memories of Child...

Race Relations, Slavery, and the U.S. Civil War

In twenty five pages this paper examines the slavery and race issues that culminated in the U.S. Civil War and examines the Jim Cr...

Gender Issues Involved in Freedom from Slavery

In five pages the gender differences regarding freedom and slavery issues are considered within the context of the writings Uncle ...

United States, the Caribbean, and Slavery

In eight pages a comparative analysis of slavery in these two areas is presented. Six sources are cited in the bibliography....

Late 18th and Mid 19th Century Anti Slavery Movements

In eleven pages these various movements opposing slavery are examined. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography....

Different Perspectives on Slavery

In five pages this paper examines the Civil War and after perspectives on slavery as viewed by John C. Calhoun, Frederick Douglass...