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Mississippi Burning Film and Deviance

In five pages Alan Parker's film is considered within the context of the three types of deviance it portrays such as the townspeop...

Music and Song in Latin American Literature

The ideas insights and images created and represented by these three influential authors play a crucial role (Hoeg p. 95). Go...

The American Dream, Willy Loman, and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

II, Miller was able to show that the American Dream as a way of life is a sham -- and why. Death of a Salesman tells the story of...

Vietnam and American Politics During the Turning Point of 1968

achieved (McDougall, 1996). That goal was and is to establish a strong buffer state to protect the nations of Southeast Asia from ...

Migration of Native Americans Causes and Consequences

In five pages Native American causes and consequences of Native Americans in preColumbian history are examined in this overview. ...

America's Sexism and Racism History

In an essay consisting of five pages the historical origins of sexism and racism in the Americas is traced through the Native Amer...

U.S. History, Native Americans, and Immigrants

In eight pages this paper examines American history with an emphasis upon the significant role of immigrants, struggles of the Nat...

American Values, J. Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur, and Benjamin Franklin

In six pages this paper examines how de Crevecoeur's Letters From an American Farmer and Franklin's Autobiography reveal the true ...

Impact of the American Revolution on the Subsequent French Revolution

In fourteen pages these revolutions are contrasted and compared in order to demonstrate the differences between the American and F...

Gordon Wood and Bernard Bailyn on the Revolutionary War

In six pages this comparative analysis explores the Revolutionary War perspectives of Gordon Wood in The Radicalism of the America...

Civil War and Role of Irish Americans

In ten pages this paper examines the Irish Americans' role during the Civil War. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography....

The Constant Discord Between African Americans and Arabs

In five pages the reasons behind the discord between African Americans and Arabs is linked to the Islam religion that has been emb...

USS Maine Bombing in 1989 and the Reactions by American Newspapers

In six pages this paper discusses how American reporters covered the USS Maine bombing in Havana during the Spanish-American War o...

The Relationship of African-American Men to Conflict Theory

The handling of conflict is a major source of interest in American society. This paper discusses affective and cognitive conflict ...

3 Authors on Ethnicity and Race

In nine pages this paper examines ethnicity and race as viewed by Elaine Bell Kaplan in 'Not our kind of girl : unraveling the myt...

Identity of Native Americans, Religion and Politics

but it also led to a form of identity crisis for the descendants of these tribes. Part ancient heritage and part colonial industr...

Great Depression and the American Labor Movement

unemployment rates soared and conditions and wages plummeted among the factory workers and tensions between the two labor factions...

The Jim Crow Laws and Black Education

essentially starting from "ground zero," educationally speaking. In the South, it was actually illegal to teach slaves how to read...

The Myth of the American Family as Discredited in Death of a Salesman and An American Beauty

play, if we only look at the man, Willy Loman, and examine him from his perspective, concerning his hopes and desires for himself ...

Overview of Chinese Americans

In seven pages Chinese Americans are considered in terms of their American historical significance with political struggles and ra...

Turquoise and its Mystique

In eight pages this paper discusses the historical allure of turquoise in this consideration of Native American art and the Americ...

African Americans Historiography

In six pages this research paper considers African Americans' historiography. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography....

The Resiliency and Pathology of Black American Families

5 pages and 5 sources. This paper relates two different perspectives on the African American family in the modern era, one based ...

Solar Storms by Linda Hogan

In five pages this paper discusses this Native American text in terms of differences in worldviews between the Native Americans an...

U.S. Ethnic Family Profiling

In nine pages profiles of Amish, Mexican American, and Italian American family structures as featured in 3 chapters from the text ...

Cinema and Sexuality

crisis of Lester Burnham, a subplot provides a telling commentary on way that homosexuality has been perceived in this culture. Th...

U.S. and the Experience of the Latino and the Black

illegal to teach slaves how to read and write, as it was understood even in those days that knowledge is equivalent to power. On...

Roughing It with Swan, Twain and the Indians

Northwest Coast by James G. Swain and Mark Twain's Roughing It are two novels which deal with the outdoors and the American west. ...

Culture and Child Abuse

In five pages the African American community is considered in terms of the incidences of child abuse in other cultural comparisons...

Trespassing My Sojourn in the Halls of Privilege by Gwendolyn M. Parker

been one of the smartest children in a class, the teachers now refused to acknowledge her raised hand in answer to one of their qu...