Samples "History"

History

Of the many different works completed under the patronage of the Frankish Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim, perhaps one of the most well-known is the Cathedral of Saint Michael’s at Hildesheim. Treasures from within this time period were on display at the Met earlier this year (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013);...

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After reviewing the Zinn and Schweikart accounts, the major distinctions in their assumptions, beliefs and values is that Zinn advocates for a purely factual account when retelling history, without introducing moral or ethical considerations; while Schweikart assumes a more defensive stance, particularly against how historical events and figures tend to...

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I am an African American woman and I would like to say that I am a free person. For all my life, I have strived to persuade my neighbors that we are the same equal, as the white people. Perhaps, for such an aim, the US Congress considers me a...

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The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote. It says that it “is illegal for the Federal and State Government to deny any U.S citizen the right to vote” (Amendment XIX). This victory in 1920 did not come easy to American women. It was the...

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The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is one of the most famous plays of the 20th Century. In the play, Miller offers an interpretation of the Salem Witchcraft Trials. The Salem Witchcraft Trials occurred in Salem, Massachusetts and nearby communities in 1692. Despite the play being based upon this historical period,...

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Introduction In the Victorian Era, being earnest was viewed as the pinnacle of human societal achievement. Earnestness, defined most basically as being very serious, was a behavior or at least affect that plagued the Victorian era to a fault. As Oscar Wilde displayed in his theatrical evisceration of the value,...

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Abstract This paper will discuss the selection of a single cultural artifact that I believe best represents the culture in which we live today. It will provide a detailed description of the artifact, analyzing in detail how the artifact relates to the values and beliefs of our culture. It will...

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Soccer is one of the most popular and widely acclaimed sports in the world. Robert Charlton once said: “some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slaver, give me a life sentence.” There is no doubt that professional players work hard and play...

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When considering Daoism, the origin of things in context of a Daoist, or Taoist, is very important. In Daoism, the universe began as a universe egg. After many thousands of years, the egg split apart to form the heavens and the Earth. At this time, P’an ku was born as...

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