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 The Civil War
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In 5 pages, the author discusses the events and causes that lead to the Civil War. Many issues were prominent in the Civil War. They include slavery, Lincoln's elections and his assassination, the careers of the various generals, major battles and minor battles, the dominating forces, and other important catalysts, effects and results. The stage of the times was set with a drama with an intense story line of brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor and state against state in that war of all wars, the Civil War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: PCcivwar.doc

Necessities Of War / Civil War & Vietnam War
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A 5 page essay comparing and contrasting some of the many events of the Civil War and the Vietnam War. Lincoln said that there were necessities of war. What did he mean? This is the specific question explored in this essay. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The American Civil War
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In 9 pages the author discusses the American Civil War. There was nothing 'civil' about the Civil War, which is also known as the War Between the States. It was a war where neighbor fought neighbor and brother fought brother. There was a painful division of families and friends just as there was a division of the North and the South. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
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The Reconstruction (American Civil War) : Failure
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In 4 pages, the author discusses the failure of the Reconstruction, which occurred after the American Civil War. 'When examining the American Civil War, and the subsequent period of Reconstruction that occurred after the war, one must determine that the Reconstruction was not a success, although Lincoln might have made a good president, and the Industrial revolution began after the American Civil War. The New South had difficulty coping with its status. Once the Blacks were free, there was little work to be had by them, resulting in their relying on theft and other criminal activity. This perpetuated mob lynchings.' Free Sample Sentence Outline included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Civil War in Southern Africa
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Civil wars in Southern Africa have brought devastation on all levels - from political upheaval to famine, genocide and mass displacement. The diversity and history of conflict have added to systems of corrupt and, or, inept governments to bring most of the African States into and through the experience of civil wars. This 5 page paper explores the effects of the civil wars and examines the direction of development in store for Southern Africa. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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  The Civil War: Avoidance Potential
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5 pages in length. Inasmuch as there were tremendous political, economic, social, and legal changes occurring just prior to the Civil War, could this bloody battle have been averted by any course of action? Indeed, it can readily be argued that a handful of singular battles may have, indeed, been avoided in the long run; however, the Civil War was destined to explode with much the same anger it had in spite of great strides to prevent such an outburst. However, there was one aspect of the war's instigation that could not have seen any circumvention: the threat to national democracy. The writer discusses that when assessing this historical possibility, it is important to consider the fact that fury was high between the two sides, rendering a complete absolution extremely unlikely. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Henry Wirz / Scapegoat For Civil War Crimes At Andersonville
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Confederate Major Henry Wirz has had his name soiled throughout history as the man responsible for some horrendous war crimes (mostly at Andersonville) during the conflict between North and South. In fact, he was the only Southern official to be executed for such crimes at the conclusion of the Civil War. In this 40 page thesis, the writer argues that Wirz was not as guilty as historians make him out to be;-- Through an in-depth analysis of Civil War history, the point is made that Wirz was actually only a scapegoat--and not genuinely responsible for the crimes that were committed. Bibliography lists approximately 30 sources.
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Irene Hunt's 'Across Five Aprils'
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In 5 pages the author discusses the main characters, the plot, the theme, a brief analysis and a review of 'Across Five Aprils' by Irene Hunt. ''Across Five Aprils' is the unforgettable story of a boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. This is a good book that will keep the reader breathless to the very end. The mood during the Civil War is captured perfectly by author Irene Hunt. She secures the viewpoint of the families during the war. This is accentuated by the fact that brothers at times had to fight brothers. This book is both a historically authentic Civil War novel and a beautifully written story of one family's coping with the war and its many problems.'
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Music and Art in War Eras
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An 8 page paper which discusses popular art and music during times of war. These times of war are depicted in 'The Killer Angels' by Michael Shaara, which concerns the Civil War, 'A Farewell to Arms' by Ernest Hemingway, which deals with World War I, and 'Going After Cacciato' by Tim O'Brien, which involves the Vietnam War. These particular eras each had their own unique blend of art and music. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: RAmsicwar.wps

Was the American Civil War and Reconstruction a Second American Revolution?
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This 5 page paper considers the political, economic, and social issues that were prevalent during the American Civil War and the subsequent Reconstruction Era and argues that this actually represented a “Second American Revolution.” Because the first American Revolution was defined by ideological and economic issues and determined widespread change, it can be argued that the American Civil War was also the same kind of situation and had similar outcomes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Civil War Letters
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In 9 pages, the author displays historical knowledge of the Civil War by writing a sequence of four letters, two of which are from someone in the Union state of Massachusetts. The other two are from someone in the Confederate state of Virginia. The letters discuss the causes, the conduct, and the consequences of the Civil War (as viewed from differing perspectives). Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Manifest Destiny: Precursor to the Civil War
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A 5 page discussion of the contribution of the ideology of manifest destiny, the belief in a divine right for the stronger to dominate the weaker, in the outbreak of the Civil War. Recounts the major events leading up to the war including the 1846-1848 war with Mexico, the Secession Crisis of November 1860-April 1861, the annexation of Texas, the Wilmot Proviso, expansionism, the repeal of the Missouri Compromise and the Presidential election of 1860. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Robert E. Lee: Influences Upon The Civil War
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8 pages in length. Robert E. Lee was both a shrewd and defiant military man. It can be argued that his influences upon the Civil War were such that had he not been a primary participant in the battle, history would have recorded the ultimate outcome as having been significantly different. It was not unlike Lee to utilize every means possible in order to gain an edge over the enemy, which included a seemingly insignificant act of reading the northern newspapers carefully for clues to troop movements. The writer discusses the influences Lee had upon the Civil War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Juveniles During The American Civil War
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A 6 page research paper on juveniles coming of age during the American Civil war. The paper looks at family dynamic changes during this time and how juveniles had to respond to these changes by taking over adult responsibilities—to the point of sons replacing their fathers on the battlefield. The writer demonstrates how the family dynamic was carried into war because of the youth of these soldiers, and posits that this dynamic ultimately led to a justification for coming of age in war.
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Stone Mountain Georgia / A Role in the Civil War?
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A 4 page review of the possible role Stone Mountain Georgia played in the Civil War. Reveals that little of substance is available on this role since no major battles occurred here. Ties in the historic importance of the area, the role of the railroad there, and the role of the community as a Civil War enlistment office. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Political Compromise and the Civil War
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A 6 page paper which discusses the many different political compromises and invovlements that took place during times of slavery in this country. When these compromises and political dealings no longer appeared to be working, civil war was the only other option. The details between these compromises and the civil war is illustrated. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The Killer Angels: The Idealized Vision of the Civil War
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This 9 page paper assesses the nature of the Civil War as presented in Michael Shaara’s book The Killer Angels and considers why so many men rushed to enlist at the onset of the war in April of 1861. This paper considers the reasons why many men enlisted, including the fact that it was believed that it would be a short war, a “picturebook” conflict and that it would be full of romance and glory for all who participated. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Civil War Consequences
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The Civil War had little or nothing to do with the freeing of the slaves. It's purpose was political and profound in the changes it brought to the economic and military policies of the United States. This is a 5 page paper that examines the actual causes of the Civil War, the agenda of the Lincoln administration and the consequences of these policies. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Shrouds of Glory: A Review of the Civil War Book by Winston Groom
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A 5 page review of the 1996 book, 'Shrouds of Glory: From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War', by Winston Groom. Groom is the author of 'Forrest Gump' as well but his current book distinguishes itself in providing a factual account of the account of one of the most turbulent times in U.S. history, the Civil War. Groom concentrates on the time period which spanned July 1864 to December 1864 and the battles of Atlanta and Nashville and targets not the casual reader but instead at the avid history buff. No additional sources are listed.
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  Political Corruption After the Civil War
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This 3 page paper considers the prevalent issues that determined the impact of the post-Civil War era, especially in relationship to specific political processes. In essence, the changing social and political perspectives of the post-Civil War era allowed for a greater level of political corruption. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Civil War Robber Barons
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In 5 pages the author discusses the robber barons of the Civil War. Were the so-called robber barons really robber barons or where they captains of industry? The Civil War robber barons were capitalists. They were able to acquire considerable wealth by exploitation and hard-heartedness, but they were actually captains of industry and have contributed to today's industrialization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Negro’s Civil War: How American Blacks Felt and Acted During the War for the Union by James McPherson
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This 5 page paper provides an overview of the central elements in McPherson’s book, considering his central thesis regarding the nature of the Black experience during the American Civil War and the misconceptions that were integrated into white American history. This paper also considers the viability of the source information utilized and the overall veracity of McPherson’s claims. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Confederate Partisan Ranger Activity
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A 27 page paper discussing the guerrilla warfare tactics employed by the Confederacy during the Civil War. Independent of stringent military control, most were led by men of integrity but other units used the war to indulge in theft and murder. In the end, some historians believe that partisan ranger activity prolonged the war; others believe that it could have prolonged the war to the extent that the South could have won. Whether viewed favorably or not, whether militarily effective or not, those Confederate rangers of integrity and constancy of purpose performed incalculable service for those left at home for the duration of the war. Their stories give a human touch to the history that so easily could be reduced these 130 years later to a listing of statistics and of the dates at which irrefutable changes were made in the course of the country. Bibliography lists 27 sources.
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Civilian Life During the Civil War
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A 10 page paper covering the lives of housewives, children, and others during the 1860's while America was at war with itself. Disease, dropout rates, civilian volunteer efforts, and the changing role of women are among the many issues discussed. Some insight is also provided as to how life inherently differed in the South. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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African Americans: From Slavery to Civil Rights
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An 8 page review of African American rights from pre-Civil war years to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Identifies the causes of the Civil War and its relation to black emancipation. Discusses changes in U.S. law and policy and the actions of individuals like Andrew Johnson, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglass, John F.Kennedy, Lyndon B, Johnson, and Martin Luther King Junior in regard to instituting social change. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Women of the Civil War
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This 9 page paper provides an overview of the woman’s role during the Civil War era. Several examples are noted including Dr. Mary Walker’s transition from physician to spy and Captain Sally’s struggle to open and operate a private hospital. Other examples are noted and the way women were treated is discussed in general as are the various roles they played in relation to the war. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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The Draft in the Civil War
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A 5 page outline of the history of the draft or conscription in the American Civil War. Concludes that the effectiveness of the draft declined in both the North and the South as the war raged on. This was due to different factors. The South simply didn’t have the manpower to continue to supply draft requirements and the poor Northerners began to rebel against the draft because it targeted them more so than the wealthy and because they began to understand the full socio-economic implications of emancipation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Post Civil War Reconstruction Policies
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A 12 page review of the years following the Civil War and the Reconstruction policies which were in place. Contrasts the goals and policies of Congress with those of Presidents Lincoln and his successor President Andrew Johnson. Emphasizes the impacts of these policies on the reentry of the Southern states to the Union and to the blacks who have been freed by the War. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Grant's Civil War Strategy
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A 10 page paper that describes Grant's strategies in the Civil War. The writer presents the theory that Grant's denial of prisoner of war exchange did not result in the outcomes he expected. Rather than decreasing the Confederate forces by keeping their soldiers in Northern prisons and work camps, this strategy resulted in decreases in the Union forces and could have cost the Union victory. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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General P.G.T. Beauregard & The Civil War
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A 10 page research paper that investigates P.G.T. Beauregard. A brief overview of his life is offered but the main focus is on his activities during the Civil War. Historically considered to be a poor commander, one expert said that he was becoming more competent when he was defeated at Shiloh, which resulted in very minor future assignments. He was very successful as a private citizen after the war. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Ohio History: Civil War Through the 1960s
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An 11 page discussion of Ohio’s political and economic history since the civil war. Traces the evolution of Cincinnati to an industrial giant, her involvement in the Progressive era and the many hardships faced by Ohio citizens, as well as her involvement in World War II. Provides information on the Cincinnati mayoral administrations of Tony Celebrezze, Ralph S. Locher,Carl B. Stokes and Ralph J. Perk as well. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Civil War / Impacts of Industry, Population, & Timing of The North vs The South
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A 5 page exploration of the factors which led to a Northern victory and a Southern defeat during the American Civil War. Details the differences between the agrarian subsistence of the south and the industrial concentration of the south and how it related to the war efforts. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Civil War P.O.W. Camps
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8 pages excellently comparing P.O.W. (Prisoner Of War) camps of the North and South during the U.S. Civil War. Specifically examined are : The South's Camp Sumter (Andersonville) and the North's Fort Delaware. Bibliography lists 8 comprehensive sources.
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The Civil War in Kentucky
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A 10 page overview of the events which unfolded in Kentucky preceding and during the Civil War. Emphasizes that Kentucky's role in the war was more ideological than strategic. She was forced out of her preferred neutrality by events beyond her control and as a consequence was spit apart, brother against brother and friend against friend. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Causes Of The American Civil War
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A 5 page paper. Slavery is most often cited as the cause of the American Civil War but like any war, there were a number of underlying causes besides the issue of slavery. The Northern and Southern states had been in conflict since before the Constitution was signed in 1789. A number of formal compromises had eased the tension but it began to flare up again in the early 1800s. This paper discusses the three primary reasons for the tension between the North and the South. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Eric Foner’s “Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War
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This 4 page report discusses Foner’s review of the pre-Civil War Republican Party and presents both a basic summary and critique of the book. The book looks at the ideology that formed the Republican party as well as the issues, events and people that shaped the post-war Republican mindset. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: BWfoner.rtf

Vietnam War / Socio-Political Thought & The Anti-War Movement
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An 8 page overview & discussion of the Vietnam War, relevant events, and the ensuing controversy that occurred domestically in the United States as a result of our participation. Radical conflict, militant civil rights, social activism (i.e., on U.S. college campuses), etc.; are among the many sub-topics explored. The writer is particularly concerned with assessing precisely what it is we have 'learned' from the Vietnam war. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Education in Florida Before and After the American Civil War
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This 5 page paper considers the political, economic, and social issues that were prevalent at the end of the American Civil War and assesses the implications of the war for both Blacks and Whites in Florida. This paper considers the actors that determined the emergence of the educational system and the implications for individuals of varied races. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Medical Conditions During the Civil War
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A 7 page paper discussing the state of medicine at the beginning of the US Civil War, how those conditions changed throughout the war and the implications of those changes for medicine today. We take medicine for granted in so many ways in today's world that a review of how conditions were only 150 years ago are nothing short of horrifying. It truly is amazing that the injured survived many of the cures that were used at the time, but it did contribute to the conditions that are so vastly improved today. Includes an outline of the paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Walt Whitman's War Poetry
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A 6 page essay which examines how 'Drum-Taps,' a slim volume of poetry concerning the American Civil War by Whitman, reflected the historical situation of that time. The writer argues that Whitman's poetry reflects an evolution of consciousness that reveals that emotions experienced by the American public as it goes from a patriotic war fever to a realization of the horror and reality of war. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The Genre Of War Films / Avoiding The Issue Of Race
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In this well-reasoned 5 page essay, the writer argues that war films have traditionally avoided having to portray African-Americans in a realistic manner. Even films about the Civil War "hid" Black people to a large extent -- out of fear that doing otherwise would invoke some controversial discontent. A number of insightful examples from war films are provided to support this thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Civil War, Slavery And Racial Relations
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25 pages in length. There are many factors that can be cited as the cause for the Civil War; however, the issues surrounding enslavement of Africans in America was undoubtedly at the core of its foundation. The writer discusses reconstruction, Black Codes, Jim Crow and the freedom for which the blacks so desperately fought. Bibliography lists 17 sources.
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Walt Whitman and the Civil War
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A five page paper looking at the nineteenth-century poet’s involvement with and reactions toward the Civil War, as seen through his poetry and letters. Specific poems discussed are: “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d,” “O Captain! My Captain!”, “An Army Corps on the March,” “Calvary Crossing a Ford,” “Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night,” “A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim,” and “A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown”. The bibliography cites five sources.
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Irish-Americans During The Civil War
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A 10 page paper that provides an overview of role that the Irish-Americans played in the Civil War and the impacts that there participation had on unifying the Irish-America community and creating a sense of a national identity. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Years Leading upto The Civil War
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Approximately 5 pages worth of factual discussion about the decades leading up to America's civil war. Discusses politics, the gold rush, slavery, growing tensions etc; No Bibliography included.
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Post-Civil War America / Crisis in the 1890's
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A 3 page paper that describes the political, economic and individual crises in post-Civil War America. Included in this paper are the Pullman train strike, Coxey's Army and the march on Washington, unemployment, and the impact of the financial crisis of 1893. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Reasons For The Northern Victory in the American Civil War
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A 5 page paper that discusses the reasons for the Northern victory in the American Civil War. This paper is based on the belief that the same economic, political and military structures that were imperative to the onset of the aggressions between the North and South were also reasons for the Northern victory. Bibliography with 3 sources cited.
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Book Review / Why the North Won the Civil War
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A 2 page book review on David Donald's 'Why the North Won the Civil War.' The writer details the essential points of the five essays included. Bibliography lists the 1 primary source discussed.
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The Civil War: Strengths and Weaknesses of the North and South
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A 5 page discussion of the reasons behind the outcome of the U.S. Civil War. Details differences in manpower and industrialization which determined the victor and the loser. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The American Civil War / Political Division & More
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A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the major issues that led to the American Civil War. This paper suggests that while slavery was an issue, there were many other factors that lent themselves towards divisions between the North and South. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Amcivwar.wps

Folk Music and Art of the Civil War
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This 5 page paper assesses the art and music of the Civil War Years, with a focus on the music and art of slaves and the depiction of life during this period. Specifically, this paper addresses how music played a role in the life of slaves, and then goes on to assess the nature of the family presented in Henry O. Tanner’s painting “The Banjo Lesson.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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America After The Civil War / Reconstruction
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A 9 page paper on the years following the American Civil War -- most commonly known as the Reconstruction Period. Presidential reconstruction, Congressional reconstruction, and the eventual economic recovery of the South are among the many topics explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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On Site With Civil-War Era Photographer Mathew Brady
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A 9 page creative paper told from the position of a hypothetical (and completely imaginary) assistant to the famous Civil War era photographer. It covers Brady's early forays with the daguerreotype as well as his advances with wet-plate photography, and documents the beginnings of photojournalism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia / Its Role in the Civil War
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A 4 page review of the importance of Kennesaw Mountain in the Civil War. Emphasizes the fortified nature of the mountain and recounts Sherman's failure to claim it. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Impact of American Civil War & Reconstruction On Federal vs. States Rights & Racial Equality Analyzed
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This 6 page research paper examines whether or not the American Civil War and the Reconstruction (1861-1877) adequately resolved the two central conflicts facing the fledgling nation -- the power of the federal government in relation to the states and the meaning of racial equality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Gender Roles in the Antebellum South - A System of Patriarchy Gone With the Wind
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A 5 page paper that discusses the sexual and social structural system that existed in the antebellum south and how this basic structure was altered by first the Civil War and then the massive socio-economic changes that swept the south following this war. Presented is a portrait of both traditional and conventional images of the southern gentleman and the southern belle, with emphasis focused on the new image of the southern female that emerged after the Civil War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Emancipation Proclamation
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The Civil War was the most devastating event in the history of the United States. The political, social and economic effects of that particular war are still being felt today. The 'cause' of the Civil War is generally understood to be the controversy surrounding slavery and the abolition of that institution. This 12 page paper explores the social, political and economic forces leading to the Emancipation Proclamation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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A Rumor Of War: Vietnam
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During the Kennedy Administration, the phrase 'New Frontier' referred to a domestic policy proposing to reduce unemployment, increase education funding, improve housing, offer medical care to the elderly, reduce taxes, and protect civil rights. Kennedy's 'New Frontier' became Johnson's 'War on Poverty'. This 2 page paper explores the experiences of Philip Caputo as addressed in his book, A Rumor of War, as generalized to the Vietnam experience and the domestic reaction to a soldier's involvement. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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And the War Came
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A 5 page paper discussing the book, 'And the War Came: The North and the Secession Crisis 1860-1861,' by Kenneth M. Stampp. In this book the author gives an incredibly detailed account of the involvement of President Lincoln in relationship to the prevalent issues at hand during the time of the Civil War. No additional sources are provided.
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James Longstreet / Confederate General - Civil War
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In 10 pages, the author discusses the confederate general, James Longstreet giving an informative overview of the man and the war. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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How Railroads Changed Military Strategy
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A 6 page research paper which examines how the use of railroads changed how the U.S. military conducted warfare strategy. The writer particularly relates to what has been called the 'first all-out war' fought by Americans-the Civil War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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General Sherman’s March on Georgia
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This 10 page paper provides an overview of the taking of Atlanta and subsequent march to the sea during America’s Civil War. The Civil War is discussed in general as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Women’s Roles in Faulkner’s “The Unvanquished”
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A five page paper looking at this early novel by William Faulkner in terms of its perception of women’s roles in Southern society during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The paper concludes that Faulkner is most comfortable with women taking an active part in the war effort if they plan to return to being proper ladies when the war ends. No additional sources.
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Ulysses S. Grant And Robert E. Lee
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A 12 page paper that looks into the experiences of these two great men in American history. A short background addressing birth dates and education are offered first. The writer then reports the military battle experience of each prior to the Civil War. The discussion of their activities during the war begins with a report of how each became involved and how each rose to the position of Commander-in-Chief of their respective armies. Specific battles are cited as examples of their successes and failures. A description of the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox is included as well as the events directly preceding this event. The life of each after the war is also discussed along with comments about Grant's tenure as President of the United States. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Is Nationalism Pernicious ?
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A 3 page paper that looks at the inherently pernicious nature of nationlism and the results that this has had in the now defunct Soviet Union as well as in the United States during the U.S. Civil War. In these two examples, warring factions based the development of the premise for war out of declarations of nationalism. Nationalism has led to divisions in the United States, and the breakdown of the entire political structure of the once USSR. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Henry Wirz, Commandant of Andersonville Confederate Prison Camp
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In 7 pages, the author discusses Henry Wirz who was the commandant of the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville Georgia. Was Henry Wirz an American Civil War criminal, or just a man doing his job and following orders? To some, he was a scapegoat. To others, he was a monster. One must conclude that Henry Wirz was a man in authority. He was the commandant the Confederate prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia. As such, he had a great deal of authority. It was his responsibility to take care of the prisoners of war at the prison camp. That being said, he should have accepted fully the repercussions of what happened at the prison war camp at Andersonville, and thus should have not only answered to the changes, but also taken the punishment deemed necessary for those crimes against humanity. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: PCwirz.doc

Sectionalism
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Most Americans, when they think of the reasons for the Civil war, will correctly name slavery as a major issue dividing the north from the South. However, what may not be known is the influence of a number of issues of the time such as territorial expansion and the political definitions meant to be embedded within the Constitution. This 5 page paper explores the issues of sectionalism before and after the Civil War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The United States Colored Troops
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This 8 page report discusses the involvement of African-American troops and regiments in the Civil War. The struggle for the right to become a “Colored Yankee Soldier” lasted for two years of the Civil War before President Lincoln knew that the time had finally come to take advantage of the many “colored” soldiers willing but not allowed to fight. Initially, the president and his advisors hesitated as to whether or not it was “safe” to place guns in the hands of black men. Doing so might elevate them to a status white America would be unwilling to abide. In 1863, soon after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Frederick Douglass called out: “Men of Color, to arms!” Approximately 200,000 answered that call. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Patriots in Disguise
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A 3 page paper examining the book, “Patriots in Disguise: Women Warriors of the Civil War,” by Richard Hall. The paper examines Hall’s opinions as well as his descriptions of women in battle. The issues examined are discussed in context with issues concerning National Defense and how women can, and do, play an important role in warfare. No additional sources provided.
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Secession / Precursor to War
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Scholars may argue forever over the legality of secession, but the fact is that before the Civil War the vast majority of Americans believed in the dictum set forth in the Declaration of Independence, that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that forcing the South to remain in the Union was therefore tyrannical and immoral This 10 page paper presents the argument that the secession was a result of three major political influences. The issue of States Rights, slavery and the political agenda presented in the person of Abraham Lincoln. Although the first two were the presenting problems, the election of Lincoln was the deciding factor to secession. Bibliography lists 13 sources.
Filename: Secwar.wps

Reconstruction After the Civil War / 1865-1877
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A 6 page paper detailing the various aspects of Reconstruction. Particular emphasis is placed the successes and failures of the policies relating to the rights of the former slaves and how those rights were both protected and abused. Bibliography lists four sources.
Filename: Recon.wps

Southern Blacks And The Civil War: Changes Between 1870 And 1906
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5 pages in length. The author takes the view of a black cotton farmer in the Deep South and discusses changes in relation to political, economic, social, and legal life from 1870 to 1906. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Filename: TLCcivwr.wps

The Treatment of African-Americans in Pre- and Post-Civil War America
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A 6 page paper briefly examining similarities and differences in how Blacks were treated in the late 1700's and through the 19th century. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: Afrtreat.wps

Harriet Beecher Stowe / The Impact of the Civil War on Her Writing
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This 9 page report discusses the famous author of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' and dozens of other novels. The life she led, her upbringing, and the role she played in exposing the humanity of the slaves to the rest of the world are also covered. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: Hbstowe.wps

An Empire for Slavery; Texas before the Civil War
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This 5 page paper considers the role of Texas as discussed in Campbell's book; "An Empire for Slavery". The development of Texas economically and the way in which the freedom of slaves was resisted with proactive measures is considered and o8utlined in this paper. The bibliography cites 1 source.
Filename: TEtexas.wps

We The Divided People - America In Its Infancy
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A 5 page paper that examines the political, cultural, and geographical differences that existed within the population of the United States following the Revolutionary War and how these differences contributed to the onset of the Civil War. Included is a discussion of America's massive expansion into the western territories following the Revolution and how this expansion and the opening of the National Road contributed to resentments between the northern and the southern sections of the nation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: LCAmeric.doc

The History of Weapons
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A 9 page paper that relates the history of weapons creations and development in the 19th century to three major points in history--the American Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Industrial Revolution. The author suggests that these historical points effected the creation of different types of weapons and that the increased demand and increased technologies of this era pushed weapons inventors into the creative process, with a number of major results. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: Weapons.wps

U.S. History / Popular Essays
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Approximately 14 pages worth of brief essays on U.S. History from 1877 - the present. Topics discussed include the Spanish-American war, Truman's foreign policy, Roosevelt's New Deal, World War II, and the Civil Rights Act. Available as shorter, individual essays by e-mail request. No Bibliography.
Filename: Histtest.wps

Caring for the Mentally Ill / Changing Views Since the 19th Century
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Beginning with the 19th century asylum, its justification & treatment of the mentally ill, this 5 page paper offers a comprehensive examination of how views concerning the mentally ill have changed over the years. The writer presents an historic look at how various societies ranging from the post-Civil war era to the days of World War II -- began to treat their mental patients differently as we learned more about the true nature of mental illness. The growing role of government in caring for these patients is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Mentill3.wps

The Vacant Chair: A View of Northern and Confederate Soldiers
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This 5 page paper considers a passage from Reid Mitchell’s book The Vacant Chair that relates to the experiences of Northern and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. This paper considers the veracity of the statements made by Mitchell as they serve to represent significant differences in the view of the war. No additional sources cited.
Filename: MHcivil3.wps

Hostility Toward Revolutionaries in America
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This 3 page report discusses why, in a country founded on a revolution, revolutionaries are treated with such hostility. The majority of Americans believe that revolutionary behavior is something from the past, appropriate in the war for independence, the Civil War, even in protesting Vietnam, but as the nation moves into the 21st century it has become somehow passe. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: BWrevhos.rtf

The Battle Of Fredericksburg
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5 pages in length. The Civil War's Battle of Fredricksburg, as led by Major General Ambrose E. Burnside, began rumbling on November 7, 1862 as one hundred twenty thousand soldiers assembled close by Warrenton, Virginia. Burnside, who inherited the Army of the Potomac from Major General George B. McClellan when McClellan first received Washington's orders, led a forcible army that was completely the opposite of his predecessor. The writer offers an overview of the Battle of Fredericksburg. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: Batlfred.wps

The U.S. As An Emerging World Power (1870 - 1914)
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In this 7 page research paper, the writer explores the factors that contributed to making the United States a world leader/power between the end Civil War and the beginning of World War I. The primary aspect ofthis success has always been the promotion and fostering of democracy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: War.wps

Jean Toomer's 'Reapers'
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A 5 page analysis of Jean Toomer's imagery-laden, eight-line poem. The paper centers on the author's use of the color black for relating the color of death, of fear, and of life for the people of his race during the time in which he wrote. The reapers work in silence, methodically and mindlessly cutting down one at a time, as black people were so often treated in the hundred years between the end of the Civil War and the Civil Rights activities of the 1960s. No additional sources cited.
Filename: Reapers.wps

The Reconstruction: Goals Of Both Blacks And Whites
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3 pages in length. It was not always easy being a black cotton farmer in the Deep South, inasmuch as there were tremendous political, economic, social, and legal changes that occurred between the years of 1865 and 1877. These changes, including the Reconstruction, began around the time of the Civil War and only continued to escalate after it had ended. The writer discusses how there were quite a few conflicts that came out of -- as well as were solved by -- the war, but some of the most instrumental had to do with how blacks were treated by the whites. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Filename: TLCrecon.wps

American Ideology: Slavery, Freedom, Revolution and Cultural Uniqueness
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A 5 page examination of the American concepts of freedom, solidarity, and cultural uniqueness. Addresses the questions of the association of the concepts of freedom and slavery; the ideal of the American tapestry; and the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movement as revolutionary periods in U.S. history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: C:\Program Files\MSWorks\Documents\PPusIdeo.wps

Michael Collins
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A 20 page research paper that examines the life of this charismatic leader of the Irish War for Independence. Using primarily original sources, the writer demonstrates how strife between the victorious leaders of the Sinn Fein degenerated into Civil War that subsequently caused Ireland to lose one of the finest leaders that nation would ever have - Michael Collins. Extensive bibliography included.
Filename: Collins.wps

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