Academic Papers on Historical Figures

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6 pages worth of very short reaction essays to famous speeches and writings of early African-American heroes like Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Sojourner Truth. No outside references are cited.

8 pages in length. Discussion of Booker T. Washington's infamous address at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia (1895). Analyzes speech's effectiveness, organization, motives, and audience from a persuasive communication perspective. Includes relevant terminology and theories cited from 1 communications textbook listed in bibliography.

A 10 page 'interview' with these two leaders in 1901, the year Booker T. Washington published his autobiography after 20 years of success at Tuskegee Institute, and the year during which President William McKinley was assassinated, leaving his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, to take office as President. The 'interview' ...

A 10 page paper discussing Booker T. Washington and Harriet Jacobs (aka Linda Brent) and their similarities, the time in which they were writing and presenting their thoughts, as well as their innate intelligence which was bot applauded and dismissed because it came from a 'Negro.' Bibliography lists four sources.

A 6 page essay comparing the approaches of W.E.B. DuBois, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Malcom X to the Civil Rights and Black Empowerment Movements. No bibliography.

2 pages on the word slave and the historic context in which it was used in Frederick Douglass' narrative.

4 pages in length. This paper seeks to represent the personal traits that brought Frederick Douglass to seek and eventually find freedom. These characteristics are postulated from the history provided in the Narrative as compassion, education, observation, faith in truth, and perserverance. One source cited.

A 5 page examination of the writings of Frederick Douglass with emphasis on his first work Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. No additional sources are listed.

This 5 page paper takes an analytical look at the autobiography. Several observations are made including how Douglass was unique and also how he remained optimistic. No additional sources cited.

Dr. Martin Luther King

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2 pages in length. In this short essay, the writer discusses Martin Luther King as a man of impressive moral presence. Presented are some of MLK's most significant contributions to humanity and the Civil Rights cause. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

7 pages in length. Frederick Douglass' Narrative of the Life of an American Slave and Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl may have been spawned from two separate perspectives, but they both possess many of the same elements of truth. Douglass seeks to educate and, thus, advance society regarding the slave's ...

A 6 page research paper that gives an overall look at the life and achievements of Frederick Douglass. Born a slave around 1818, Douglass escaped to freedom at the age of 20 and spent the rest of his life as an abolitionist, a writer and as an internationally-acclaimed orator. The most prominent African-American of his ...

A 5 page examination of the life and work of Frederick Douglass. Includes information regarding his most noted literary works, his activities as a speaker in the abolitionsist movement as well as information on other activities of his life which were dircted against slavery. Bibliography lists five sources.

A 5 page discussion of Douglass' narrative and how they can be used to disprove Alexis Tocqueville's contention that the black slave is oblivious to his state as a slave. Bibliography includes two sources.

A 5 page examination of the fight between Frederick Douglass and Mr. Covey as related in the 'The Narrative of Frederick Douglass'. Concludes that in reality the fight had no real bearing on Douglass' real crusade against slavery or his determination to attain freedom. Points out that Douglass' real impetus for freedom came from his ...

A 5 page examination of the fight between Frederick Douglass and Mr. Covey as related in the 'The Narrative of Frederick Douglass'. Concludes that Douglass' account of the fight holds no real symbolic meaning but that this account was really just one man's reccollection of an event. No additional sources are listed.

A 5 page examination of the fight between Frederick Douglass and Mr. Covey as related in the 'The Narrative of Frederick Douglass'. No additional sources are listed.

A 5 page research paper which examines how the antebellum South was viewed through the eyes of white Southerners and then through the eyes of ex-slave Frederick Douglass. Using the work of Drew Faust in his book on the development of Confederate nationalism, the writer shows how white Southerners considered themselves to be deeply religious ...

A 6 page paper which compares and contrasts the social perspectives of author and orator Frederick Douglass, a southern male slave with author and lecturer Maria W. Stewart, a free northern black woman to determine the perceptions of each in the black community and white society and how their individual experiences influenced their understanding of ...

A 6 page comparison of the dehumanization to which Frederick Douglass was exposed as a slave to that to which Frankenstein, the 'monster' of Mary Shelly's creation, was exposed to. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page discussion of the two men, their backgrounds, their views of slavery and their approaches to obliterating it. Bibliography lists 3 primary sources including the books.

Approximately 6 pages worth of notes useful for a general comparison of Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Douglass. No Bibliographic references.

A 6 page paper on the similar lives and philosophies of Anzia Yezierska, a Russian-Jewish writer who grew up on the East Side of New York City, and Frederick Douglass, the famed orator who was born a slave. Special emphasis is placed on their views on education and wealth in our society. Bibliography lists 1 ...

A 5 page paper on media's role in creating an ongoing image of leadership in the civil rights movement via Martin Luther King, Jr. The paper discusses the roles of timing, sensationalism, media restraint, and how the genre of eulogy was used to retain a desired media image--that benefitted all citizens in the fight for ...

An 8 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the period surrounding the 'Freedom March' of August 1963 and the portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the news media. This paper evaluates actual primary sources from 1963, including Time, Newsweek and US News and World Report as they presented conflicting views of MLK ...

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