Academic Papers on Historical Figures

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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.

This 8-page paper answers some questions concerning the Narrative of William Wells Brown, who was a slave in the U.S. South during the mid-19th century, and who managed to make his way to freedom.

(5 pp) In the month of hearts, flowers, and love "the angriest black man in America " was murdered in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. After he was shot, he said he would be glad if he could have helped the black people, but that all credit is due to Allah. Only the ...

This 3 page paper compares the two books, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" and "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A paper which compares the ideas and theories put forward in The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Race Matters, by Cornel West, in terms of the ways the two writers view the separatist movement, integration, the need for positive action by blacks, and the role that religion plays in the interaction of different races and ...

This 5 page paper is a review of David Lewis's book, with accompanying discourse on the subject matter, and the civil rights movement. Bibliography contains one source.

This is a 4 page paper including a biography of Elijah Muhammad and a brief annotated bibliography. Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975) was one of the founding members of the African American Islamic movement the Nation of Islam. Inspired by his teacher Master W.D. Fard, Muhammad from his base in Chicago in the 1930s managed to not ...

His World As Composed by Mingus: This 5 page report discusses the autobiography of jazz musician Charles Mingus. Mingus takes many unexpected turns and strange detours in telling his life story, just as he did in “telling” his musical interpretations. His telling bends and molds facts to his own purposes as if they too were musical notes. The ...

A 5 page analysis of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” as told by Alex Haley. No additional sources cited.

(5 pp) In the month of hearts, flowers, and love 'the angriest black man in America was murdered in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. After he was shot, he said he would be glad if he could have helped the black people, but that all credit is due to Allah. Only the mistakes ...

A 5 page biography of Berry Gordy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 5 page synopsis of the 1992 biography of Michael Jordan by Sam Smith. The writer demonstrates that while Smith's biography shows a negative side to Jordan's character not seen by his adoring public, debunking the Jordan mystique was not Smith's intention. Smith succeeds in presenting Jordan, not as a godlike superstar, but rather it ...

Harriet Tubman

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper which provides a biography of Harriet Tubman along with 2 pages of quotes from and about Harriet Tubman. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

8 pages in length. Does The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as written by Malcolm X himself, truly reflect the truths about the civil rights leader when compared against Malcolm X: Make It Plain, a biography written by William Strickland? Historically, the two publications are quite complementary in their timeline of events, emotions and significance. The ...

This 3 page paper examines a biography about this well known civil rights leader. The paper is broken down into two parts, the first of which examines the major theme. The second part examines how the theme is application to daily life. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Giambattista Bodoni

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. The biography of Giambattista Bodoni, the great typography born in Italy. Credited with creating beautiful and flowing typefaces which are famous to this day. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

8 pages in length. The writer discusses the aspect of religion as it relates to these two stories. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page paper on Maria Stewart's speeches and their influence and theme. Her notion of morality and the coherency of her presentation is discussed. No bibliography.

A 4 page paper which examines what religion meant to Frederick Douglass utilizing his “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” and his speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” No additional sources cited.

A 4 page paper which examines various perspectives concerning African Americans in relationship to some history and the present day conditions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 3 page research paper that offers suggestions for 3 lessons plans on American slavery. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

In three pages this paper this paper examines how texts and documentaries complicate the images of these civil rights leaders, contrasts and compares the social and political ideals of each man, explains the writer’s own sociopolitical views, and then discusses reparations within the contexts of Malcolm X, King, and author Randall Robinson. Five sources ...

This is a 6 page paper outlining Martin Luther King’s messages on non-violence and brotherly love on the legal system during his time and in modern day. An outline of the civil rights movements during the time of Martin Luther King and their effects on the legal system in the United States were prominent in ...

This is a 10 page paper discussing the changes in the American legal system as a result of the Scottsboro Boys trials. The Scottsboro Boys Trials from 1931-1938 revealed the injustice within American legal system in the false accusation of nine African American youths: namely, Haywood Patterson, Olin Montgomery, Andy Wright, Willie Roberson, Roy Wright, ...

A 4 page research paper that discusses whether or not the slave trade was economically beneficial for Africa. The Atlantic slave trade was ongoing for over three hundred and fifty years, profoundly affected the histories of four continents and “constituted history’s largest forced migration,” as over 12 million Africans were transported to various locations in ...

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