Essays and Research Papers on Historical Figures

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A 5 page paper discussing W.E.B. Du Bois' feeling that the black American feels irrevocably conflicted in his assessment of himself as a black on the one hand and an American on the other. The paper points out this idea's roots in the conflict between Booker T. Washington's bland assimilationism and Du Bois' deeper, more ...

A 5 page research paper and analysis of the philosophies of early African-American leaders Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. The writer demonstrates how their views were diametrically opposed in many ways although they both wished to accomplish the same purpose. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Duboisw.wps,

An 8 page research paper which examines the similarities between two great Civil Rights leaders: Martin Luther King, Jr. and W.E.B. Dubois. The writer shows that although the basic philosophy of King and turn-of-century writer and activist, Dubois, differ considerably at first glance, the writer shows that there was a fundamental similarity at the heart ...

Alex Haley's 'Roots'

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page book report which provides an overview of the Alex Haley's 1976 work of 'autobiographical fiction,' Roots. No additional sources cited.

Lani Guinier

  • 5 page paper

In 5 pages, the author discusses the African-American leader Lani Guinier. A general examination of her contributions and beliefs is provided. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 12 page overview of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. during his years as Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor. The writer provides an historical view of his career in these years with emphasis on the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in terms of his leadership style, allies, and ...

The Ennis Cosby murder case is discussed in this 9 page analysis where culture conflict is a predominant factor. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 5 page paper on Alain Locke's look at the New Negro as compared to the Old Negro, and Stephen Thompson's assessment of the validity of these claims. No bibliography.

A 5 page paper on the new ideas and new aims for blacks suggested by Crummell. His contradictory philosophy is explored. No bibliography.

A 7 page discussion of how, in the context of his career, accomplishments, etc;-- basketball player Michael Jordan serves as a persuasive communicator and role model to the African-American community. Many insightful examples are offered. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page overview of the importance of the work of Frederick Douglass and the stature of the man. Relates that this work and the man, while extremely important in a historical sense, is not something on which we should base our current day attitudes regarding racism. Bibliography lists 2sources.

This 5 page paper assesses the issues and events surrounding the death of rock icon Elvis Presley, and considers the possible factors that may have lead to his death. This paper considers whether drugs, alcohol, obesity, or a combination of factors were complicitous in the sudden death of the singer. Bibliography lists 5 ...

A nine page paper looking at Willa Cather's lesbianism as a reason for her nonconformist views. The paper asserts that due to the threat of being blackballed in the publishing industry, Cather was forced to hide her homosexuality, but her nonconformity shines through in her works. Bibliography lists seven sources.

The Renaissance encompassed the end of the medieval mindset and hailed the transcendence of the Christian faith. It was a time when transformation was heralded as progressive while still within the parameters of the accepted principles of the Church and the ruling monarchy. This 15 page paper argues that Michalangelo Buonarroti's life was not only on a par with ...

C. Gordon Bell

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the basic biographical information about C. Gordon Bell, including what makes him important in his field, his contributions to the computer industry, and information about the companies for whom he has worked. This paper outlines his current position and status. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

3 pages. A fascinating look at the reign of Adolf Hitler. This paper takes an in-depth look at the argument on whether he should be regarded as Man of the Century, or whether to let his memory be hidden from view. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses the changes that occurred in Frederick Douglass in his progression towards freedom. Some of the changes discussed also involve Douglass' business decisions, and changes that Douglass chose in order to maintain a solid relationship with the economy, as was necessary in the reality of a free man. No additional sources cited.

A 6 page paper which discusses Booker T. Washington's role as a teacher to his people of African American descent. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This six-page-paper gives an in-depth presentation of the life and accomplishments of Cesar Chavez. It opens with a description of the fasting that he was known for and moves into a detailed discussion of the many accomplishments he achieved while advocating a strictly non violent policy. Bibliography lists five sources.

A 9 page overview of racial and ethnic relations in the United States and the world. Relies primarily on Martin N. Marger's "Race and Ethnic Relations : American And Global Perspectives", Jennifer L. Hoschild's "Race, Class, And The Soul of the Nation : Facing Up To The American Dream" and Elaine Bell Kaplan's "Not our kind ...

(3pp)We might say that the major theme of this narrative work, "Battle Royal," (1947) by Ralph Ellison is about "place." For this author, the idea of place relates to the place of a person in a dominate society, the place of a person in a family, the place of a person with his ...

Yet I do marvel

  • 8 page paper

(8pp) examines prominent leaders and movements within a segment of African American literature. Time frame begins with the Abolitionist Movement, includes Larsen's …Tragic Mulatto, and concludes with the Harlem Renaissance. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 7 page overview of the life and contributions of Malcolm Little, the man who would come to be known as Malcolm X during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Discusses the dichotomy of societies memory of this man and the changes in that memory over time. Concludes that perhaps this ...

(6 pp). Transformation is a theme for mythology, reality, and spirituality. In the Autobiography of Malcom X written in consultation with Alex Haley, all three forms of that transformative experience are present. Yet the transforming process is also a basic belief component Transformation as a belief component occurs when an individual ...

This 7 page paper looks at W.E.B. DuBois's the Souls of Black Folk and Booker T. Washington's Atlantic compromise address. The two works are compared and contrasted. No additional sources cited.

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