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Latin American Studies: Continental Crossroads

Among the primary assumptions the authors are pursuing and trying to convince readers in is that they "see beyond the nation, even as we keep the nation in focus" Authors thoroughly outline the main differences, [...]
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Book Report: To Shield The Queen

The queen, Sir Robin, and Lady Amy are all historical figures of British history and the story of the mystery surrounding the death of Lady Amy, although fictionalized for this novel, is an actual unsolved [...]
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James F. Perry Letter of 1832

Austin, the brother of his wife, were involved in Texas land distribution, and their participation is demonstrated by Perry's letter that refers to the purchasing of land, as well.
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“Seven Fallen Feathers” by Tanya Talaga

The existing residential school system is one of the examples provided in the text as it contributes to the deterioration of the institution of family and the native culture of people.
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“The Concise History of the Crusades” by Madden

In his book, Madden follows the scope of traditional history and the traditional construction of crusades, which means that in his work, crusades are linked to Jerusalem and travels to the Holy Land.
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“Children of Dust” the Book by Ali Eteraz

The first chapter of the book is highly significant for the overall understanding of the book's message as it provides the context in which the rest of the narration should be perceived.
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“Miracle at the Midway” Book by Gordon Prange

The reading in question depicts the essential qualities of a Navy commander, as well as the Chief Petty Officer community, in a very accurate and profound manner."Miracle at the Midway" pays especially close attention to [...]
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Great Depression in “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty

The first few paragraphs of the story are dedicated specifically to painting the image of the old Afro-American woman in the mind of the reader by providing details on her appearance, closing, her manners of [...]
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The Wisdom of Chinese Characters

The book is aimed to serve as a bridge for further studies of the Chinese alphabet, as it explains the background and logic behind the construction of the letters and demonstrates its evolution from a [...]
  • Pages: 7
  • Words: 1960

Feudalism in Europe in the “Beowulf” Poem

The Old English epic poem Beowulf presents a good illustration of the relations and obligations of lords and vassals. God defines the rights and obligations in feudal society.
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Jim Lacey’s Pershing: A Biography

In addition, Jim Lacey details Pershing's brilliant contribution to the war in the way he organized his fighters, selected the commanders, and built the army that won World War I.
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Chimamanda Adichie: the Issue of Equality and Tolerance

After centuries of discrimination and alienation between the communities of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, after hundreds of years of wars based on religion and nationality, modern society has slowly started coming to senses and [...]
  • Pages: 7
  • Words: 1946

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee Movement

Chapter 3 of the book by Barger, Reza, and Velasquez is dedicated to the history of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee and the movement associated with this labor union and the promotion of immigrant farmworkers' [...]
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“The Talisman” Historical Novel by Walter Scott

One of the most important subjects raised in "The Talisman" by Walter Scott is the differences between Islam and Christianity and the confrontations between the followers of these two religions in the times of King [...]
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Korean War in “The Martyred” by Richard E. Kim

Shin seems to be frustrated with all his actions and beliefs, but he has nothing to do but stay with the other people, who are looking for some support and explanations and provide them with [...]
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A Force More Powerful by Peter Ackerman

One of the strengths of the Nazis was their military capability that had shaken several parts of Europe. The decision of the people was able to be understood despite having no weapons and armor.
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“Middle East Patterns 6th Ed.” by Colbert Held

The influences of government and thinkers have shaped the history of the Middle East. The Ottoman impact is also crucial when writing the history of the Middle East in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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History in “Fire Jubilee” by Stephen B. Oates

The owner was very proud of Nat Turner and usually made comments on his intelligence to his friends. Another reason that compelled Nat Turner to lead a rebellion was the escape of his father.
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“Discourses on Colonization” by Aime Cesaire

For example, he says the goal of Europe is to deliver good to the colonizers at the expense of the resources of the colonized class; Cesaire maintains that it only serves to decivilize the colonizers.
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Venkatachalam on Diamond’s “Guns, Germs and Steel”

In the book, it is apparent that the technological and military disparities between the Europeans and the Guinean people and not the presumed genetic superiority of the Europeans help to enhance the survival of the [...]
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“Slaughterhouse-Five” Novel by Kurt Vonnegut

To make a detailed description of the expressed opinion and to prove it, we should consider the characteristic features of the heroes and the general perception of novels which are directed at the description of [...]
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“The Pilgrimage” by Nelofer Pazira

"The Pilgrimage" by Nelofer Pazira uses multiple rhetoric devices, including epithets and similes, which seem to perform similar functions in the description of the two opposing themes of the essay: the peaceful life in Afghanistan [...]
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Historical Significance of Ancient Primary Sources

Therefore, the historical significance of the text is that it became the beginning of the historical manner of writing characterized by a thorough analysis of described events and strive for establishing cause-and-effect relationships.
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History: “Mexican Immigrants in America” by Hanel

First published in 2008, it describes the events from the beginning of the 20th century when many Mexican people came to the United States after the Mexican revolution for shelter to the first decade of [...]
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History of China in Novel “To Live” by Yu Hua

On the whole, the novel is an example of intersection of personal and historical aspects of life depicting an individual and his changes under the impacts of the political history of the country.
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Holocaust Poetry

In conclusion, it seems appropriate to state that Sutzkever is a metaphysical poet as his creative thought focuses on the beauty of nature and the truthful presentation of events.
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“Suburban Warriors” by Lisa McGirr

2 The researcher makes numerous observations about the US and the Republican Party in the 1960s and 1970s, although most of the arguments that the author applies county-wide are based on Orange County.
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“Year Zero: A History of 1945” by Ian Buruma

There is surprisingly little literature pertaining to the subject of the first years after the end of the war. As the name of the chapter suggests, it addresses the issue of vengeance that happened in [...]
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“The Semplica-Girl Diaries” by George Saunders

Nevertheless, the streaming growth of the industrial revolution of the 19th century brought some significant changes to the understanding of social inequalities."The Semplica-Girl Diaries" is one of the chapters from the diary called Tenth of [...]
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Japan in “The Pillow Book” by Sei Shonagon

The author of The Pillow Book is Sei Shonagon, a Japanese writer who served as a court lady to the Japanese empress in the 1000s. Sei Shonagon was a part of the upper class, which [...]
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American History in Dickey’s “Ghostland”

However, he does so not with the aim of making the readers' blood run cold because of the monstrous details of the ghosts' past.*In his book, Dickey is trying to depict the American history, society, [...]
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“Survival in Auschwitz” by Primo Levi

For instance, in the chapter called "The Drowned and the Saved", the author only describes the setting and does not allow making any particular conclusions about his position, and the reader has to interpret the [...]
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“The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

The purpose of this critical analysis is to explore the author's description of the targeted characters in the book. The emphasis of the book is that the brothers were always determined, focused, and intelligent.
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Byzantine in The Alexiad of Anna Comnena

Anna portrays historical accuracy in her unbiased account of the father, and her information about her background contributes to the accounts of the Byzantium events, highlighting to the readers the Byzantine way of life.
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“The Frontline Surgeons” by Clifford L. Graves

He tries to put into account all the activities of the surgeons, the challenges and achievements, and even highlight the specific roles of the members of the "Third Auxiliary" played during the Second World War.
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“The Twenty Years’ Crisis 1919-1939” by E. Carr

In his book, The Twenty Years' Crisis 1919-1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations, Edward Hallett Carr studies the political and economic factors that predisposed the creation of the conflict, at the same [...]
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“Histories” a Work by Herodotus

The monumental work of Herodotus, the Greek historian, titled The Histories, is considered to be one of the founding historical works in the world.
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“Blood Child” a Story by Octavia Butler

However, the interpretations of slavery and obligation to pay the rent are not mutually exclusive, because the obligation to pay the rent forces humans to become slaves and have to provide their bodies for incubating [...]
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“Year Zero” a Book by Ian Buruma

Through numerous examples of events happening in many countries after the end of the war, Ian explains to us that the changes in socio-political systems were made by the people who tried to make the [...]
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“Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup

On the other hand, it is important to understand that a number of people are aware of the plot and the worth of the story, and it is a real challenge to prove the chosen [...]
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“Band of Brothers” by Stephen Ambrose

The success of an author depends on how well he attracts the reader to the point that the reader is motivated to read the next available book that the author publishes.
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“I Love Yours for White People” by Lac Su

However, in the pursuit of a better future, the Asian community faced significant resistance on the part of the residents. In the memoir, the author focuses on the eternal confrontation between various cultures leading to [...]
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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Since the goal of the author is to reveal the darker side of North Korea, Demick specifically drew her interviewees from Chongjin, which is one of the largest towns in North Korea whose residents have [...]
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“With the Old Breed” by Eugene Sledge

The book, being very sincere and straightforward, gives us one of the brightest and most detailed pictures about the horrors of the biggest military conflict in human history.
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“Revolutionary Mothers” by Carol Berkin

The author enlightens the reader about the true and fictional stories of that time, points out the stereotypes and realities."Revolutionary Mothers" by Berkin demonstrates the silent, yet fierce power of women during the revolution, their [...]
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Book Review: Classical realism and neo-realism

Realism points out that power is based on characteristics that can be tangible or intangible, and can emanate from the use of the armed forces, level of income, and the size of a state.
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Significance of Place in Literature

These elements will be considered one at a time in a bid to prove the centrality of place for objective criticism of the novel Coming to Birth which will serve as my reference for the [...]
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The Plum and the Golden Vase

The birthday of Ximen Qing is to start the following day to which he invites Pan Jinlian and Wu Song to a night the two will never forget.Int.
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