Essay on American Civil War

‘Social Death’ and ‘Possessive Individual’ according to Grace Hong

Grace Hong’s essay titled ‘The Possessive Individual and Social Death: The Complex Bind of National Subjectivity’ offers numerous insights into historical social constructs. Focusing on the evolution of American history since the time of the Declaration of Independence, the author charts a cogent description of how the socio-polity resisted progressive changes. The book is focused […]

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Battle of Gettysburg and Union

The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War. This is the most famous and important Civil War Battle that occurred on July 1st-3rd 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. More importantly Gettysburg was the clash between the two major American Cultures of their time: the North and the South. The Confederacy had […]

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History – College

The start of the 20th century was a decade that witnessed some of the most important events, which marked the century and still affect us today. The Wright brothers with their maiden flight launched the invention of the airplane and air travel which … 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games essay 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games […]

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Cold Mountain

C old Mountain , Charles Frazier’s debut novel, won critical acclaim and the National Book Award for fiction when it was published in 1997. As an author of travel books and short stories, Frazier had ample experience in writing about landscapes and using a condensed prose style. Frazier applied these literary skills in crafting Cold […]

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Battle of Getty’s Burge

This battle gave the union a greater advantage for winning the war and on July 1, 1863 shots were fired outside Gettysburg that marked the beginning of what would become one of the largest and most significant battles in the world. Before the battle of Gettysburg the south felt as if they had a chance […]

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Native American Transition to Freedom

Native American Transition to Freedom American History Since 1865 Prof. December America was a very trying country in the mid 1800’s especially regarding the treatment of indigenous people such as the Native Americans. It is a known fact that much of America was inhabited by indigenous people, the Native American Indians, prior to the arrival […]

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Sectionalism Due to Western Expansion

The Antebellum period from 1800 to 1850 marked a time of sectionalism in American history. Furthermore, new territories gained during western expansion added to this conflict between different sections of America. Southern states wanted new slave territories, while the North wanted to contain the spread of slavery. While Western expansion contributed to growing sectional tensions […]

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Causes of the American Civil War

When people first think about the American Civil War, their first thought is that of slavery. They automatically think, “North is good, South is bad” merely for the sake that the South was pro-slavery and the North was anti-slavery. However, at the beginning of the war, the North did not care anything about slavery, they […]

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History 1301

History 1301-81421 Final This class has been a huge eye opener for me. Since starting this class I have learned more about our American history than I did in my high school years. I learned that there is a lot of important information about our history that gets left out of our education for many […]

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Summary of John C. Calhoun’s “Slavery a Postive Good”

John C. Calhoun believed that our country relied too much on compromise. Instead of reinforcing the law or debating upon change everyone wants to compromise and satisfy the wants and needs of all people. Instead of taking the time to make logical, well-informed changes and carrying out those changes efficiently, the people wanted change immediately. […]

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The Sky Is Gray by Ernest J. Gaines

Few books can truly be said to have altered the course of history, and even fewer can be said to have started an entire war. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was one novel to do both. Abraham Lincoln said to Harriet Beecher Stowe upon meeting her, “So this is the little lady […]

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John Brown: Abolitionist

John Brown was a radical abolitionist whose fervent hatred of slavery led him to turn to violence for his cause. He wanted to see the end of slavery, was completely willing to fight for its removal, and proved so when he said, “l, John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty […]

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Ignorance of America’s Youth

Ignorance of America’s Youth Many agree that our generation could quite possibly be the dumbest in American history. This is believed to be the most serious problem in society at the moment because the current youth of America are essentially hitting rock bottom, and they show no sign of improvement rather they display signals of […]

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Film Slaves 1969

How did slavery affect African-American families in the movie and what do you think is its long- term outcome? African-American families were affected by slavery in various aspects. In some ways, more than other enslaved African-American families, they resembled other families who lived in other times and places under vastly different circumstances. Slavery was a […]

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How Can Literature Save a Nation

To to the full understand this inquiry. we need to specify foremost two things. One is. of class. what literature is ; 2nd. what it is that endangers a state that can be negated by literature. Literature. per definition. is the art of written plants. In Latin. it literally means “to be acquainted with letters” […]

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What is Slavery?

Slavery, simply defined means ‘the state of a person who is a chattel of another’. But slavery is much more than this. It is the basic denial of human rights, the oppression of one person due to another, an ‘inhumane form of legalised inequality’. In America, Africans had suffered this inhumanity for centuries, under the […]

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War by Edgar Wallace and Come up from Fields, Father

In this unit I have studied war poetry. In this topic I have studied example from authors and poets such as Rudyard Kipling, Robert Southey, Walt Whitman, Thomas Hardy, Edgar Wallace and the most famous Lord Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate and creator of ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’. The wars that these particular poets have […]

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Credit Mobilier Scandal Apush

Chapter 17 Terms Ten Percent Plan – When the number of Confederates reached 10 percent of the number who had voted in the 1860 election, this group could establish a legitimate state government. Focused on acceptance by the reconstructed governments of the abolition of slavery. Radical Republicans – Advocated not only equal rights for the […]

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Slavery – 270 words – College

Slavery came to be the dominant labor system in the southern colonies because the colonies were predominantly agricultural and required vast amounts of cheap human labor to keep the cotton plantations running economically. Various economic and social conditions combined to make slavery a hugely effective and successful form of labor.Unlike earlier European and Native American […]

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Slavery, a Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life

Stanley M. Elkins’ illustrative work Slavery; A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life provides a different a approach to the phenomenon of slavery in American history. Unlike ordinary depiction of causes of its origin and its advantages and disadvantages, Elkins takes into consideration an entirely novels manifestation of slavery i. e. slavery a dilemma […]

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Secession and Nullification

Secession and nullification both occurred in American history around the time of the Civil War. Each are means to show the central government that a particular state does not agree with a national law, possibly because it violates the constitution. Nullification is the first step a state would use (and many Southern states did use), […]

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