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Ancient Greece - A Book Review
The study of ancient civilizations can be overwhelming. There is so much information along with strange and exotic names and customs. It takes a well laid out book like Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History to help explain it.
The Beginning of the Reformation in Humanism
The Catholic Church had grown to be the leader in the Christian religion during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Yet, its time in the garden of unquestionable power was to end as a new thought arose. Humanism was a tidal wave that hit Europe.
Support for Shays Rebellion in Declaration
The early administration of the federal government under the U.S. Constitution would look back on Shays’ Rebellion as a “healthy and essentially harmless expression of popular discontent by American farmers” which “prompted an excessive and unnecessary military response.”
Daniel Shays did not Seek to Lead a Revolution
Daniel Shays was an American Revolutionary war veteran who was suffering with numerous farmers in his community.he failure of the community’s petition to find relief forced Shays along with his fellow farmers to look for more drastic measures. They turned to the only successful examples they knew.
Debt Helped Lead to Shays Rebellion
The American Revolution was not a decade behind the nation which meant that a new government was not entirely formed. This in turn meant that a new currency was not fully in circulation to handle the situation the new nation found itself in. No money meant no payment of debt.
The Revolutionary Spirit of Shays Rebellion
The roots of what became known as Shays’ Rebellion can be traced to the revolutionary spirit epitomized in the American Revolution where the voice of the people were heard with extreme clarity.
American Colonies - A Book Review
Studying American history can become boring as the same old topics get rehashed. This will not be found in Alan Taylor’s American Colonies: The Settling of North America. From the very beginning this book approaches the study of the New World in a different light.
The Possibility of the Holocaust
Take suspicion and toss in arrogance and you have the perfect recipe for the Holocaust and all the steps that led to it.
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn - A Book Review
In Robin Maxwell’s The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn the author tries to give the reader a different viewpoint of this once queen as well as that of her famous daughter, Elizabeth I.
Persecution Toward the Holocaust
Religious persecution continued in Europe with the massacre of the Huguenots of France and anyone who was on the opposite religious side of the current ruler in England. It was in late eighteenth century that focus on a common enemy turned from race or religion. It focused on class.
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