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The Not So Dark Age of Greece
With the end of the Mycenaean civilization, Greece slid into a cultural abyss.
The Scarlet Letter - A Book Review
I highly advise rereading books after a decade or more. Because what you think you read and what you really read is not always the same. That is what happened when I just read The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne What I thought had happened was very distorted over the years.
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Book Review
Many times, one can find themselves not reading a book because they have heard so much about it over the years that they feel like they have already read it. That was the case with me and Uncle Tomís Cabin. I had never read it but felt like I had from everything I had heard.Did I learn a lot!
Dakota, or What's a Heaven For - Book Review
A story of a woman seeking to fulfill her dreams in the Dakota Territory only to find something completely different.
Before the Greek Dark Age
Around 1200 B.C., the Dark Age of Greece covered the once thriving Mycenaean civilization making them just a memory in songs and stories. This period, that lasted over three hundred years and left virtually no records behind, left us in the dark as to what happened during these years.
The Reality of the Trojan War
Historical events become legends and myths as time marches on. They are full of events and characters that are unrealistic. Was there really a Robin Hood? Though history is not concrete about this one, who's to say there was not a man who became the basis for this larger-than-life figure?
Editing Your History Paper
Writing an essay or term paper on an historical topic is a challenging endeavor. Researching, organizing, and writing can take days and weeks to complete. Unfortunately, most people think that once it is written everything is done. You need to edit your work.
Jews as Nazi Scapegoats
Most people blame others for their woes. Such was the situation of the Jews under Nazi Germany. The economy was bad; Germany needed to be proud of something. Who was dragging them down? Their eyes turned to the Jew.
The Nazi Need for Race
The Nazi party had to make race an issue to give themselves the foundation they needed to succeed.
The Gracchi Murders
Rome was expanding and taking over the Mediterranean basin. With these conquests, new problems arose for the Roman Republic. As the leaders tried to adjust to the expanded Republic, they also found themselves faced with problems rising up within the government.
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