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Discovering Local History
When one thinks of history, thoughts of places like Philadelphia, Boston, London, or Rome come to mind. Sadly, history that is right in your own backyard gets ignored.
Eagle of the Ninth - A Review
A Roman soldier longs to redeem his families honor by bringing the symbol of a lost legion back to Rome. This story is the journey to recover the eagle and learn who he really is.
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.
Ellis Island is famous for its part in the immigration of so many people and most of our ancestors, but there is so much more that the island did for us in history.
England's German Monarchial Roots
The Germanic monarchial roots can be described as a leader who was supported by the people and who worked with other leaders, chiefs, to help the country through the difficult times. One of the medieval monarchies that evolved from this Germanic format was the English monarchy.
England's Glorious Revolution Example
The Glorious Revolution of 1688 would set the precedent for the American Revolution that would occur less than a century later. It would be England that would lay the groundwork for the colonists’ revolt.
European Possession of Africa
The carving up of the African continent did not follow traditional tribal lines. The European nations chose their own boundaries. Tribes were now split apart and meshed with other tribes. To the Europeans, they were all the same.
Expansion of Slavery as a Moral or Political Issue
If you study history long enough, you quickly discover that nothing is ever black and white. What might seem to be a simple issue is in fact quite complex. The same can be said about slavery when it came to the position of the North.
Failure of Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation were created out of fear and were a reflection of “the wariness by the states of a strong central government.”
Film Analysis: The Diamond Empire
The Diamond Empire is an excellent documentary that examines the history of the diamond trade and the impact it has had on the peoples of Africa.
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