Research Papers on Historical Figures

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  • Trouble at Work Sexual Harassment by Co-Workers and Supervisors

    This 3 page paper discusses a case of sexual harassment and its potential outcome; it also discusses the case from the point of view of a company trying to prevent such incidents. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Elitist Poetry of Langston Hughes

    A 5 page paper which examines three of Langston Hughes’ poems, illustrating how he is actually an elitist more than a socialist. The poems examined are “Walkers with the Dawn,” “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” and “Dream Deferred.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Poetry of Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes During the Harlem Renaissance

    A 3 page paper which examines poetry from the Harlem Renaissance. The poems discussed and compared are Langston Hughes’ “Dream Deferred” and Countee Cullen’s “From the Dark Tower.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Maya Angelou: Her Works and Her Life

    This 5 page paper discusses Maya Angelou’s life and four of her poems, and argues that many of the things that happened to her in her life are expressed through her poetry. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Historians Phillips and Woodson and Slave History Recording

    This 5 page paper compares and contrasts these two historians. Their personal lives are looked at to try to decipher just why their views are so vastly different. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Life and Art of Jacob Lawrence

    A 6 page paper which provides a look at the life and works of the African American artist Jacob Lawrence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Culture, History and Artistry of Black America

    A 5 page paper which examines Paul Beatty’s “The White Boy Shuffle” as it involves a somewhat irreverent look at African American history and culture. The paper then compares his presentations with the outlooks provided by Addison Gayle’s “The Black Aesthetic” and Larry Neal’s essay “The Black Arts Movement.” No additional sources cited.

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and History

    A 4 page paper which examines and analyzes an excerpt from Harriet Jacobs’ “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” as they pertain to historical context. No additional sources cited.

  • Websites on Black History and Information Verification

    A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares sites on black history. An Internet site entitled "History Notes" lists numerous articles by Runoko Rashidi. Two of these articles were selected for comparison with other Internet sites for verification of information and to discern if contradictions exist between the articles selected and other Internet sources. The two articles chosen were "Ancient Africa and Early Rome" and "The Moors in Europe." Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • African American Education Throughout History

    In this 4 page paper, the writer encapsulates the struggle for education for black children between Colonial America and the 1930s. Major persons, dates and events are presented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Child Developmental Psychology and Roots The Book and Miniseries

    A 5 page paper which compares Alex Haley's book, Roots (Chapters 1-42), with the 1977 miniseries to determine the major differences in terms of how each addressed child development, the difference in the socialization process between Kunta Kinte's tribe and that of Anglo-American children in the U.S., the classification of Kunta Kinte's society from an American cultural orientation, and the development of a child in Kinte's culture with the same aged Anglo child, from a specie perspective. Bibliography lists 1 source.


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