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  • An examination of religion in modern Japan, including sociological analysis of ideological conflicts, a short history of Japanese religion and modernization, and speculation on future societal changes

    Religion and Religious Identity in Modern Japan

    Religion and Religious Identity in Modern Japan

    by Alisha Adkins26

  • Sarah Forbes Bonetta was an orphaned African princess given as a gift to Queen Victoria by the King of Dahomey. Victoria became Sarah's godmother, and received her into the royal extended family.

    Queen Victoria’s Black Princess

    Queen Victoria’s Black Princess

    by Ronald E Franklin88

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  • Author of "The Souls of Black Folk," and a founder of the NAACP, W.E.B. Du Bois was a scholar, writer and activist who had a profound and continuing impact on American society.

    Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois?

    Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois?

    by Ronald E Franklin11

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  • The life of the Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus. The often misunderstood exponent of hedonism. Life's pleasures and joy can be easily attained by those with basic wants and limited desires.

    The Life of Epicurus

    The Life of Epicurus

    by Sam Shepards3

  • From antiquity till modernity, China was ruled by over 800 emperors. Here are the greatest Chinese emperors in recorded history. The ones credited with China’s growth and survival as a major civilization.

    Top 10 Greatest Chinese Emperors

    Top 10 Greatest Chinese Emperors

    by Kuan Leong Yong23

  • The state of Texas has the unique distinction of being the only state to enter the Union as an independent nation, the Republic of Texas. The issue of slavery and potential war with Mexico would delay until 1845 Texas becoming the 28th state.

    The Republic of Texas and the Annexation of Texas

    The Republic of Texas and the Annexation of Texas

    by Doug West2

  • In December 1968, while fighting in Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam, Second Lieutenant Robert S. Mueller earned the Bronze Star for rescuing a fellow Marine. His time in Vietnam set the stage for a career in service to his country.

    Robert Mueller in Vietnam

    Robert Mueller in Vietnam

    by CJ Kelly12

  • Some saints traveled to Heaven by way of an illumined path. Others, no less holy, journeyed in darkness. These saints teach us how to bear with doubts.

    Saints Who Struggled With Doubt

    Saints Who Struggled With Doubt

    by Bede9

  • The Great Depression was a severe economic downturn that occurred in the 1930s. It was triggered by a stock market crash in the United States, but went on to affect the whole world.

    10 Facts About the Great Depression

    10 Facts About the Great Depression

    by Paul Goodman33

  • Anastasia Romanov was believed to have escaped the brutal killing of her family. Many years later, there was a woman who claimed to have been the real Anastasia. She went by the name of Anna Anderson.

    Anna Anderson: Is She the Romanov Princess Anastasia?

    Anna Anderson: Is She the Romanov Princess Anastasia?

    by Angela Michelle Schultz95

  • A mystic perceives spiritual realities that lay beyond the realm of ordinary human consciousness. Caryll Houselander is a modern mystic.

    Caryll Houselander: A Modern Mystic

    Caryll Houselander: A Modern Mystic

    by Bede12

  • Europe is rising from the Middle Ages, looking back on the darkness and into the light of new ideas, new inventions, and new...worlds? I explore the reasons Europeans wanted to explore and colonize.

    Why Did Europeans Want to Explore and Colonize America?

    Why Did Europeans Want to Explore and Colonize America?

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt20

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  • The Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895 featured three men who sought to unite a post-bellum U.S. Unity would not come soon but the respective roles of Grover Cleveland, Booker T. Washington and John Philip Sousa point to cultural forces as the real agents of .national solidarity.

    Booker T., Grover C. and "King Cotton"

    Booker T., Grover C. and "King Cotton"

    by John C Gregory0

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  • Mandalay is high among my favorite poems and, I would guess, is fairly high in any collection. My personal analysis, and defense of the poem, is given below from an open-minded point of view without the modern political, somewhat embarrassed-Colonial era, and modern gender-bashing of the composition

    Rudyard Kipling’s “Mandalay” – a Personal Analysis

    Rudyard Kipling’s “Mandalay” – a Personal Analysis

    by Stive Smyth2

  • This article is not meant to argue with beliefs, but to discuss various concepts of the universe, and suggest alternative views about creation and the hereafter to be considered.

    Did God Have a Creator?

    Did God Have a Creator?

    by Glenn Stok39

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  • The 1705 Virginia Slave Act turned indentured servants into slaves for life, removed legal protection against torture and murder of slaves, and required runaway slaves to be returned to their owners.

    Slavery in Virginia and the 1705 Virginia Slave Act

    Slavery in Virginia and the 1705 Virginia Slave Act

    by Leah Lefler12

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  • Magazines, books, art materials, toilet tissue, wall-coverings, tickets, posters, packaging and even money are all made from paper. But where does paper come from, who invented it and how is it made?

    The Story of Paper

    The Story of Paper

    by Amanda Littlejohn22

  • Sylvia Plath's poem "Mirror" is a reflection on what it means to be a woman uncertain of the future, haunted by the past. When we look into the mirror, is what we see what we get?

    Analysis of Poem "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Society has a great influence on people and their way of life, and can either liberate or oppress them, depending on the accepted standards of the time. Societies which believe in total male superiority cause women to be oppressed and unsatisfied with their lives. The wives in Trifles and A Raisin in the Sun are alienated from their husbands as a result of societal beliefs which dictate complete female submission, male dominance in marriage, and the need for material goods to ensure a happy marr

    An Analysis of "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry

    An Analysis of "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry

    by Schatzie Speaks1

  • Sherlock Holmes stories from the 19th century remain popular. Anthony Horowitz has written a new story using familiar characters in the style of the original author, Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Is Anthony Horowitz the New Conan Doyle?

    Is Anthony Horowitz the New Conan Doyle?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe4

  • "Still I Rise" is one of Maya Angelou's best poems. It's a defiant, hopeful, and uplifting lyrical poem that stirs the heart, prepares the soul for struggle, and gives us food for thought.

    Analysis of the Poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

    Analysis of the Poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • Emily Dickinson's keen intellect serves her well as she allows her speaker to demonstrate a profound truth that is still today widely and tragically misconstrued.

    Emily Dickinson's "Color-Caste-Denomination"

    Emily Dickinson's "Color-Caste-Denomination"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • The Mary Poppins books were written by Pamela Lyndon Travers. The magical nanny is very popular, but her character is very different in the books than in the "Marry Poppins" movie. "Saving Mr. Banks" offers a semifictionalized look at the life of the writer.

    Mary Poppins: Books, Movies, and a Biography of P. L. Travers

    Mary Poppins: Books, Movies, and a Biography of P. L. Travers

    by Linda Crampton34

  • Edwin Booth, the great Shakespearean actor, achieved his fame through tragedy. Ironically, the tragic assassination of President Lincoln by his younger brother nearly undermined his success.

    Edwin Booth: 19th Century Tragic Actor

    Edwin Booth: 19th Century Tragic Actor

    by Brian Lokker6

  • The artillery personnel in World War II were some of the most skilled soldiers in the US Army and their Battalions were built to fight.

    Artillery Battalions in World War II

    Artillery Battalions in World War II

    by CJ Kelly146

  • Sam Patch, a mill worker from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, captivated the American public in the 1820s with his spectacular, death-defying leaps off waterfalls and other high, dangerous places. Patch became known as the "Jersey Jumper" and the "Yankee Leaper," as he conquered the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, Niagara Falls, and the Upper Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester, New York. He died making his second jump at the Genesee falls, but he became an American folk hero.

    Waterfall Jumper Sam Patch: Early American Daredevil

    Waterfall Jumper Sam Patch: Early American Daredevil

    by Brian Lokker10

  • Is death the end of consciousness? Why are there so many documented cases of people having out-of-body experiences and being conscious of their surroundings while near death? Let's examine this question.

    Consciousness and the Near Death Experience

    Consciousness and the Near Death Experience

    by Glenn Stok24

  • Emily Dickinson's American (innovative) sonnet reveals an attitude dramatized in the Shakespeare sonnets: the poet's confidence in her creation of a world of beauty that will last forever.

    Emily Dickinson's "There is another sky"

    Emily Dickinson's "There is another sky"

    by Linda Sue Grimes6

  • The values of the Cult of Domesticity focused on the happiness of the family unit and the wholeness of the home. Popular in the 1800s to early 1900s, 1950s, and now 2010s as the New Domesticity.

    The Cult of Domesticity: Values Past and Present

    The Cult of Domesticity: Values Past and Present

    by Stove And Home22

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  • The Epicurean worldview is build on a materialistic metaphysics. We'll see an ethics of pleasure rooted in materialism, the practice of limiting desires and eliminating the fear of death.

    The Epicurean Worldview

    The Epicurean Worldview

    by Sam Shepards0

  • Imagine a future where emotions hardly exist, babies are hatched, social destiny is preconditioned and casual sex has displaced violence. Welcome to Huxley's Brave New World, a dystopian novel in which everyone is blissfully happy and never question their place in society. Or do they?

    Brave New World - a Review of Aldous Huxley's Dystopian Novel

    Brave New World - a Review of Aldous Huxley's Dystopian Novel

    by Andrew Spacey9

  • Every person has a guardian angel. Only the rarest of souls have seen them. Padre Pio saw and spoke regularly with the guardian angels of his spiritual children.

    Padre Pio and the Guardian Angels

    Padre Pio and the Guardian Angels

    by Bede30

  • Anne Sexton's poetry is unique in that it confronts mental illness head on, gives direct access to the heart and soul of a troubled mother, artist and poet. 'I hold back nothing,' she wrote. So true.

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    by Andrew Spacey19

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