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“En Dos Tiempos”: A Political Reading

2 pages | 450 words

In "En Dos Tiempos", Gabriel Albiac looks at the recent history of Spain, starting with the death of Franco and ending with the current refugee crisis. Along the way, he offers a critical assessment of some of the key events in this period.

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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China

3 pages | 570 words

The book "The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China" is a detailed look at the economic history of the Ming Dynasty. The author, T. Brook, argues that the rise of commerce led to the decline of morality and traditional values.

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The Civil War: America’s deadliest conflict

3 pages | 710 words

The book "Prelude to the Civil War" by William Freehling is an important part of America's historic legacy. The book covers the events that led up to the Civil War, including the nullification crisis in South Carolina and the plantation society in the state. The book also discusses the role of John C. Calhoun in the Civil War and how his ideas about states' rights influenced the course of the war. Additionally, the book covers the role of Andrew Jackson in the Civil War and how his policies helped to cause the war.

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Racism in “A Lesson Before Dying”: How It Affects Grant and Jefferson

3 pages | 820 words

The novel "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines tells the story of two African American men in the 1940s, Grant Wiggins and Jefferson, who are living in the racially segregated town of Bayonne, Louisiana. Racism is a major theme in the novel and it affects both Grant and Jefferson in different ways.

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The distortion of American history in textbooks

4 pages | 1030 words

The essay discusses the distortion of American history in textbooks, how this is problematic, and ways to fix the issue.

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Kronenberger’s “Kings and Desperate Men”: A Social History of England in the Eighteenth Century

2 pages | 340 words

This essay will provide a detailed analysis of Kronenberger's "Kings and Desperate Men." The book is a social history of England in the eighteenth century. I will discuss the political events that took place during this time, as well as the nose incident that is described in the book. I will also provide a detailed description of the village in which the nose incident took place.

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Development: A Definition

2 pages | 490 words

This essay looks at the complex process of development, with a focus on some of the challenges that developing nations face. It discusses how development is often misunderstood and exploited by well-off groups, and argues that developing nations should be given more freedom to choose their own development policies.

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The Money Interest and the Public Interest: American Monetary Thought, 1920-1970

4 pages | 870 words

The Money Interest and the Public Interest is a book about the general monetary thought in America during the time leading up to the Second World War and the subsequent periods. The book is based on Mehrling's dissertation, which he wrote under the supervision of Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Solow at MIT.

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The Power of Literature: Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed and Eichmann in Jerusalem

3 pages | 590 words

This essay discusses two works of literature that deal with the theme of self-improvement: Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed by Philip Hallie, and Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem. The essay provides a summary of each work, followed by an analysis of their key themes. Finally, the impact that each work had on the author is discussed.

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Frantz Fanon’s “The Wretched of the Earth”: A Comprehensive Look at Colonialism

4 pages | 870 words

Frantz Fanon's book "The Wretched of the Earth" is a powerful work that sheds light on the dark realities of colonialism. It is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the psychology of oppression and resistance.

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