An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness”

Achebe Chinua casts light upon the image of Africa in the Western world in his essay “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness”. He points out that it is quite a surprise for many people to find out that Africa has its history, culture, and literature. Many...

New York City Improvements

New York City is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. For the latter part of the 20th century, the city was plagued by social and environmental problems. However, since they were instituted in the 1990s and 2000s, decisive measures to reduce crime and pollution have led to...

Roman and Greek Civilizations Comparison and Opposition

Introduction In order for us to adequately and concisely arrive at a proper analysis and comparison of the Greek and Roman civilization, it will be necessary to consider the civilization of each of the two according to the significant elements of the social, political, and economic organization that significantly influenced...

Middle East Society Approach to Consumerism

Nowadays world is characterized by increasing of the material demands of the society. In last 200 years the humanity consumes more and more natural resources in all over the world. That leads to exhaustion of the lands and more intensive pollution. The countries where the consumerism took its start presented...

Great Depression: Domestic and Foreign Causes

Introduction According to the American history the great depression occurred in 1930s before the Second World War. This decline in the economy was worldwide but it started in America on October 29, 1929 with a crash on the stock market. Price of commodities, profits and government tax revenue declined1.Countries that...

Nelson Mandela: Brief Biography

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Transkei, South Africa. Born to a polygamous family, he was the youngest among thirteen siblings (Harris, 2001). His father passed away when he was young, and an uncle took Mandela under his responsibility. Mandela was the pioneer in his family to...

Emancipation Proclamation in the USA

Introduction On September 22nd, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln declared the freedom of 3.1million slaves from the existing 4million slaves. Immediately, 50000 slaves received their freedom and the rest to be released with the advancement of the Union armies. For those states that would not have yielded to the union control,...

“The Most Astonishing Surprise” of the French Revolution

The moment when Napoleon obtained power became the end of the French Revolution. This historical figure changed the direction of the political and social transformations in France swiftly and dramatically. However, the processes born by the Revolution could not disappear promptly: they were more likely to have a role of...

The Teaching of Qing – Menglong’s Teachings

Introduction Feng Menglong wrote many songs and jokes during the period of the Ming dynasty. His works were in the form of storytelling that had great teachings and lessons for society. Many humorous, moralistic, settled, spicy, and incredible stories of the time played a great role in society. The teachings...

Civil War Outcomes: North, South, and West

Described as one of the most violent periods in American History, the American civil war played a critical role in shaping the political landscape of the United States and has continued to influence major political decisions. Historical records estimate the number of men and women who sacrificed their lives in...

African Americans’ Historical Progression Since 1865

Introduction America is a strong nation with an illustrious history and in the contemporary setting, the country has people of all ethnicities and backgrounds, and these people share a common good. However, there is a dark side to the past of the United States of America because this past has...

Abraham Lincoln: The First Republican President

Introduction Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States taking the country through the Civil war, which was one of the largest internal calamities in America’s history. During this time, he ensured that he preserved the Union and led the country towards the abolition of slavery. Lincoln introduced...

The Cold War in Russia: The Soviet Union’s Strengths, Weaknesses and Strategies

Introduction The cold war was the conflict between communist nations led by the Soviet Union, and capitalist nations led by America. Russia had some strength in that it had extended its influence in Europe. By the end of 1945, Russia had controlled some parts of Poland and Eastern Germany. The...

The American Formative Years, 1805-1848

In the 19th century the patriarchy system was the order of the day in our society. southern culture propagated this system and through socialization women accepted the fact that men were superior to them. As a result women believed that they could only participate in reproductive activities alone and this...

Thomas Jefferson and His Influence Against Slavery

Introduction Jefferson was the third president of the United States and one of the renowned presidents for his zeal to fight against the slave trade. He was one of the outspoken antislavery activists but on the contrary, also had many slaves under his custody. Its believed that despite the fact...

Crisis of American Civil War: North Versus South

Researching the problem of the Civil War, the most significant contribution was made by Winthrop D. Jordan, Howard Zinn, and Charles Johnson. The works describe the crisis of the Civil War that appeared with the separation of North and South. The Northern States struggled for the abolition of slavery and...

China: History, Culture and Economic Situation

Introduction China is one of the oldest countries in the world with a history spanning thousands of years. It has one of the most ancient civilizations. The country had been ruled by strong organized monarchies dating about 2,000 thousands years. This enabled it to achieve high levels of civilization as...

History of the Great Depression

Introduction The great depression was a period in American history characterized by a catastrophic economic slump that lasted from 1929 to 1939. It was the longest and the most devastating depression ever recorded in American history. It all commenced with the collapse of the New York Stock exchange market in...

History of the Death Penalty in the US

Irrespective of the level of development, any society is preoccupied with justice in the first place. Since there are different kinds of crimes, the severity of punishment varies depending on how much damage was caused to the society or a person. Thus, capital crimes result in death penalty, or capital...

Origins of Cold War and the Containment Policy

Cold war refers to the tension that existed between the Soviet Union and the United States during the post World War II period. This was a result of failure by both countries to agree on the way forward after the war especially on whether to incorporate Capitalism or Communism into...

Causes and Consequences of the Great Depression in the United States

The great depression originated in the United States in the 20th century. This was during 1929 after the effects of various factors within the economy led to the great depression. The depression affected the world economies for a period of about 10 years from 1929 to 1939. The depression affected...

Cultural Changes in America After World War II

Most historians are unanimous in believing that after World War II, especially in the years immediately following it, there were significant cultural changes in America. In effect, the stage was set for these changes to happen over the remaining period of the twentieth century, the echoes of which can be...

The Vietnam War Causes and Effects

Introduction War in Vietnam started in the year 1945, where the Vietnamese were fighting for their independence from their colonial masters, France. The anti-colonial war went on up to around 1954 when the Vietnamese out powered their masters, but with support from America. America’s support to Vietnam was inform of...

Slave Trade and Its Impact on West African Societies

Introduction If we look into the depth of slavery from historical perspective, we would see that this issue has covered many aspects of human exploitation across many civilizations from slavery to labour. The word ‘slave trade’ refers to an organized way of exploiting labour without consent. Travelled through many ages,...

Huck’s Raft, History of Childhood

The American society, like many others, has its own history of formation and development. There are too many cases when it was raised and declined in terms of morality. The people of America made great efforts to prevent our nation from destruction and their power is now felt on the...

Women in Military

Today’s wars are not fought by hundreds of thousands of men storming up a beachhead or being dropped from hundreds of planes in the middle of the night. Today’s wars are fought with highly independent specialized units. These units include women serving in supportive roles. The units that are involved...

History of Franco-Prussian War

Outline Franco–Prussian and Civil wars are two characteristic wars that took place in the nineteenth century and are connected to each other in several ways. The war between Prussia and France erupted due to differences in leadership issues where French forces fought with those of Prussia but were later defeated...

Reliable Information About Christopher Columbus

Introduction There exists a commonly recognized opinion that Christopher Columbus is the person who discovered America and this is why he is considered to be almost a hero, as there is even an official holiday in his honor, Columbus Day, that is celebrated on October, 21. In fact, this heroic...

History of Genocide in Darfur

Introduction Genocide in Darfur is one of the pressing issues that the international community faces. It has been lingering for years. Darfur has been witnessing massive civilian killings and displacement movements for seven years. However, global actors have not responded efficiently. Efforts have been deployed to channel humanitarian aid towards...

Three Events That Have Changed the Western World

The past two centuries have changed the Western world and the way people live. Technological and social changes transformed the traditional way of life and lifestyles, traditions and values of Western society. Three events that had a great and profound impact on the world were a mechanical change (development of...

“American Holocaust” by David Stannard

Most Americans either have forgotten or simply do not know about the real native population of America. A bunch of people thinks that this place belongs to them for many years and that they are real masters of the land. However, this is a false belief that should be replaced...

European Expansionism in the New World

The Atlantic countries of Europe began to move to all parts of the world around 1500 and 1800. Portugal and Spain were the pacesetters as they were great colonial powers of the 16th Century. They were followed by the Dutch who constructed their empire in the 17th Century Portugal and...

Han of Canada: Culture and Language of the Tribe

The history of every country is very interesting and exciting as all nations have their peculiarities and distinguishing features. Following the history of any country it is amusing to follow the citizens’ change, their collaboration with other nations, and so on. Native people have usually inhabited the land till the...

History of the US During the Twentieth Years

Introduction The history is the science, which reminds Gorgon: everyone and everything petrifies under its sight, and all the colors disappear. There is no more yellow, green, black, white or red. There are only marmoreal-red for the leaders and granitic-grey for the executives of their will. The history of the...

The Long March

People who went through the Long March still remember the Grasslands with horror–the long plains of black and yellow grass, the rain, the poisonous mud which made their legs swell with red blisters, the way the marshes would suddenly give place to slow-moving nearly stagnant rivers, the mudholes, the ambuscades....

Civilization versus Barbarism

Different civilizations have enriched man’s life as a social animal and one comes across a close link between barbarism and civilization in man’s development and growth. It is important to note that each of the rich civilizations that man witnessed had humble origins or rather it is from the status...

Colonial Expansion of Europe

At the dawn of the modern era (1500CE), the expansion of European countries went beyond the borders of the European continent. Many countries crossed oceans and seas in search of fertile land and new markets. The mercantile European states intensified explorations and founded colonies in American, Asia, the Pacific, and...

Indian Removal in M. Morris’ and A. Cave’s Views

Introduction Indian removal marks among the darkest blots on the American history; the whole process aimed at relocating whole communities to the west of the Mississippi had various motivations ranging from the need to settle white farmers to removing the possibility of having sovereign groups within the preformed states. Apart...

Post War Japan: Post War Restoring

Introduction After World War II had stopped, Japan was destroyed. All the huge cities (with the exemption of Kyoto), the infrastructures, and the shipping networks were harshly damaged. Severe scarcity of food lasted for several years. The occupation of Japan by the Allied Powers began in August 1945 and terminated...

Who Ended the Cold War, Reagan or Gorbachev?

Introduction Reagan’s accomplishments and legacy that was major achievement by Reagan’s “won the Cold War.” This interpretation holds a view about how Reagan won the Cold War. Reagan’s military might and moral courage enabled the United States and its allies to crush Soviet communism. The military capability can pressure authoritarian...