Historian Essay Topics

The Compromise of 1850

The Compromise of 1850 determined how the anti-slavery North and the pro-slavery South would deal with new territories in the United States. California wanted to be a free state. After the end of the United States/Mexico War, Texas was claiming land as far away as Santa Fe, New Mexico. People weren’t sure if the new… View Article

1831, by Louis P. Masur

This book was written by Masur Louis  P. who described 1831 as the year of the eclipse that had so many omens that stated that the American society was completely changed. Every aspect of life including the political, social, economic and cultural all underwent a metamorphosis that brought about change. In that year, foreigners visited… View Article

1831, Year of Eclipse by Louis Masur

The number of anthropologists, philosophers, and literary writers who portrayed their vision of America’s future includes many people. Louis Masur and George Orwell are two such literary writers who fit this group. They attempted to project the future of our American nation based on the current actions. Masur saw a trend, a path that was… View Article

Book review: 1776 by David McCullough

Thesis statement  The year 1776 was the year of battle for the revolutionary war. Great Britain had abandoned slavery many years ago but the revolutionaries had not stopped up until 1862 when they decided to stop it. Book summary The book talks of the revolution in the good year 1776. It was a year that… View Article

A Response to Historians in Cahoot by Tristram Hunt

Political speeches are of course meticulously designed not to sound like, well, a political speech. Tristam Hunt had seen through the design of President George W. Bush’s inaugural speech in 2005. In Hunt’s article, “Historians in Cahoot”, he pointed out the heavy use of the term “history.”             President Bush had repeatedly mentioned historic events… View Article

Three Events That Have Changed World History

What three events, between 1500 and 1800, have changed the face of world history? Whenever we ask about historical change it is of primary importance that we first ask about the nature of history. What exactly do we mean by history? The preferred definition for the purpose of this essay comes from 20th century renowned… View Article

The early modern period 1500-1800

The entire framework of human affairs changed radically in the early modern period. There were numerous important changes in this period of globalization of life. There appeared new-style empires and giant state systems that were destined to govern and control global political as well as the military affairs. All the important societies of the period… View Article

Thomas Morton

(1). What was the cause of the enmity that developed between Thomas Morton and his group and the Pilgrams at Plymouth? What was his major offense? The harsh reaction of the Pilgrims to Morton was explained only in part by their abhorrence of the Maypole incident. They also were offended by his open ridicule of… View Article

The Political Realignment Of The Nation During The Late 1970s And Early 1980s

The presented work covers up the major realignment of the American political system during the 1970s and early 1980s. Political realignment engaged both parties in a search for alternatives to New Deal liberalism and that shifted the political center significantly to the right. The advent of social regulation did not challenge the New Deal emphasis… View Article

The Trent Affair

In 1861 during the beginning of the American Civil War, an incident took place which, under normal circumstances, would have been a minor diplomatic and political occurrence between the United States and Great Britain. Because the incident, known as the “Trent Affair” took place during one of the most precarious and volatile periods in American… View Article

History of international systems

On 5 October 1954 representatives of the United States, Britain, Italy, and Yugoslavia signed Trieste settlement in London. According to its terms military government was to stop in the two zones of the FTT, and Italy and Yugoslavia would presume governing authority on their respective sides of the new frontier. The agreement was approved promptly… View Article

Fredrick Jackson Turner

Fredrick Jackson Turner was an American Historian who examined the unique characteristics that defined American Culture.  Turner was a well educated man receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1884 and his Masters Degree in 1888.  He continued his education at John Hopkins University and received a PhD in history.  He taught most of his… View Article

Eusebius Pamphili

Eusebius Pamphili, also called Eusebius of Caesarea, is one of the key figures ever documented in the field of church history writing/narration. He took into account essential happenings about a specific event and made accounts for people of great importance in the christian realm. Eusebius was exposed to events and he himself was an eyewitness… View Article

Progressive Movement

I am intended to write my research paper of Progressive Movement i.e. a movement marked by an all-encompassing and intensive change in all spheres of American life viz. political, economic and social and how Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson contributed toward it. Thesis: The period from 1890 to 1917 in the history of… View Article

Human History of the Grand Teton

Human history of the Grand Teton region dates back at least 11,000 years, when the first nomadic hunter-gatherer Paleo-Indians would migrate into the region during warmer months in pursuit of food and supplies. In the early 19th-century, the first Caucasian explorers encountered the eastern Shoshone natives. Between 1810 and 1840, the region attracted fur trading… View Article

The Importance of Male Honour in Much Ado About Nothing

Draft: ‘in this apparent comedy male honour is a subject of deadly seriousness’ Do you agree? Much ado about nothing (MAUN) was written in a patriarchal society, (ruled by men) where Shakespeare could influence society’s morals and virtues in his plays. The idea of male honour was central to view the concept of masculinity. Shakespeare… View Article

City Life During The Mid 1800s

Source Two: Taken from the internet site ‘Victorian Web’; 2002 During the first decades of Victoria’s reign, baths were virtually unknown in the poorer districts and uncommon anywhere. Most households of all economic classes still used “privy-pails”; water closets (flush toilets) were rare. Sewers had flat bottoms, and because drains were made out of stone,… View Article

Remembering the Alamo

This article is of course about the Alamo. It gives a very brief history of the battle at the Alamo and the characters that participated there. It momentarily mentions that there are now facts and history of the Alamo being disputed among many historians today. This article also makes comments concerning the great influence The… View Article

The Stone Age

The Stone Age was the millennium of the modern world. The Neolithic and the Paleolithic eras consists of many comparisons within entities regarding the usage of stone tools, the development of art paintings, and the differences in physical geography that has shaped the world today. The usage of stone tools began two million years ago… View Article

Annotated Timeline: 1763-1783

1763: The Proclamation of 1763 was a royal directive issued after the end of the French and Indian War that prohibited settlement, surveys, and land grants west of the Appalachian Mountains. It was an attempt to organize western lands gained as a result of the 1763 Treaty of Paris and it appease Native American tribes… View Article

Killing Custer Book Review

From time to time, a book of true historical significance is written on a subject that has been written on almost endlessly. The Battle of the Little Big Horn is one of the most written about, speculated on, celebrated, talked about, and glorified events in American History. Popularly known as “Custer’s Last Stand”, it has… View Article

What Was Revolutionary About the Military Revolution

The historical paradigm of the military revolution found its first main proponent in Michael Roberts’s The Military Revolution, 1560-1660. The theory of the ‘military revolution’ is the period of years from the mid fifteenth century to the end of the eighteenth century saw a radical modernisation of the science of warfare. The advancement of gunpowder… View Article

History of Pueblo Revolt

“Every piece of written history starts when somebody becomes curious and asks questions.”[1] In Weber’s compilation he gathers several of these curious peoples works and binds their writings together to form a sort of continued discussion. Arguing from different sources and coming from different backgrounds, they indubitably arrive at different conclusions. From Garner to Gutiérrez… View Article

Four Eras of Writing

History has evolved over the last two centuries. In the introduction to Interpretations of American History edited by Francis G. Couvares, et al., he states that the transition of the way history was interpreted has only “linked the past more strongly to the present” (Couvares 1). Before, historians –mostly white male- used to report only… View Article

History 201: World History 1400-1900

This course is concerned with the history of Modern Europe from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present. However, it will not be a survey of all the “important” events and personalities of the period. The central theme will be revolution. This term refers to momentous events such as the French Revolution, the… View Article

Alexander the Great’s Military Accomplishments

There is only one other man who is written about in at the level of Jesus Christ, his name was Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great is one of the most told about, and written about Kings of the ancient world. Not only was he a vastly loved and appreciated leader to his army but… View Article

History according to the Male Historian

Gender plays a very important role in the definition of history. Male historians are often presented as scientific thinkers. But the truth is that they merely perpetuate religious, ethnocentric or class-based versions of the past under the guise of neutrality. Female historians, on the other hand, are usually dismissed as propagators of amateur or irrelevant… View Article

Miniver Cheevy Analysis

Miniver Cheevy by Edwin Arlington Robinson is a dramatic lyric poem that acts as self-portrait satire as Robinson ridicules his own life and dreams of a living in a time period where his failures could be seen as triumphs. Through his character Miniver Cheevy, Robinson criticizes not only himself, but 19th and 20th century America… View Article

The Great Patriotic War, Cold War, WWII Alliances

The Great Patriotic War: The great Patriotic War is a term used in Russia or previous parts of the Soviet Union when referring to a part of the Second World War. It had originally been used first under the French invasion led by Napoleon and when referring to the First World War, before it again… View Article

Victorian Period – a Time of Change (1837 -1901)

“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their own peril.”–by Oscar Wilde, Preface, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” The Victorian Period revolves around the political career of Queen Victoria. She was crowned in 1837… View Article