Category: History

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Race in the 19th & 20th century

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Essay Question: Examine how ideas about race were elaborated in the second half of 19th century and the early 20th century. Race is a historically and culturally specific notion, embedded in a constellation of economic, political, and cultural discourses and... [ view article ]

2968 words | 9 pages

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To what extent does modern Britain exhibit a class system?

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Historically, British society has been defined by a clearly demarcated system of social classes. In the medieval period, this was characterised by a feudal system of landowners and serfs (Bloch, 2014); in the early modern period the courtly aristocratic model... [ view article ]

2248 words | 7 pages

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Using Norbert Elias’ concept of the established and the outsiders, explain the social consequences of China’s move towards the Post-Washington, Post-Beijing Consensus.

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Introduction This paper explores the relationship between two apparently different themes – the essentially postmodern, 20th century "established and outsider" social philosophy expounded by Norbert Elias (Elias and Scotson, 1994) and the distinctly 21st century and essentially economic programme encapsulated... [ view article ]

2832 words | 9 pages

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Example Spanish Essay

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What affect did the Islamic invasion have on the history of Spain? THE IMPACT OF THE ISLAMIC INVASION ON SPAIN The history of Spain reflects the effect of certain cultures and religions on Spanish population, language, traditions and style of... [ view article ]

1753 words | 5 pages

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Albert Spalding Sport

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  Since the beginning of civilization, it has been in the nature of humans to compete with one another. In ancient Greece, the citizens trained in gymnasiums or "naked places" perfect their wrestling or boxing technique (Sweet, 1987). "Athletics were... [ view article ]

2829 words | 9 pages

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The Cost of The Vietnam War.

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The United States Military took part in the Vietnam War, which started in 1957 and ended in 1975. At that time of war Vietnam was divided into North Vietnam (Communist system) and South Vietnam (non communist). North Vietnam didn't want... [ view article ]

1676 words | 5 pages

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Example International Studies Essay

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Over the past one hundred and forty-five years, scholars and historians have suggested different causes of the American Civil War, and different schools of thought have gone in and out of favour. The years immediately after the war regarded it... [ view article ]

2381 words | 7 pages

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Example History Essay

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What was the significance of the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) for the relations between States? To what extent is Modern diplomacy Renaissance diplomacy in disguise? The conflicts known as the Thirty Years' War fundamentally altered the balance of power in... [ view article ]

2367 words | 7 pages

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Example History Essay

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Trade unions 1. Brief history on trade union The history of the trade union can be seen to have begun in the Industrial Revolution, where the rise of factories and the deskilling of labour led to workers seeking security through... [ view article ]

1770 words | 5 pages

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To what extent was the Cold War inevitable after the end of World War 2?

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Unless you believe in predeterminism, nothing is inevitable in history. However, some things have a higher probability of happening than others, and this is what this study addresses. It looks at possibilities other than the outcome which occurred and explores... [ view article ]

2601 words | 8 pages