Category Archives: History

College research on the future of human rights—a global perspective

The topic of human rights covers a broad array of areas—from war crimes to terrorism, from fraudulent elections to wiretapping. While the civil rights movement in the United States is certainly an important part of human rights, from a global …

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Research topics: Civil rights leaders around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries

During this Black History Month, focus is on the Civil Rights leaders in the American South. But the struggle for civil rights is fought by many people in many countries worldwide, from Nelson Mandela in South Africa to Mahatma Gandhi in …

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Researching the 2014 Winter Olympics: A stunning opening ceremony and an American gold medal

Despite many safety concerns, the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Olympics games in Sochi, Russia, went off flawlessly. This is Russia’s first time hosting the winter games. Descriptions of killing stray dogs and shoddy facilities are matched with the …

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The civil rights movement: Research paper topic on Freedom House report showing overall decline worldwide

While we celebrate the advances made by the civil rights movement in our country during Black History Month, worldwide civil liberties are on the decline. Independent watchdog group, Freedom House, stated in its Freedom in the World 2014 report that …

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Researching current events: The California drought—is America running out of water?

With 2014 just one month underway, Federal officials already have designated parts of 11 states as natural disaster areas due to lack of rainfall. The California drought is causing a great deal of concern, particularly for farmers and ranchers who …

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Research topic Black history month 2014: African Americans risked all for voting rights during Freedom Summer 1964

Do you have a course project related to Black history month? This is a good year to put your attention on African Americans who have made a difference in American history. Throughout the year, Americans will be celebrating Freedom Summer …

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Discovery Channel’s Klondike gold rush offers good research paper topics

Discovery Channel’s first scripted programming was the recently aired Klondike, a six-hour mini-series showcasing the struggle, determination, entrepreneurial spirit and often brutal life of men and women during the Yukon gold rush of the late 1890s. For your history paper, …

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Research paper help on Lyubov Orlova ghost ship, cannibal rats, and ocean conservancy

Ghost ships and cannibal rats don’t immediately bring to mind good research paper topics, even in folklore courses. They bring to mind bad films (such as the critically panned 2002 Ghost Ship movie, or the 1943 film of the same …

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2014 Oscar nominees: History themed topics of slavery and scandal in American films

If you’re interested in American history and in movies, then you’ll love this year’s Oscar nominees. The list of nominees for best picture includes films based on a true story of slavery in America, a political scandal from the 1970s, …

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Judi Dench’s Philomena: Research topic on anti-Catholic or pro adoption rights

In 1952, unwed mother Philomena Lee gave birth to her son Anthony at a Catholic home for unwed mothers. Three years later, her son was given up for adoption to good Catholic parents in the United States, and Lee was …

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