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The Importance of Cemeteries in the Middle Village
The main drag that defines Middle Village is Metropolitan Avenue. It's abuzz with small chains and mom-and-pop stores, but is so quiet on the stretches through St. John's Cemetery and the Lutheran Cemetery. To the east is wide Woodhaven Boulevard and then Forest Hills. Eliot Avenue separates it from Rego Park to the north a...
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The History of Middle Village
The Neighborhood, Middle Village, is part of Queens Community Board 5 and the zip code of Middle Village is 11379.  The approximate total population is 32,823 considering the neighborhood has an area of 1.482 square miles and a population density of 22,153 people per square mile.   Furthermore some statistics on Middle Vill...
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A Research on the Middle Village, Juniper Valley Park, Cemeteries, and the Changes in Housing
Middle Village is a peaceful neighborhood located in Queens, New York City.  The early settlers of Middle Village were of English descent and settled in 1816.  Middle Village grew up in about 1830 and received its name because it marked the midpoint for farmers on the long wagon haul between the Brooklyn ferries at the foot...
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The Misunderstanding of Historians on Robber Barons in The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton Folsom
The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton Folsom describes the specific qualities and actions of industrial leaders during the gilded age. Previously, Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Vanderbilt were understood as “robber barons” who caused corruption, monopoly, and price increases on their goods and services for ill purposes. The...
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A Comparison of Historical Authors Herodotus and Tacitus
Undermining Man’s Agency When Herodotus and Tacitus wrote their histories, they both had clear goals in mind. Herodotus, as he says in his introduction, writes so that “time may not draw the color from what man has brought into being,” while Tacitus writes “without indignation or partisanship,” focusing on the demise of...
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The Plight of the Impoverished Whites of the Antebellum South
When considering the overall social, economic, and political situation of the antebellum South, emphasis is often directed towards the actions of wealthy white slaveholders, politicians, and the large slave communities. The economic boom in the 19th century as a result of the massive cotton and tobacco harvests present a so...
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The Role of the Annales in Social Science History
In the search for a concrete definition of historical truth, the trends of modern historiography throughout the 19th and 20th centuries have embraced the great strides in the fields of science, and have applied notions of quantification, statistical analysis, and critical thinking about the differing sources that historians...
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The Methods of Historians Examining Past Events in the Book, The Landscape of History by John Gaddis
In his book, The Landscape of History (2002), John Gaddis explores the
methods which historians employ in order to examine past events and how to
best apply the knowledge obtained from these periods of time into the
workings of contemporary societies. It was apparent to me early on in the
book, that Gaddis appreciated the...
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The Importance and Role of History in Our Lives
For me, the word "history" is nearly synonymous with the memoires
which I have of history class. I can remember taking such a class in high
school and the negative experience I had with that instructor and sadly,
this is generally the first thing I think of when I hear the word
"history". This word also makes me think of...
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The Role of Primary Source Documents for Historians
Primary source documents are significant tools for historians when trying to acquire a complete picture of civilizations and events from the past. The most crucial piece of information for historians to remember when analyzing primary documents, whatever the source may be, is to consider: who the source was written by, who...
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