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Implications of Bargh's and Ferguson's Research on the Automaticity of Higher Mental Processes in the Historical Context
Bargh and Ferguson put the recent social cognitive research on the automaticity of higher mental processes in the historical context of the larger debate on free will--specifically the extent to which it causes psychological effects such as emotion, behavior, memory, etc. The authors emphasize that the social cognitive rese...
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An Analysis of the Historiography of the Ancient Israelites and the Ancient Near East
“All history is present history in the sense that the concerns of the present are bound somehow to affect the way history is studied and written.” ~ Paul Anthony Cartledge Introduction Historiography may be one of the most effective, and arguably even the best, means of truly knowing the past. As the quote from Paul...
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:A New Perspective on the 1960's in the Historiography Peace and Freedom: The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements in the 1960's by Simon Hall
Historiography: How the Author Establishes History The 1960’s, a time period essentially classified as the 1950’s through the 1970’s, is a period of many social issues and cultural change in America. It is the time of the Civil Rights Movement and on top of that it is the time of the anti-Vietnam war movements. There is no...
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The Opposing Roles of History and Human Sciences in the Areas of Knowledge
“The historian’s task is to understand the past; the human scientist, by contrast, is looking to change the future.” To what extent is this true in these areas of knowledge? For many, history and the human sciences are considered opposites due to their different focuses. History, in most cases, deals with the past, whil...
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A Report on Charles Esdaile's Book Fighting Napoleon: Guerillas, Bandits and Adventurers in Spain
Fighting Napoleon: Guerillas, Bandits and Adventurers in Spain is a unique book that looks into the armed bands of Spanish men that attacked the French soldiers fighting in the Peninsular War. Charles Esdaile takes a unique look at different aspects of the guerrilla fighters, and posits his own argument. Esdaile’s purpose i...
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A Review of the Biography Josephine: Life of the Empress by Carolly Erickson
Carolly Erickson looks to the past to paint an unique picture of the French Empress, Josephine, born Rose Tascher in Martinique. Starting from the hurricane in which she was born, Erickson gives an extremely detailed biography of Josephine’s life. This book is intended for the general reader, and not the scholarly historian...
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The Use of Religion to Justify Political Powers in the Americas and Western Europe
How Religion Justified Political Powers in the Americas and Western Europe Western Europe and the Americas both had their governments closely tied in with their religion, however, in the Americas, religion often commanded the tribes to conquer other stationary agricultural peoples in order to appease their gods. Whereas in...
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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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An Analysis of A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich
A Little History of the World is one of the most famous classics on how we as humans interact, interrelate, and overall deal with each other as fellow inhabitants on Earth. There are many factors of life and history that I have learned from this tale of the world by E.H. Gombrich. An underlying fact that Gombrich touches on...
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The Human Addiction to War Throughout History
The Berlin Wall was originally constructed by the German Democratic Republic. In 1961, it completely separated cut off West Berlin, creating East Germany and West Germany. The wall was created to protect the population against fascists. They also wanted to prevent the uprising of a Socialist State. The barrier included...
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A Comparison of China's Last Empire by William Rowe and History in Three Keys by Paul Cohen
It is their attention to historiography that distinguishes Rowe’s and Cohen’s books from many others. Both China’s Last Empire and History in Three Keys deal with subjects that historians have extensively researched over more than a century. In that time people have made many assumptions and assertions about China. The poli...
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Benefits and Drawback of Autobiographical Literature for Historians
Autobiographies are undoubtedly valuable resources for historians because they can provide a window into the innermost thoughts of a historical figure. Autobiographies also oftentimes reveal aspects of everyday life that may have seemed inconsequential during the writer’s time, but are now helpful in understanding the time...
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A Comparison of Historiography in the Films, Garage Olimpo and La Historia Official
Historiography, basically how history is written, seems to be the theme in the comparison of these two films, Garage Olimpo and La Historia Official, due to the fact that both interpret the effect of the incredibly violent, right-leaning military regime of the mid-20th century in Argentina differently. During this time, as...
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An Analysis of The Life and Times of Cavour and Cavour and Garibaldi 1860
Thayer, in his narrative The Life and Times of Cavour, portrays the man as a noble who comes into power after the liberalization of Piedmont-Sardinia in the aftermath of the revolutions of 1848. Cavour emerges from Thayer’s historiography as a man with the flawless political acumen to distance his own personal interests fro...
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A Comparison of Jonathan Steinberg in Bismarck: A Life and David Wetzel in A Duel of Giants and A Duel of Nations
Both Jonathan Steinberg in Bismarck: A Life and David Wetzel in his companion works A Duel of Giants and A Duel of Nations present compelling accounts of the events surrounding the unification of the German Empire in 1871, beginning with the expulsion of Austria from German politics in 1866. A significant degree of overlap...
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A Comparison of the Narrative on the Crimean War by Paul W. Schroeder and A.J.P. Taylor
Paul W. Schroeder asserts that the Crimean War was a vector through which the British manipulated continental affairs in order to secure their dominance in the Concert of Europe through Palmerston’s hard-lining, war-hungry manner of international relations, particularly at the expense of Austria. Buol’s method of preserving...
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