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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...
: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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...