Your search returned over 400 essays for "social history"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

The Social System of History

- Among the most famous breaks in social composure in American history is the 1938 broadcast of The War of the Worlds, a radio program based on the H.G. Wells novel of the same name. Despite at least four announcements made during the program that the performance was a work of fiction, the public panicked as they listened to what they firmly believed to be a factual broadcast of an actual Martian invasion. Almost since the moment the panic occurred, historians have put forward theories incorporating this event into our social history....   [tags: History]

Better Essays
836 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

Social History of the Africans and Indians In Florida

- African slaves and the Indigenous people of the Southern United States and Northern Mexico were targets of harsh and racist treatment by both the European and American white colonizers. Due to the marginalization of African slaves and Native American peoples the question of how they responded to this oppression has hardly been explored by historians. Scholars have written extensively about the separate lives of both these groups of people, including their interactions with white Europeans, but less is known about how these two groups interacted with one another....   [tags: interactions in Florida, American history]

Powerful Essays
2863 words | (8.2 pages) | Preview

The Values And History Of Social Work

- Based on the values and history of Social Work, I believe York likes to focus on the critical practice as it strikes the heart of professional control. Because of York’s School of social Work, uses the basis of their history and values is critical practice, by the code of ethics, their history , and aboriginal rights. They use this to lead to help students at the school have a better understanding and further their     York first starts by introducing the code of ethics to their students,  it is a way in which the students get a critical understanding of what being a social worker is....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Social justice]

Better Essays
894 words | (2.6 pages) | Preview

The Social History of the Early Christian Church

- The social history of the early Christian church is closely related to the kinds of documents and the secular, cultural context that was around at the time. Paul was highly influential on early Christian theology as was other people that wrote under his name. Three canonized works have classically been attributed to Paul, but are now known to be forgeries: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. These books are known as “The Pastorals” and they are different from Paul’s authentic works in many fundamental ways....   [tags: jew, creek, bible]

Strong Essays
1144 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

A Brief History of Social Work Methods

- This assignment will consist of two main parts. Word count will restrict certain areas of the essay. It is hoped, however, an overall balance can be achieved. In part one; the essay will begin with a brief history of social work methods. The essay will go on to describe what methods are and how they are made use of in social work. Following on from methods the essay will take a look at social work theories and how they can be explained. Furthermore, it will be necessary to show, and to give examples of, how methods are linked to particular theories....   [tags: Sociology, Social Workers]

Good Essays
1299 words | (3.7 pages) | Preview

History of Social Divisions in Society and the Role of the Social Worker

- Power and powerlessness go hand in hand as to have one the other must exist. As society is not egalitarian and never shall be, there will always be inequalities. These inequalities can be on both personal and structural levels. To enable us to understand power and social work we must firstly understand the theoretical explanation of the distribution of power, privilege, prestige and powerlessness within western society by looking at social divisions, class and their positions within society. Marx was interested in the theories of economic development, he believed that economy was dominated by agriculture and power was held by the aristocratic landowner, in the period when manufacture was the...   [tags: social work]

Powerful Essays
1519 words | (4.3 pages) | Preview

The Social History of Satan

- The essay written by Elaine Pagels, "The Social History of Satan," illustrates the transformation of Satan from his depiction in the Hebrew Bible to the Gospel's vision of him as a Prince of Darkness who brings about the struggle between good and evil. In her essay, Pagel illustrates the concept of an evil entity and its functions. Satan, or the Devil, plays various evil roles in ancient and modern literature and in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious traditions. Satan is seen as the opponent of God....   [tags: Book Reviews]

Good Essays
690 words | (2 pages) | Preview

A Social History Of Truth

- Review of The Social History Of Truth by Steven Shapin Chapter 1 When someone says that something is true,they are usually stating that it corresponds to the facts of how things really are. Academic philosopher’s distiningish what is true and what is taken to be true by a process of sorting?No single being can constitute knowledge. All one can do is offer claims, with evidence, arguments and inducements to the community for its assessment.Knowledge is the result of the communities for its evaluations and action....   [tags: essays research papers]

Free Essays
2196 words | (6.3 pages) | Preview

Analysis Of ' Unbound Feet : A Social History Of Chinese Women '

- Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco by Judy Yung
 In Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco, Judy Yung narrates the story of the immigration of Chinese American women to San Francisco, their struggles to maintain their homes and raise their children, their ability to acculturate into a foreign way of life, and how these women were ultimately able to succeed in the United States. Unbound Feet is a multi-layered book, with Yung using her own family history as the starting place for her interest and research into the immigration of Chinese American women....   [tags: United States, World War II, Great Depression]

Better Essays
734 words | (2.1 pages) | Preview

The Medical And Social History Of Down 's Syndrome

-   Down’s Syndrome and other mental disorders have faced much discrimination and medical advantages throughout the years. David Wright’s Down’s looks into these challenges and changes by investigating both the medical and social history of Down’s Syndrome. In the prologue, he states that when studying the history of a genetic syndrome it is easy to lose sight of the individual. The purpose of this book is to investigate “the medical and social history of Down’s Syndrome...while foregrounding the fact that the subjects of inquiry...were and are unique individual” (15)....   [tags: Disability, Down syndrome, Person]

Better Essays
1081 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

"A Social History of the State of Missouri" By Thomas Hart Benton

- Thomas Hart Benton was an American Regionalist artist famous for his striking murals, including his provocative wall painting located in the Missouri State Capital building’s House Lounge room entitled A Social History of the State of Missouri. Benton finished this mural in the year of 1936, many people, including citizens and legislators alike What I see when I look at this large piece of work is the different painted scenes telling the accounts of Missouri’s history and along with a few images depicting popular folklore of the state above each door leading into the lounge....   [tags: american regionalist, mural paintings]

Powerful Essays
1428 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Adolf Hitler And Social Science History

- The following essay is on Adolf Hitler and his link to Social Science’s history. Adolf Hitler was the German politician and leader of the Nazi Party during World War 2. The essay entails how Adolf Hitler links to Social Science, the key background information of Adolf Hitler’s life and how Adolf Hitler made an impact on people during and after World War 2. Adolf Hitler has links to Social Science history. Adolf Hitler relates to Social Science’s history for being the World War 2 German Nazi politician party leader for the Holocaust which caused 11 million deaths of the Jewish, Roma Gypsies, people with mental and physical disabilities, homosexuals, Jehovah Witnesses, Trade Unionists and Poli...   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, World War II]

Better Essays
1058 words | (3 pages) | Preview

How Social Media Can Bring A Family History

- Modern day technologies offer numerous resources for all people, whether you are a student or a businessman. Information Technology can provide a plethora of options socially, educationally, and professionally. Social media can bring a family history to light, introducing the knowledge of bloodline and background. The internet can be used for the negative as well, as it leaves traces of the past that often come back to haunt an individual. Regardless of the positives and negatives, the World Wide Web has put data at our fingertips....   [tags: World Wide Web, Internet, Social media]

Better Essays
1007 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

Discuss Social Issues Looking Into History Of Science And Vice Versa

- I learned that it is possible to discuss social issues looking into History of Science and vice-versa, and it matters to me because it means that scientists may not be giving enough attention to the History of Science – I was in my 5th semester of College in Brazil and this is the first time I am really looking into History of Science. More like a continuation of my two last papers than only one paper, I made a review with what I learned previously and this last section. If someone would ask me why, I would say that is because I learned that sometimes we can solve the problems of tomorrow looking right back to the past....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, History]

Better Essays
1159 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

History Of The Social Security Program

- In 1935, after bank failures and a stock market crash had wiped out the savings of millions of Americans, the nation turned to their president to guarantee the elderly a decent income. In those days, only a handful of workers had access to pensions from their employers or through State governmental pension programs. Over half of America's elderly lacked sufficient income to be self-supporting. The Social Security Act was enacted at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to create a social insurance program that ensures workers would have a source of income after they retired....   [tags: American History]

Free Essays
860 words | (2.5 pages) | Preview

Analysis Of The Book ' Of White Bread : A Social History Of The Store Bought Loaf

- Summary Bread has become a staple food in the majority of Americans lives. Through Bobrow-Strain’s novel of White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf (2012) he examines what has changed the patterns and perceptions of white bread and the industrialization of white bread through-out American History. Bobrow-Strain discusses alarming thoughts about what is done to the bread through control, money, likes, dislikes and the economics of the industrialization of bread. One of the main aspects of why white bread is examined so intensively in his book is because of how people associate it with a certain race, class or even gender....   [tags: Food, Bread, Industry, Love-hate relationship]

Better Essays
824 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

A Social History Of Spanish Colonial Holdings During The Years Of 1500

- Thesis: A social history of Spanish colonial holdings during the years of 1500 to 1846. Gutierrez will focus on marriage and gender of both the Spanish and the Pueblo people through the time period. Uses gender and marriage as a window into other aspects of the two cultures. (Introduction, xviii) … Households in the Pueblo tradition were matrilineal. Their relationship predicated on obedience and respect to elders and gift-givers. (Page 16, Paragraph One) … Even with a matrilineal society, Pueblo men held the positions of power like Chief and Priest....   [tags: Colonialism]

Better Essays
1022 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

Social History and Monodrama Forms: Box The Pony by Leah Purcell and Scott Rankin

- ... FLO: You just wait there. Wait there. I can’t be goggling my drink. Alright, let’s go. ‘Ere bub, carry the baby. LEAH: She gives Steff the baby- a carton of XXXX- and invites everybody up’ome for a party. (…) (Rankin, S., 1999:59) In this particular quote, Steff and her mother, Flo’s, relationship is underlined. Conversely, in What is the Matter with Mary Jane. Sancia Robinson speaks directly to the audience for the whole performance playing one character. She appoints the audience as another character or psychiatrist....   [tags: theatrical work, storyline]

Term Papers
1766 words | (5 pages) | Preview

The Marxist View On History, Social Historians And The Nineteenth Century Scientific Method

- When we analyze historical situations we usually look at the superficial facts that make the story and base our reaction to those facts. Although mostly everyone can say that certain events, such as those that transpired on September 11, 2001, are tragic some people will look and analyze the situation differently. We can apply the same concept to historiography and how different schools of historiography analyze the situation and question the situation in a different manner. I will be analyzing three schools and try to decide what questions each school would ask in trying to understand what happened or why they might have happened....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, History, Al-Qaeda]

Better Essays
1177 words | (3.4 pages) | Preview

Social Security History: The Townsend Plan of California

- The year is 1935; the United States is currently in the midst of the world’s greatest economic depression. Nearly 15 million Americans are out of work and almost one half of all the banks in the United States have closed their doors; food, housing and even work are no longer a luxury that millions of Americans can enjoy [The Great Depression, History Channel]. Insecurity defined these hard times. Americans commonly asked themselves, “When will I have enough money to eat again. How will I be able to afford my children’s clothing....   [tags: massive unemployment, insecurities]

Powerful Essays
1427 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

History and Scope of the Social Sciences

- The social sciences have and will continue to be in the future will play an important role in studying and solving problems for both society and its individuals. The disciplines that it encompass vary widely but often need to come together to solve issues and study certain facets of humanity. For my personal use social science is a tool to better understand others, be more sensitive to issues that people may face and to anticipate the way people and society may act in certain situations. A social science lens can be productive in that it helps people be more indiscriminate though understanding people and their behavior....   [tags: society, humanity, interactions]

Better Essays
853 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

The History of Social Security and Social Security Administration

- Social Security and Social Security Administration Michael Jones worked his whole life. At the age of 15 he started as a dishwasher at a restaurant a mile away from his house. He never graduated high school because he had to quit school to help his single mom support a family of six. There were many times in his life where he worked two jobs, but at minimum-wage, if that, 80 hours a week still did not go far. By the age of 20 he was married, and soon began to have a family of his own. Michael is a simple man but a hard workingman....   [tags: assistance, finance, retirees]

Strong Essays
1253 words | (3.6 pages) | Preview

Social Security: A Brief History

- Almost every American adult citizen is aware of the Social Security Administration. Every payday, each working American has tax deduction for Social Security on their payroll stubs and these deductions are recorded on their W2 forms at the end of the year. If they have older parents or disabled family members, then they would be aware of Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and/or Social Security Income (SSI). Many young people are not conscious of life before Social Security, how disabled or elderly citizens lived without Federal assistance or how Social Security came into existence....   [tags: personal identification number, citizenship]

Strong Essays
1112 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

Social Darwinism: History of the Study of Eugenics

- The study of eugenics has been around for many years. China has one of the leading birth control systems containing the one child policy and Eugenics. Eugenics is a system of improving human population by promoting the most socially desirable individuals to reproduce while preventing the socially undesirables from reproduction. Eugenics comes from the Greek word meaning “good” or “well born.” It is the belief that some people are genetically superior to others; and that one inherits their relatives’ mental and psychological traits....   [tags: one child policy, china]

Better Essays
724 words | (2.1 pages) | Preview

Historical Investigation Of History And Its Usefulness

- History is the study of the past, particularly how it relates to humans. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. History can also refer to the academic discipline which uses a narrative to examine and analyse a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them. Historians sometimes debate the nature of history and its usefulness by discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing "perspective" on the problems of the present....   [tags: History, Historiography, Social sciences]

Better Essays
1200 words | (3.4 pages) | Preview

History of Social Security

- History of Social Security Is it time to privatize Social Security. Many believe the system will not be able to meet all its obligations by the year 2012. They say Social Security will begin paying out more in benefits than it collects in revenue. To continue meeting its obligations, the system will have to begin drawing on the surplus in the Social Security Trust Fund. However, for many years the federal government has used the trust to disguise the actual size of the federal budget deficit, borrowing money from the trust fund to pay current operating expenses and replacing the money with government bonds, essentially an IOU....   [tags: Government Economy Economics Essays]

Powerful Essays
3246 words | (9.3 pages) | Preview

Social Classes Throughout History

- Social Classes Throughout History The gap between different classes has always been very prominent in history. It was none so prominent as to the 1800s. This time was one of poor and rich, peasants and snobs. The gap between the classes was huge and people thought it would never be bridged. However, towards the late 1800 a tie started to form between the classes. This tie was one of understanding rather than one of comrade....   [tags: Papers]

Good Essays
825 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

Social Security System: Success to Failure

- It was the year of 1934. America was fighting to come out from the worst economic crisis that the world would ever witness. It was also the year of high crime rate, low Gross Domestic Product and the lowest unemployment rate America had experienced. The Depression had paralyzed American labor forces, but there was a hope still alive in every American including J.D. Rockefeller when he said, “These are days when many are discouraged. In the 93 years of my life, depressions have come and gone. Prosperity has always returned and will again” (Rockefeller)....   [tags: Social Security, USA, history, ]

Term Papers
1952 words | (5.6 pages) | Preview

What Is Client 's Social And Health History While Interpreting Client Responses

- • Integrates knowledge learned in theory of normal aging changes with knowledge of a variety of acute and chronic diseases • Considers client’s social and health history while interpreting client responses • Plans interview and assessment and direct care delivery considering individual presentation of assigned clients • Every day I came in with a plan of what I wanted to do that day. For FF, I came in wanting to talk about religion one day. As it turned out she wasn’t religious so I couldn’t do the religious assessment....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Medicine]

Better Essays
1785 words | (5.1 pages) | Preview

The Way We Lived: Essays and Documents in American Social History, by Frederick Binder and David Reimers

- I have chosen to write about chapter three due to my fascination about the slavery period in our country; the reasons it happened, why it happened, and some of the missing history behind the period. As for the missing history, I have always been captivated be the underlying history that made slavery possible in America. Chapter three delves into the subject that has intrigued me ever since high school, especially how the slave trade came to be, how it was started, and those who actually began and ran it....   [tags: Slavery Period, US]

Better Essays
767 words | (2.2 pages) | Preview

Homeschooling : An Definition, History, And Current Social Importance Of Homeschooling

- Lyman(2006) writes about the definition, history, and current social importance of homeschooling in the United States. The author defines the education which is provided at home instead of school as homeschooling. She sates thatearlier homeschooling was confined mostly to the handicapped children who were not fit along with the regular students, who need extra care and the wealthier classes who wanted their children to be prepared for university studies. She continues to give an information that the number of families considering their children to have their schooling at home is increasing every year with the awareness of the positive traits of homeschooling followed bythe research work by t...   [tags: Education, Homeschooling, Unschooling]

Better Essays
714 words | (2 pages) | Preview

Social History in King of the World by David Remnick

- Never judge a book by its cover. Looking at the title, King of the World, with its photograph of Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr./Muhammad Ali, I assumed it was a biography. It isn't. Jumping to my next conclusion I thought it was a book about the "sweet science;" it isn't. Okay, maybe it's a tell-all about the seamy side of the boxing 'business.' It's not. This book is actually about all of these things but much, much more. Rather than write a biography, David Remnick has given us a moment in time....   [tags: essays research papers]

Free Essays
882 words | (2.5 pages) | Preview

Climbing the Social Ladder

- Over the centuries, several social barriers have fallen away. In the 1920’s, some of those barriers were just beginning to crumble. Women were given the right to vote and some people were able to become wealthy based on their skills and ideas and not solely on their background. Even though these obstacles were starting to fade, completely defeating social barriers was still a struggle. Jay Gatsby’s final dream, in The Great Gatsby, is to overcome the class barriers and marry Daisy Buchanan. He is able to gain wealth, but he does not gain entry into her social class....   [tags: Social Barriers, Class, Twenties, History]

Powerful Essays
1438 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Social And Cultural Issues Impacted American History

- From the 1950’s through the 1990’s, social and cultural issues impacted American history in a major way. America’s history was influenced by several events that happened over this time period. All of the events that I will talk about will prove how gender issues, the 1960’s counterculture, debates over immigration and multiculturalism, and the creation of “two America’s impacted U.S history. It also will explain why I believe some of the events from the 1950s to the 1990s played a big part in US history, while others may think otherwise....   [tags: President of the United States, Ronald Reagan]

Strong Essays
1425 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Research Paper: Social Movement Of Women In American History

- Women have been deemed property by men since history can remember, but now they have begun demanding equality through protests and education. There has been great progress throughout the development of the modern United States we all know today. As known by anyone in California who has taken a history class in the eighth grade, first we have unjust wages during the industrial revolution, which then extends to World War II, empowering women to take on different roles. This in turns uncovers problems to modern working rights for women, such as non discriminatory positions and equal opportunity in education....   [tags: Wage Gap, Working Conditions]

Better Essays
977 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

History, Social Factors and Economic Impac of the Prohibition of Alcohol in the United States

- ... Willard would be extremely well known in America, and she was a pioneer in the women’s suffrage movement much like Susan B. Anthony. Willard’s contributions to the temperance movement were significant, and she named Mary Hanchett Hunt in charge of educating America’s youth about the degradation of alcohol (Burns & Novick, 2011). Hunt influenced textbook publishers to let the WCTU’s message be heard in the public school system. Hunt’s efforts were in good practice, and the public school system would start using terribly fictitious propaganda against alcohol as part of the education program (Burns & Novick, 2011)....   [tags: 18th ammendment, war on drugs]

Term Papers
1485 words | (4.2 pages) | Preview

Snail Mail Is History: Social Networking Is a Valuable Connection

- The social networking community is flourishing at a phenomenal rate and not with just the adolescents of America or other countries around the world, but with adults as well. People of any age now have an account on a social networking site such as Myspace, Facebook, or Twitter. The almost immediate success of social networking sites such as these can be contributed to the ease of communication that they provide. The simplicity of communication with friends and colleagues is nearly mind-boggling....   [tags: Facebook, Twitter, Online, Internet]

Powerful Essays
1548 words | (4.4 pages) | Preview

Ways of Seeing by John Berger

- In the book “Ways of Seeing,” John Berger explains several essential aspects of art through influence of the Marxism and art history that relates to social history and the sense of sight. Berger examines the dominance of ideologies in the history of traditional art and reflects on the history, class, and ideology as a field of cultural discourse, cultural consumption and cultural practice. Berger argues, “Realism is a powerful link to ownership and money through the dominance of power.”(p.90)[1] The aesthetics of art and present historical methodology lack focus in comparison to the pictorial essay....   [tags: social history, marxism]

Better Essays
891 words | (2.5 pages) | Preview

Postcards Acknowledgements and Introduction

- Acknowledgments/ pg 6 The Lower Merion Historical Society The Lower Merion Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to Preserving Our Past For The Future. For over 60 years we have accomplished this by stewardship of local history, education of the community, preservation of historic resources and outreach to promote awareness of the cultural heritage of the Township of Lower Merion and the Borough of Narberth. On the evening of October 24, 1949, about 90 community residents showed up for the first meeting of the Lower Merion Historical Society - about three times the number expected....   [tags: Social History]

Strong Essays
1338 words | (3.8 pages) | Preview

The Theory Of Women, Class, Ethnicity, And Female Consciousness

- Lerner argued academics should create new levels and transitions in historical research, such as sexuality, gender, and female consciousness. She also advocated to analyze research through factors of “race, class, ethnicity, and possibly religion (intersectionality).” Once society has hit this pinnacle will we see the true history of women--a history which will be an “ongoing functioning in the male-defined world, on their [women] own terms.” Are Lerner’s works a sound contribution to historiography....   [tags: History, Historiography, Feminism, Social history]

Better Essays
1017 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

Chemical Reliance Has A Major Social Problem Throughout United States History

- As stated in chapter 2 chemical reliance has been a major social problem throughout United States history. When I attended middle school some of my classmates were already using drugs. As high school approached the options open up. Now it was a lot easier to reach, and everyone seems to be doing it. Some already were already getting addicted to it, and others not trying at all. However, the number of the ones not trying is very slim to none. As time goes by we now have middle scholars trying out drugs, this seems to be a problem that instead of getting better just gets worst....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse, Want]

Better Essays
1072 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

A Substance Abuse Intervention for Pregnant Women

- Social History ( Vignette) Simone Harrison a 25 year old African American female, who is 6 months pregnant and unemployed, arrived at the University Hospital's Women Clinic in Oakland, CA for prenatal care. Ms. Harrison made the appointment because she has not been feeling well lately. During the intake process , she discloses to the nurse that this is only her second visit to the doctor since finding out she was pregnant. Ms. Harrison's records also contain information about her mental status, most notably that she was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2009....   [tags: Social History, Pregnancy, Mental Health]

Powerful Essays
1405 words | (4 pages) | Preview

The History Of East Asia Is Marked By Social Difference, Particularly, Class And Gender

- The history of writing in East Asia is marked by social difference, particularly, class and gender. A writing system’s positioning within a social hierarchy affects its form, and its form affects its social positioning. Fundamentally, literacy of the institutionally-promoted variety, which Scott identifies as deriving from the patronage of state, clergy, and elite society, grants the key to knowledge transmission to those at liberty to dedicate valuable time and energy to a selectively-accessible learning resources....   [tags: Writing, Writing system, Calligraphy]

Better Essays
1241 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

Economic, Social And Political Distinctions Of Periods During American History

- Economic, Social and Political Distinctions of Periods in American History References Davis, D. B. (2006). Inhuman bondage: The rise and fall of slavery in the New World. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. Foner, E. (2008a). Give Me Liberty!: An American history. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. Foner. E. (2008b). Voices of Freedom : a documentary history. New York :W.W. Norton & Co. The Early Republic (1789 – 1815) The Early Republic Period captures the first years of the United States of America as we know it....   [tags: United States, Slavery in the United States]

Better Essays
2287 words | (6.5 pages) | Preview

Colonial History Of Haiti And Modern Social, Political, Economic And Environmental Problems Facing Haiti Today

- In what ways has the colonial history of Haiti contributed to the modern social, political, economic and environmental problems facing Haiti today. Several of the problems that Haiti faces today have their genesis in the country’s colonial history. The country was like a toy being fought over by spoiled children. The first of these children arrived in the early sixteenth century in the form of Spanish settlers in search of gold. They enslaved the native Taino population and, poisoned by avarice, nearly eradicated the indigenous work force....   [tags: Haiti, Slavery, Latin America, French language]

Strong Essays
1122 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

The Awesome World of Entrepreneurship

- ... As an entrepreneur, you must be an excellent sales person to be successful. You must also be responsible for hiring, training, and mentoring staff in order to have a successful business ( Entrepreneurs are their own bosses and they get to set their on benefits. Their income ranges from salary and their salary can be determined by the size of their company. The child care services salary ranges from $20,000 to $62,000 dollars, landscapers ranges from $20,000 to $62,000 dollars, cleaning enterprises ranges from $25,000 to $76,000 dollars, general contractor ranges from $35,000 to $93,000 dollars, and constructi...   [tags: social benefits, history]

Term Papers
1220 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

Parallels Between Ancient and Modern Times

- The mandate of History can be described as studying our ancestor’s actions, successes and failures with the intent of students attaining the ability to understand parallels between modern times and our ancestral past. This study is conducted in hopes of enlightening the learner’s mind, in order to avert repeating the mistakes made in the past. Norman Cantor was a Professor at New York University where he taught History, Sociology, and Comparative Literature. After he retired from teaching, he wrote a series of books illuminating his life’s work....   [tags: History, Social Class Division]

Strong Essays
1192 words | (3.4 pages) | Preview

The Impact Of Technological Advancement On The Industrial Revolution

- Throughout history technology has been one of the most defining aspects of any time period. Technological advancement is often utilized to increase the human condition making life easier and increasing a societies chance of survival however what follows is not only a technological advancement, but also a change in the way societies interact and behave. Weather it be the creation of science during the age of reason, the advancement in communication and transportation in the industrial revolution, or the discovery of farming in the Neolithic revolution, each advancement in technology has led to a significant change in the political and social standards of society....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, History of technology]

Better Essays
1129 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

Patient-Physician Relationship: The Effects of Autonomy and Paternalism

- Introduction The practice of medicine in general has changed due to changes in technology, economics, epidemiology, and demographics. But particularly, the patient-physician relationship has been transformed during the past century, from one characterized by strong physician paternalism to one that reflects strong patient autonomy. (1) Medical ethics in general is not a modern term; it goes back in time to the 12th century to the Hippocratic Oath. Recently in the 21st century the interest in medical ethics was provoked by a series of medical scandals: Nazi medical experiments, the infamous Tuskegee syphilis studies and so on....   [tags: life history, social status, physicians]

Powerful Essays
1710 words | (4.9 pages) | Preview

The False Equality of Americans

- The False Equality of Americans In economic, social and political terms, equality is more of an idea than a reality for many people in America; the majority of money and power has been in the control of White men since colonial times. Ideologies like racism and sexism perpetuate the status quo by isolating under- privileged groups. Problems arise from divisions that are created between two under- privileged groups. For example, the cry for equality loses much of its power when it is fractured into several segmented cries....   [tags: Economics Social History Essays]

Free Essays
727 words | (2.1 pages) | Preview

Operation Viglant Resolve in Iraq

- Introduction This is a historical examination of the first battle fought for Fallujah, Iraq: Operation Vigilant Resolve. We will examine the history, location, composition, and social background of Fallujah. Analysis of Operation Vigilant Resolve will identify participating units, basic strategy, why Vigilant Resolve failed and lessons learned. Most scholars agree that future battlefields will be urbanized; with lessons learned from this operation we will be better suited for similar, future conflicts....   [tags: history, location, composition, social]

Powerful Essays
1664 words | (4.8 pages) | Preview

Greece's Role in Shaping the Western Civilization

- Greece's Role in Shaping the Western Civilization The ancient Greeks contributed much to Western civilizations. They made contributions with architecture and government. Ancient Greece's philosophers and mathematicians have made contributions to western civilizations. The art and drama of Greece also affected western civilizations. The Ancient Greece culture has made many contributions to western civilizations. Ancient Greece contributed architecture and government to western civilizations. The Parthenon was built to dedicate the goddess, Athena....   [tags: History, Social Studies]

Free Essays
433 words | (1.2 pages) | Preview

A Look Inside Native Americans' High Rates of Obesity and Diabetes

- ... This shelf…connected Alaska and Siberia…and it trafficked…in plants, animals, and people." There is, however, much debate as to when the first Asian peoples migrated to North America. Modern research has revealed that during the height of the last ice age, northeastern Siberia was uninhabitable both for plants and animals, and therefore people, until about 20,000 years before the present time (BP) when global warming began and the glaciers began to recede. Since there is no evidence that people lived in northeast Siberia before the last ice age, this is the earliest date accepted by most scientists who study the subject of when people first migrated to North America....   [tags: meidcal history, social tendencies]

Better Essays
2095 words | (6 pages) | Preview

Theory of Modernity

- Theory of modernity is based on the notion of social progress, it implies that all of society, in whatever era they exist and in what region or were located, are involved in a single, all-consuming, the universal process of the ascent of human society from savagery to civilization. Culture of modernity is defining the development of European civilization for four centuries. It based on the idea of progress and human values, which are now, cherished every European: a democratic political system, economic freedom, professional excellence, autonomy, civil society and legal state....   [tags: Social Progress, History]

Better Essays
923 words | (2.6 pages) | Preview

Analysis in James W. Loewen´s Lies My Teacher Told Me

- ... They also learn history especially poorly. Students of color do only slightly worse than white students in mathematics.”(pg.12) “Something intriguing is going on here: surely history is not more difficult for minorities than trigonometry or Falkner. Students don’t even know that they are alienated, only that they ‘don’t like social studies’ or ‘aren’t any good at history.’”(pg.12) Are students really having a problem with the history, because of their culture, or past. Or is it the teachers that are teaching it....   [tags: textbooks, history, race, social, class]

Strong Essays
1210 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

Problems Afflicting the Native Americans

- The American Indians are still fighting for more benefits and rights. To get a realistic impression of the Native Indians, it is absolutely necessary to look at them from all the sides and to realize their problems. Though the reservations in the USA, in fact, are on a different level of development. The problems of the Native Americans are varying and of different graveness. But one problem produces the next, in many cases. So there is no shortage of the worrying aspects among the American Indians definitely in the reservations as well as outside....   [tags: US History, Social Issues]

Better Essays
1999 words | (5.7 pages) | Preview

Digital Divide Between High Income And Low Income Students

- In a world of increasingly accessible technology, at a time when online participation has become mainstream and necessary for everyday life, there exists a digital divide between the haves and have-nots, and it is only growing as time passes, despite efforts to combat it. As technology has started to turn toward becoming an agent of complimentary education, the inequities between high-income and low-income students have become more apparent. While one might be inclined to believe that this new, freely available, widely accessible resource might provide some sort of democratizing function, creating a more equitable landscape for upward mobility between different socioeconomic statuses, quite...   [tags: Sociology, Social sciences, History of education]

Better Essays
1579 words | (4.5 pages) | Preview

1960's Movie Industry Compared to the One Today

- Tonight is the opening night for a film the critics have been raving about for weeks. With the crisp separation of your ticket, the attendant politely directs you to the correct theater. The smell of freshly buttered popcorn permeates the air as you proceed to find your seat among the other patrons. As the opening previews end and the lights begin to dim, the excited whispering surrounding you gradually tapers off. The movie that you have been anticipating for months is about to begin. Movie theaters have been essential encouragers of social interaction for decades....   [tags: Movie Theaters, Social Interaction, History]

Powerful Essays
1462 words | (4.2 pages) | Preview

Child Of Dandelions By Shenaaz Nanji

- Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji is a novel that brings to light an event in time that is often forgotten by the masses. This novel, through its protagonist Sabine, tells the story of racial tensions in Uganda in the summer of 1972 and Sabine’s journey of self-discovery and growth can be compared to Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. Sabine is forced to abandon everything she knows and through this experience learns so much about herself, the world around her and explores the themes of race, class, loyalty, identity and fate....   [tags: India, Social class, History of Uganda]

Better Essays
1484 words | (4.2 pages) | Preview

The Power of Patience

- The Civil Rights Movement represents a “mass movement” were blacks unified to combat the ideologies of white supremacy, racism and discrimination. During this movement when challenging the social and political framework of society, blacks faced may obstacles. The books Walking with the Wind by John Lewis and Civilities and Civil Rights by William H. Chafe demonstrate the obstacles faced by the participants in the sit-ins and those faced by the Freedom Riders. Both the sit-ins and the Freedom Rides are examples of non-violence resistance used to show “firsthand the kind of anger and ugliness that the peaceful movement for civil rights was promoting in the South (Lewis, 99)”....   [tags: American History, Social Issues]

Better Essays
1546 words | (4.4 pages) | Preview

Life During the 1960’s

- Life During the 1960’s The 1960s was crammed full of many impacting events and important figures. From Hitchcock releasing one of the greatest thrillers of all time, Psycho, to Marilyn Monroe’s untimely death, to the infamous Woodstock festival. This era changed history completely and made the United States think twice about its youth. Events of the 1960s are still impacting our country as we know it today. The sudden pull from the conservative ‘50s changed America’s views on all aspects of life, including fashion, entertainment, and lifestyles....   [tags: History, Social Science]

Better Essays
665 words | (1.9 pages) | Preview

Racially Oppressive Policies in the US

- Much of America’s history has been saturated with situations dealing with race and the people associated with them. It is impossible to talk about the founding of America without looking at the invention of race. This is because race was intricately embedded in the foundation of America through the two part process of racialization. Through this a dichotomous race structure was developed and implemented. This was carried out mainly by the U.S. government, which used policies, social arrangements, and institutional patterns (class notes 10-6-10) to further embed race into American society....   [tags: Race Relations, History, Social Issues]

Better Essays
1408 words | (4 pages) | Preview

The Positive Results of War

- I was trapped in a valley with one entrance and exit. Constant explosions from rockets and mortars worked at intervals like seconds on a clock. It was our tempo, our metronome for counter violence. This was a good day. We came back to base after our encounter, whole bodied and adrenaline fueled, preparing for the next visit from the horrors of war. This was our world and we had only been there for a few months. The indigenous forces had been there for years, frozen in a state of chaos. War was in their blood and culture....   [tags: history, politics, social analysis]

Strong Essays
1371 words | (3.9 pages) | Preview

Personal Opinion: Education and Teaching Methods

- In the 12th and 13th centuries, ideas and attitudes regarding education began to change considerably, gaining supreme importance, and in due course leading to an intellectual revolution in the foreseeable 14th century. The main reason for this advancement was the establishment of more towns, resulting in an increased necessity of formal education; Therefore, In 800, although it did not happen immediately, Charlemagne ordered that every town in the “Holy Roman Empire” shall establish a school. With the coming of the economic revival of the late 11th century, educational opportunities became increasingly more achievable....   [tags: History, Social Changes]

Research Papers
1249 words | (3.6 pages) | Preview

Social Justice - Measure For Measure, Animal Farm, American History X

- Social justice is a topic known all to well in today's society. Such issues as social heirarchial structure and unjust representatives of citizens of nations are issues in need of attention by those in power. Corruption, lies and greed by those in power however stand in the way of this form of justice from occurring, leaving many with little or no social status open to prejudice on race, religious and sexual grounds. Outlined by William Shakespeare in Measure for Measure and George Orwell in Animal Farm is the ease in which power can corrupt....   [tags: essays research papers]

Free Essays
1729 words | (4.9 pages) | Preview

Analysis Of The Article ' The Daily We '

- In this essay I will critique and analyze the article “The Daily We” by author Cass Sunstein. I will look specifically at Sunstein’s claim that although the internet has been commonly viewed as a blessing to our world and democracy, the joy that the internet has brought democracy must be monitored with a keen eye as the ability to “filter” what we see provides a viable threat as it welcomes more extreme views and group polarization. As I analyze Sunstein’s claim, I will provide a new point of view to reader on how the internet has done much the opposite as it has served as an outlet for limitless sources and a variety of viewpoints through social media in today’s world....   [tags: Social media, Sociology, History of the Internet]

Better Essays
2040 words | (5.8 pages) | Preview

Frances Perkins and the Great Depression

- Part A-Plan of the Investigation To what extent is Frances Perkins responsible for and involved in the economic and social policies during The Great Depression. Frances Perkins role in government through pre and post great depression is not as widely recognized as some her fellow cabinet members who also pushed the New Deal. The details of who was the driving force behind the New Deal have been skewed over the years. How did Frances Perkins influence the economic and social policies of the Great Depression....   [tags: economic and social policies, US history]

Powerful Essays
1732 words | (4.9 pages) | Preview

Strain Theory and Recession

- Strain Theory and Recession Majority of the citizens in the United States have always strived to obtain, what is known as the American dream. That dream usually involves having a well-paid career, a family, and having a big house in a neighborhood free from crime. According, Robert Merton in his theory of Strain theory believes that these goals are instilled at an early age, which these goals are held to all of its members in society; however the means of obtaining these goals are not equally distributed out....   [tags: American History, Social Issues]

Better Essays
1546 words | (4.4 pages) | Preview

The French Revolution: Napoleon

- ... Napoleon changed the legal system in France and this code has influenced law in many other countries in Europe and Latin America. In 1799, Napoleon took power in France and provided them with a strong centralized government. Through his domestic policy, Napoleon established the National Bank of France. He helped stabilize the French economy and made the franc the highest currency in all of Europe at the time. Napoleon took the initiative to bring stability and order back to France. The Concordat of 1801 is an agreement between Napoleon Bonaparte and papal and clerical representatives in Rome and Paris....   [tags: world history, social political turmoil, France]

Better Essays
951 words | (2.7 pages) | Preview

The Link Between History And Sociology

- Methodology 1. Summarize how Weber understood the connection between history and sociology. According to the textbook, Marx Weber understood the connection between history and sociology through using empirical events that took place in history and be able to convert these concepts into sociological generalizations. In doing this, Weber was able to fuse both history and sociology together; “Weber felt that historical sociology was appropriately concerned with both individuality and generality; therefore, the unification was accomplished through the development and utilization of general concepts in the study of particular individuals, event, or societies” (Ritzer & Siepnisky, 2011, p....   [tags: Sociology, Max Weber, Social sciences]

Better Essays
2253 words | (6.4 pages) | Preview

The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 and its Far Reaching Effects

- "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their duty to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of the women under this government, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to demand the equal station to which they are entitled." (DOS) In 1848, a convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York promoting the rights of women....   [tags: Social Issues, Women Studies, History]

Strong Essays
1025 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

Nasw Code Of Ethic History

- NASW Code of Ethic’s History of Development The NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of social workers. This Code includes four sections. The first Section, "Preamble," summarizes the mission and core values of the social work profession. The second section, "Purpose of the NASW Code of Ethics," provides an overview of the Code 's main functions and a brief guide for dealing with ethical issues or dilemmas in social work practice....   [tags: Ethics, Social work, Sociology, Business ethics]

Better Essays
1213 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

USA In The Second Half Of The 19th Century

- The second half of the 19th century introduced a new style of enterprise to America, Big Business. The 19th century values of work and of being an independent business man clashed with the modern 20th century values of extreme expansion with large work forces and of earning the most money possible. The rise of the robber barons and the captains of industry helped the economy by pushing America into first place in the production of several products and by creating many new jobs. Although these new opportunities appealed to the masses, not everyone was satisfied by his new occupation....   [tags: US History Social Studies]

Better Essays
787 words | (2.2 pages) | Preview

Sioux Indians, Tantanka Yotanka, Custer's Last Stand

- Sioux Indians, Tantanka Yotanka, Custer's Last Stand The Sioux Indians are a large Indian group, located North of Mexico. The actual Sioux name, Nadouessioux means little snakes. The Sioux Indians moved from the east and then ended up near the Mississippi, then moved again to somewhere around Dakota, a little north of Mexico. They referred to themselves as the Otecti Cacowin (Seven Council Fires) because they had 7 council divisions. They were Mdewakantons, Wahpekutes, Wahpetons, Sissetons, Yanktons, Yanktonais, and the Tentons....   [tags: Social Issues, Anthropology, History]

Free Essays
326 words | (0.9 pages) | Preview

Development Of African History During The Twentieth Century

- Class played a major role in the development of African history in the twentieth century. Specifically, class differentiation contributed to the political movements and social disparities that characterized the continent during the time period. An example of the importance of land in social class is the growth of Mau Mau. After Governor Eliot encouraged the settlement of whites in Kenya in 1902, many of these white settlers set up a system of agriculture through land grants given to them by Eliot....   [tags: Sociology, Social stratification, Social class]

Better Essays
966 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

Mixed Race History : The Color of Water

- One aspect of Oralia’s life that struck me as quite different was her families quick acceptance of her future husband Julio Peralta. Based on history and individuals discussed throughout the course and Julio’s different background, I expected more opposition from her family. As we have seen throughout the course, acceptance of a spouse with a different look or complexion has not always been so easily accepted by families. For instance, we can again refer back to the case of Rachel in The Color of Water who was shunned by her family and even forgotten about due to her intimate relationships with African Americans throughout her life....   [tags: social opposition, complexion, love, race]

Powerful Essays
1420 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Heavy Metal Music: History and Misconceptions

- Heavy Metal Music: History and Misconceptions Heavy metal music has been a source of social controversy since its early beginnings. It started out as a new age form of rock. Heavy metal brought a new look and sound to rock. The early heavy metal musicians decided to tune their guitars down, increase the tempo, play guitars and drums faster, and get a more grungy sound. The musicians also decided to wear tight, ripped, black clothing, chains, spikes, and combat boots. Most people did as anyone would expect them to do when faced with something fairly new, they found it strange and looked down on it....   [tags: social controversy, rock, heavy metal]

Strong Essays
1153 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

Social Problems of the Troubles in Ireland

- Social Problems of the Troubles in Ireland For about 150 years Ireland and neighboring countries have struggled with social controversy and segregation that has consumed society and its views, which have been labeled as the “Troubles”. Ireland has struggled to become peaceful and accept the ties it has to the United Kingdom. In every country there is hate, wars, and events that cause the population to raise up arms and try to get their points across, but in Ireland it has lasted a very long time due to Nationalists versus the government, Catholics versus Protestants, Loyalists versus Unionists, and many other radicals that believed in something greater than what Ireland was during certain t...   [tags: Irish History, Irish Economics]

Strong Essays
1988 words | (5.7 pages) | Preview

1920s an Era of Social Transformation

- Citizens wanted normality to return to America. The 1920s was also known as an era of social transformation for women and American society. America was changing fast between War World I ending, and women testing new boundaries. The twenties was a positive and negative change for America. The 1920 had a paved a path which leads women towards social independents, and the twenties was also a decade that gave American a new view on their government. The prohibition movement had also made a huge impact on American society as a whole....   [tags: history, prohibition, women's rights]

Powerful Essays
1429 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Iran's Past and Future

- Iran's Past and Future “Does this look like love?!” Janet yelled at her mother-in-law, shoving the dented gold bracelet towards her. Her mother in law didn’t notice; she was talking as well, “He even threatened me, saying that if I or anyone else asked him about his personal life, they wouldn’t be allowed to come to his house any more.” Neither woman was listening; Janet just kept talking, “Last week, I caught him burning his hand with a cigarette in the basement.” Both women were talking about Ben, Janet’s husband....   [tags: Iran Social Change History Essays]

Free Essays
4104 words | (11.7 pages) | Preview

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Your search returned over 400 essays for "social history"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>