Short History Essays

  • A Short History of Fingerprinting

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    A Short History of Fingerprinting The use of fingerprinting as a means of identification was born out of the need of law enforcement officials to have permanent records that could determine if a convict had been previously arrested or imprisoned. Before the advent of fingerprinting, law enforcement used a number of different methods to try to accomplish this. Ancient civilizations would tattoo or physically maim prisoners. In more recent times, daguerreotyping (that is, photographing) was

  • Racism: a Short History

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    Racism: a Short History George Fredrickson makes an argument ultimately against the dichotomy between civilization and savagery, specifically the resurgence of ethnoreligious bigotry that, according to him, replaces 20th century race theory in order to justify continued inequities and sociopolitical oppression worldwide in Racism: A Brief History. His book delineates the rise of modern race theory, beginning in Medieval Europe and synthesizing an explanation for the existence and success of the

  • Short History of Gangs

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    Since the beginning of time, youth groups or gangs have been in existence. These groups have had many negative effects on society for many years. These youth groups or gangs, as they are commonly called, have participated in many criminal and illegal acts that have plagued society. They have been stereotyped with such negative names as rowdies, bad kids, troublemakers, and many other mischievous names. Some of the earliest records of gangs date back to the fourteenth and fifteenth century in Europe

  • A Short History of Progress

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    then, matters would have been much better if the innovation had never been implemented. In his book, “A Short History of Progress,” he alludes to history by citing examples of past civilizations that collapsed after prospering, and ones that had longevity because they avoided the perilous progress trap. Wright recommends that societies of today should use indispensable resources, such as history, to learn and apply the reasons as to why certain societies succeeded, while also avoiding falling into

  • Technology In Ronald Wright's A Short History Of Progress

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    He applies his findings to examples throughout history and makes the point that we do not learn from our mistakes. Wright claims that “as cultures grow more elaborate, and technologies more powerful, they themselves may become ponderous specializations – vulnerable and, in extreme cases, deadly.” Humanity

  • A Short History of Ethics

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    In chapters three and four of A Short History of Ethics, Alastair MacIntyre makes a clear distinction between two philosophical doctrines at loggerheads: the Sophists and Socrates. The Sophistic amalgam of personal success, lust and power is constantly interrogated by an interlocutor in an endless plight to reveal Sophistic ignorance, fruitless desires and the right to universal justice. MacIntyre identifies the codes of both parties, and further complements the debate with historic examples to conclude

  • A Short History Of The Blues

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    before electric blues would follow. As the fifties came to a close, the most musically influential time period in the history of popular music, the sixties, would come roaring in with bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimmie Hendrix all of which were heavily influenced by the blues. After the 1960’s through the seventies and the eighties the blues and its wonderful history would help to shape almost every form of modern music. In 2002 the United States Congress passed a resolution making

  • Canada and Chemical Weapons

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    used then aren't nearly as deadly as those used in more recent times such as mustard gas, they were more to cause there enemies to retreat. There have been many incidents in history in which chemical weapons have been used as I have found in two articles on the history of chemical weapons. The articles I found are "A Short History of Chemical Weapons", and "Creating the Faith: The Canadian Gas Services in the First World War". Chemical weapons have been used in many occasions in war, including Ancient

  • Emperor Justinian: Builder of the Byzantine Legend

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    secure and expand the weakening Byzantine Empire(Norwich- A Short History of Byzantium,68). The only way Justinian could achieve his goal was by retaking control over the Western provinces that were once ruled by Rome (Fortescue- Justinian I, Roman Emperor). His first challenge to conquest in the West was to end warfare in the Persian Empire. The two empires had been long time rivals in the Middle East and had battled often (Norwich-A Short History of Byzantium,27). During the 400?fs, both the Romans and

  • Excel Spreadsheet Use and the Strategic Corporate Plan

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    the way companies do their planning. More often than not, the "old" business plan - though still produced and of value in its own right - is given less attention than the newer Strategic Plan. Unlike the Business Plan, which tends to be a very short document, the Strategic Plan is likely to be much more substantial and detailed. The Business Plan provides the foundation and framework for the Strategic Plan.1 Senior business managers are often so occupied with immediate issues that they

  • Allen Ginsberg's Howl

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    The "Beat Movement" in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Incorporating influences such as jazz, art, literature, philosophy, and religion, the Beat writers created a new and prophetic vision of modern life and changed the way an entire generation of people see the world. That generation is now aging and its representative voices are becoming lost to eternity, but the message is alive and well. The Beats have forever altered

  • Capital Punishment Essay: The Death Penalty and the Eighth Amendment

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    The Death Penalty and the Eighth Amendment Is the death penalty consistent with the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against the imposition of cruel and unusual punishments? This essay will address this question and present a short history of the death penalty in America. The Supreme Court considered particular applications of the death penalty in the 1940s and 1950s. In each case it upheld the state's action without addressing the larger issue of the death penalty's constitutionality.

  • The History of the Internet

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    The History of the Internet The Internet is the latest and most powerful invention that has expanded the world’s communication. It has greater effects on our civilization than any other previous inventions. It has reached every corner of the globe. It has interconnected the world and created an electronic village. Unlike any previous human inventions, the Internet is a wide common resource for all people. Anyone can say whatever he/she wants to say and this can be heard by anyone else with access

  • The First Amendment and its Impact on Media

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    freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The first amendment to the United State's constitution is one of the most important writings in our short history. The first amendment has defined and shaped our country into what it is today. The amendment has constantly been challenged and ratified through literature, court cases, and our media. In fact, media is driven by the first amendment. Without it

  • Copula Variation Across Two Decades of Hip Hop Nation Language

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    reintroducing a summarized history of AAVE, taking a brief look at the origin debate and the key ... ... middle of paper ... ... coffin: Theoretical and methodological issues in the analysis of copula variation in African American Vernacular English. Language Variation and Change, 3, 103-132. Rickford, John R. (1998). The creole origins of African American vernacular English: Evidence from copula absence. In s. Mufwene et al. African American English: Structure, history and use. London: Routledge

  • A Short History of the Basque Country

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    A Short History of the Basque Country Archaeological and ethnographic findings indicate that Basque [people] evolved from Cro-Magnon [...] in this area over a period dating from about 40,000 years ago until distinct features were acquired approximately 7,000 years ago. Two thousand years later the sheep, not native to these lands, was introduced and horse and cattle farming came into being, as shown by Adolf Staffe. These circumstances made it necessary for the people to travel periodically

  • Living History, A Short Analysis

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    Hillary Rodham Clinton's autobiographical Living History does exactly what an autobiography is supposed to do. Keeping in mind that this book is not a substitute for history itself but merely the memoirs of the 42nd First Lady, Living History becomes a fascinating read marked by well-mannered eloquence and genuine emotion. This is not another feeble attempt to salvage Bill Clinton's reputation; this is the story about a woman of achievement; a story of an independent, strong-willed individual whose

  • A Short History Of Nearly Everything Essay

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    Holub and Bill Bryson’s scientific novel A Short History of Nearly Everything both explores the transformative abilities of a provoking discovery in arousing a re-evaluation of the perception of the world. These two texts invite the reader to comprehend the profound ramification of confronting and provocative discoveries. As with epiphany comes denial, discoveries can comprise distressing ramifications. Bill Bryson successfully examines this in A Short History of Nearly Everything through scientific

  • A Short History of the World J. M. Roberts

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    In A Short History of the World J. M. Roberts argues, “The Coming of Agriculture changed life so much and so deeply that nothing since would have been possible without it” (Roberts 1993, 22). Prior to the emergence of agriculture, and "for most of human history, people lived in relatively small groups, gathering, fishing, and hunting what they needed from their immediate environments" (Goucher and Walton 2013, 36). Because of the unpredictable nature of this way of life, hunting, gathering and fishing

  • Summary Of Ronald Wright's A Short History Of Progress

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    Ronald Wright’s A Short History of Progress gives an overall view of the world’s history of progression since mankind has entered the earth. He discusses the argument whether human’s progression has been beneficial or resulted in many catastrophic mistakes. He uses examples to back his argument up such as the civilizations in the past and how their progression also was their reason for their downfall. A civilization needs to handle progression in their society responsibly. Wrights contributions to