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The Middle Ages: The Church Years

Take home exam essay for Middle Ages

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The Dynamic Field of Art History

Take home exam essay for Western Art I

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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Research paper for The Middle Ages

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Theosophical Society

Research paper for Western Civ II

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Hagia Sophia

Research paper for History of Western Art I

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“Goodbye, Lenin!”

Research paper for West Civ II

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The Boston Campaign

Research paper for American Military History

The American Revolution was born in Boston, Massachusetts. In the decade prior to the war for American independence, tensions arose between the colonies and the mother country. After the Seven Years War, British colonial policies inspired dissent- particularly in the New England colonies- which eventually led to the siege of Boston. The battles at Lexington and Concord, Breed’s Hill and Dorchester Heights were among the earliest conflicts of the war, preceding even the issuance of the Declaration of Independence.

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The Book of Hours

Research paper for History of Wester Art 1

The Book of Hours is part of the collection at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, acquired in 1985. This particular manuscript dates to the second half of the fifteenth century in France and fits the formula for illumination of that period. Also, being a book of hours, it had a very specific purpose when it was created, in addition to being a fine volume of medieval art.

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Etta Palm D’Aelders

Research paper for West Civilzation II

The Enlightenment of the 18th Century inspired activism across much of Western Europe. Popular causes included the rights of political opportunity, rights of religious freedom and rights of liberty. The rights of women were addressed as an afterthought, it seems, but this topic of debate soon became rather vogue in salons and clubs. One of the more influential feminists of the revolutionary era was Etta Palm d’Aelders.

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The Scarlett Letter

Research paper for Intro to American History

Like many authors in the first half of the 19th century, Nathaniel Hawthorne rejected the conservative socio-religious notions of early New England in favor of the more moderate, if not more individualistic, ideals of transcendental philosophy. Hawthorne’s conflict lied in his heritage versus the artistic era in which he lived, which imparted a great range of perspective and depth of allegory to his novel The Scarlet Letter.

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