1.1524 American Society, Marijuana and Public Policy.
This paper will explore American societal views towards marijuana, what significant influences have shaped these views and how, in turn, these views have shaped legislation relating to marijuana. American society, driven by important media actors, is currently in the process of a significant reconsideration of marijuana's position in our culture. This paper will provide a historical and sociological context of the evolution of American society's views towards marijuana so that the current debate regarding legalization and the medical use of marijuana might be better understood. 11 pgs. 40 f/c. 16b.
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Filename: 1524 Marijuana.doc
2.1525 European Class Structures in 19th Century America: Whose Manners Matter?
This paper discusses the writings of both Henry James (1843-1916) and Edith Wharton (1862-1937). Themes of social behaviour such as customs, manners, and etiquette practices during the 19th century and their implications are explored. These ideologies are brought up to date and determined if they still exist. 6.5 pgs. 25 f/c. 10b.
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Filename: 1525 Class Structure.doc
3.1527 Individuals and Responsibility in American Literature.
This paper examines how America is founded on a spirit of independence. A war was fought for it, and even the Civil War might be seen in part as an effort to preserve the independent culture of the South from the industrial tyranny of the North. Certainly, American literature is littered with the independent hero and movies and have recently taken up the theme with gusto. The notion of independence, however, is often wedded to the notion of responsibility. Authors like Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Thoreau and Hawthorne have all explored the idea of individualism as it relates to notions of responsibility. 3.5 pgs. 0 f/c. 0b.
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4.1582 The "Golden Age" of Capitalism and Reasons for its End.
The "Golden Age" of capitalism covers approximately the period from the end of the Second World War in 1945 to the first oil crisis in 1973. This paper argues that the period coincided with, and to a great degree was defined by, American military, cultural and economic hegemony over much of the planet. The argument is well presented and developed throughout the paper. Various topics are discussed : s the theoretical framework of Keynesian economics, the institutions developed during the period such as the IMF and the World Bank, the Marshall Plan, the Consumer Price Index and inflation, OPEC and the oil embargo, and the development of the American "military industrial complex" in the advent of the Cold War. 10pgs. 20 f/c. 1b.
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Filename: 1582 Golden Age of Capitalism.doc
5.1868 Merton's "Dancing in the Water of Life".
This paper discusses Thomas Merton's fifth volume in his series of personal journals, which offers a testament to his spiritual journey as well as philosophical outlook on religion and politics. Merton covers a turbulent period in American history, as well as Church history. As well Merton speaks of his new life as a hermit. 5 pgs. 0 f/c. 1b.
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6.2111 American Society: Parameters Marking Its Growth.
This paper will attempt to indicate some of the main social, economic and cultural parameters that marked the growth of American society in the years from the revolution to the aftermath of reconstruction. It indicates a path of increasing differentiation in a society that continued to believe in the ostensible ideals of its earliest settlers. 7 pgs. 11 f/c. 3b.
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Filename: 2111 American Society.doc
7.2321 0.The impact of the cotton gin extended far beyond the lives it directly affected.
It was probably the most important catalyst of increased mechanization in America and the creation of an output-driven economy. It is thus possible to argue that the cotton gin in fact revolutionized America and forever changed the economic, political, and social weave of the country. This paper will further elaborate this argument. 8 pgs. 15 f/c. 8b.