Edmund Burke’s Speech on East India Bill: Summary and Analysis

Burke’s Speech on East India Bill concerns India particularly British rule in India. In the speech, Burke has presented India in graphic detail including its history, geography, territorial vastness, culture, ethnicity etc. Burke believed that Eighteenth-century India had declined sadly from the height of Mughal power. But still, in the Speech on East India Bill,…

Weldon’s Response: Wakefield’s Second Journey

The article entitled “Wakefield’s Second Journey” written by Roberta F. Weldon argues that Nathaniel Hawthorne writes the character of Howard Wakefield and his “second journey” to explain that this journey is “necessary to achieve the final reconciliation with oneself before the fullness of age and death” (Weldon 69). Weldon explains in further detail Hawthorne’s usage…

FDR’s New Deal: Effect on Women and Minorities

WOMEN Women had gradually gained workplace, reproductive and voting rights since the turn of the century. By the 1920’s contraception was more widespread, more women were working and attitudes towards traditional femininity were more open. However, these rights were mostly only available to middle-class, urban, white women (the demographic depicted in this source). In most…

Lord Curzon’s Administration of India: What He Promised; What He Performed: Analysis and Review

“Lord Curzon’s Administration of India: What He Promised; What He Performed” by Syed Sirdar Ali Khan can be considered a well-written source of Lord Curzon’s rule as Viceroy of India. The source’s weight, validity, and value can be assessed when looking at its origin, purpose, and provenance. Syed Ali Khan states “…he deserves to be…

Versailles & The League of Nations: Review Test

Test (Answers at the bottom) What treaty did Italy sign with the Allies in 1915?                What intercepted document led to the USA entering the war in 1917?         Approximately how long did Romania fight for before making peace?        In what letters had GB promised independence to the Arabs?                      In what treaty did GB & France…

The Industrial Revolution and Child Labor

The industrial revolution began in the mid-eighteenth century, in 1760. It was a huge revolution that transformed the agriculture and handicraft-based economies into mechanized manufacturing, large-scale industrial production, and factory-based economies. The advancement and development of technology made the existing factories all around the world more efficient and gave rise to new brands and factories.…