Bacon’s Rebellion

“…where we do well know that all our causes will be impartially heard and equally justice administered to all men,” as stated by, Nathaniel Bacon. In 1676 an uprising known as Bacon’s Rebellion occurred in Virginia.  The immediate cause of this revolt was the dissension between the planters and the Indians.  Because Sir William Berkeley,…

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Origin & Symptoms

Origin At least 50% of all adults and children are exposed to a psychologically traumatic event (such as a life-threatening assault or accident, human made or natural disaster, or war). As many as 67% of trauma survivors experience lasting psychosocial impairment,  including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); panic, phobic, or generalized anxiety disorders; depression; or substance…

Hypnosis: History & Treatment Use

The Encarta Encyclopedia defines hypnosis as, “altered state of consciousness and heightened responsiveness to suggestion; it may be induced by normal persons by a variety of methods and has been used occasionally in medical and psychiatric treatment. Most frequently brought about through actions of an operator, or “hypnotist”, who engages the attention of a subject…

History of Baseball

Baseball is North America’s oldest and most storied professional team sport. Certainly, there have been numerous moments which are still remembered by baseball fans of all ages many years after they happened. We all remember moments like “The Catch” in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series and Bill Mazeroski’s World Series winning home run…

Agony And The Ecstasy: Summary, Characters, Themes, Analysis

Summary The Agony and the Ecstasy depicts Michelangelo’s struggle to become the embodiment of Renaissance humanism. In the course of the novel Michelangelo must overcome the interference of his family, religious dogma, political intrigue, papal patronage, military campaigns, and artistic jealousy to realize his artistic ambition. Despite his father’s opposition, twelve-year-old Michelangelo becomes an apprentice,…