De Tocqueville’s Democracy In America: Summary & Analysis

It has been said that a French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville, who visited the United States in the 1830’s, “understood us” in a way that few observers (foreign and domestic) have. Furthermore, Tocqueville’s Democracy in America is often cited by present-day critics because so many of the observations in it seem extraordinarily suitable even more…

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”: Summary & Analysis

“Young Goodman Brown”, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. “Young Goodman Brown” is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In “Young Goodman Brown”, Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interferes with his relations with the community…

Kim Todd’s Tinkering with Eden: Summary & Analysis

Tinkering with Eden by Kim Todd was more history-oriented than biology-oriented but interesting and educational nonetheless. Ms. Todd received a Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University and went on to receive her Master’s Degree from the University of Montana. She remains living in Montana today. Giving the background of how various outlandish species found their way…

Brian Levack’s The Witch-hunt In Modern Europe: Summary & Analysis

The Witch-Hunt in Modern Europe by Brian Levack proved to be an interesting as well as insightful look at the intriguing world of the European practice of witchcraft and witch-hunts. The book offers a solid, reasonable interpretation of the accusation, prosecution, and execution for witchcraft in Europe between 1450 and 1750. Levack focuses mainly on…