Category Archives: History

Essays and works that relate back to history and/or historical events.

The Hard Times of Edgar Allan Poe

American author, Edgar Allan Poe led a lonely and destitute life, surrounded by poverty and death. His life proves to be ironic when compared to his published work. Poe was known for his dark style, prose, and language. Author and … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

During 1989, there was a lot of media attention given to the Berlin Wall. Many people around the world watch from their TV as Germans cried and rejoiced, taking apart the wall with their hands and hammers piece by piece. … Continue reading

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The Prince: Machiavelli’s Republican Government

Machiavelli’s literature continues to be taught, admired, and studied over the centuries. This is especially seen in his book called, The Prince, which gives unique insight of power and politics.  He provides a different understanding of legislature and republican government … Continue reading

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Tintoretto: The Last Supper

Tintoretto was a popular Italian painter of 15th century Europe, who created various works of art recognized throughout the period. The most important of these is the religious painting, The Last Supper. The Last Supper is known as one of … Continue reading

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Modernism in Art throughout the 19th Century and 20th Century

The modern world of the 19th and 20th century made society to see the world in a new light. Influenced by industrialization and machinery, new worlds were colonized and the working class was exploited by capitalism for labor. This changing … Continue reading

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