Essentially, modern medicine and science didn’t have proper explanations for an improper burial or the methods of disposing of bodies. According to Vampires, Burial & Death by Paul Barber: animal scavenging, shallow graves and the erosion of soil, grave robbers, and flooding were all ways in which the deceased would “unearth” and return to this world.
What was the influence Cleopatra had on Roman women and how was she able to become popular among the Roman population? In the late 40s BCE, Julius Caesar brought Cleopatra and their 2-year-old son to his Empire. This is the first real cultural elegance that the Romans experienced from the Egyptians, as Cleopatra was a very highly intelligent woman. When
How did the production and consumption of consumer goods transform gender roles, race relations, and ideas about class, and how did Americans allow consumerism to affect social change? Production and consumption levels within the United States rose to all-time highs throughout the 20th century. Consumerism, on all fronts, became a massive part of day-to-day life.
From the period of 1790 – 2000, the United States had gone through a process of creative destruction, which essentially is the economic materialistic perspective of witnessing one way of life collapse in favor for a newer ideal. Joseph Schumpeter, author of Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, defined creative destruction as a “process of industrial mutation”,
The American economic system has changed significantly since the end of World War II back in 1945, but the ‘product’ of American prosperity has managed to remain the same throughout the decades. Shortly after the American allied victories in the Second World War, the United States became a global economy. They were the only song
Chocolate Islands is a historiographical work with a unique style of writing that focuses specifically on the letters exchanged between Joseph Burtt, who was sent to Africa to investigate living and working conditions, and William Cadbury, an English businessman and industrial mogul who ran the helm of one of the world’s largest chocolate firms. Chocolate Islands
Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero was written by Michael Korda, a man mostly known for his editing skills, who was born in London, United Kingdom in 1933. Korda comes from a family lineage that absolutely cares for the arts, whether it be art in its literal sense or through film and writing. His father,
1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History is a work that covers what one may consider as one of the most decisive years of Lincoln’s presidential terms. Charles Bracelen Flood wrote the book, and publishing began in 2009. On November 4, 1929, Charles Flood was born in New York. He graduated from Harvard in 1952
Key ideas: In what ways were the the developments in the South and West driven from the “bottom up”? How did the Ocala Demands benefit Populism? Between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the progressive reforms of the early 20th century, the United States government found itself on the world stage
William C. Davis, author of Duel Between the First Ironclads, is a well-respected American historian who spent time as a Professor of History at Virginia Tech from 2000 – 2013; and he has spent most of his career doing research on the American South. He has written around forty books focused on southern U.S. history around