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Sharp, Alan. "The 'Big Four' -- Peacemaking in Paris in 1919." History Review, no. 65, Dec.

2009, p. 14. EBSCOhost,


This article addresses the Paris Peace Conference and how it developed the Treaty of
Versailles. It is useful because it provides an alternate viewpoint and critique of a commonly
cited resource on this subject. It counters points made in the well-known book, "The Economic
Consequences of the Peace" by John Maynard Keynes, published in the same year as the
conference itself.

Hamid, S. “Welcome to the Purdue OWL.” Purdue OWL: Research Papers, Online Writing Lab
(OWL) at Purdue University, 2011,

This handout details the process that must be taken when writing a research paper. It
addresses topics such as finding sources, citing those sources, choosing your topic, and
establishing the genre of your paper. This source is useful because it contains many helpful tips
that all go towards a successful final product. It is published by a university institution which
likely has a lot of experience with reading and grading research papers.

Isserman, Nancy, et al. “Challenges for Aging Holocaust Survivors and Their Children: The
Impact of Early Trauma on Aging.” Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, vol. 29, no. 2/3, Apr.
2017, p. 105. MasterFILE Premier, EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/15528030.2016.1193094.
Accessed 26 Sept. 2017.

This article explores an interesting subject. Taking a psychological look upon the long-term
effects of traumas that were specific to the holocaust during the second world war, it is useful
because it brings these events into a modern-day context and reveals how it has influenced
real people who are still alive today. This alternate approach brings reality to the stories we
hear in class and attests to how extreme the trauma was for prisoners of war at the time.

Orwell, George - ’What is Fascism?’

First published: Tribune. — GB, London. — 1944.
This article is useful because it was originally published around the time of the second world
war, when Nazi Fascism was at its peak. This means that the information was fresh and
relevant. It is important not only to view modern forms of media but also to take a look at the
media that was being released during or immediately after a given event. George Orwell defines
Fascism in this article exactly as it was following world war 2, eliminating any possible language
evolutions that have influenced today’s definition.

Blocker, Jack S. “Did Prohibition Really Work? Alcohol Prohibition as a Public Health
Innovation.” American Journal of Public Health, © American Journal of Public Health 2006, Feb.
This article counters the common belief that national prohibition was a complete failure. The
author takes the stance that prohibition was not, in fact, a complete loss for America. This
source is useful because it provides a well-researched and interesting narrative that is contrary
to the majority of the ones found on the surface of the web. It is very important to take all sides
of a story into account.
Mearsheimer, John J. “Back to the Future: Instability in Europe after the Cold War.” International
Security, vol. 15, no. 1, 1990, pp. 5–56. JSTOR, JSTOR,
This book explores the possibility of the end of the cold war sparking conflicts in Europe. It was
written at the tail end of the cold war and contains predictions and theories as to what post-war
Europe will look like. This source is useful and interesting because it predicts a future of which
we already know the contents of, attesting to the mindset and feelings of that time better than
modern-day media could ever hope to.

Myre, Greg (18 June 1991). "South Africa ends racial classifications". Southeast Missourian. Cape Girardeau. 
This news article was published in a Missouri newspaper immediately following the abolishment
of racially-based laws in South Africa. This article is useful because it reads simply and straight
to the point, written in the fashion of a true Sunday paper. The information is not hard to process
or buried under academic language.

Michael E. Woods; What Twenty-First-Century Historians Have Said about the Causes of
Disunion: A Civil War Sesquicentennial Review of the Recent Literature, Journal of American
History, Volume 99, Issue 2, 1 September 2012, Pages 415–439,
This journal compares and contrasts popular opinions from 21st century historians on the subject
of the Civil war. This source is useful because, just like it is important to review old media, it is
also important to view things from a modern eye. It also presents many different approaches,
which is much more helpful than a one-track and potentially biased source.

Enerald, Neal D. “Consumerism, Nature, and the Human Spirit” Virginia Polytechnic and State
University. November 2nd, 2004
This paper describes the phenomenon and effects of the consumerism that has flourished in first
world countries around the world in the past number of years. The author speaks about the false
boost and subsequent detachment from reality that it causes. This source is useful because it is
detailed and relevant to our current society.

Robert Heilbroner, "Socialism." The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. 2008. Library of Economics and
Liberty. 27 September 2017. <>.
This article summarizes and speaks about the history of socialism across the world. The author
begins with Karl Marx, noting socialism’s roots in communism and acknowledging the
differences. This source is useful because it is, essentially, a beefed-up dictionary definition. The
subject does not jump all over the place, and it helps the reader to truly grasp the system of
beliefs that is socialism.