A Wikipedia Encyclopedia article that defines aesthetics and discusses it in a number of contexts, including literature. A broad definition of the term is provided at the top of the page, and then links are provided to discussions of the term in specific contexts. This is a pretty clear discussion of a very complex subject.
This article on the American Revolutionary War looks at its causes, the phases of the war, naval warfare, the involvement of other countries, the Treaty of Paris, the different groups of combatants, and the impact of the war.
An in-depth encyclopedia article which explores the Arab-Israeli conflict. It lists and provides brief descriptions of the five wars fought between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It also takes a look at each side's reasons for the ongoing conflict.
The Canadian National Railway is the largest and longest railway in Canada. An in-depth profile of the company and its history are included on this website, as well as the CNR today. Also looks at the different kinds of trains, cars, and railroad facilities.
An in-depth biography of former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Content includes information on his childhood and early years, his rise to power after Lenin's death, his policy of collectivisation, his consolidation of absolute power by the "Great Purges," the invasion of the Soviet Union by the Germans, and his actions after World War II.
A chronological list of Chinese writers from antiquity to today -- or you can browse alphabetically. Some writers have only a scant 1-2 sentences of biographical background; others are covered extensively. Excellent jumping off point for students researching Chinese culture, literary traditions, or life, ideas and art during a particular dynasty.
This is a sizeable list of Japanese writers and poets, organized alphabetically. It includes many 20th century and contemporary people, as well as a scattering of writers from earlier periods. Some authors have extensive articles; others have only a paragraph or two of information. Still a good compilation for students looking to explore Japanese literature.
A lengthy biography of the life of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Chronicles his early life, rise to power, political and economic powers, and ultimate demise. Ceausescu is a good person to study to learn about the end of communism in Eastern Europe.
A third Canadian northern territory was created in 1999 when the Northwest Territories was divided, thus forming Nunavut. This article covers its history, symbols, demography, geography, and much more.
Wikipedia article providing information about Oxfam International. Find history, information about Oxfam affiliates, activities, fundraising efforts, links, and pictures in this article.