I have an essay that needs writing, but I'm drawing a blank for topics. Here's the prompt:
For those of you who are more learned or know your history better than I, do you have any suggestions of interesting historical movements? I'm not limited to any certain historical period or any region / nation, so it could be anything from Ancient Greece to today, as long as I have adequate resources to draw from.
I've thought about the recent Burma situation, but there might not be adequate information. So, any suggestions? They shouldn't be really 'popular' picks, like Martin Luther King Jr.'s Civil Rights Movement, but... yeah. Suggestions for historical movements are welcome. :]
You are spoilt for choices from any era of history, culture or sub-culture. Every 'mode of power' has its resistance of some sort and almost all couch their fight in emotive terms such as 'unjust'. I'd start with picking a period of history, or an area of study, that you are either interested in or interested in learning more about. It could be the English Civil War, the French Resistance, Ghandi or colonel rule, the South African anti-arpartheid movement, art (such as Picasso's Guernica
), non-violent resistance movements, Napoleonic War pamphletting, etc, etc. Select a few topics and then check your college or university libraries for source material. Academic essays always score higher if the sources are from physical books rather than online. You should also check the range and quality of primary source material as it is more important than secondary sources.
I hope that helps even though I didn't provide any specific topics :)