Introduction to american history

Introduction to american history

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Hello,
I have request a review based on one article from given articles below.
James McPherson, This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War, Oxford University Press, 2007, And the War Came, p. 3-20 and We Stand by Each other Always: Grant and Sherman.

Schlup and Paschen, eds, The 1890s in America: Documenting the Maturation of a Nation, The Edwin Mellon Press, 2006, Emma Goldman, The Homestead Strike, p. 67-79; Theodore Roosevelt, What Americanism Means, p. 153-160.

Hello,
Here is the articles. You can choose anyone of them to write about.

For this assignment you are to write a review of a scholarly article which summarizes the main elements and arguments and presents your evaluation of the authors work. The completed essay must be between 2 and 3 pages long and contain the following components:

For this assignment you are to write a review of one or two short primary sources which summarizes the main arguments of the sources and presents your evaluation of them. The completed essay must be between 2 and 3 pages long and contain the following components:

Primary source guidelines:
1. A title which reflects your assessment of the document.

2. Complete citation of the document following Chicago Style. For a quick guide to Chicago style consult this website. http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

3. Who is the author? This should include the authors nationality, and other significant information.

4. What is the context of the document? This should include contemporary events and ideas that influenced the author as well as the political and cultural setting.

5. Who is the intended audience for the article? Possible choices include scholars, students, ideological sympathizers and the general reading public.

6. What is the Authors main argument or thesis? State the main idea of the article in a line or two and summarize the authors arguments and the general narrative. What assumptions (if any) does the author make?

7. Tell me what you think. Does the author make a persuasive argument? What are the writer betray unstated prejudices? What is the durability of the argument? What does it means?

8. How did it turn out? Was the documents view of the contemporary scene borne out by subsequent events? Has the authors point of view been validated or repudiated?

Secondary Source guidelines
1. A title which reflects your assessment of the article.

2. Complete citation of the article following Chicago Style. For a quick guide to Chicago style consult this website. http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

3. Who is the author? This should include the authors academic credentials, nationality, gender and other significant information.

4. What is the context of the article? This should include when the piece was written, contemporary events that may have influenced the author and the political and cultural setting.

5. Who is the intended audience for the article? Possible choices include scholars, students, ideological sympathizers and the general reading public.

6. Does the author discuss the historiography of his subject? If so summarize the range of opinions he considers. Does the author agree or disagree with others who have written on the subject? Does the author effectively address opposing arguments or interpretations?

7. What is the Authors main argument or thesis? State the main idea of the article in a line or two and summarize the authors arguments and the general narrative. What assumptions (if any) does the author make?

8. What sources does the author use? All historians use a mixture of primary and secondary sources, does this individual use more of one kind than another? When the writer uses primary sources is the interpretation persuasive? Do the footnotes/endnotes and bibliography reference other important works on the same topic.

9. Tell me what you think. Does the author make a persuasive argument? What are the writer unstated prejudices? What is the durability of the argument? What does it means?

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