American History 1900 to Present

BOOK: Reading the American Past: Volume II: From 1865: Selected Historical Documents / Edition 5

Your paper must include 8 separate document from the Johnson Book 5th Edition. Your paper must have thesis that ties the 8 document together. Do not simply analyze each document individually. Each document must be used in support of your overall thesis. As you write, always make it clear he documents to which you are referring.The purpose of the writing assignment is to produce deep critical analysis of the 8 document from Johnson

Book 5th Edition. In which you investigate and examine what the various authors or theories are advancing.

Do not provide a mere summary of what the author states, but examine the works. providing your own insight and evaluation, telling the reader something beyond what the author does, furthering the discussion beyond that advanced in the text.

Read between the lines, being constantly aware of the authorial perspective, bias and agenda. Read critically, engaging the author or theories, exploring their strengths and weaknesses. Consider why material is significant. How does it fit into the social and historical context.

Be thorough, providing broad coverage of the various topics addressed in the readings, Do not simply pick one aspect of the readings while ignoring others

Be specific and detailed, making explicit reference to the content of the readings. Do not provide a vague and “lazy” analysis in which no facts or references are made. These specific faces,or examples, will serve as the evidence in support of your assertions.

Make explicit connections in which you compare and contrast the reading with other material.


You can pick any topic to write for example: ECONOMY, CIVIL RIGHT, WAR..etc

Take a look at the attachment for more info.

Make sure to USE THE BOOK I PROVIDED above