.What time period do your sources span? How is this time period usually referred to by scholars
The goal of this assignment is for you to characterize a historical debate featuring the historical figures who speak through the primary sources in For the Record.
carefully consider the following guidelines:
Select at least five primary sources. You should write about a debate for which there are multiple perspectives featured in our collection of primary source documents. Present the positions of the historical figures, with an emphasis on the individual, not the “document” or “article.”
Define the time period you are writing about.What time period do your sources span? How is this time period usually referred to by scholars (ex: Reconstruction, Gilded Age, Progressive Era, Jim Crow). You should not begin or conclude your paper by making a broad statement about this historical theme in the present context/modern day/today. Stay focused on the time period you define.
Defining your time period and the evidence that supports your claim go hand-in-hand: The historical debate you select to write about could be something that is visible and present in Modern America as well, but really the focus of the paper is a claim you can support using evidence from our primary source collection in For the Record. Don’t include outside research. You may refer to information from America: A Narrative History.