REQUIRES READING A BOOK WOMEN IN U.S. HISTORY WRITING ASSIGNMENT: Book Is John And Abigail Adams: An American Love Story By Judith St. George.
The history of America from the perspective of women has a slant that slightly differs from the typical “Dead White Male’s” outlook. These women, from the beginnings to the late 19th century, helped shaped the area, the roles of the people living in it, and had a huge impact on the success of the United States. However, their impact early on was a struggle… women had gone from thriving prior to European contact to eventually fighting for what they viewed as their rights.
Using the book of your choice, answer the following questions regarding the information and subject matter of your book. History papers should not include first person opinions unless asked for; this paper should be objective and analytical.
Your final paper should include an introduction, main body, and conclusion. Please use 12 point font and double space your work. Your total paper should be at least five pages in length, and can be longer if necessary. There is no page limit.
1) Describe the contents of your book. What is the main subject matter that is dealt with? What are the major themes of the book, and how do they describe the history of early America? You should include evidence from your book in the form of quotations, and also from class if it attributes to describing your book. (1-2 pages or more)
2) How is this book written? What format does it follow? (novel, textbook, etc.) Is the book easy to understand? Describe the sections that are cohesive, and those that are confusing. What would this book typically be used for? You should include evidence from your book in the form of quotations, and also from class if it attributes to answering this question. (1 page or more)
3) What is your opinion on this book? Does it express the history of early America in a relevant manner and make concrete points and decisions about the area up until the formation of the government? Include your thoughts, concerns, insights, and favorite sections/information, relevance to class discussions… etc. You should include evidence from your book in the form of quotations, and also from class if it attributes to answering this question. (1-2 page or more)