The final project for this course is a historiographical essay. The essay should

The final project for this course is a historiographical essay. The essay should cover all major writings by professional historians about the student’s chosen topic. The finished paper should be 8 pages long, exclusive of notes and bibliography. Please read carefully the sample paper in Appendix B of The Essential Historiography Reader (p. 291-298). Use this sample to guide your writing. This historiographical essay is about The American Revolution. Yours might be about Salem Witchcraft, Wild West Shows, the Civil Rights Movement, Medieval Medicine, John Locke’s writings, or any other historical topic that interests you. You need to be familiar with at least three major books plus some scholarly articles pertaining to your topic. Use the sample paper as a guide.

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