Please select one of the following readings. They will be held in folders behind the desk of the rare books and manuscript room, Special Collections, second floor of George A. Smathers Library (East). Sign in at the desk and request a folder. The links give you additional information about the collections.
Assignment Due Date: Please check you syllabus
Choose one of the readings and write a five-page paper identifying the theme that emerges from it.
* What events unfold from the reading?
* How do the social relationships described in the reading evolve?
* What implications do they have for larger events in American history?
* What implications do they have for the relationship between the U.S. and foreign countries?
You may have to incorporate additional research to flesh out the larger context and to identify biographical figures in the readings. Ensure that you cite any sources--including the readings--from which you quote.
Remember that your grade will be based in part on your compliance with the rules in the "Writing Mechanics" exercise.
When working in Special Collections: