Base analysis on Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance: A History of Latin America since Columbus by Burkholder, Rankin, and Johnson.
Essay topic: Identify and analyze the experiences and difficulties encountered by the “new nations” (now independent republics) after Independence, after 1825, as the peoples started to build national identities and create economic progress and political authority [nineteenth century Latin America].
Do not write about the Independence wars nor the various Independence leaders of the early nineteenth century!
Length: 750 words maximum; 700 words minimum
Essay should be typed and double-spaced. Cite all quotations and paraphrases.
Writing is NOT a series of quotations. Make it clear to the reader that you read the text.
Write a thesis statement (central argument) in your introduction, then develop your thesis and provide historical evidence (body of the essay), and end with a closing paragraph.
Use Chicago Manual of Style for all quotes and paraphrases. For Footnotes or End notes, refer to example: 
 Mark A. Burkholder, Monica Rankin, and Lyman L. Johnson, Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance: A History of Latin America since Columbus (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018), 200.
 Ibid., 208.