Your task is to undertake a research project about an issue or question that most intrigues you about the events, cultures, people, arts, trade, cross-cultural contacts, and phenomena during the period from approximately 1750-1914 CE. In other words, what would you like to understand or know more about that library research can help you explore?
By the end of the term, you’ll write a 1250-1750-word paper ( Works Cited) that does the following:
Puts forth a problem, question, and argument about a significant issue you have found in the scholarship on your topic from the period 1750-1914 CE
Consults at least 3 sources, at least 2 of which are secondary scholarly sources
If appropriate and necessary for the topic, uses rhetorical analysis to analyze a primary source, or group of primary sources, to support your argument and counterargument (see section III of this Writing Project prompt for more information, tips, and insights on analyzing primary sources and rhetorical analysis)