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Research Paper

As we have said many, many times during the course, to write History, in Jill Lepore's terrific phrase, is to make an argument by telling a story about dead people. This 3d Quarter Research Paper is your opportunity to build on your World War I paper and to tell a story, to create a historical narrative.

In your Paper/Story...

  • You will describe the facts, tell the story.

  • You will provide insight into the motivations of the historical actors by relying on primary sources.

  • You will discuss the historical context--here, use the work of other historians while looking at the political, economic, and social context.

  • Lastly, the fun part! You will judge your people, you will evaluate your event--you will add your voice to the chorus of historians.

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