Each student will write a short report (4-6 pages) based on a book chosen
from a short list of relevant selections. This paper should summarize
the main theme(s) in the book and comment on their importance to your understanding
of this course's themes. In writing this paper you should ask yourself:
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from which you can select.
why did the author write this book
what generalizations did the author hope you would remember after
all the details had been forgotten
how successful was the author in convincing you that these generalizations
are worth remembering? Be sure to comment here on the reasons the author
gave for making his/her generalizations and the ways s/he used historical
evidence to support his/her reasons and generalizations.
A preliminary draft may be submitted on or before April 4, 2000. The
final draft will be due on April 18, 2000.