You need to:
–identify three pieces of specific evidence Podair uses to support his argument. These are found in the chapter itself. Summarize those examples in three sentences, such as “One piece of evidence Podair uses is….”, or “ Another piece of evidence is…..” Evidence is not the same as argument; evidence is used to support an argument. (one paragraph)
–identify three different sources Podair uses to construct this chapter. You should identify two primary sources (material from the time being written about) and one secondary source (something that uses primary sources to analyze or report about something; Podair’s book is a secondary source). This information is found in the “Notes” section at the back of the book. Note: some of the secondary sources listed here are only partially cited because Podair cited the source earlier in the book; use the bibliography to find the full information about the source (author, title, etc.). (one paragraph)
–analyze citation 32. Carefully read the section of the chapter that contains citation 32; then read the New York Times article cited there (available on Blackboard). Think about what he used from the article, and what he did not. Would you have made the same choices? Why or why not? Remember that writing history involves making choices; authors cannot, and would not wish to, use everything contained in a source. Choices are, in other words, inevitable. (one paragraph)
Part Three: This section is about considering the book as a whole. It should be about two pages long. Address the following questions:
–What do you regard as the book’s greatest strength, and why? What do you consider to be its chief weakness, and why? Choose one strength and one weakness. Focus on the book’s substance, not its style.
–What implications does the Ocean Hill-Brownsville controversy have for how we see the history of white/black relations during the 1960s?
3. Grades will be on the following scale: A (95 points), B (85 points), C (75 points), D (65 points), F (55 points). If a paper is exceptionally good, it will receive 100 points. For example, a C paper with citation problems will receive 70 points.
4. Your paper (a printed copy) is due in class April 15. I will not accept electronic submissions. Do not turn in your paper to my mailbox or slide it under my office door—I won’t accept those either. It is your job to get your paper in on time. Papers are due when I collect them in class; if you turn it in during class after I collect them, it is considered late and will be penalized ten points. Papers turned in April 17 will be penalized twenty points. I won’t accept a paper after April 17—you will receive a 0 for the assignment.
I will not accept any excuses for late papers. None whatsoever. That means if you get sick, grandma dies, your hard drive fails, you oversleep because your alarm didn’t go off, traffic or an accident on the roads keeps you from getting to class on time, or anything else happens to prevent you from turning in your paper on April 15 or 17, you will receive the penalty noted above. If you want to eliminate the chance of something beyond your control harming your paper grade, turn in the paper before April 15.
5. Include a cover sheet with your name and a title. You do not need a bibliography. The cover sheet does not count toward the seven-page limit.
6. As with all assignments in this course, the Honor Code is in effect. If I suspect you have violated the Code, I will file charges with the Honor Court. Ignorance of the Code is not a defense. Please review the Honor Code if you have any doubts about what might be a violation.