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Reconstruction and the New West

    Reconstruction and the New West

    Paper instructions:

    Here are two portions, which are writing comment and writing an Essay based on the Digital History Reading. Note: Please keep separating to the two portions

    Digital History Reading

    “Reconstruction” (Textbook tab):

    “Gilded Age:  Closing the Western Frontier” and “Gilded Age:  Tragedy of the Plains Indians” (Textbook tab):

    Portion #1

    Commentary: (Please write  around 200 words for Commentary )

    Portion #2

    Essay:( Please write around 600 words for essay)

    Each essay will consist of three paragraphs (4-6 sentences each = around 2 pages in length) on how a primary source relates to each week’s readings.  Students should choose a primary source using the “Documents” tab for the era(s) from the assigned readings.

    “Reconstruction” (Documents tab):

    “Gilded Age” (Documents tab):

    The first paragraph should briefly describe and summarize the source as well as explain how it relates to the assigned readings for this lesson.  The second paragraph should analyze the source, writing about and interpreting how it specifically reflects and/or obscures aspects of history.  The third paragraph should state what was surprising, unexpected, or confusing about the source and what was learned through performing this analysis.

    List the source in bibliographic form according to the Chicago Manual of Style.  See the following link for this citation style, listed under “History”:

    Complete sentences and standard English grammar are required.