This is a 750-1000 word document analysis of 3 sources that support the research topic “establishment of hospitals in America”. I have attached my research paper. I will provide the instructions.
As noted in the Course Introduction Materials, all of the written assignments, including this one, are aimed at helping you produce a research paper of significant scholarly value that will be due at the end of the semester. However, some of the other goals of the written assignments for this course are to help you strengthen your critical reading skills, to gain a deeper understanding of how to analyze and evaluate primary and secondary historical resources, and to create written interpretations of such sources. With those goals in mind, this assignment will help you begin differentiating between primary and secondary resources, and to consider how to use such resources to put together a typical historical essay. Here’s what you should do:
Read chapters 1-2 of Mary Lynn Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History. Familiarize yourself with the key points that Rampolla makes.
Select 2-3 of the documents and essays from Major Problems in American History, our course text.
These materials should relate to one another in some way or the other — for instance, they may all address a common theme or problem, or a particular historic event.
The materials also should speak directly to the topic that you identified for your final research essay in Week 3, and should differ from each other in form: For instance, select no more than one speech, or one essay, or one governmental document.
Outside documents may be used if the topic you select requires them. Use library resources to find appropriate sources.
For each document you select, identify whether it is a primary source or a secondary source, and evaluate its historic value, using the strategies that Rampolla outlines in chapter 2.
Write a 750-1,000 word essay based on the documents that you select, using your evaluation of the sources as well as the tips that Rampolla provides in chapter 1. The essay should bring the documents together into a coherent argument that asks a historical question of substance.