Please read the pdf file I sent for proper guidance and must make use of only the links provided there it’s very important, the project proposal comes first if it is acceptable by my professor then we move to the main essay writing, thank you.
The project proposal should include an informal 500-word
a statement that summarizes your primary source, puts it into
historical context, and explains why you chose it
Document Study Guidelines
- Database that must be used: Slavery, Abolition & Social
- Step One: Choose ONE primary source [from c. 1500-1900] from this
- You may choose a printed source [diaries, letters, pamphlets, books,
magazines, newspapers, etc.]
- Or you may choose a visual source [photograph, map, painting, illustration].
- After you have chosen your source, read and/or study it You
should show your expertise on this source in your document study
- Choosing a primary source [print, manuscript, or visual]
- Go to the database [Note: you may have to log in through the
- Search the Documents section to select a primary
source•http://www.slavery.amdigital.co.uk.ezproxy.aekc.talonlin e.ca/Contents/Default.aspx You can filter by theme, document types, date, region, etc.
Find primary sources via the “Documents” tab
Find a primary source…
… that you find interesting;
… and one about which you think you’ll be able to write an essay.
Don’t just choose the first one you find. Choose carefully. “Reading” a Primary Source for Internal Evidence
- Start by “reading” the source [text, manuscript or image].
- Historians try to answer the basic “when, where, what, why” questions when they read primary sources. Use these questions as
the starting point for your research:
- What is the “story”?
- What is the intended audience for the document?
- Who is writing it, when, where, and why?
- Is the author “reliable”? Is the source “trustworthy”?
- Next step: finding scholarly secondary sources
- Step Two: Find and read secondary sources [scholarly books and articles,
or the databases themselves] that place the primary source you have
chosen into historical context and that help you to understand it.
- There is no required limit for how many secondary sources you must use in
this assignment, but you must consult and use enough to make sense of
your primary source in an essay. You should NOT use online sources or
encyclopedias like Wikipedia. Find and use scholarly, reliable sources.
- You should also make sure it is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication [journal or book]
- And the secondary sources should not be more than 25-30 years old.
Finding Scholarly Secondary Sources links below: Use the Database Itself
- Step Three: Submit your project proposal and a list of your secondary sources [your bibliography].
- The project proposal is due
- The project proposal should include an informal 500-word a statement that summarizes your primary source, puts it into historical context, and explains why you chose it
- [Make sure you tell me what primary source you will be researching
[title/author, date, etc.]. Include the web address and citation. If
you chose an image, include a copy of it.
- And it should include a bibliography that lists your secondary scholarly sources [using Chicago Manual of Style].
- [Yes, you can change/add/subtract secondary sources from your bibliography for your final essay]