History

Write a document Analysis

 

This assignment will focus on developing your skill at analyzing a historical document. You must select a document from the list below for this assignment. The documents are all available online. After selecting your document read the document (in the case of a visual document observe it) carefully and critically. Then consult the attached essay on analyzing a primary document. It will give you some tips on how historians assess a document. Do some secondary reading to give you an idea of the general historical landscape or context of the period in which your selected document was produced. In the case of this assignment the textbook and readings should provide an adequate body of background information to help you assess the document and analyze it in its historical context. Your document analysis should assess the document and place it in its proper historical context. This assignment will be somewhat more informal than your term paper. Nevertheless when you utilize sources, and especially if you quote them, provide footnotes to document your source and the page number it came from.

here is the document:

 

*Jawaharlal Nehru, ‘Speech on the Granting of India Independence’, See:

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1947nehru1.asp

Using a sentence/comment from the week 3 podcasts or materials, and focusing on any place except the US, something about its history between 1920-1929

search through, some of them, like jstor, and the hathi trust will give you access to digitized scholarly journal articles. Others, like World Newsreel Online gives you access to historical newsreels – which are amazing primary sources with which to see history as people experiencing it would have seen it

Tell us what source you are using – cite it so we know where to find it too. Do you think it’s a primary source or a secondary source? What did you learn from it?

Make sure you underline the sentence/comment in the podcasts you are using as your inspiration for the research, for extra enjoyment/silliness/credit provide us with a performance/ image/ song/ poem/ tiktok/ rap/ dance that you think conveys your experience of working in the library this way.

https://www.jstor.org/

https://www.hathitrust.org/

https://video.alexanderstreet.com/channel/world-newsreels-online-1929-1966

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