This paper must be 5 pages long, exactly
5 pages. I don?t want citations. I want you to use the book only. I do not want Chicago style or
MLA or anything else. Just use the book. I HATE QUOTES. This is all about paraphrasing and
putting in YOUR words. Do not use first person.
Don?t say: I believe Reconstruction was a failure. Say instead: Reconstruction was a
failure. You don?t need to say, ?according to the text.? I?ll assume you?re using Foner. You HAVE to
use the primary documents, at least 3. The primary documents are the green pages in your book.
Primary documents are what historians use to write history.
4 Compare and contrast the history of African Americans during Reconstruction
with the history of American Indians in the Gilded Age.
YES, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A THESIS STATEMENT.
YES, YOU HAVE TO WRITE AN INTRO PARAGRAPH, SEVERAL PARAGRAPHS TO
FOLLOW, THEN A CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH.
YES, YOU HAVE TO FILL THE 5TH PAGE.
YOU CAN TREAT EACH GROUP SEPARATELY, ABOUT 2 PAGES FOR EACH. OR YOU
CAN GO BACK AND FORTH.
You have to use 3 documents (or more). When you do use the documents, you have to
put quotation marks around the name of the document like this:
In the ?Tennessee Sharecropping Contract, 1866,
those who signed were illiterate.