HIST 3335 Rome: Republic to Empire Fall 2022 #1: Primary source analysis: Plutarch and Suetonius (worth 15%) Due on or before Sept. 27th This assignment requires you to provide an analysis of the biographies of Julius Caesar by Plutarch and Suetonius (posted in BB). To do so, you will want to identify Plutarch and Suetonius as fully as possible—consider those basic elements of primary source analysis (i.e. answers to questions such as who, what, where, why, etc). You may want to include such things as: ? What are their credentials? ? What is the nature of their work? ? What sources did they consult or have access to? ? What method(s) of inquiry were employed? ? What were the reasons for writing this piece? ? What was the intended audience? ? Do you discern a bias, if so what is it? Beyond that basic analysis, attempt a more complex analysis of the historical value of their biographical treatments of Julius Caesar—for example, are there similarities in character analysis or events reported by them that give us confidence re accuracy? Do their accounts corroborate one another or do they differ in accounts? What does this tell us about what we know of Caesar? Do they provide a coherent narrative of events, a coherent interpretation of the times/events/people written about? If so, provide examples. If not, provide examples. In combination, do they provide a coherent account of the life and times of Caesar? You do not have to address each and every one of these points—they are offered to jump start your thought processes in tackling this assignment. Paper Requirements: 5 double-spaced, typed pages (1” margins and a standard 12 font) bibliography of sources consulted—Wikipedia is not college-level research citations -for quotations, paraphrases, and ideas taken from your source(s) [Note: History Majors will be using the Turabian citation style; Non-History Majors may choose another documentation style for their paper, but all students are required to fully document their work in an acceptable method of citation.]
Put quotes in essay and describe what it means
Chicago Style: For citations either do footnotes or in text citations (one or the other)
William G. Sumner-
Social darwinism (you are a burden)
Hard work leads to _______
Individualism – pro laissez-faire (anti-government)
Chances, not results
Society with contract —> individual development —> self reliant
Working by yourself will make you more successful
Blaims the poor for being poor
Poverty is forced onto people by the wealthy
Monolpolization of land
His solution was property taxes, rich do not keep land
Poverty is a community issue
Connection with both-
Origin of poverty
Concerned with people at this time
1st cite: full citation
2nd: short citation
3rd and on: short citation
In text ( )-
(Author Year Published, Page #) Example: (Johnson 2020, 45)
After reading the document above, answer the following:
1. To what extent do the ideals of democracy and freedom influence change during the French and Indian War Era? Provide textual evidence from the documents.
2. Research and provide a modern example of how ideals of democracy and freedom have influenced change in the 21st century.
Each paper requires that you read and analyze one of the listed primary source readings. In your analysis of the document, you should address the following questions:
1. Who wrote the source? When was the source written? What type of document is it? What is the main storyline?
2. Who is the intended audience? (One of the most important questions). Why was it written? What assumptions can be made about source and author?
3. Can I believe this document? What can I learn about society/people who created document? How does source relate to its historical context?
4. Why you think the writer chose to express him or herself in this way?
5. What do you think is the lasting importance of the document you chose? Why is it important in the big picture that is Western History?
You should use a source (not an encyclopedia) in investigating the source and its context.
Look at files for more instructions. I need specifc evidence from our text book from chapters 14-17 Nancy A. Hewitt and Steven F. Lawson, Exploring American Histories: A Survey with Sources, 4th Ed. – Volume 2: Since 1865
What does Pintard seem to believe is the cause of the 1832 cholera epidemic in New York City? Why does he seem to believe he will not be effected?
The powers that be in New Orleans argue that the city does not have filthy streets and poor sanitation. The author of the newspaper article disagrees. Why? What rationale does the city have to say there is no problem and what issues does the author describe?
How does Ari Kelman describe the Yellow Fever epidemic in New Orleans? What was it and how did it happen? What did people believe caused some people to get sick and others to avoid the illness? What was the effect on New Orleans?
Why does Bird call this chapter “from Pigs to Ostriches?”
Answer these questions in a short response of 3-4 sentences each. Be sure to be specific and reference the readings where appropriate.
BONUS question! Extra credit! How does B.E. Lloyd “sensationalize” what he sees and experiences in San Francisco’s Chinatown?
Prompt: According to John Blassingame, how did enslaved become americanized and how did thesouth become africanized?
-Use examples from chapter 2 in the slave community only to support your response
Between 1877 and the 1930s, the American people expanded across the
globe, fought the Native Americans in the west, and experienced the effects of
the Industrial Age. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online website gives us a unique
opportunity to experience how the most important national/international events
were reported and viewed by the people of the time. It also provides a detailed
portrait of what “ordinary life” was like in one of the most important cities in the
US. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle can be viewed through the following link:
Please note that the easiest way to access the paper is by right clicking on the
link and opening it in a new window (outside of Bristol Online) or by
cutting/pasting the link directly into your browser.
After examining the newspaper on two specific dates during the 1920s-30s,
write a short paper of about three pages summarizing your observations. The
paper should focus on one aspect that you found most interesting/surprising
about the life of “ordinary” Americans during that period and how life changed
during those very turbulent decades. In other words, the paper should not focus
on national issues, national politics, etc. but rather on something that would have
directly affected your life if you had lived during that time period. In trying to
decide on a topic, pay special attention to the advertisements, how local stories
were reported, business dealings, sports, fashion, social life, etc. Your paper could
focus on anything from the importance (or lack thereof) of sports in daily life, the
employment opportunities for women or other minorities, the reporting of
crimes, etc. and then analyze why it is significant to an understanding of the
people of the time.
The dates, which should be analyzed, are your birthdates for each of the two
decades– using the last digit to determine the year. In other words, if you were
born on July 11, 1975, you should analyze the editions of 7/11/1925 and
7/11/1935. If you were born on September 17, 1982, you should analyze the
editions of 9/17/1922 and 9/17/1932. If you were born on November 15, 1990,
you should analyze the editions of 11/15/1920 and 11/15/1930.
In order to read the newspapers on your birthdays, select the appropriate
year, month and day under “Browse by Date” to the left of the screen. Then, the
correct edition of the paper should appear on the following screen and you can
begin browsing through the paper. You will need to do this only twice– once for
your birthday in the 1920s and once for the 1930s.
As you begin looking through the paper, you can zoom in/out by using the
for the birthday mine is 2/11/94
Answer the following question as completely as possible using specific examples from the documents:
Enlightenment philosophes were intellectuals and social activists, but they rarely were in a position to put their ideas into practice.
ONLY USE THE DOCUMENTS PROVIDED NO OUTSIDE SOURCES
Based on the documents about the causes and early course of the French Revolution in the Sources book (pp. 291-299, 303-7) and the additional documents uploaded, do you believe that the revolutionaries tried to put enlightenment principles into action? That is, based on the documents, were the revolutionaries also social activists who were attempting to improve government and society based on Enlightenment principles?
A good paper will develop an argument that directly answers the question using relevant documents as supporting evidence.
Do not use any sources from earlier chapters in Sources to answer this question.
You must present an original argument based on specific examples from the indicated primary documents in Sources for Western Society and the “French Revolution Documents” (i.e., not the introductory or explanatory sections, and not outside sources). You must use footnotes, endnotes or some other consistent form of citation to indicate the exact source of your evidence.
Citing the Sources book or handout by inserting “(“Sources,” p. 295, or “Documents,” p. 3)” into the text of your essay is perfectly acceptable. Please cite the page numbers of the evidence you refer to even if you do not quote directly from it.
Be sure to read and consider ALL of the available evidence – an essay based on one or two sources cannot be convincing. Do not summarize the documents (you can assume your reader knows the content), and do not simply analyze the documents in the order they come in the book or in the handout.
Instead, concentrate on using quotes or examples from them to make an argument in response to the question.
Your essay must be double-spaced, using 1” margins and a 12-point font. Please remember to include page numbers
The Zhou dynasty ruled in troubled
times, during this time traditional
values collapsed. The love for order,
harmony, and respect for authority,
which should have been the base of
Chinese civilization, crumbled and
were replaced by chaos, violence,
QUESTION: What solutions were
proposed by scholars and
philosophers during that time to solve this loss of
values? According to you,
which is a
better way to govern?