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Your task in this assignment is to choose one 1960s protest movement, then choose an organization involved in the movement, and to write a research paper analyzing the origins and legacy of that organization. This is not a book report. Depending on the movement you choose, this should be a narrow and focused history with a limited scope. Your task is to determine how and why the organization began, who the major players were in establishing the organization, and how or why the organization ended. You will need to consult academic sources that provide commentary and context for the movement and organization you choose.
Issues you can explore through the movement include, but are not limited to, constitutional rights, racism, women’s rights, governmental response, grass-roots campaigning etc. The idea is that you build an argument, through academic sources, regarding how the movement contributed to U.S. history.
This is a take-home assignment, so I am expecting a real essay, with an introduction, thesis statement, paragraphs, conclusion, sources etc.
Don’t assume that “an answer” will be easily found in one section of one book. This research paper requires careful reading, analytical thinking, andintegration of textbook, lecture, and supplemental materials.
You must have at least THREE outside sources. Wikipedia, or any encyclopedia for that matter, does not count as a source. Books, academic journal articles, and the course textbook do count (but the textbook does not count as an “outside” source).
You can access ebooks through the Mt. Sac library databases with your Mt. Sac Portal Log in. This is the best place to find sources. Do not rely on websites.
Be concrete: evidence is always more convincing than generalization or simple logic. In fact, it is the entire point of the assignment. It is your task to use evidence to generate an answer to a real historical question.
Do not summarize the reading materials. Instead, describe or quote the evidence you need to answer the question, with proper citations so your reader can find your source. Do not waste time by repeating easy-to-find and irrelevant material.
Citations and Plagiarism
Failure to acknowledge the source of your ideas or information is unacceptable. Plagiarism will result in failing the assignment. Poor paraphrasing and poor citation will be penalized.
These questions can be answered more than adequately with reference to assigned readings and lectures; however, you are required to do more research and include outside sources. Remember, you must be sure that your outside sources are relevant and of sufficient quality to enhance your argument.
A Bibliography page is required. You must cite the source of information and ideas that are outside of “general knowledge,” including information from your course textbook.
For citation and bibliography rules, all students are required to use the Chicago Manual of Style
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Chicago Style/Turabian—Notes/Bibliography
This handout is meant to give you a broad overview of the kind of information needed for
documentary notes and bibliographies. It is by no means comprehensive. For specific
information on documenting particular sources, consult The Chicago Manual of Style, Kate L.
Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, or Diana Hacker’s
A Writer’s Reference. When using the lists of reference information below, skip any information
not provided by your source. For instance, if a book has no author, begin the entry with the title
of the book.
Print Sources
Book (basic format)
Notes
1. Author(s) of the Book, Title of the Book (City: Publisher, Year of Publication),
Page(s).
1. Patrick Sebranek, Verne Meyer, and David Kemper, Write for College (Wilmington:
Great Source Education Group, 1997), 5.
Bibliography
Author(s) of the Book. Title of the Book. City: Publisher, Year of Publication.
Sebranek, Patrick, Verne Meyer, and David Kemper. Write for College. Wilmington: Great
Source Education Group, 1997.
Work in an Anthology
Notes
2. Author(s) of the Selection, “Title of the Selection,” in Title of the Anthology, Name of
the Editor (City: Publisher, Year of Publication), Page(s).
2. Sylvia Plath, “Lady Lazarus,” in The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, ed. Richard
Ellmann and Robert O’Clair (New York: Norton, 1973), 139.
Bibliography
Author(s) of the Selection. “Title of the Selection.” In Title of the Anthology, Name of the Editor.
Edition. Page(s). City: Publisher, Year of Publication.
Plath, Sylvia. “Lady Lazarus.” In The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, edited by Richard
Ellmann and Robert O’Clair. 2080-2084. New York: Norton, 1973.
Technical Details
Paper must be 6 pages, not counting cover page or bibliography.
Your paper will have a bibliography.
Your paper should be Times New Roman, twelve-point font, double-spaced, and have one-inch margins.
ROUGH DRAFT 1 DUE APRIL 29, 2022
FINAL PAPER DUE JUNE 2, 2022
Rough Draft Instructions
Please upload your rough drafts here with the following criteria.
Make sure you have a cover page, footnotes/endnotes, bibliography.
Make sure the draft is formatted correctly, Times New Roman, twelve point font, double-spaced and one inch margins, etc.
All footnotes/endnotes must be 10 point font.
All claims that are not general knowledge have citations
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