You will write a 7-8 page argumentative essay on any topic in American history since the end of Reconstruction in 1877. Dates to consider are from 1877 to present. You must also use the Taft College Library to find 3 to 4 sources -- books and/or scholarly articles. NOTE: You can use articles from web searches to find a contemporary source. All other sources found on the web are supplemental and can be used in addition to the scholarly source requirements.
You must include at least one contemporary source (current or recent news article, etc.) to discuss social, political, or economic issues that relate to our society today. Publication dates should be within the last 5-10 years (not older than 2014).
Your paper is to follow the Chicago/Turabian Style and include a Bibliography. Please see the Chicago/Turabian Style Guide tab on this page.
The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.