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 Students must read one of the books below and write a report on it. The books listed are thorough pieces on their topic by experienced authors. The report must include information on the book’s thesis and argument. Students must also write on their opinion of the book and the author’s argument. Your report must be in your own words. I would prefer that students use no direct quotes from the book. However, if you do use quotes, only use a small amount. Do not post a link with your answer. Just like all previous quiz submissions, it must be submitted with your answer fully typed out. Include specific details and information from the book in both Part 1 and 2 of your essay. This is due December 6th. Book report should be approximately 1000-1500 words long.
You paper will contain 2 parts:
Part 1- 14 pts. Summary of the book and the author’s thesis/argument. Why did the author write the book? What is the author saying about the topic with the book they have written? Focus on explaining what the book is stating overall and not on summarizing the book chapter by chapter.
Part 2 – 16 pts. Your thoughts on the book. What are your thoughts on the author’s argument and thesis? Did you agree or disagree with the author’s writings. What are your thoughts on the overall book? What did you like or dislike about the book? Part 2 should not be less than half of your paper.
Book List:
-Huey P Long, by T. Harry Williams
-The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana, by Kniffen, Gregory, and Stokes
-We as Freemen: Plessy v. Ferguson, by Keith Weldon Medley
-Island in a Storm, by Abby Sallenger
-Uncivil War, by James K. Hogue