Locate and read a document written during the period 1865-1980

Locate and read a document written during the period 1865-1980. This can be a public or government document, a published newspaper, periodical or book (or chapter or article from a book or paper), a privately written document (letter, diary, etc), even a work of fiction.

Locate and read a document written during the period 1865-1980

Locate and read a document written during the period 1865-1980. This can be a public or government document, a published newspaper, periodical or book (or chapter or article from a book or paper), a privately written document (letter, diary, etc), even a work of fiction. Just make sure that it was actually written during the period you are focusing on (a letter from a World War II soldier to his family at home would be acceptable; a book about World War II written in 1998 would not).

Write a brief (3-4 typewritten pages, double spaced minimum) description and analysis about what you have read. Be sure to address the following questions:

1) Firstly, Who wrote it?

2) Secondly, When was it written and/or published?

3) Thirdly, Where was it written and/or published?

4) Fourthly, Who was the intended audience?

5) Further, What does it tell you about the time, place, circumstances, etc. in which it was written?

6) Additionally, How is it different and/or similar to something you might read today>

There is no required “format” for this short paper; just make sure to proofread for spelling and grammar. This is a college level paper and points will be deducted for sloppy work.

The only source or citation you need it of the document you are reporting on.

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