Using A Short Guide to Writing About History (pgs. 29-32) explain:
What a secondary source is.
How historians use secondary sources to make claims (by claims, I mean arguments about what they think happened in the past and why it happened) and how secondary sources differ from primary sources.
Identify two secondary sources (your textbook may count as one) on the civil rights movement and explain why each source that you identified is a secondary source.
In two more or sentences per source, explain what information each source provides for someone interested in learning more about the civil rights movement.

Assignment Requirements:

Use Richard Marius, A Short Guide to Writing About History, 1989 to explain what secondary sources are and how historians use them to make claims as well as how they differ from primary sources.
Use your textbook and at least one secondary source to identify two secondary sources (your textbook may count as one) on the civil rights movement and explain why each source that you identified is a secondary source.

In two more or sentences per source, explain what information each source provides for someone interested in learning more about the civil rights movement.

Evidence of organization must be present. For example, paragraphs and transitions between separate thoughts and an overall structure that complements your central thesis.

Papers should be at least 400-500 words in length and good responses may require further space. There is no limit on paper length.

Standard margins and standard fonts such as Times New Roman or Calibri must be used. Papers must be double spaced.

Any references to Marius, A Short Guide to Writing History, your textbook, and secondary sources must be properly cited using Chicago or Turabian Style.

This means any instance where either work is paraphrased or directly quoted.

You do not need to provide a citation for lecture material.

No bibliography or works cited page is required.

Any plagiarism whether it is copying and pasting from the internet or failure to identify a direct quote or paraphrase will be treated seriously. Students that plagiarize risk earning a zero on the assignment and possible further sanctions from University.