answer this for history 3
I need 2 â€“ 3 typed and double-spaced paper about American history, specifically about (Unit Three) â€” â€œDebating the Origins of the American Revolutionâ€. This is a reading and writing assignment.
I will provide you with link and access to the EBook once my offer has been accepted.
Book: David Emory Shi, America: The Essential Learning Edition â€” Volume I, 2nd Edition, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (2018)
Reading Assignment (from your textbook):
- â€œThinking Like a Historianâ€ â€” Debating the Origins of the American Revolution, 148-151
- Secondary Source 1 â€” Bernard Bailyn, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1992)
- Secondary Source 2 â€” Gary Nash, â€œSocial Change and the Growth of Prerevolutionary Urban Radicalismâ€ (1976)
- Primary Source 1 â€” John Dickinson, â€œLetter from a Farmer in Pennsylvaniaâ€ (1767)
- Primary Source 2 â€” Governor Francis Bernard, â€œLetter to the Lords of Tradeâ€ (1765)
Note: The â€œThinking Like a Historianâ€ sections of your textbook provide us an opportunity to understand how (and why) historians have interpreted the past in different ways. By highlighting the works of two historians from different time periods, these sections give us a glimpse into the field of historiography â€” the history of doing history. These brief excerpts are â€œsecondary sourcesâ€ â€” sources produced by scholars after the fact. In addition, your textbook author (David Emory Shi) has included primary documents to be read alongside of the secondary source excerpts. Primary documents are historical artifacts that comes from the time period under examination and can take a variety of forms (ie letters, diaries, political documents, movies, advertisements, etc.).
In this first â€œThinking Like a Historianâ€ section, Shi provides excerpts from two renowned historians of the Revolutionary era who have different interpretations for how and why the Revolution occurred. After reading the two excerpted secondary sources and the two primary sources carefully, write a two to three typed and double-spaced paper with standard font and margins that answers the question in bold below.
Based on what youâ€™ve read in your textbook so far, with particular attention to the two primary documents in the â€œThinking Like a Historianâ€ section, which historian â€” Bailyn or Nash â€” do you think has the stronger interpretation. Why?
In responding to the question above, you should include a brief summary of both Bailyn and Nashâ€™s respective arguments and you should take into consideration how the two primary documents either strengthen or weaken those arguments.