Proposal Assignment

RESEARCH PROPOSAL PLUS ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY,  PUBLISHED IN YOUR BLOG  – DUE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS

Your research proposal should be the equivalent of a one-to-two page discussion of the major topics your project blog will cover. It should mention your artifact’s antecedents, invention, possible alternatives, and its interaction with American society and culture. It should also describe the basic structure for your project blog.

Your bibliography should include both primary and secondary sources. You should have at least 10 sources, of which at least five must be peer-reviewed scholarly sources (generally books or scholarly journals).  It should be clear that you have done some serious scouting of material for your paper and that you will have enough to write the research-based content.   Each source must have a one-sentence annotation, explaining its relevance to the project.

Bibliographic citations should be done using the standardized format for historians. Use the 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style or the 7th edition of Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers.

If you have any questions please contact me before the proposal is due.