These papers may include some summary of the readings, but should also include some analysis and/or reflection.
You might connect the reading to themes in labor history, tie in concerns from other disciplines, critique the author’s methods, etc., but essentially anything is allowed if it shows a close reading and strong analysis/reflection on ideas in the assigned readings.
Points will be deducted for not following these rules:
(i) include 3 questions for the class based on the readings;
(ii) 1 single-spaced page analysis of the week’s readings; 11/12 pt font.
Last essay fee back from professor “You make an interesting conclusion about the sources that Dubovsky uses, not enough workers voices in your opinion. Why do you suppose that is?
Do you think regular workers’ voices were heard back in the late 19th century, where would those voices be documented? An important question.”