Assignment: Document Analysis

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  • Students will be required to write a document analysis essay of not more than one page on five different primary sources. The sources are posted on blackboard See the course schedule for specific dates the essays are due. Read the primary source document assigned for each essay and respond to the following questions in your essay:
    1. When was this document written? Who was the author and who was the intended audience?
    2. Why was this document written (i.e. what were the author’s purposes)?
    3. What kind if mindset did the author bring to his subject?
    4. What does the document reveal about historical change in the society in which it was produced? What does it reveal about the causes of those changes?