Kwantlen Polytechnic University Article Summaries

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This assignment about reading articles and summarizing them in 200-250 words excluding citations. Please make sure you read any 4 articles provided and write about them using Chicago style citation and please make sure use you proper citations as my instructor is strict regarding the plagiarism. Thank you.

Assignment 1 Your essays must use the Chicago style citations The ability to prepare clear and useful summaries of your readings is an important part of studying history. It’s also a useful skill with a multitude of applications. An example of a good reading note summary is provided in Unit One. We want to be sure that you’ve got this skillset up and running early in the course, so this assignment is front-loaded. For each reading note, be sure to provide a correct citation, a statement of the author’s argument, a summary of the main points of analysis, the typical sources of evidence used by the author, and your assessment of how well the author developed his or her argument. Each reading note should be about 200–250 words, excluding the citation. You may be penalized if your reading notes are excessively short or long. Submit reading notes for four of the following articles: • • • • • • Greer, Allan. “National, Transnational, and Hypernational Historiographies: New France Meets Early American History,” Canadian Historical Review 91, no. 4 (December 2010): 695–724. Gordon, Alan. “The Many Meanings of Jacques Cartier,” in The Hero and the Historians: Historiography and the Uses of Jacques Cartier, 128-156. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010. McKillop, A.B. “Who Killed Canadian History? A View from the Trenches,” Canadian Historical Review, 99, no.2 (June 1999): 269-300. Mann, Charles C. “1491,” The Atlantic (March 2002), http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2002/03/1491/302445/. Neylan, Susan. “Unsettling British Columbia: Canadian Aboriginal Historiography, 1992–2012,” History Compass 11, no. 10 (October 2013): 845–858. Prins, Harald E. L. “Children of Gluskap: Wabanaki Indians on the Eve of the European Invasion” In American Beginnings: Exploration, Culture, and Cartography in the Land of Norumbega, eds. Emerson W. Baker, Edwin A. Churchill, Richard D’Abate, Kristine L. Jones, Victor A. Conrad, and Harald E. L. Prins, 95–117 & 325333. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. …

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