Essay about American History after 1877

The project will focus on US women’s history from 1877 and after.

Assignments will use a variety of evidence from the textbooks, the e reader (American Perspectives), the monograph(s) you have selected/been assigned, appropriate articles, essays and/or documents from the Ethnic and Gender Studies Resource module in the Canvas classroom

Citations: For most of the assignments you will use the Chicago Manual of Style. CMS is a footnote style used in History classes. An e handout entitled “How to Cite” is part of your reading assignment in the “How to Pass” module. A few assignments have you using a parenthetical citation method. And one or two assignments will have no citation requirement but will only require a Bibliography


choose one topic in list below:


American Association of University Women

American Female Moral Reform Society

Americans with Disabilities Act

Any Constitutional Amendment

Any woman

Chicana Movement

Civil Rights Movement

Cold War

Daughters of the American Revolution

Disabled/Disabilities

Domestic Violence

Education

Emily’s List

Equal Rights Amendment

Espionage

Evangelism/Evangels

Family

Feminine Mystique

First Peoples

Flappers

Gilded Age

Girl Scouts

Great Depression

Grunge

Gulf War 1990-1991

Health care

“Hello Girls”

Housework

Houston

Hip Hop

Hull House

“Illegal Aliens”

Immigration/Immigrants

International Ladies Garment Workers Union

Iraq War (George W. Bush)

“It Girls” (Gibson Girls)

June Cleaver, Harriett Nelson, and Margaret Anderson: TV Moms of the 1950s

Korean conflict

Latinas

League of Women Voters

LGBTQ

Lily Ledbetter Act

Loving Decision

Mexican Americans

Motherhood

“Mother’s Little Helper”

Movies

Muckrakers

Music

National American Woman’s Suffrage Association

National Association of Colored Women

National Organization of Women

New Woman

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Pill, The

Planned Parenthood

Police

Reform Movement (any)

Religion

“Rosie the Riveter”

“Stay at home moms”

Stonewall

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

United Nations Decade of the Woman

Violence Against Women Act

WACs

WAVES

Vietnam

War

Watergate

Women and the KKK

Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor

Women’s Christian Temperance Union

Young Women’s Christian Association

Youth

Assignment will include a Bibliography page. A bibliography is a list of sources used, alphabetically, by the last name of the author.

For example:

Jones, Maria. How to Succeed in College. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2001.

Ross-Nazzal, Jim. How to Succeed in Life. Houston, TX: University of Houston Press, 2012.

Watt, JJ. How to Succeed in Football. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.

The essay will be at least three (3) double-spaced pages long, citing using footnotes in accordance with Times New Roman, and will use evidence from two of the three: textbooks, American Perspectives, and two other sources found in the Canvas classroom, for a total of at least four various sources.

 
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