Hristopher Columbus, journail excerpts and Letter (1492-93) (Instructions below in order instructions box)
1. Write an analysis paper on Christoper Columbus, using his Journal excerpts and letter (1492-93)as one source and need 5 more sources such as books, articles, videos,etc… Need to have acurate resources,who they where written by and proper quotations.
2. This argument is to be supported by your analysis of the content of the source, as well as through your research in a variety of secondary sources. Besides the primary source itself, you should use (and properly reference in footnotes) a minimum of six academic sources such as academic monographs and peer-reviewed journal articles. There should be a balance between books (or book sections) and articles, with approximately 2 or 3 of each type. For this assignment, the textbook, encyclopedias, and web resources other than online peer-reviewed articles may not be referenced (though these may be useful in the initial stages of your research).
3. Should be typed in 12 font (Times New Roman, Arial, or Garamond), double-spaced, with 1-inch margins on all sides.
4. A minimum of 6 sources.
5. A minimum of 9 pages long
6. The question provided are mandatory to be answered within the essay:
a) What catches Columbusas attention as he makes landfall and encounters the native islanders?
b) What is Columbusas general attitude towards the new land and its peoples?
c) What is the broader context for Columbusas voyage of exploration? What is the meaning/significance of the voyage and the discovery for Columbus, based on what he writes?
Other helpful instructions :
The following questions should be considered in your analysis of the primary source (Note: these questions are intended to guide you in your research and written analysis; they are not meant to define, limit, or serve as an outline for what your paper should cover):
(1) What various interpretations of this document have there been (in different places, and at different times)? What contexts or situations have informed each interpretation?
(2) Similarly, what might be some impediments or challenges to our own reading / understanding of the primary text? How can one seek to overcome these obstacles?