PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS) on Is the America still the Promise Land?Is the American Drean still acheiveable?”
Ok, what is a primary source? It can be defined as anything created by someone involved in an event, about the event. for example, it could be a diary or a picture. Find two (2) primary sources (any type for which there is an analysis worksheet) on your chosen topic. Either with reproductions of such sources or reference information to help you locate a given source. There are also a number of web sites such as those of the Library of Congress and the National Archives that contain digitized copies of primary sources that you may use. Please use copies of the primary source-not a transcriptionyou want to see it as it looked when created/used.
1. A complete citation (as you would include it in your bibliography)for the site, including the URL and your date of access. You should note that the required styles for this course are Chicago or MLA. The UMUC Information & Library Services folks have put together a tutorial on using this style, as well as some links to examples of various types of sources formatted in it. Go to the History Resources Guide (content.php?pid10993&sid73579) and click the Chicago Style tab. On the left side of the screen, you will find several links for using this style. Click Cite Right: Chicago, and view the interactive tutorial. The text version is also available if you have trouble viewing the flash version.
2. List the type of primary source(e.g.,written document, cartoon, photograph, and so on).
3. Write a summary of the information, based on the information you collected.
4. explain how the items pertains to your topic.