One document: an intensive analysis of one substantial primary source document, such as a writing or a speech, using concepts from the class.

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Here are the various formats that your research paper can take.
1. One document: an intensive analysis of one substantial primary source document, such as a writing or a speech, using concepts from the class. May be either proslavery or antislavery. But the document may not be from the course texts.
2. Two (or three) documents: compare and contrast two (or three) primary source documents on a simiilar topic, in whatever combination you choose. One of the documents may be from the course text, but the other(s) may not.
3. Focus on a particular individual: you can write on the work of a particular individual, looking at several of his or her works. One document can be from the course text, but the rest may not.
4. Tradtional “research” paper: looking at a particular topic, using a variety of primary source materials.
5. “Historiographical” paper: you may read a second, scholarly monograph that you can compare and contrast with the book by James Oakes, the Radical and the Republican, that we are reading for class. The book must be approved by the instructor.