Annotated Bibilography

Annotated Bibilography

Annotated Bibilography

FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS. NO PLAGIARISM. Must be complete by Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at noon EST.

For this assignment, you will submit an annotated bibliography of at least eight sources (four primary and four secondary) for Project 1: “Autobiographical” Essay.

As you compile the list of sources that you will consult for your “Autobiographical” essay, remember that historians use different types of resources in their work. The two broad categories are primary and secondary sources. In general terms, primary sources are those pieces of evidence that were created at the time period being studied by people directly involved, while secondary sources filter and synthesize events at a later date.

Unlike a traditional bibliography, an annotated bibliography explores the sources rather than merely referencing them. According to the staff of Cornell Library, an annotated bibliography should begin first with a proper citation, then: “a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.” This should be done for each of your sources.

The Annotated Bibliography should be formatted and cited using either APA or Chicago style. See below for information on finding sources and writing the Annotated Bibliography.

Please feel free to access colonial maps, journals, newspapers, diaries, photographs, or any other information you feel may be helpful from the Library of Congress’s “American Memory” website, the National Archives website, George Mason University’s website “History Matters”, Yale University’s “Avalon Project”, Special Collections at Duke University, or the website “Archiving Early America” as well as any museum or historical society website. The college library can also help you find sources.

Please use Military Database ProQuest and ensure to attach sources!

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY in support of the 1,000-word autobiographical narrative about your life and experiences as an ordinary person living in colonial America during either the 17th or 18th century. (I AM A WHITE MALE REVOLUTIONARY OFFICER IN THE MILITARY)

Discussing your life within the span of ten years you should describe who you are (ethnicity, gender, age, marital status), where you live, your family composition, your standing in the community, your occupational work skills, religion, recreational outlets, and finally your perspectives on whether you are optimistic about your life, its limitations, and what the future holds for you.