American nations by Collin Woodward

Guidelines for the Essay Assignment:

Read: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard.

American nations by Collin Woodward Questions

Answer the following questions from the book:

  1. Choose ONE of the following regions to discus in your paper – El Norte, Tidewater, Greater Appalachia, Yankeedom, Deep South, or Midlands.
  2. Trace your region through its founding, the American Revolution, and through the American Civil War.
  3. Include an analysis, especially looking at the following questions: What, if any, future implications does Woodard make regarding the region you chose? Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not? Be specific.

 

Writing the paper:

  1. In the upper left hand corner, include your name, class time, and date. This should be single spaced.
  2. Include a title, centered on the page. (DO NOT include a title page)
  3. Use 12 point font, left alignment for the main body of your text. The body should be double-spaced.
  4. You MUST include an introduction, no more than one page, and a thesis statement. Here, you want to introduce the topic, you can use information from the book itself or your textbook. You can also use outside sources, but the sources MUST be from academic journals. To find these journal articles, utilize the HCC library webpage. Two good search engines to find articles are: Academic Search Complete and JSTOR. DO NOT USE NON-ACADEMIC SOURCES. This means no Wikipedia or similar websites. You MUST cite your work.
  5. You MUST include a conclusion.
  6. Your paper must be at least 5 full pages.
  7. Use quotations sparingly, you should have no more than 4 in your paper. Each quotation MUST be cited.
  8. Even if you do not use quotations, you MUST CITE YOUR WORK. At the very LEAST one citation per paragraph. You can use either MLA style OR Chicago style for your citations.
  9. You MUST have a Works Cited page.
  10. Check your work for spelling and grammar errors. This will count for 10% of the overall grade.
  11. Do your own work!
  12. To turn in the paper:
    1. Save your paper to your computer or a flash drive. Please have your last name in the title.
    2. Click on the link titled “A Well Regulated Militia Paper”
    3. Click on “Submissions”
    4. Follow the links to upload your paper
    5. You may be prompted to register through Turnitin.com

 

 American nations by Collin Woodward