a. Relying primarily on the Cole text*, describe the historical context of the reading/s you have chosen as best you can. (Context means the “back story” which includes the factual information of when, where, and who or what the selection is about, who wrote it, as well as the underlying reason the piece was written.)
b. Analyze how this reading illustrates its moment in time. What does this piece tell you about the events and the people of that era? Consider the “hints” in the reading assignments as a starting point for your analysis of the meaning or significance of the document/s you have chosen.