Creating History Due Tuesday July 23rd in Canvas by 11:59pm What conclusions can be made about the American Indian experience? OR What was life like in Puritan New England? OR Was Pennsylvania once the Best Poor Mans Country in the world? In approximately 750 well-chosen words, critically analyze several of the following sources to answer this question: Prompt 1 Bartolome de Las Casas on the Spanish Conquest (PDF Canvas) John Hollitz, The Truth About Textbooks: Indians and the Settlement of America [CH 1] Prompt 2 John Hollitz, The Primary Materials of History: Childhood in Puritan New England [CH 2] Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband and Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment (PDF Canvas) Prompt 3 John Hollitz, Evaluating Primary Sources: Was Pennsylvania The Best Poor Mans Country? [CH3] Biography of America: Growth and Empire (Video) https://learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog03/transcript/index.html (Links to an external site.) *Include your thesis statement in your introduction and underline it.* Use the thesis formula! You are also strongly encouraged to use your lecture and discussion notes from class to help create your interpretation (argument). OUTSIDE resources will not be permitted. In your essay answer the question by exploring the life experiences, struggles, ideals, and emotions of the group/place you choose. Use direct quotes from the texts to help craft your answer and to also support it. Make these selections wisely and include those that interest you most and help you answer the question. Remember, no argument will be convincing if there is no evidence to reinforce what is being stated. Format: Your essays should be typed, double spaced, and in a size 12 font that is appropriate for a formal paper. Do not use generally informal words like I or me. Instead, let the sources do the talking. This should help to keep your paper formal. Example: Instead of: I argue that the legacy of the United States in the 1950s is commonly overgeneralized and underappreciated. To me this era was not the epitome of homogenization and conformism but a time of resistance that culminated into revolt. Do This: According to the [document/author] the legacy of the United States is commonly overgeneralized and underappreciated. The source(s) make it apparent that this era was not the epitome of homogenization and conformism but a time of resistance that culminated into revolt. Citation Requirements: Be sure to ALWAYS cite the source after using direct quotes or paraphrases. Use the title of the source or the authors name as a reference. Examples for primary sources [PDFs]: (Las Casas 1) Examples for textbook sources: (Hollitz 23) The purpose behind the citation is so the reader can always reference and quickly find where it is you received this information. If you are currently using a citation style in another course and would like to apply it to this essay that is fine with me. Just be sure it is an approved academic style (MLA, APA, Chicago etc.) No late essays will be accepted.