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Autobiographies in Historical Studies

Autobiographies in Historical Studies

“Coming of Age in Mississippi”

Part I, “Childhood,”pp.1-124
B. Part III, “College,” pp.235-282
C. Part IV, “The Movement,” pp.283-42

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a. After completing the section readings ahead of section, write a 1-1½ page (300-500 word) report in which you pose three discussion questions about at least three of the assigned readings, and then “answer” one.

Advice on questions: try to make them the kinds of questions that are not yes/no, or that can be answered very briefly. Instead, they should ask for opinion, perspective, or otherwise be thought-provoking and generative

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b. Write 300 words on why you think autobiographies are useful (or not) when studying history. What do they contribute to our understanding of the past? What might they be missing?

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