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DoDocument Interpretation 12: Phrenology-Thursday Post (250 words), 2 Replies due by Sunday

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  1. One of the most important skills a historian develops is the ability to evaluate historical documents. This evaluation concerns asking questions of the documents that allows a historian to have insight in a particular topic or period being investigated. This week’s documents relate to the weekly module topic.  This week’s documents relate to the weekly module topic of culture and cultural interaction. If you still need help prioritizing your questions of the document go to Document Interpretation Tutorial Page. Use activities below to learn how to analyze various types of sources and to become an historian yourself.
    Directions
    In this weekly discussion assignment you will need to:
    Choose one of the documents below to read.

    1. Write a 250 word initial post and present your interpretation of the document and the material you have been introduced. You can do this by following the guiding of the questions in the Document Interpretation Tutorial PageThis is due by: Wednesday, 11:59 pm.
    2. Respond to at least 2 other classmates’ interpretations. Your response is due by: Sunday 11:59 pm.

old_book.jpgFrederick Douglass, Independence Day Speech (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., “Fellow citizens…” to the end of the section (The Internal Slave Trade)

old_book.jpgElizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • Why would the authors of the Declaration parallel the Declaration of Independence?
  • What is their major demand?
  • Why would people reject and actively fight against the ideas of this document?

old_book.jpgRichard McNemar, The Kentucky Revival (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Starts at, Chapter 2. The First Appearances of the Extraordinary Work. Calvinism is at the end of the the chapter.

  • According to McNemar, with what types of people did the revival originate?
  • Is McNemar’s portrayal of Calvinism positive or negative? Explain

old_book.jpgCharles G. Finney, What a Revival of Religion Is (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Read only: the last paragraph of the introduction (“It is altogether improbable…cannot contain themselves any longer.”; “What a revival is” section; The third remark at the end, “You see the error of those…damnation of the world”)

  • The purpose of the revival was to change the individual and society.  What does Finney fear in American society? What changes does he expect tas a result of the revival?
  • What does Finney mean by, “excitement”? Why would this concept bother other ministers?

old_book.jpgJoshua and Sally Wilson Letters to George Wilson (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • What is the picture of the ideal wife portrayed in these two letters? Of the ideal husband?
  • To what extent do you think these images correspond to reality for most Americans in the 1820s? To what extent do they correspond to contemporary realities?cument Interpretation 12: Phrenology-Thursday Post (250 words), 2 Replies due by Sunday

99 unread replies.99 replies.

  1. One of the most important skills a historian develops is the ability to evaluate historical documents. This evaluation concerns asking questions of the documents that allows a historian to have insight in a particular topic or period being investigated. This week’s documents relate to the weekly module topic.  This week’s documents relate to the weekly module topic of culture and cultural interaction. If you still need help prioritizing your questions of the document go to Document Interpretation Tutorial Page. Use activities below to learn how to analyze various types of sources and to become an historian yourself.
    Directions
    In this weekly discussion assignment you will need to:
    Choose one of the documents below to read.

    1. Write a 250 word initial post and present your interpretation of the document and the material you have been introduced. You can do this by following the guiding of the questions in the Document Interpretation Tutorial PageThis is due by: Wednesday, 11:59 pm.
    2. Respond to at least 2 other classmates’ interpretations. Your response is due by: Sunday 11:59 pm.

old_book.jpgFrederick Douglass, Independence Day Speech (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., “Fellow citizens…” to the end of the section (The Internal Slave Trade)

old_book.jpgElizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • Why would the authors of the Declaration parallel the Declaration of Independence?
  • What is their major demand?
  • Why would people reject and actively fight against the ideas of this document?

old_book.jpgRichard McNemar, The Kentucky Revival (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Starts at, Chapter 2. The First Appearances of the Extraordinary Work. Calvinism is at the end of the the chapter.

  • According to McNemar, with what types of people did the revival originate?
  • Is McNemar’s portrayal of Calvinism positive or negative? Explain

old_book.jpgCharles G. Finney, What a Revival of Religion Is (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Read only: the last paragraph of the introduction (“It is altogether improbable…cannot contain themselves any longer.”; “What a revival is” section; The third remark at the end, “You see the error of those…damnation of the world”)

  • The purpose of the revival was to change the individual and society.  What does Finney fear in American society? What changes does he expect tas a result of the revival?
  • What does Finney mean by, “excitement”? Why would this concept bother other ministers?

old_book.jpgJoshua and Sally Wilson Letters to George Wilson (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • What is the picture of the ideal wife portrayed in these two letters? Of the ideal husband?
  • To what extent do you think these images correspond to reality for most Americans in the 1820s? To what extent do they correspond to contemporary realities?

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