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History 1301 Second Book Essay (100 points) Due:April 17 You must readThe Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara.Having read it, you must then write an essay addressingoneof the following topics, using the book as a source of evidence to support your contentions: 1.Why did soldiers fight?Did the motivations of men on the two sides differ?Did everyone have similar motivations?What enabled men to fight in the face of death? 2.Were soldiers religious?What did they think about God?What sorts of religious viewpoints do we see in this book?Do men change their views?If so, why? 3.What did soldiers on each side think about the slaves?Did they see themselves as fighting over slavery?If so, why?If not, why not?Do you think they were right? 4.What thesis does the author argue as to why the Confederacy was defeated at Gettysburg? What evidence does he present to make his point?Do you agree or disagree with him? 5.Kilrain describes his motivations for fighting as a war against aristocracy.
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Unformatted text preview:Is the southern leadership aristocratic? Why or why not? I am open to other topics, but you must clear any other suggested topics with me first. Your paper must have a cover page which states: Your Name Your Class Time Your chosen topic for the paper. Do not put a header with that information on the first page or on every page, or you will be penalized 10 points. Just put it on a cover page. The main body of the paper should be between 5 to 7 pages, typed in 12 point Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins, double spaced. Citation inside the text should be done with in-line citation as shown below. Every time you quote, you should cite . Also, every time you refer to a major incident from the book, please give a citation , even if you don't directly quote. Remember, you need to use citations, whether quotes or paraphrasing 3-5 times per page, unless you enjoy grade penalties.