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New%20Left%20Essay%20Q_MW%20S08 - History 131 U.S History...

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History 131: U.S. History since 1877 Quinney Spring 2008 WRITING PROJECT #2 Based primarily on your reading of Van Gosse, The Movements of the New Left, 1950-1975 , as well as on your reading in Roark, et al., The American Promise , answer the following essay question. Be sure to make specific reference to and cite specific examples from your reading as evidence to support your answer. Define the New Left in your own words. What common strategies and tactics were used by the different movements of the New Left? How did they inspire and learn from one another? Were particular types of protest used by all the movements? What happened to the individual movements of the New Left in the 1970s? Did the New Left die, or is it still part of our political and cultural lives today? Address every question . Be sure to answer every question in the prompt. To avoid overlooking a question, it may help to use the prompt questions to organize your essay. Include an introduction . Lay out for your reader the organizational plan for the essay. State your main argument (thesis). You are encouraged to introduce the book in the first or second paragraph of your essay, so that your references are clear throughout. Think for yourself. Answer the questions with your own brainpower, in your own words . This is not a research paper assignment! The American Promise
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