Topic: Historiography Paper – Cold War

Please ONLY USE the following Books and Articles:

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Vital Center: The Politics of Freedom (1949; 1998)ISBN: 1-56000-989-6

K.A. Cuordileone, “’Politics in an Age of Anxiety’: Cold War Political Culture and the Crisis in American Masculinity, 1949-1960,” Journal of American History 87:2 (September 2000), 515-545

G. Edward White, Alger Hiss’s Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy (Oxford, 2005)ISBN: 0-19-518255-3

John Lewis Gaddis, The Cold War: A New History (2005).ISBN: 978-0-14-303-827-6

Ellen Schrecker, The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents (2nd ed. 2002)ISBN: 0-312-39319-9

Elaine Tyler May, Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War (2008)ISBN: 978-0465-010-202Claire Bond Potter, “Queer Hoover: Sex, Lies, and Political History,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, 15, no. 3 (sept 2006), 355-381.

Stephen Whitfield, The Culture of the Cold War (2nd Ed. 1996)ISBN: 0-8018-5195-5

ASSIGNMENT: Historiography Paper #1 (Weeks 2-7): Write a 5-7 page paper that analyzes the scholarship presented in the modules for Weeks 2-7. Please do not give a narrative summary of what you have read and discussed. Instead, address each author’s argument, the evidence they use to support their respective arguments, and the strengths and weaknesses of their approaches to U.S. Cold War history. In your analysis of these strengths and weaknesses, compare and contrast the scholarship with probing questions such as: what does each author contribute to our understanding of the Cold War? Do any of them contradict each other? What theoretical approaches do they take to their subject? What methods do they use to analyze the evidence? Exploring these questions will help you deepen your analysis and find points of connection and contradiction amongst the works. Include a thesis and supporting evidence (short quotes or paraphrases from the readings, for example). Be sure to specifically mention each author, the book/article title, and the date of publication.

Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Subject: History
Pages/words: 8/2200
Number of sources: 5
Academic level: Masters
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English

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