History Question

Textbook: http://www.americanyawp.com/reader.html and the Website for this book is http://www.americanyawp.com/

Historians turn to primary sources to tell us about life in a certain place and time. For this paper analysis, you will identify a TEXTUAL primary source from Chapter 18 (Life in Industrial America (Links to an external site.)) of the assigned primary source reader (YAWP Reader).

Using your chosen source and notes from the primary source analysis worksheet, write an essay (4 pages) on the author’s relationship to the Progressive Era with the following sections:

  1. An introduction that: A) describes what the Gilded Age & Progressive Era/Life in Industrial America entailed, noting three central or important components of the Gilded Age & Progressive Era/Industrialization in U.S. History and B) introduces the primary source and its author.
  2. A section in which, based on your evaluation of the primary source, you indicate the observer’s understanding of living during the age of industrialization in the United States, supporting your assertions with specific paraphrases/quotes of the text.

Questions to Consider for This Section: how does your author view industrialization and its place in American society? Is it a good thing? A bad thing? A complex thing?

  1. A section addressing the author’s view of the Gilded Age & Progressive Era/Industrialization within the larger historical context. Provide three clear and distinct comparisons (commonalities or disconnects) between the author’s particular observation of the Gilded Age & Progressive Era and the “reality” of the Era in U.S. History that we have examined in class. Provide support from the primary source and course content to clarify why you arrived at each conclusion. Note: you will want to clearly point out your three examples of commonalities or disconnects by utilizing such words as first, also, last, etc. Although your three examples may be clear to you, they might not be clear to me.

Questions to Consider for This Section: what material from the Gilded Age & Progressive Era/Industrialization lecture/textbook content does your author reassert/support? What content/problems/people from the Era are off your author’s radar?

  1. A section discussing what larger course theme[s] are prevalent in your primary source. These themes include but are not limited to: Power [who has it?]; Land and Property; Freedom and Liberty; the Power of Place/Region; Individual v. Community v. Nation; Race; Gender; Class; American “Character;” Rhetoric v. Reality. Strong papers will focus on one or two course themes rather than many. Support your assertion with specific paraphrases/quotes from the text.
  2. A conclusion restating the author and source, the three components of the Gilded Age & Progressive Era/Industrialization in America from section 1 and introducing questions the primary source raised for you [Identifying questions for further investigation – you aren’t actually doing further investigation but merely posing the questions].

Additional Information

  • You MUST NOT consult outside sources for this assignment. If you need additional context, turn to the textbook or lecture notes. You MUST cite all sources you use, including lecture. The best papers will incorporate and closely analyze quotations.
  • Follow standard formatting guidelines provided on Canvas. Ensure that you have properly cited throughout your paper and included a work cited page (which does not count towards the 4-[full] page minimum). You will be expected to cite and format correctly and will lose points if you do not. See our Canvas course link for citation support.
  • Your paper must be typeddouble-spaced12-point Times New Roman (1 margins) and uploaded to TurnItIn (via our Canvas website) by the end of OCC Week 6. Late work will be docked daily.
  • Your paper will be graded on: 1) the standard requirements (page length, citations, font, etc.), 2) clarity of the content (your ability to follow the above-mentioned sections in a clear and concise manner), and 3) the effectiveness of the analysis/contextualization itself.
  • Please come to me with any questions you may have! I am here to help and am more than happy to look at drafts if given enough time!

Primary Source Analysis Paper Rubric

Base Points Hooray! You Turned in a Paper! 5/5
Standard Requirements Meeting the Standard Requirements Listed Above 10
Clarity of Content 1. Section 1

2. Section 2

3. Section 3

4. Section 4

5. Section 5






Effectiveness of Analysis 10
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Choose Us

Quality Papers

We value our clients. For this reason, we ensure that each paper is written carefully as per the instructions provided by the client. Our editing team also checks all the papers to ensure that they have been completed as per the expectations.

Professional Academic Writers

Over the years, our Acme Homework has managed to secure the most qualified, reliable and experienced team of writers. The company has also ensured continued training and development of the team members to ensure that it keep up with the rising Academic Trends.

Affordable Prices

Our prices are fairly priced in such a way that ensures affordability. Additionally, you can get a free price quotation by clicking on the "Place Order" button.

On-Time delivery

We pay strict attention on deadlines. For this reason, we ensure that all papers are submitted earlier, even before the deadline indicated by the customer. For this reason, the client can go through the work and review everything.

100% Originality

At Essay USA, all papers are plagiarism-free as they are written from scratch. We have taken strict measures to ensure that there is no similarity on all papers and that citations are included as per the standards set.

Customer Support 24/7

Our support team is readily available to provide any guidance/help on our platform at any time of the day/night. Feel free to contact us via the Chat window or support email: support@acmehomework.com.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

Essay USA has stood as the world’s leading custom essay writing services providers. Once you enter all the details in the order form under the place order button, the rest is up to us.


Essay Writing Services

At Essay USA, we prioritize on all aspects that bring about a good grade such as impeccable grammar, proper structure, zero-plagiarism and conformance to guidelines. Our experienced team of writers will help you completed your essays and other assignments.


Admission and Business Papers

Be assured that you’ll definitely get accepted to the Master’s level program at any university once you enter all the details in the order form. We won’t leave you here; we will also help you secure a good position in your aspired workplace by creating an outstanding resume or portfolio once you place an order.


Editing and Proofreading

Our skilled editing and writing team will help you restructure you paper, paraphrase, correct grammar and replace plagiarized sections on your paper just on time. The service is geared toward eliminating any mistakes and rather enhancing better quality.


Technical papers

We have writers in almost all fields including the most technical fields. You don’t have to worry about the complexity of your paper. Simply enter as much details as possible in the place order section.