This mid-term essay builds on the work you have done in the
first two assignments. You have already chosen several primary sources
that illustrate the context and development of the revolutionary movement in
Write a proposal (four to five pages, typed, double-spaced)
describing a film script on the revolutionary movement from the early 1760s to 1775. You
should make clear the thesis that will give the film coherence.
Draw on the sources you have chosen, explaining how they would be used to
advance your thesis. You may use sources from the packet, those on-line listed in the
syllabus, or other on-line sources you find on the world wide web. Suggest which of the characters
in Bailyn, Skemp, or Cook would be the best biographical focus for the
film. Use Cook for narrative background and events. This is NOT
a script but a descriptive proposal that will give a critical discussion of
sources and issues, placing the revolutionary movement within the context
of Georgian America.
Notice the words in bold script. They are a guide
to what I expect in the essay. Also don't forget to consult the following guides: