HIST 1103 – Honors Survey of American History

Dr. Laura Belmonte

Spring 2002

Section 903


Book Assignment for Michael Kazin and Maurice Isserman, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s


Due in lecture on Tuesday, April 23rd – worth up to 100 points




HINT: In writing this essay, focus on a few major events/themes – don’t try to cover every detail.


Write a 5-7 page paper (typed, double-spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins) in which you briefly summarize the major themes of Kazin and Isserman’s narrative of the 1960s and answer the following questions:


-What was your opinion of the 1960s prior to taking this class and reading this book?


-How did this book revise your views of the 1960s?  Give several examples of things you found surprising.


-Did you like this book?  Should I assign it again?  Why or why not?