HIST 1103 – Honors Survey of American History
Dr. Laura Belmonte
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
TO READ: THE ENTIRE BOOK
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?