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Chapter 7 Writing about History and Culture from a New Historical Perspective

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine methods that scholars use to write about literature as a historical text.
  2. Apply New Historical theory to works of literature.
  3. Research and synthesize primary and secondary sources for a historical research paper.
  4. Review and evaluate the research and writing process of a peer writer.
  5. Draft and revise a historical critique of a literary work.