The book review will be on “Myne Owne Ground”:
Race and Freedom on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, 1640-1676. Your book review should be 2-3 full pages in length. Anything shorter or longer, points will be deducted. Your review should be in Times New Roman, double spaced, and in 12 point font. Use in text citations when referencing materials or quoting from the book. Use a citation style that you are comfortable with. Your review should be comprised of three parts.
Roughly the first 2/3 should be a summary of the book and its major points. In this section you would include the author’s main arguments and thesis, what sources were used, etc. The last third of your review should be an analysis of the books contributions to the field and subject matter as well as a critique of the book in general. In other words what did the book do well? Did the author leave anything out? Do you agree or disagree with their argument? If you are not familiar with book reviews, check out this link. It is a helpful list to remember when writing a review by the University of Iowa’s History Department.
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