Cite Sources using the Chicago Manual of Style:
Assignment 1 – 1 page
create an assignment that analyzes one common theme that has highlighted American women’s history. Describes the theme within the dominant narrative of American history.
Compares and contrasts how the theme affected women differently from men in encounters with common societal institutions such as churches, schools, governmental agencies and workplaces, among others.
Explores the evolving relationships between American women and women elsewhere in the world.
Assignment 2 – 1 page
Imagine that you were asked to give a talk on women’s history based on what we have studied and compiled together as a learning community. Discuss:
The most salient points you would want to address.
How you would convey your points to your audience (ie, via stories, statistics, historical events).
You might find these resources helpful:
National Organization for Women
National Women’s History Project
A young girl holds a sign during the Madison WI rally for the Women’s March on January 21 2017, by Amandalynn Jones – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 opens in a new window .
Taken during the Women’s March in Lincoln, NE on January 21, 2017. Used with Permission of Kristen Heslop.
Assignment 3 – 1 page
read Chapter 12 in Through Women’s Eyes as well as the appendices at the end of the textbook. Pay particular attention to the major U.S. Supreme Court decisions as well as the tables and charts with demographic data pertinent to women. Also, review the National Organization for Women Issues Section
After you have done so, choose an issue pertinent to women in the early 21st century that you would like to research more deeply Include a short description of the issue that you wish to learn more about and a short statement of why this issue is of interest to you.
Taken during the Women’s March in Seattle, WA on January 21, 2017. Used with Permission of Betty Udesen
Assignment 4 – 4 pages
Prepare a policy analysis. Your analysis will examine the historical roots of the contemporary issue facing women in the 21st century that you researched assignment 3: Policy Issues Facing Women, and will recommend a specific action that you think ought to be taken on that concern. Please make sure that the analysis includes the following:
An overview of the issue and its relevance to American society.
A historic context that examines how the issue has been addressed by political leaders since the 1970s.
A set of options that the current presidential administration might take to address the issue.
A reflection on what past and present policies regarding the issue have accomplished and of where they have fallen short.
A recommended action for the current presidential administration to take.
Please read the article How to do a Policy Analysis for guidance in preparing your essay.
Within your essay body, you can use a short citation for any references to our textbook, quotes or paraphrases, or to other published sources you consult. Short citation = including the authors’ last name or names if multiple authors, a page number reference, and including these in parentheses.
Example of how to cite a quote from a published source within your essay:
“Consistent with long-running developments, women currently [2010s] constitute nearly half of paid labor and working mothers are now the norm” (Dubois and Dumenil, 690).
At the end of your essay you must include a list of your references [a bibliography] of all sources used in the essay.
Bibliographic entry for a book using the Chicago Style:
Dubois, Ellen Carol and Lynn Dumenil. Through Women’s Eyes: An American History With Documents. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins, 2016.
Bibliographic Entry for a Scholarly Journal article: Hosken, Fran P. “Toward a Definition of Women’s Human Rights.” Human Rights Quarterly 3, no. 2 (May 1981): 1-10. Bibliographic Entry for a article in a newspaper: Gedda, George. “Albright Champions Women’s Rights, Issue Emerges as a Priority in US Foreign Policy.” Los Angeles Times, 27 April 1997, A1. Bibliographic Entry for article in a popular magazine: Baker, Carrie. “Civil Rights Wronged.” Ms. Magazine, September 26, 2017, 45.
Bibliographic entry for a website with an unknown author: