HIST 1050
American History to 1877
Book Review Guidelines

Dr. Kenneth Wilburn
Department of History
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, USA 27858
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Book Review Guidelines for Kenneth Wilburn's Drawing Meaning into History.


1. double space; spell/grammar/style check
2. must have formal introduction, body, and conclusion
3. summarize book
4. identify audience
5. discuss how book helps you understand the content of our course
6. pull content from the book into your own experience
7. in the context of philosophies of history shared in class, does this book represent progress or regression?
8. be sure to balance all parts of your review
9. limit your review to 500 words

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First Online: 31 October 2014
Last Revised: 7 August 2015