Instructor's Name

Elizabeth Mackay



Writing Process

For this assignment, my class was instructed to choose an aspect of the Reconstruction era in American history to study more thoroughly. I chose to write about the lynching of African Americans. First, I wrote a topic proposal to explain my intended area to study and what I hoped to find in my research. Next, I found eight scholarly sources on the topic of lynching that were published after the year 1900, and I summarized them in an annotated bibliography. Lastly, I used those sources to create a historiography that showcases the changes in the views historians have had on lynching over time. In the process of writing this historiography, I wrote multiple drafts and met with my instructor as well as the Write Place consultants to help strengthen each draft.



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