I began this historiography with a list of five possible topics to choose from related to the Reconstruction Era. From there, I chose the topic of Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction because I had never known much about the seventeenth President of the United States. I began to conduct research, navigating online databases and scanning the Roesch library for possible sources. I compiled a list of fifteen sources from which I chose a final eight. Summarizing each source and taking note of recurring themes, I composed an annotated bibliography. This served as the first draft of my historiography. I transformed this annotated bibliography into a historiographical essay by organizing the sources according to common themes and forming a thesis. The essay was completed with the addition of comparison between sources and the formulation of supporting argument for the thesis.
Kutter, Travis A.
"Andrew Johnson's Impact on Reconstruction,"
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