We started exploring the topic of American Imperialism today with an in depth analysis of extended readings from four different historians, each of whom differed in their interpretation of the period and its legacy. We conducted an analysis of each selection followed by a historiographical comparison of the conclusions reached by each.
Monday we will continue our discussion over imperialism, followed by a summary scored discussion on Tuesday of next week. The primary reading selection for the discussion comes from Howard Zinn once again, but you should consider all of the historians we analyzed today fair game in your conversations on Tuesday. As usual, you need to complete the pre-writing assignment for this scored discussion as well.