https://blackboard.sc.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-11493965-dt-content-rid-41748857_2/xid-41748857_2 HIST 102 Spring 2018 Prof. C. Wilder Paper assignment Choose one of the following pairs of primary sources: 1. Condorcet vs. Rousseau on progress. 2. The Declaration of the Rights of Man vs. Olymp de Gouges’s Declaration of the Rights of Women. The versions of these texts in Levack are just selections; the originals are slightly longer. I will post the full versions on Blackboard; if you choose this one, use the full versions. 3. Colbert vs. Adam Smith on the proper relationship between the state and trade. (For “the state”, you should consider what either author says about laws, monopolies, regulations, governments, kings, states, or empires.) One way to help think about this pair of sources is to ask: What does each author think of the idea of free trade? …But that is just a prompt to help you think; the paper assignment remains comparison and contrast, as explained below. 4. The Communist Manifesto vs. Rerum novarum on class, social reform, and/or revolution. Compare and contrast what the sources say Focus on the most important 3-4 ideas in each source, based on what has been said in the lectures, possible advice from your TA, and your own judgment. No matter which pair of sources you choose, you should be able to find at least one comparison (i.e. thing they have largely in common) and at least one contrast. Here are some things that might help you get started (but you don’t have to use these): Do they have same or different views of humanity, social order, morality, justice, history? Do the sources use the same phrases – or almost the same but different in some key detail? Quote from each source at least twice. Quotations should be 1 or 2 lines at most (not more than 2). Always follow a quotation by explaining in your own words what it means. Each quotation should be cited – including name of author or text and page number. You may use parenthetical citations, footnotes, or endnotes. You do not need to use one of the formal formatting styles such as Chicago or MLA, though you may optionally do so. Wherever possible, don’t just say that the sources agree or disagree, but why. Other details: Paper should be as close to exactly 3 pages (not including optional title page) as possible. Times Roman, 12 pt. font, 1” margins, double-spaced. Your paper should have a thesis. Your paper should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. See syllabus pp. 4-5 for more details about paper and grading rubrics (under “Essays”). Due Thurs 3/22 or Fri 3/23 in your Discussion Section. Turn in hard copy (paper, stapled, single-sided). Upload your paper electronically to Blackboard.