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Guidelines for final paper due April 28 (8-10pages)
Analyze a single battle since the Middle Ages, other than the three we discuss in class (Agincourt, Waterloo, Somme). You will use at least three non-internet sources such as books journal articles, and primary sources when applicable. Most students will be limited to English language primary sources but there are number of website about WWI and WWII, among others, where you will be able to access first hand accounts such as diaries and field reports.
Use the following format as a guide only, originality of scholarship is always welcome:
1) Introduction: general summary of the battle, of the war in which it took place, and the importance for that war in history
2) Why did the battle turn out the way it did: strength of forces, human error, quality of the arms, morale, etc.?
3) What does the battle reveal about prevailing conceptions and limitations warfare in that age?
4) What does the battle reveal about the societies that waged it – e.g. social structure, national sentiment, recruitment, etc?
5) Conclusion: does the battle contain a single most important lesson or historical revelation?
^^^^^^^ heres the whole assignment. im just having trouble coming up with a battle that would be interesting and easy at the same time to do. haha seems like WWII would be best time frame? but then again idk.
Battle of Antietam, first major battle of the Civil War and the bloodiest day in American history
Pretty gnarly battle, they had reporters show up and watch the battle from a hill not realizing what was about to happen
the battle of tippecanoe. henry harrison used it as his slogane for preisdent( he won the battle epicly) tippecanoe and tyler too.
Also the battle of new orleans where Andrew Jackson won the battle and killed a lot of Brits. but the war was done for a month. he didnt get the message
I vote for D-Day