David E. Kyvig, Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940: How Americans Lived Through the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression.You need to write a typed, three page orlonger, double-spaced paper on the assigned monograph, based on the instructions below.You must use the MLA style explained in the Course Introduction folder on the Learning Web. You must upload the paper, as indicated in the course, by the due date.
One to two paragraph brief summary of the book
.Who is the author and what is his or her background?
Does the author have any particular ideological viewpoint that he or she is trying to advance or do you consider the author to have been neutral and presented both sides of controversial issues? (You will find asking this same question will help you in other courses and your future career.)
What do you think of the authors title? Would you have used a different title?
Do you believe the author accurately described the social history of the decades of the 1920s and the 1930s? What, if anything, might be excluded or added?
When was this book written? Does the author reflect the views (biases) of the time when the book was written? Why or why not?
What did you find most interesting in the book? Least interesting?
Do you think the authormakes the material interesting, understandableand relevant to the general public? Why or why not?
If you were the editor in the publishing company, what changes, if any, would you make to the authors draft?
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Did the book increase your interest in a particular issue that you would like to learn more about?
Do you think it is worthwhile to study social history?
Would you recommend that I continue to use this book in this course with future students? Would you have preferred to read a book on another subject covered by this course (military history, economics, etc.)?